CNBC app arrives on the Amazon Fire TV with a Live Stream

A CNBC app has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. If you activate the app with a television service provider, you’ll have access to on-demand full-length episodes as well as a live stream of what is currently airing on the news network. Those of you without an account to unlock the main content will still have access to clips and breaking news video updates.

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Bandai Namco brings Galaga Special Edition game to the Amazon Fire TV platform

Bandai Namco, the veteran video game company from Japan, has just released their third game on the Fire TV platform. Galaga Special Edition is an arcade space shooter that revives the old classic on modern platforms. It features all-new graphics and 25 unique levels. The game is compatible with 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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The CW brings a ton of free content to the Amazon Fire TV with their new CW Seed app

The CW has just released a new CW Seed app for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. This is where you’ll be able to watch original content from The CW made specifically for digital platforms. You’ll also find shows that have been canceled and shows in syndication in the app. The best part is that everything is in the app is 100% free with no need to subscribe or activate the app with a service provider, but be prepared to watch a lot of ads. Read more ›

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PAC-MAN Kart Rally by Namco arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

The popular game PAC-MAN Kart Rally by Namco has just arrived on the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. This Mario Kart style racing game includes multiple characters from various video game franchises. It has pulled in over 5 million downloads on smart phones and tablets and I believe its arrival on the Fire TV line is the first time it’s being made on a TV platform. It currently costs $4.99, but I’d suggest holding off until September if you’re thinking of buying it because there’s a chance it will be Amazon Fire TV game of the month. If it does earn that accolade, it will be free next month. The game works with either a remote control or game controller.

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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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