VOXX Automotive and Amazon to bring Fire TV to the Automotive marketMonday, January 6th, 2020
VOXX Automotive Corp. and Amazon Join Forces to Bring Fire TV to the Automotive Market
ORLANDO, Fla. — VOXX Automotive Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), today announced that in collaboration with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), it will be developing solutions that will bring Amazon’s Fire TV to the automotive market.
VOXX Automotive Corp. has been a leader in rear-seat entertainment for decades, providing innovative solutions to both global OEM’s and to the automotive aftermarket. Over the past several years, through a commitment to innovation and bridging the gap between content, connectivity and devices, the Company has formed several alliances with industry leaders that enrich the in-vehicle consumer experience.
Through its award-winning rear-seat entertainment system, EVO, passengers can not only watch their favorite DVD’s, they can access their own digital content and wirelessly share this experience with mobile devices, in addition to accessing their cable programming through Sling Media. Now, VOXX Automotive Corp. will be working with Amazon to deliver solutions and services that can significantly accelerate the development cycle of Fire TV for automakers.
The Company also announced today that it has entered into a tier-1 supply agreement with one of the world’s largest global auto makers, with plans to integrate Fire TV into this OEM’s vehicle programs in calendar year 2021. No additional details were provided at this time, though the Company intends to have further updates as development progresses and as it moves closer to commercialization.
“By working with Amazon to enable Fire TV for in-vehicle entertainment, we have been able to create a reference implementation that automotive OEMs can build into their vehicle programs and bring all of the rich entertainment of Fire TV into automotive grade installations,” stated Ed Mas, President, VOXX Automotive Corp. “This is a very exciting venture for our OEM operations, and we continue to look for innovative ways, whether through product development or partnerships, to enhance the consumer experience further.”