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Amazon Adopts Open 'Matter Casting' Alternative to AirPlay

Amazon Adopts Open 'Matter Casting' Alternative to AirPlay

Posted January 9, 2024 at 5:06pm by iClarified
Amazon has announced that it is adopting support for Matter Casting, an open alternative to Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast that is part of the Matter smart home standard.

Amazon is a long-time supporter of using open technology standards to give customers more choice over the devices and services they use in their homes. That's also why Amazon is a founding member and key contributor to the Matter Standard. At CES, Amazon announced Matter Casting, which enables customers to cast content to Fire TV and Echo Show 15 devices directly from supported streaming apps on iOS and Android. Customers can begin watching a movie or browse for their next favorite show from Prime Video on their phone, and cast it to their compatible Fire TV device or Echo Show 15. This is an industry-first demonstration of implementing Matter Casting.

"We are excited to work with Amazon to bring Matter Casting to the STARZ app. Matter has been easy to integrate and will provide even more options for customers to enjoy our extensive collection of original series and popular films on their device of choice," said Alison Hoffman, STARZ President of Domestic Networks.


Availability
Matter Casting is available now for customers to cast Prime Video content from iOS and Android devices to Echo Show 15. It will be coming to compatible Fire TV devices in the coming months, including smart TVs from Panasonic with Fire TV built in. Additionally, the company is working with Plex, Pluto TV, Sling TV, STARZ, and ZDF to add Matter Casting support later this year.


Amazon Adopts Open 'Matter Casting' Alternative to AirPlay
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