Lifetime, A&E, and History Channel apps have just been made compatible with the Amazon Fire TV. All three cable TV channels are owned by the same company, so it’s no surprise all three apps would be released together. Likewise, the apps share nearly identical layouts.
The apps all have three main areas: Featured, a video section, and Settings. The Featured section highlights popular content. The videos area in the History app is divided into History videos and H2 (the History channel’s sister station) videos, while the Lifetime app divides videos into Movies and Shows. The Settings section is primarily for modifying closed caption options.
The content within the apps consists of either Full Episodes or Clips which are typically around 2 minutes in length. Clips can be watched for free while most, but not all, full episodes require you to activate the app with your cable provider. Notably missing from the list of participating cable providers is: AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Direct TV, Dish Network, and Verizon FIOS. All three apps have 30 to 60 second commercials which play before and during full episodes.