Introducing my new Bookmarker app(s) for the Amazon Fire TV — Load websites in just one click from the home screen

I have just released a series of new Bookmarker apps for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. They are simple apps that let you load a website in the Silk Browser with just a single click from the Fire TV home screen. Just save a URL in the app and every time you select that app in the future, the URL will immediately open in the Silk browser. Read more ›

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Amazon releases their Silk Web Browser for the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has just released their Silk Web Browser for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. They have been working on a browser for their streaming set-top box since at least March when it was discovered that installing the Silk browser from their Fire tablets would display a Fire TV specific tutorial. The browser leaked in beta form a few months later when it briefly appeared in the Amazon Appstore for a few hours, but now it seems like the app is ready for the general public. Read more ›

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Tablo gives a sneak peek of their new interface with a new Fire TV preview app

Tablo makes great networked DVRs that allow you to watch and record over-the-air programming through any Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. The standard Tablo for Amazon Fire TV app has been available for years and has received welcomed improvements over that time, but Tablo is now gearing up to refresh the app with a brand new interface. If you own one of their DVRs and want a sneak peek at the new interface, they’ve just released a Tablo Preview app for you to check out. Be sure to keep the existing Tablo app installed because the preview app does not yet have all of the screens and features available through the main app.

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WE TV app arrives on all Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Most major cable networks have already released apps for the Amazon Fire TV line of devices, but there are a few smaller networks that still aren’t on the platform. The newly added WE TV app is the latest from a traditional cable network to be released. WE TV is part of the AMC Network and primarily contains content focused towards women. Like most cable network apps, the WE TV app requires you to login with a cable provider in order to unlock all of the available content. AMC Network recently released a BBC America app, so hopefully we’ll see other apps from the network arrive, like an IFC app and a Sundance TV app, which are not yet available.

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Reuters TV app with free live news stream arrives on all Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

A new Reuters TV app has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. The app offers completely free news coverage from around the world. In addition to the expected on-demand news coverage, it also offers multiple free live video feeds. The app’s “Now” section takes an interesting approach to news videos. It has you select how much time you have available to watch and it plays only enough top stores back-to-back to fill the allotted time you’ve selected.

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Dallas Cowboys release their own dedicated Amazon Fire TV app with live streams

The Dallas Cowboys have just released their own dedicated app for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. This app is significant because I believe it’s the first time a professional sports team has taken it upon themselves to bring content directly to their fans on the Fire TV, instead of relying on their league’s all-encompassing app, and boy is it a lot of content. The Cowboys Now app offers free access to live streams of pre- and post-game shows, as well as live daily video podcasts and live press conference streams. The app also has a ton of on-demand content like news shows, documentaries, and studio shows. While many leagues seem to be slow to adopt streaming media and continue to rely on cable and broadcast television for their content, it’s refreshing to see a team go directly to their fans with their own app.

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CNN releases new CNNgo app for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices

CNN has just released a new CNNgo app for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition devices. They released their first Fire TV app last year but, for whatever reason, have decided not to update that app and, instead, release the new app under a new listing instead. Read more ›

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Stranger Things: The Game arrives on all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices for Free

To help promote the second season of the Netflix original, Stranger Things: The Game has been released to all Fire TV devices. It’s an action adventure game, like the original Zelda, where you can play as the main characters of the show and explore the city of Hawkins, IN where the show takes place. The game is free and is compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. It works with either a game controller or a remote control.

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Jackbox Party Pack 4 released for all Amazon Fire TV devices

Just as they’ve done last October and the year before that, Jackbox Games have released a new set of party games for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a collection of 5 new games that are most fun with large groups of people. The included games are Fibbage 3 (2-8 players), Survive the Internet (3-8 players), Seeking Monster (3-7 players), Bracketeering (3-16 players), and Civic Doodle (3-8 players). All games use the Fire TV as the main board and use mobile devices as the controllers, so it’s easy to get a big game started without having to buy any extra controllers or remotes. Read more ›

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Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman put the pedal to the plastic in new LEGO racing game on the Fire TV

LEGO DC Mighty Micros is a new racing game from LEGO featuring numerous DC comic characters, such as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. It has over 10 million downloads on mobile devices and has now arrived on all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. It works with either a game controller or the Fire TV remote.

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