Cox Media Group releases suite of Fire TV apps with live local news streams


Local live news is often a missing piece of the average cord cutter’s repertoire of streaming apps. Cox Media Group is hoping to fill that gap, at least in areas where they own stations, with their new live local news apps for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. These apps provide live streams of local news broadcasts, as well as on-demand videos and weather forecasts. The selection includes CBS 7 in Seattle WA, ABC 9 in Orlando FL, FOX 25 in Boston MA, FOX 13 in Memphis TN, NBC 11 in Pittsburgh PA, ABC 2 in Atlanta GA, and ABC 9 in Charlotte NC. Cox Media Group also owns stations in Jacksonville FL, Dayton OH, and Tulsa, OK which haven’t received apps, so perhaps those will be coming in the future.


  1. TechyChris says:

    I added the FOX 25 Boston news app yesterday to my FTV Gen 1. It works ok but unless I’m missing something there are zero “live” streams as was stated above, only clips of previous newscasts and a very simplistic weather forecast.

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