AirScreen turns your Fire TV into a Chromecast with support for Google Cast and Apple AirPlay

A new app called AirScreen has just arrived in the Amazon Appstore for Fire TV devices that adds support for all the major casting protocols. It is compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models and makes it possible to cast videos and your entire screen to your Fire TV from an Android device, iOS device, Mac, or Windows PC. It supports Google Cast so it works exactly like a Chromecast and supports Apple AirPlay, so it works like an Apple TV for iPhone casting. It also supports Miracast, which is what Windows PCs use for screen mirroring, as well as DLNA. Read more ›

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Adult Swim releases all new app for all Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Adult Swim, the adult-oriented nighttime side of Cartoon Network, has just released a new app for all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app a healthy mix of free ad-support content as well as content that requires logging in with a TV provider. A marathon feature within the app lets you select a single show and watch an endless stream of episodes from that show that you have little control over. There is, of course, regular on-demand access to select episodes as well. If you activate the app, you’ll also be able to access live streams of what is airing on the network’s cable channel, called a TV simulcast, as well as an all-day stream of content. A program guide for both streams is available to see what is scheduled to air in the future.

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Entire Stargate collection arrives on the Amazon Fire TV through a new Gate Cast app

A new Gate Cast app has arrived that lets Stargate Command members watch the entire Stargate collection on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The app is not a stand-alone app that is controlled by the Fire TV remote, like most apps. Instead, it’s a cast receiver that works in conjunction with the Stargate Command mobile app. You must use the mobile app to select what will be played on your Fire TV. A Stargate Command all-access pass costs a one-time payment of $20. It lets you stream all Stargate episodes and movies ever made through May 2018. That includes the shows Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, and the new Stargate Origins series. It also includes access to the 3 Stargate movies and the Stargate interview series Dialing Home. The Gate Cast app is not currently compatible with the Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick 1.

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Bell TV in Canada has brought its TV services to the Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Bell TV has just released a new app for Canadian customers that brings live and on-demand access to Bell’s television service. Bell Alt TV, Bell Fibe TV, and Bell Satellite TV customers can use the app to browse a program guide and watch content. Bell Fibe TV customers can also use the app to manage and watch their recordings. The app is only available on the 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick, since that’s the only Fire TV device sold globally as the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition.

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Stream music service Tidal releases new app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

The streaming music service Tidal has just released an app for Amazon Fire TV devices. Tidal is owned by Jay-Z and various other music artists. It is the first artist-owned music service and is among the top music services by the number of tracks and users. Their catalog includes more than 50 million tracks with an assortment of original content, thanks to its close ties to music artists. The service costs $9.99 per month for unlimited streaming and comes with a 30-day free trial.

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Controversial BitTorrent downloader Put.io arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

A new official Put.io app has just been released in the Amazon Fire TV appstore. Put.io is a slightly controversial service that acts as a middle-man between you and video files found online. Instead of downloading or streaming a video from the internet directly, Put.io will download the video for you to their servers and then let you stream it to your devices from them. Put.io’s support for BitTorrent downloads has made it a popular service for downloading pirated content undetected. Read more ›

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Jeopardy! PlayShow lets you play along as you watch the trivia game show on your Amazon Fire TV

Jeopardy! PlayShow is a new app that was just released for all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. With it you watch a real episode of Jeopardy! and play along by using your phone to buzz in and your phone’s microphone to speak your answer. The result is a seamless experience that pits you up against real Jeopardy! contestants, as well as your family and friends. Read more ›

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RPG classic CHRONO TRIGGER is now available on the Amazon Fire TV

The game CHRONO TRIGGER has just arrived in the Amazon Fire TV appstore. Originally released on the SNES, this role-playing game is ranked among the best games of all time. This Fire TV port is an upgraded version that features updated controls, graphics, and sound. It also includes two additional playable dungeons that were not in the original release. CHRONO TRIGGER is compatible with all three generations of the Fire TV as well as the Fire TV Edition television. It is, however, not compatible with any Fire TV Sticks and you’ll need a game controller to play.

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Video sharing site Dailymotion releases new app for the Amazon Fire TV

Dailymotion has just released a new app for Amazon Fire TV devices. If you’re not familiar with the service, it’s among the largest video sharing sites existing in YouTube’s massive shadow. Having been started in France, Dailymotion has always been more popular in Europe than in the US, but the service has expanded its US presence last year with a major update to the platform. It has also recently been shifting its focus from user-generated content to top-tier videos from trusted publishers like CNN, the NBA, Vanity Fair, Cheddar, Bloomberg, CBS, and many others.

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Channels app for live TV viewing through an HDHomeRun arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

Channels, the popular Apple TV app for viewing and time-shifting live television, has arrived on the 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV. Paired up with an HDHomeRun, the Channels app lets you pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV. It also offers a full grid program guide, surround sound, and much more. Read more ›

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