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Amazon Fire TV in U.S. and Canada get TikTok

Amazon Fire TV in U.S. and Canada get TikTok
Amazon Fire TV in U.S. and Canada get TikTok   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

(Corrects paragraph 3 in Nov. 1 story to clarify regions where TikTok is available on Android TV)

– Amazon.com Inc said on Monday short-video sharing app TikTok is now available on its Amazon Fire TV devices in the United States and Canada.

The TV app will enable play and pause controls with the voice remote for Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant. TikTok will also soon be available on the online retailer’s Echo Show devices, the Amazon Fire TV blog said.

The app’s users can already use it on Google TV and Android TV in select European countries.

Known for its viral dance videos and trends, TikTok has come under fire for depicting the “devious licks” trend that pushed students to steal from schools or vandalize them.

The social media firm, owned by Beijing-based internet technology company ByteDance, has also told U.S. lawmakers it does not give information to the Chinese government in the face of data security concerns.