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Amazon’s Matter Casting is shaping up so nicely, I want to use it everywhere

Matter Casting is now rolling out to most Fire TVs on FireOS 7 or higher. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

If the Fire TV is your streaming stick of choice, I have good news. There’s now an easy way to cast content from your phone or tablet to your TV — as long as you’re watching Prime Video. Matter Casting, a new protocol for casting content from an app on your phone to an app on a TV or display, is rolling out now to compatible Fire TVs and could one day be available on more screens in our homes.

Unlike Apple’s AirPlay or Google Cast, Matter Casting is an open standard with no requirement for proprietary hardware. I got some hands-on time with the feature on a Fire TV at Amazon’s Day 1 HQ in Seattle last week and, according to Amazon spokesperson Connor Rice, Matter Casting will be arriving on most Fire TVs running FireOS 7 or higher…

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