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How to set up your Fire TV App
How to set up your Fire TV App
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Written by Robert Blessing
Updated over a week ago

To create Fire TV Apps with Amazon Creator, you need to provide a feed URL with information about your videos and metadata.

With our MRSS feed, you can add to your Fire TV app

  • live streams from any live video streaming platform

  • on-demand videos from Vimeo (add & merge videos from multiple showcases or channels + we even let you add private videos + no video limit for your feed).


1.) Finalize the integration with Vimeo

3.) Obtain your MRSS feed URL from your Tappla Dashboard > Fire TV > MRSS Feed

4.) Create your app at Amazon Creator using our MRSS feed URL.

5.) Start your subscription to ensure your app continues to work after the trial ends.

How to map your Tappla MRSS feed to elements in the Amazon Creator app:

  • APP TITLE => channel title

  • APP LOGO => channel image

  • MEDIA TITLE => item title

  • MEDIA PUBLISH DATE => item pubDate*

  • MEDIA THUMBNAIL URL => item media:content media:thumbnail url

  • MEDIA URL => item media:content url

  • MEDIA CATEGORY => item category

* In case you see not / cannot select "item pubDate" then you probably have in your Tappla Dashboard "Live" enabled but have not set it up correctly. Please contact us to solve this.

When you test our feed in Amazon Creator, please note the following:

  • Your feed contains HLS streaming URLs. This helps to deliver the best streaming quality. When you're configuring your app in Amazon Creator, the browser preview plays HLS content fine as long as you use Safari. If you use a different browser you might get a playback error. This only happens in the browser preview as browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, do not support HLS.

  • You can merge multiple showcases into one MRSS feed. This is crucial if you want to have a category navigation bar in your Fire TV app. With our feed, Amazon Creator reads each showcase as a category and will populate the category navigation bar in your app accordingly (we use your showcase title as the category name).

  • If you update your MRSS feed, the app preview page in Amazon Creator (Manage Apps > Preview) might not reflect the updates, even when reloading. Probably your browser is caching old files. Clear your cache or open an Incognito/Private tab.

Monetization with Ads

We do not support features to sell your content. But it might be able to monetize your Fire TV app with ads through Amazon developer. This is not managed by us, so for more info please check out:

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