Amazon is trying to fix content casting with an open standard

Jennifer Pattison Tuohy

The Verge


Amazon, one of the founders of Matter, is the first to add support for Matter casting, a feature of the Matter smart home standard that allows you to control TVs and streaming devices straight from a connected app. At CES this week, Amazon announced that Matter casting support is coming to its Prime Video app so that you can cast content to Amazon hardware devices.

The feature is available now for the Echo Show 15 — Amazon’s largest smart display that’s also a Fire TV — and Amazon says support is coming soon to Fire TVs, including smart TVs from Panasonic with Fire TV built in. Just open the Prime Video app on your phone or tablet, tap the cast button, and alongside other casting options, you will now see the choice to cast to an Echo...

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