There are several advantages to distributing your content through Amazon Fire TV; you'll have the ability to capture a larger audience and your consumers will have the flexibility to watch on more than one Amazon device. Zype's HTML based app builder template makes it easy for you to build, customize, and distributeyour content to your audience while providing the best possible user experience. This section provides recommendations to help you structure and monetize your content to best reach your video business goals. You'll also find guidelines to successfully test and submit your app to the Amazon Fire TV marketplace.
Prerequisites for Zype
If you are building an app for the first time, visit our Introduction to Applications and Distribution to get started.
To successfully test and submit your Amazon Fire TV app there are a few requirements you need to make sure to complete in the Zype platform. Before you can build and submit your app to the Amazon marketplace for approval you must do the following:
1. Import your content into your Zype library
2. Add video details to content
3. Organize your videos into playlists
4. Create playlist relationships
If you plan to make money from your content through Amazon Fire TV, visit our Monetization section to learn about all the types of monetization Zype supports.
*Note - setting up monetization for your content is not required to submit your app.
Prerequisites for Amazon Fire TV
The Amazon Marketplace has separate requirements to approve submitted applications.
Testing your app: Overview
Once you've successfully organized your content, customized settings, and built your app, you need to test it out to make sure it works the way you expect. You'll need to complete the following to test your app:
1. Review app settings for monetization and feature options
2. Create your Amazon developer account
3. Install Amazon web tester
4. Preview your app on Amazon web tester
Submitting your app: Overview
After you have tested your app and satisfied with the result, it's time to submit it for approval through the Amazon Marketplace. The approval process timeline depends on how fast Amazon can test your app and if any issues are discovered during the QA process. For a detailed breakdown of the submission process, visit the Amazon Publishing Guidelines.