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Amazon’s Fire TV-exclusive game opens its companion app to Android tablets

When you purchase a Fire TV controller, you get Sev Zero, a tower defense game, for free. The Amazon(s amzn) Game Studios title is a Fire TV exclusive and includes a mode that lets a second player join in using a tablet and a companion app, Sev Zero: Air Support. Previously, that app was only available for the Kindle Fire HDX, but it’s now available for most Android(s goog) tablets in the Google Play store.

It’s an unexpected move for Amazon Game Studios, the division of Amazon started in 2012 to create original games. While the studio started by making games for Facebook(s fb), of its three titles out currently, all are exclusive to Amazon devices. Zev Zero: Air Support doesn’t work on its own, which means someone playing it on an Android tablet will still need to have a Fire TV, but at least they won’t need multiple Amazon devices to get the full experience.

Sev Zero: Air Support gameplay
Sev Zero: Air Support gameplay

Amazon Game Studios has also produced two exclusive games for Fire Phone, Amazon’s first smartphone introduced earlier this summer. But don’t expect those titles to follow Air Support to Android: both games take advantage of Amazon’s Dynamic Perspective 3D effects, and games that need unique hardware are a lot more difficult, if not impossible, to port.