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If you've already splurged and bought a FireTV, you've probably noticed one pretty annoying thing: the much-touted voice search feature only shows Amazon content. That makes it far less helpful than it could be. Thankfully, Amazon realizes this and announced today that it will be working with Hulu, Crackle, and Showtime to bring voice search features to their respective apps. That's fantastic news.

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For those who may not be familiar with FireTV's voice search option, it's pretty simple: hit the mic button and speak into the remote. You can say things like movie titles, actors, and things of that nature, and it will return all the relevant results... within Amazon's ecosystem. While that is helpful to Amazon itself, it doesn't do a whole lot in the way of helping FireTV users find the most content; ideally, voice search would crawl any app installed on the unit. Fortunately, this update is a step in that direction, and hopefully Netflix support will follow soon after.

The expanded voice search integration is set to debut "starting this summer."

On a side note, keep an eye out for our FireTV review, which should be published sometime next week.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • David Hart

    Oh yeah, don't make an IME that could be used inside any app... This is better. Right.

  • Krzysztof Jozwik

    How long until it gets AOSP ROMs?

    • A_Noid

      I am guessing you would lose the in app voice search that way.

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    Do we really need another one of these things?

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  • Lookatthemonkeys

    Just got my FireTV today! I can tell you, it is very nice, especially is you are in the Amazon eco system. The best thing about it is it is by FAR the best XBMC box if you also want Netflix (so dont say Rasberrypi because it cant do Netflix)

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