Amazon’s Fire TV Gets More Gaming Cred With GameFly Streaming


Amazon is crowing about its big Fire TV app and channel catalogue this morning (I have to wonder if the timing has anything to do with the Apple TV announcement rumored for next week), but the best part of the announcement is the addition of GameFly, which brings streaming top-tier games to Amazon’s cheap, lightweight set-top box.

GameFly’s presence on the Amazon box is exclusive, in that no other dedicated streaming media device can claim to offer the same. The GameFly service is based on an acquisition of a company called Playcast, and adds to the former company’s previous rental offering. GameFly is also unique among streaming offerings in its pricing mode: It offers bundles of related titles in packages for $6.99 per month, letting you play each included title as much as you like.

Launch titles (there are 40 total) include Darksiders II, the Arkham series of Batman…

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