Would you like an easier way to watch and hear TV? How about listening to live sport, movies and your favourite shows via your sound processor?
You can now stream audio from your favourite platforms and local channels, directly to your compatible* Cochlear™ Sound Processor through Amazon Fire TV products.
Amazon has collaborated with Cochlear to offer recipients more accessibility options. It means you can direct-stream audio without needing a smartphone or accessory, offering the ability to hear audio better and improve your viewing experience when captions are limited or unavailable.
We hear from our recipients that being able to stream commentary during live broadcasts of sporting events adds to their enjoyment enormously due to the mixed quality of live captioning. Using direct streaming through Amazon devices, you can watch and enjoy major sports events and movies with friends and family, with your own personal hearing experience.
Through the collaboration, Cochlear is the first to offer hearing implant recipients streaming with compatible Amazon Fire TV products.
According to Amazon, improving TV sound quality was one of the most requested features among people with hearing loss who use hearing aids.1
What is an Amazon Fire TV product?
Fire TV products, such as the Amazon Fire TV Cube, are a range of streaming media players that connect to your TV. You can connect compatible sound processors directly to the Fire TV Cube for private listening without needing a smartphone or accessory. This gives you the ability to enjoy audio from streaming services, apps, games and even “ask Alexa” via voice commands.
Which sound processors are compatible?
The following Cochlear™ sound processors can be paired with Amazon Fire TV products:
- Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor
- Nucleus 7 Sound Processor
- Nucleus Kanso® 2 Sound Processor
- Baha® 6 Max Sound Processor
Want to learn more?
Ask your hearing health professional or visit Amazon.
*For information regarding the compatibility of Cochlear’s Sound Processors with Amazon devices, visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility
1. Amazon Fire TV Blog. Fire TV launches hearing aid pairing. Available at https://amazonfiretv.blog/fire-tvlaunches-hearing-aid-pairing-423d56625683 [last accessed December 2022].