VRV took another step toward global fandom domination yesterday. The niche streaming video service released VRV apps for the Android TV and Amazon Fire TV platforms.
At its launch, VRV’s selling point was the ability to watch both Crunchyroll and Funimation anime content with a single subscription. Over the course of 2017, VRV added more video sources that appeal to various niches:
- Shudder: A streaming service with a horror theme.
- Nerdist/Geek&Sundry: Geek culture and gaming news.
- Tested: Maker videos with former Mythbuster Adam Savage.
- CuriosityStream: Science and history documentaries.
- MUBI: Independent films and documentaries.
- Dramafever: Asian dramas and comedies.
Yesterday’s announcement expands VRV’s app strategy, which originally focused on mobile devices and game consoles.
Support for the official Android TV system will appeal to gamers who flocked to NVIDIA’s Shield system. The new Amazon app allows VRV to make its way onto the extremely popular Fire TV Stick.
VRV released a Roku app shortly after it launched.
A VRV app is coming to Apple TV soon, according to the announcement. Updates for existing apps are in the pipeline as well.
Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.