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Amazon Launches IMDb Link to TV Shows

27 Mar, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel

New app is avaialble for Kindle Fire HD tablets

Amazon March 27 unveiled software enabling users of the Kindle Fire HD tablet to find information on actors on streamed TV shows without browsing the Internet.

Dubbed “X-ray for TV,” the app is a follow-up to “X-ray for Movies” launched six months ago by Amazon and subsidiary, Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com), which allowed users to find more information on the actors appearing on the screen through a direct link.

X-Ray for TV is available on the most TV shows from Amazon Instant Video, many of which are also available as part of subscription video-on-demand service, Prime Instant Video.

Shows include “Justified,” “Downton Abbey,” “The West Wing,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Falling Skies,” “American Horror Story,” “Grey's Anatomy,” “Doctor Who,” “The Walking Dead,” “Lost,” “Glee,” “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones.”

“X-Ray has been one of the most loved features on Kindle Fire HD since it launched last September,” Peter Larsen, VP of Amazon Kindle, said in a statement. “For people who are passionate about movies and TV, there is no better way to watch than on Kindle Fire HD, which combines an exceptional viewing experience with the unbelievable power of the over 100 million pieces of data in IMDb’s catalog.”

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