The app is expected to feature digital content and live video from various TV networks, according to sources familiar with the matter. Executives of the e-commerce titan have approached news outlets in recent weeks about distributing their programming.
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The company hopes to launch the app in the coming months, but a timeline hasn’t been set. Eventually, Amazon hopes to integrate it with its Alexa devices in addition to Fire TV.
Amazon is likely taking its cues from Roku, a chief rival of Fire TV, which recently launched its own free, ad-supported news app called Roku Channel. Roku Channel currently includes programming from ABC News and Yahoo.
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