EPIX NOW stand-alone streaming service arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

EPIX launched their stand-alone EPIX NOW streaming service last month on mobile devices and now it has arrived on the Amazon Fire TV, as well as Roku. The new EPIX NOW app is already available in the Amazon appstore and is compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. The service costs $5.99 per month and offers a 7-day free trial. In addition to a back catalog of thousands of movies and TV shows, and access to all four EPIX live channels, the app will let you stream EPIX original shows like Get Shorty, Berlin Station, Deep State, Elvis Goes There, and PUNK. There are also upcoming originals to look forward to, like Godfather of Harlem, Pennyworth, and Perpetual Grace, LTD. Ultra HD 4K streaming is not yet available in the Fire TV app, but it will be added soon.

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Apple TV app and new Apple TV+ streaming service is coming to Amazon Fire TV devices later this year

Apple held an announcement event today that focused around new services the company plans to launch. The majority of the event revolved around movies and television shows and it was revealed that a new version of Apple’s TV app would be coming to Amazon Fire TV devices. This app, which is at the forefront of Apple’s entire TV offering, should give Fire TV owners access to movies and shows purchased through iTunes, as well as content from Apple Channels and Apple TV+, which are two new TV services that Apple announced today. Read more ›

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Introducing my new app “Informer” for all Amazon Fire TV devices

My new app Informer has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV models. The purpose of the app is to conveniently provide information about your Fire TV. This initial version lets you know which model/generation device you own, it’s hardware and video specs, and what known features or changes the various software updates have made to the device. I hope to expand on the information in the app with future updates. Read more ›

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iHeartRadio brings their family-friendly new music app for kids to Amazon Fire TVs

Streaming music service iHeartRadio has just launched their new iHeartRadio Family app on all Amazon Fire TV models. This is a family-friendly version of their free service with parental controls. The app lets you stream family-friendly versions of popular songs, stations like Radio Disney and Kids Pop, as well as songs performed by characters like Dora the Explorer, Austin & Ally, and Elmo. The app also includes kid-oriented background animations, like dripping slime and swimming ducks, to have displayed while listening to music or podcasts.

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Locast app arrives on Fire TV devices with free local broadcast streaming channels

Locast has just released their highly anticipated app to all Fire TV models. This is a completely free app that streams local broadcast channels, like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX to residents of the US cities that they support. The service gets away with streaming these channels for free and without paying these networks for streaming rights by taking advantage of a bit of a loophole in the law that allows any nonprofit, which Locast is, to retransmit over-the-air broadcast channels. Read more ›

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This Old House releases Amazon Fire TV app with free full-length episodes

A new This Old House app has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices. While this news may not be exciting for most people, I’ve been a fan of the series ever since I was a little kid, so I’m happy to give it some attention. The app is free and doesn’t require any kind of TV subscription to watch full episodes of both This Old House and Ask This Old House. All episodes from Season 33 and 34 of This Old House are available in the app, as well as all episodes from season 10 and 11 of Ask This Old House. When you come across an episode that you want to keep track of, maybe because it covers a project that you’ve been wanting to tackle, you can mark the episode as a favorite to store it in a separate area of the app. There’s also a search feature if needed.

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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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