Amazon’s Silk web browser is now also available on the new Fire TV 3 and globally

In conjunction with the release of the Firefox Browser for all Fire TV models, Amazon has made their Silk Browser compatible with the new Fire TV 3. When the browser was first released at the end of last month, it was not compatible with Fire OS 6 on the Fire TV 3. Now the app is available on all Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. In addition to being available on all Fire TV models, the Silk Browser is now also available globally in all countries where the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick is sold.

Update

I forgot to mention that the Silk Browser is also now available on the 1st Gen Fire TV Stick, which it wasn’t prior to today.

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Firefox web browser officially released for the Amazon Fire TV

Firefox has officially released their web browser for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The new app comes just a few weeks after Amazon released their Silk web browser for the Fire TV. Amazon has published a press release for the app’s arrival, so it seems like they worked with Firefox to bring the app to the Fire TV. Read more ›

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FOX Business Network app comes to the Amazon Fire TV

FOX has released their FOX Business app for all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app has a live 24/7 stream of the FOX Business network as well as on-demand episodes of the stations various shows. You will need to activate the app with a television subscription provider in order to unlock all the content, however, there is some free content that does not require activation. The app description also says that it will provide “free live streaming coverage of major news events,” so this might be a good resource for live news even if you don’t have a subscription with a TV provider.

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Introducing my new Bookmarker app(s) for the Amazon Fire TV — Load websites in just one click from the home screen

I have just released a series of new Bookmarker apps for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. They are simple apps that let you load a website in the Silk Browser with just a single click from the Fire TV home screen. Just save a URL in the app and every time you select that app in the future, the URL will immediately open in the Silk browser. Read more ›

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Amazon releases their Silk Web Browser for the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has just released their Silk Web Browser for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. They have been working on a browser for their streaming set-top box since at least March when it was discovered that installing the Silk browser from their Fire tablets would display a Fire TV specific tutorial. The browser leaked in beta form a few months later when it briefly appeared in the Amazon Appstore for a few hours, but now it seems like the app is ready for the general public. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Apps and Games on sale for Black Friday [Expired]

Here is a list of all the apps and games for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television that are on sale during Black Friday. Read more ›

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Tablo gives a sneak peek of their new interface with a new Fire TV preview app

Tablo makes great networked DVRs that allow you to watch and record over-the-air programming through any Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. The standard Tablo for Amazon Fire TV app has been available for years and has received welcomed improvements over that time, but Tablo is now gearing up to refresh the app with a brand new interface. If you own one of their DVRs and want a sneak peek at the new interface, they’ve just released a Tablo Preview app for you to check out. Be sure to keep the existing Tablo app installed because the preview app does not yet have all of the screens and features available through the main app.

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WE TV app arrives on all Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Most major cable networks have already released apps for the Amazon Fire TV line of devices, but there are a few smaller networks that still aren’t on the platform. The newly added WE TV app is the latest from a traditional cable network to be released. WE TV is part of the AMC Network and primarily contains content focused towards women. Like most cable network apps, the WE TV app requires you to login with a cable provider in order to unlock all of the available content. AMC Network recently released a BBC America app, so hopefully we’ll see other apps from the network arrive, like an IFC app and a Sundance TV app, which are not yet available.

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Reuters TV app with free live news stream arrives on all Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

A new Reuters TV app has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. The app offers completely free news coverage from around the world. In addition to the expected on-demand news coverage, it also offers multiple free live video feeds. The app’s “Now” section takes an interesting approach to news videos. It has you select how much time you have available to watch and it plays only enough top stores back-to-back to fill the allotted time you’ve selected.

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VH1 app arrives on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices

Viacom is continuing to slowly bring their networks to Amazon Fire TV devices, with a new VH1 app as the latest arrival. The app is similar to their previous apps and requires activation through a television service provider in order to watch all full-length content, but the app does have some completely free content for those who can’t activate the app.

Viacom started by releasing a Comedy Central app for the Fire TV and quickly moved on to releasing an MTV and BET app. After taking a break they recently released a Nicelodeon and Nick Jr. app. Spike TV, Logo TV, and CMT are the remaining Viacom properties that have Amazon apps which have not yet been released on the Fire TV, so we may see those arrive shortly.

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