New BET app arrives on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Similar to NBCUniversal, Viacom has been on a bit of a new app spree for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, with the latest arrival being a new BET app. As you’d expect, the layout and functionality of the app is identical to other Viacom apps like Comedy Central, which I reviewed in detail, and MTV. Unlike most apps released by media conglomerates, Viacom’s apps actually have quite a bit of free content, including full episodes, that you can watch without needing to activate the app with a cable provider. Other Viacom properties that we’ll hopefully see Fire TV apps for in the future include Spike TV, Logo TV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., CMT, and VH1.

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24 comments
  1. D3adpool says:

    This is just like the roku version: no live stream option whereas the android/phone version does.

  2. Sharon says:

    Can we get all the providers like xfinity comcast or dish network I was waiting for the the arrival of the firestick now that it is here. Not one of my providers are there

  3. Shanun says:

    I’m trying to download the bet app on my fire stick but when I go on line on my phone I have bet app on my phone the bet app appears I can’t put the code in for my fires stick

  4. Nea Beverly says:

    I really don’t see the point. Most cord cutters own fire sticks. If I had cable I would just watch on demand and wouldn’t need the fire stick except for Netflix, Hulu, etc. BET offer the subscription services for less than $5 per month to countries outside of the US. Why not offer that here? Smh

  5. Mizz says:

    Can a friend come over and insert her cable provider password and username info if she wants to watch Bet and put in my fitestick code to allow it if I don’t have the cable she wants to watch????

  6. de"Marius says:

    I’m having the same issues as Shanun and Ebony.

  7. Tiqiula says:

    My cable company is not listed. So why offer me the services if I cannot really have it. Then offer me a package deal to purchase just to watch it. No thanks!

  8. tariq says:

    Why do I have to keep putting in a code to watch BET??? It should be one time and that’s it.

  9. SIDONIE RICHARDS says:

    MY TV PROVIDER XFINITY IS NOT AN OPTION TO ACCESS BET. WHY????

  10. Mary says:

    I’m trying to get BET on my Amazon firestick and can’t even find it. Why???

    • Cheryl says:

      I had the same problem until i used Alexa voice. It found it even though it wasn’t listed in featured or available apps. It’s downloading now but taking a long time.

      • Cheryl says:

        It finally downloaded and installed after about 15 min. I was able to open and access the app but it requires you to login thru a cable provider….Yikes!!! Totally defeated the purpose.

  11. Arlene says:

    I Try Several times to add the apps to my Fire stick not working for me ??

  12. Audrey Campbell says:

    Same here my Fire Stick is not allowing me excess even when you put the code in

  13. Linda says:

    I have a fire stick and it won’t let me put in the codes either
    Why did I buy it?

  14. Jasma Diggs says:

    Codes dont work smh but it works fine on my phone

  15. Tita says:

    I found BET on my Firestick but my cable provider is not on the list when I go to put in the activation code.

  16. Alice Mallory says:

    Every time I try to activate the BET app, on BET .com it never works.If it’s free why can’t I just download the app and start watching movies and tv series.

  17. Darrin K Fieber says:

    Yep. BET arrives… but you can’t watch it unless your local television provider allows for it. Unfortunately, I don’t have a television provider… that was the point of the Amazon Fire Stick… which means I can’t watch the Rundown… which sucks. Grumble grumble grumble. I’m an old man. Get off my lawn.

  18. Beverly says:

    Same here.i, can’t download Bet or Lifetime or VH1 and many more on firestick will not let me put the code in.

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