1. baldbear's Avatar
    It’s not the only interesting approach that Amazon has taken with the Fire HDX. While you may not have a physical HDMI connection, you do get support for a wireless secondary display, with Amazon turning to something it knows very well – the cloud – in order to deliver it.

    Rather than beaming content stored on the Kindle Fire HDX to the TV, Amazon instead streams a version from the cloud. The upshot is that it leaves the tablet’s processing power completely free to do either second-screen duties, showing relevant content like actor bios, or to do something else, like email or browsing.


    Sound like casting to me.

    source:Amazon Kindle Fire HDX hands-on
    09-25-2013 08:59 AM
  2. Devlyn16's Avatar
    Agreed
    09-25-2013 10:18 AM
  3. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    Your quote stops short:

    The downside is that you need a compatible TV, and right now that means a select Samsung Smart TV, or alternatively an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Amazon tells us that situation will change in relatively short order, but couldnt tell us whether more affordable adapters, like those from Roku, might gain the streaming feature any time soon.
    09-25-2013 11:54 AM
  4. baldbear's Avatar
    Your quote stops short:
    Yes I know it did, but it would be an EXTREMELY simple port, I'm certain they will do it. (but will they allow it for anything but the Kindle Fire?)
    09-25-2013 01:08 PM
  5. baldbear's Avatar
    09-25-2013 01:11 PM
  6. Devlyn16's Avatar
    So based on that it sounds as though it uses the same interface as Chromecast does. I was able to "cast" YouTube from my phone/tablet to my PS3 long before the Chroemcast was released.

    However the end user would still need an App to take advantage of it and since Amazon Prime/Video hasn't released an App for Android....
    09-26-2013 09:41 AM

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