Nick Jr. app by Nickelodeon arrives on the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television

About a week after they released their Nick app, Nickelodeon has now released a Nick Jr. app for all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. This new Nick Jr. app is tailored for kids under 6 years old, while the Nick app is for older kids. As you’d expect, the two apps are very similar in their design and features, so take a look at my overview of the Nick app to get a feel for both apps. To access all of the content in either app you’ll need to activate the apps with a subscription television provider, but both apps do have a decent assortment of free ad-supported content that does not require activation to view. The free content does include full-length episodes of most of the shows available through these apps.

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Nick by Nickelodeon app arrives on the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television

Nickelodeon has just released their Nick app for all Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app gives you access to Nickelodeon’s large assortment of children’s shows and cartoons. Like most apps from cable networks, the Nick app requires you to activate the app through a television provider to unlock access to all of the app’s content, but the app does provide some free ad-supported content which does include full episodes. Read more ›

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Bubble Wars game released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

The very popular game Bubble Wars has arrived on Fire TV devices. This game takes the bubble shooter concept, that was popularized by games like Bust-a-Move, and mixes things up by adding a freely moving platform. It has been played by over 5 million people on mobile devices and has now come to the big screen. Bubble Wars is free and is compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. You can play it with either a remote control or game controller.

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Boomerang brings their $4.99 per month classic cartoon streaming service to the Amazon Fire TV

Boomerang has just released their app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. This is a streaming service that offers over 1,000 episodes of classic cartoons like Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Smurfs, Popeye, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Wacky Races, Droopy, Huckleberry Hound, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Yogi Bear. They also have original content and exclusives added every week to keep the content fresh. The streaming service is $4.99 per month and offers a 7-day free trial.

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Channels app arrives on the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick for HDHomeRun viewing — UPDATE: Experimental app mistakenly made public

The Channels app by Fancy Bits has just been released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. This app allows you to view live TV through an HDHomeRun tuner. It features a program guide as well as a nice content view with cover art for shows and movies. The Channels app is known as the best way to watch HDHomeRun content on the Apple TV. The developer has recently released DVR software that runs on a PC or NAS to record content and make it available through the Channels app. The DVR service will cost $8 per month, but the Channels app is free for Fire TV devices. That’s particularly unusual considering the Apple TV version of the app costs a staggering $24.99.

Read on for an important update from the app’s developer. Read more ›

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Farming Simulator 18 arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

The Farming Simulator series of games doesn’t appeal to everyone, but those who enjoy the games seems to really love them. Farming Simulator 18, the latest release from this popular series, has just arrived on the Amazon Fire TV 1 and 2. The game touts new 3D graphics that show more details of the realistic tractors and trucks available to operate in the game. There is local multiplayer available to put your friends and family to work on your virtual farm, harvesting crops, breeding pigs, feeding cows, and more. As with previous versions of the game, you will need a game controller to play and it’s not available on any Fire TV Sticks.

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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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Top new Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick games released in May


The Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick appstore sees a regular stream of new games released every week, but like with most appstores, the vast majority of the new games aren’t worth your time. May, however, has turned out to be an exceptionally good month for new Fire TV games. If you haven’t been paying attention to my weekly roundup of new apps and games, here are the top 5 new games released this month, plus several honorable mentions. 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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Amazon Shopping app for the Fire TV is back in the appstore

About a month ago, Amazon’s shopping app for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick leaked on their website. The listing was removed within a few hours, but those who added the app to their account have been able to use it ahead of its official release. The shopping app has now reappeared in the appstore, it is either being mistakenly listed again, or Amazon is ready for everyone to use it. Read more ›

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