DC Universe streaming service arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

DC Universe is now available on all Amazon Fire TV devices. This is a new streaming service, that launched a couple of months ago, which gives access to movies, TV shows, and comics in the DC Comics spectrum. Subscribing lets you access a library of older movies, like the Christopher Reeve Superman movies and many of the Batman movies. You also get access to older TV shows, like LOIS & CLARK, as well as a brand new original Titans series. There are also several animated series in the catalogue and many comics to read. A DC Universe subscription normally costs $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year, but there is a holiday promotion going on now that gives you your first 3 months for $3.99 per month or your first year for $59.99.

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Fox Nation app is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices

Fox Nation has just released an app for all Amazon Fire TV models. This is a relatively new streaming service that spun off of the Fox News cable network. It requires a $5.99 per month or $64.99 per year subscription to access the content. The app provides access to shows like Judge Napolitano, Deep Dive, UN-PC, The Quiz Show, Starnes Country, and others.

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Sega releases 25 classic game bundle for $14.99 on Amazon Fire TV devices

Sega has just released a new SEGA Classics app for Amazon Fire TV devices that bundles together 25 classic Sega games for just $14.99. This collection of games is compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Edition television models. While you’ll have a better experience using a game controller, all games are playable using the regular Fire TV remote. Read more ›

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Paramount Network app arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

Paramount Network has just updated their app to now support Amazon Fire TV devices. If you’re not familiar with the channel, that’s because it used to be called Spike TV until it was rebrand at the start of the year. That rebranding came with a shift in programming towards a wider demographic than the old male-centric Spike channel. Most of the content in the new app requires activating the app with a cable provider to watch. You’ll find reality shows, such as Lip Sync Battle and Ink Masters, in the app, as well as new original shows, like Yellowstone and Waco.

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Jackbox Party Pack 5 arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

The Jackbox Party Pack 5 has just been released to Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Edition televisions. As the name suggestions, it’s the 5th installment in Jackbox’s collection of party games. It’s pricey at $29.99 but includes 5 different games that are sure to give you and your friends or family a few fun game nights. The games all use smartphones as their controllers, so there’s no need to invest in extra remotes or gamepads. The included games are You Don’t Know Jack (1-8 players), a trivia game, Split the Room (3-8 players), a what-if game where you create strange and divisive hypothetical situations, Mad Verse City (3-8 players), a lyric writing game, Patently Stupid (3-8 players), a drawing game where you create odd inventions to solve bizarre problems, and the deadliest game show, Zeeple Dome (1-6 players).

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The Roku Channel comes to the Amazon Fire TV …sort of

About a year ago, Roku launched The Roku Channel, which is an ad-support collection of movies, TV shows, and live news that is available for free on Roku devices. The channel has been quite popular, so Roku made it available on the web a month ago. In doing so, they’ve inadvertently also made it available to all Amazon Fire TV devices thanks to the Silk Browser. The web interface for The Roku Channel works so well through the Silk Browser that I’ve released a Bookmarker app for The Roku Channel, to make accessing it through Fire TV devices that much easier. Read more ›

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Channels app for HDHomeRun owners is now free for DVR Subscribers

The Channels app is a great option for owners of an HDHomeRun network TV tuner to use to watch their live content on Fire TVs and other streaming devices, but its $24.99 price has certainly deterred many people from giving the app a try. The independent developers behind the app have just released a free version of their app, called Channels DVR, that can be used indefinitely by anyone subscribed to the Channels DVR subscription service. Combined with the 30-day DVR free trial, it also now serves as a free way to try the Channels app, whether you’re interested in the DVR service or not. Read more ›

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ABC News launches new Amazon Fire TV app with free live stream and on-demand content

ABC News has just launched a new app for all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app provides a 24/7 live feed in addition to on-demand coverage from shows like Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20, and more. All of the content, including the live stream, is completely free without requiring any kind of activation or login. Read more ›

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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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