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Amazon's Fire TV and Fire Stick have just gained a new talent. Both devices are now compatible with X-Ray, Amazon's service that hooks you up to IMDb and gives you handy information, such as actor filmographies and biographies, while you watch.

It can also tell you which song is playing during a film, so you can track it down and add it to your collection.

The service has been available through the Amazon Prime Instant Video app for a while now.

"We've all been there: you're sitting on the sofa, watching a favourite movie or TV show, and a familiar face enters the scene – but you can't for the life of you remember who he is, or what other movies he's been in," said Peter Larsen, Amazon's vice president of devices.

"X-Ray solves this – it integrates the vast database of IMDb right into the viewing experience so you can easily see trivia, actor information, and soundtrack music behind TV shows and movies.

"We think Amazon Fire TV customers are going to love this elegant experience on the big screen at home, and it's just one simple click of the remote away."

The feature doesn't work on all titles, but will be available for thousands, Amazon has promised. Look out for a software update to enable it.

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