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Amazon increases the games headcount for Fire TV

Amazon continues to ramp up the number of games and apps that are available for its Fire TV. The selection has now tripled since its launch in April, with over 600 apps and games now available, but still laughably tiny compared to the hundreds and thousands of Android apps and games.

Amazon lists the Most Popular Titles as:

Media apps and services: Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus,, Plex, Pandora, WatchESPN, VEVO - Watch Music Videos, iHeartRadio, Crackle.

Most played games: Asphalt 8: Airborne, Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Hill Climb Racing, Hungry Shark, Sev Zero, Riptide GP2, Solitaire, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Kindle Fire Edition), PBA Bowling Challenge.

As with the PS Vita smaller developers seem to be picking the Fire TV as a useful niche with one developer, Shiny Box Games, the maker of Dungeon Quest, saying "Only a month in to the game being available on Amazon Fire TV, user retention and attachment rates are higher than any of our other platforms."