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BritBox now available on Amazon Fire TV

BritBox now available on Amazon Fire TV

London, 28th February 2020: BritBox confirmed today that the service is now available on Amazon Fire TV continuing its distribution growth. Around fifteen million homes are now able to watch BritBox on the biggest screen in the house. 

BritBox is now widely accessible on TV streaming devices adding Amazon Fire TV, to Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as through an extensive range of Smart TVs from manufacturers including Samsung, Panasonic, Toshiba, JVC, Hitachi, Bush and more.  BritBox will be adding support for YouView and other Freeview Play Smart TVs in the next few months and is also available to watch on PC & Mac at britbox.co.uk and via Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

The streaming service offers the biggest box of British box sets with the finest home-grown talent, including; Top Gear, Downton Abbey, Happy Valley and Gavin & Stacey, with many box sets including Cold Feet, Classic Doctor Who, Only Fools and Horses, Shetland and Broadchurch exclusive to the service.  

BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable TV fans to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites via the web, mobile, tablet, and connected TVs.

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Note to Editors

Subscribers who already have BritBox on their FireTV may need to update the BritBox app to ensure that they’ve got the latest version. Instructions below: 

Switch on your Fire TV and go to the home menu.

Scroll down to the row marked either Your Apps & Channels, Your Apps & Games or Recent. If the app isn’t listed, scroll right and choose See All.

Highlight the app image and press the menu button (three-line icon) on your remote.

Highlight More Info and click the remote.

If an update is available, a new option will appear next to Open. Clicking it will bring up a prompt to confirm downloading and installing the update.

If no update is available, you won’t see any special notifications. Feel free to start binge-watching BritBox shows and films!

The easiest way to keep all of apps updated is by turning on automatic updates. Setting it up is simple, and users should only need to do it once: 

Switch on your Fire TV and go to the home menu.

On the menu items at the top of the screen, scroll to the right and choose Settings.

Scroll right and select Applications followed by App store.

Go to Automatic Updates and toggle it to On. 

About BritBox

BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service brings the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place for £5.99 per month in HD. British TV boxsets from All 4 and British films from Film 4 will launch on the service in 2020. The service includes high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK. BritBox features the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service and brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites via the web, mobile, tablet, connected TVs and Chromecast.