Amazon officially announced the Amazon Fire Phone Wednesday, completing a family of devices that will compete directly with both Apple and Google. With a phone, a tablet, a TV set-top box, and content services like Prime Instant Video, Prime Music and the Kindle Store, Amazon is hoping to become the only company a person needs. In sticking with Amazon’s naming scheme, here are eight selections of books, music and videos that you can consume on your Amazon Fire devices.
City of Heavenly Fire, (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
The most recent and last book in Clare’s epic series about Clarissa “Clary” Fray, a young girl with angelic powers whose sole purpose is to rid the earth of demons. Read about Clary’s adventures on any Amazon Fire device. Or if you have a long commute, listen to the audiobook available on Amazon’s Audible, read by Sophie Turner, better known as Sansa Stark in HBO’s hit TV show, Game of Thrones. Speaking of Game of Thrones…
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Possibly the most popular show on television right now, Game of Thrones tells the tale of feuding families each trying to better the others with power, politics or backstabbing. Read the series on your Fire Phone, Kindle Fire HDX or watch the HBO series with the HBO Go app on both devices (available later this year on the Amazon Fire TV).
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The second book of the Hunger Games trilogy, Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, the co-winners of the 74th Hunger Games. Now, in the 75th games, Katniss and Peeta have been thrown back in, having to fight for their lives in a world designed to kill. Read the book, listen to the audiobook, or watch the movie on your Kindle Fire HDX or Fire Phone.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Originally published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel about burning books and the suppression of ideas, written in the time of McCarthyism. Considered by many to be Bradbury’s best work, Fahrenheit 451 tells the tale of Guy Montag, a “fireman” in charge of burning the possessions of people who read banned books. Read this classic your Kindle Fire or Fire Phone.
The original book from hell, Dante’s epic poem the Devine Comedy starts with Inferno, telling the allegorical tale of a soul’s progression through the nine circles of hell. Since this book was written in the 14th century, this book is available for free on the Kindle Store. Check it out on your Fire Phone or Fire HDX.
"Light My Fire" by The Doors
Amazon’s Prime Music service launched last week and gave all current and new Prime members over one million songs to listen to for free. With the catchy hook, The Doors’ Light My Fire exemplifies the sounds of psychedelic rock in the late-1960s. Take a trip back to the 60s and listen to the Doors’ breakthrough hit on Amazon Prime Music.
Watch the first two seasons of the NBC show Chicago Fire, from acclaimed producer Dick Wolf of Law and Order fame. The show follows the fictitious lives of firefighters and paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department. Buy either single episodes ($2.99) or the whole season ($39.99) and watch it on all of the Amazon Fire devices.
Get ready to binge watch as all seven seasons of the Award-winning show Rescue Me are available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The show follows the life of New York City firefighter Tommy Gavin (played by Dennis Leary) post 9/11. The show explores his troubled life as he deals with professional and personal traumas. Watch the show on all three Fire devices.