AMC releases app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick


AMC has just released an app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The app provides on demand access to a small selection of in-season full episodes if you activate the app with a subscription TV provider. If you don’t activate the app, you’re limited to only watch “extras,” which are short episode clips, sneak peeks, and behind the scenes videos. The app description says “many” season premiere episodes will be available to watch without needing to activate the app. There is no option for a live stream of what’s currently airing on the cable network. Read more ›

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Discovery brings Life, Velocity, Destination America, and AHC apps to the Fire TV

Discovery Channel has released four more apps for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The network already released apps for their 5 most popular channels a couple of months ago, and now they’ve padded the collection with new apps for Discovery Life, Velocity, American Heroes Channel (AHC), and Destination America. As you’d expect, these new apps carry the same layout and structure as the previous Discovery apps. That means you’ll have to activate the apps with a TV subscription provider to view all of the available content, however, there is a small collection of completely free content available without a subscription, including full episodes of select shows. If you do activate the app, you’ll have access to a live stream in addition to the on demand content.

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EPIX app arrives on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

The Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick lineup of streaming apps from cable networks is fairly robust these days. So much so that there aren’t too many major networks missing from the platform, so new network apps are rare these days. EPIX has been expected on the platform, after hinting at an upcoming app, and now they’ve finally arrived with an all new Fire TV app. Like so many cable network apps, the new EPIX app does require activation through a TV provider before you can view any of its content, but once activated, the app provides access to a very robust library of movies. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV gets new Discovery, Science Channel, I.D., TLC, and Animal Planet apps

The Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick have just gained new apps for Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, TLC, and Animal Planet. All of these networks are owned by Discovery Communications, which is why these apps have all arrived at once. All five apps share the same layout and features; just with different programming. They require activation with a TV subscription service to unlock all content within each app, but they do offer a small selection of free content, which includes full episodes, even if you don’t activate the app. If you do unlock the app, you’ll also be able to watch a live stream of each network. Read more ›

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Cable network truTV releases new app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

A new app from truTV has just arrived for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. This is the comedy network’s first appearance on the Fire TV platform. The app provides both on-demand and live streaming access to the programing available through the cable network. While most of the content, including the live stream, does require the app to be activated through a subscription TV provider, the app does have some completely free content, including full episodes for free. Read more ›

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Cartoon Network app arrives on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Cartoon Network has just released a new app for all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. The app itself is quite nice and a refreshing change from the cookie-cutter streaming video apps we’ve been seeing lately from big networks. The app provides free ad-supported streaming of the latest episodes of most shows on Cartoon Network. If you have a cable subscription, you can use it to activate the app and unlock even more content. Read more ›

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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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E! Now app arrives on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

NBCUniversal has rounded out their recent network app releases with the arrival of an E! Now app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Much like their other apps, you’re going to need a cable subscription to really watch any content within this new E! Now app. Other NBCUniversal networks that have not had their apps ported to the Fire TV yet are Sprout, Oxygen, and Telemundo, so we may see those arrive in the future.

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Syfy and Bravo apps arrive on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

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NBCUniversal has released the full versions of their Syfy and Bravo apps for the Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick. A month ago, preview versions of each app were released with access to various clips from each network, but now these complete versions give access to full episodes. Just as with other NBCUniversal apps, like the USA Now app, you need to activate these apps with a cable provider in order to view any of their content.

In addition to the standard Bravo app, a new Bravo Watch & Shop app has also been released. This app lets you watch a limited assortment of Bravo content and it lets you purchase products directly from the app that appear in the Bravo shows.

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Bravo Now app will be coming soon to the Amazon Fire TV

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It has been a busy week for new TV network apps for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. First we had the arrival of Comedy Central and MTV apps from Viacom. Then Turner Classic Movies released their new FilmStruck app and service, and most recently NBCUniversal released their USA Now app. NBCUniversal isn’t stopping with USA Network because they’ve announced that Bravo Now will be coming to the Fire TV soon, the same way they announced USA Now, through a teaser app.

The Bravo Now: Coming Soon app that just arrived in the Fire TV appstore serves as a placeholder for the full fledged app. You can use the app to watch special clips, interviews, and behind-the-scenes video, of Bravo shows while you wait for the full app to arrive. NBCUniversal also has apps for Syfy, Oxygen, Telemundo, Sprout, and E! network in the Amazon appstore that are not yet available on Fire TV devices, so hopefully we’ll see those added next.

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