Disney is launching ‘The Mandalorian‘ on free to air TV in Germany, as they get ready to launch the Disney+ platform in the country. However, with that good news comes the disappointment that support for Amazon Fire devices will be missing in the country.
Disney is gearing up for a splashy free TV premiere of “The Mandalorian” in Germany ahead of the official March 24 launch of its much anticipated DisneyPlus streaming service, but “Star Wars”-loving Amazon Fire TV users may be in for a disappointment.
The first episode of the series, “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian,” will debut on ProSieben as part of a “Star Wars”-themed evening on Sunday, March 22, that culminates with the German free-TV premiere of Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
The episode, directed by Dave Filoni and written by creator and showrunner Jon Favreau, will also follow “The Empire Strikes Back,” Irvin Kershner’s epic 1980 sequel to the original “Star Wars” that introduced audiences to Boba Fett, the movie series’ first galactic bounty hunter to don Mandalorian armor.
When Disney Plus goes online two days later, however, users of Amazon Fire TV digital media players and Fire Tablets may not have the right stuff to access the service. According to German tech news site Heise Online, Disney recently removed the Amazon media player from its supported list of devices that will be able to carry the Disney Plus app.