Good news, horror fans: Shudder is now available on Fire TV.
The subscription streaming service, which is backed by AMC, launched in the UK last year, with a catalogue of horror films and genre flicks all available on-demand.
Content is key for a streaming service to compete in a crowded landscape, but there are two other factors that are also important: price and availability. Shudder may only offer a short free trial period, but at £4.99 a month, it is affordable enough to trump Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, as well as arthouse platform MUBI. More importantly, though, it’s spread itself across almost all the major streaming platforms within a year of its arrival in British living rooms.
Shudder was already available on Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox , Roku, iOS and Android devices, plus Windows and Mac PCs. Now, it’s been added to both the Fire TV box and Fire TV Stick, supporting both Amazon’s Game Controllers and the Fire TV Voice Remote. It follows Amazon’s announcement that Shudder will be included in its new Amazon Channels service in the UK – a collection of standalone subscription services that are available as add-ons to Amazon Prime Video customers. (Shudder is not available to Amazon subscribers at a discount.)
As for the content part, you’ll never be short of something scary to stream, with our regular reviews of the latest releases and exclusives available on Shudder – as well as a fortnightly column that delves into Shudder’s archives to look back at the best of horror from decades past. You can also find out what’s coming soon to Shudder UK every month here.
Note: The above screenshot provided by Shudder is from the US Fire TV interface. Prevenge is not available on Shudder in the UK. For the most accurate information on where it is available to watch online in the UK, see our review here.