Nickelodeon has just released their Nick app for all Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app gives you access to Nickelodeon’s large assortment of children’s shows and cartoons. Like most apps from cable networks, the Nick app requires you to activate the app through a television provider to unlock access to all of the app’s content, but the app does provide some free ad-supported content which does include full episodes.
The app is fairly straight forward and simple. There are no menus or additional screens other than a single home screen that scrolls vertically through sections and each section scrolls horizontally through available content. At the very top is a list of featured content.
Scrolling down from the featured content is a list of all the shows that have content available in the app. The list seems fairly extensive. It currently has just over 40 different shows listed. The shows don’t seem to be in any particular order that would make finding a specific show easy. The app does not have any search or favoriting function, so you’re just going to have to scroll through the list of shows every time if you’re looking for a particular show.
Selecting a show takes you to a page with all the content available for that particular show. Content is either categorized as an episode or a video. Episodes that require the app to be activated to view are marked with an open lock icon. Episodes that are available to view without activation have no lock icon. Videos are short clips of extra content that seem to all be free to watch and less than 5 minutes each.
Scrolling down past shows on the home screen takes you to a horizontally scrolling list of what appear to be the latest episodes and videos across all shows. At the bottom of the app is a settings button that pulls up a side menu with the option to login or logout with a television service provider, as well as some privacy and support information.