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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Bookmarker for YouTube app is now available in the Amazon Fire TV appstore

I have just released a new version of my Bookmarker app called Bookmarker for YouTube in the Amazon Fire TV appstore. The new app is functionally identical to my previous Bookmarker apps, but it has YouTube’s television optimised URL preloaded and provides a more relevent icon. Read more ›

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Crunchyroll brings their VRV streaming service to the Amazon Fire TV

A new VRV app from Crunchyroll has just arrived in the Fire TV appstore for all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV television models. The streaming service dubs itself as “a video experience for anime, animation, gaming, comedy, sci-fi, and tech fans.” VRV consists of multiple channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, Cartoon Hangover, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, MONDO, Tested, Shudder, MUBI, CuriosityStream, DramaFever, and VRV Select. You can watch select episodes for free with ads or pay $9.99 per month for complete ad-free access to all content.

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TvExplorer is a new File Manager made specifically for streaming devices

As someone starts to tinker with the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Edition television, it’s almost inevitable that they install a file manager. Now that File Commander has sadly dropped support for Fire TV devices, the list of good and free file managers in the Fire TV Appstore consists of ES File Explorer, Total Commander, and Data Manager, so it’s notable when a new one joins the group. TvExplorer is a new file manager that just arrived in the Fire TV Appstore a few days ago. Unlike the other three file managers mentioned, it was made specifically to be used on a television streaming device. Read more ›

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CraveTV app arrives in the Amazon Fire TV appstore for Canadian customers

Now that the Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is officially available in countries like Canada, region-specific streaming services are making their way into the Fire TV appstore. This morning, CraveTV brought their streaming library to the Fire TV platform by way of their new app. The service offers a large seletion of content which includes back catalogues from both HBO and Showtime. It’s available for $7.99 per month and comes with a 30-day free trial.

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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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New Amazon Fire TV app can place the Time and/or Network Activity in the upper screen corners

A new handy app called Time and Net Speed Overlay has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app allows you to the current time to the top right corner of your Fire TV screen and it also allows you to add the current network activity speed in the upper left corner. You can select which of the two capabilities you’d like to be visible or you can have both visible. The network activity is a numeric value of the live network speed being used by the Fire TV. It’s the same information you can find in the hidden developer menu on the Fire TV, but it’s displayed in a much more discrete way. Read more ›

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Vostok Inc. is a new space shooter clicker game for the Amazon Fire TV


Vostok Inc. is an interesting new multi-layer game that has just arrived on all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television devices. As the newly appointed CEO of Vostok Inc, your goal is to become filthy rich. You do so by rasing money by blasting enemies and asteroids in your space ship and then use those funds to mine, terraform, and colonise planets. At its core it is a “clicker” game but adds a layer of twin-stick space shooting to the mix. The game requires a game controller to play but runs on all Fire TV devices.

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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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The Escapist sandbox prison escape game arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

The Escapists is a popular game that has just been made available on the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. It’s a sandbox game where you need to figure out how to escape from prison. It has a 4.4 star rating from over 100 reviewers on Amazon from when it was only available on Fire tablets. On Google Play, the game has been downloaded over 100,000 times. With multiple prisons, over 180 items, and multiple escape routes to figure out, the game should keep you interested for a while. It’s compatible with either a game controller or the Fire TV remote control. It’s available for the Fire TV 2 and 3, the Fire TV Stick 2, and Fire TV Edition televisions.

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