Controversial BitTorrent downloader Put.io arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

A new official Put.io app has just been released in the Amazon Fire TV appstore. Put.io is a slightly controversial service that acts as a middle-man between you and video files found online. Instead of downloading or streaming a video from the internet directly, Put.io will download the video for you to their servers and then let you stream it to your devices from them. Put.io’s support for BitTorrent downloads has made it a popular service for downloading pirated content undetected. Read more ›

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Jeopardy! PlayShow lets you play along as you watch the trivia game show on your Amazon Fire TV

Jeopardy! PlayShow is a new app that was just released for all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. With it you watch a real episode of Jeopardy! and play along by using your phone to buzz in and your phone’s microphone to speak your answer. The result is a seamless experience that pits you up against real Jeopardy! contestants, as well as your family and friends. Read more ›

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RPG classic CHRONO TRIGGER is now available on the Amazon Fire TV

The game CHRONO TRIGGER has just arrived in the Amazon Fire TV appstore. Originally released on the SNES, this role-playing game is ranked among the best games of all time. This Fire TV port is an upgraded version that features updated controls, graphics, and sound. It also includes two additional playable dungeons that were not in the original release. CHRONO TRIGGER is compatible with all three generations of the Fire TV as well as the Fire TV Edition television. It is, however, not compatible with any Fire TV Sticks and you’ll need a game controller to play.

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Video sharing site Dailymotion releases new app for the Amazon Fire TV

Dailymotion has just released a new app for Amazon Fire TV devices. If you’re not familiar with the service, it’s among the largest video sharing sites existing in YouTube’s massive shadow. Having been started in France, Dailymotion has always been more popular in Europe than in the US, but the service has expanded its US presence last year with a major update to the platform. It has also recently been shifting its focus from user-generated content to top-tier videos from trusted publishers like CNN, the NBA, Vanity Fair, Cheddar, Bloomberg, CBS, and many others.

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Channels app for live TV viewing through an HDHomeRun arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

Channels, the popular Apple TV app for viewing and time-shifting live television, has arrived on the 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV. Paired up with an HDHomeRun, the Channels app lets you pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV. It also offers a full grid program guide, surround sound, and much more. Read more ›

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Bookmarker for YouTube app is now available in the Amazon Fire TV appstore

I have just released a new version of my Bookmarker app called Bookmarker for YouTube in the Amazon Fire TV appstore. The new app is functionally identical to my previous Bookmarker apps, but it has YouTube’s television optimised URL preloaded and provides a more relevent icon. Read more ›

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Crunchyroll brings their VRV streaming service to the Amazon Fire TV

A new VRV app from Crunchyroll has just arrived in the Fire TV appstore for all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV television models. The streaming service dubs itself as “a video experience for anime, animation, gaming, comedy, sci-fi, and tech fans.” VRV consists of multiple channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, Cartoon Hangover, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, MONDO, Tested, Shudder, MUBI, CuriosityStream, DramaFever, and VRV Select. You can watch select episodes for free with ads or pay $9.99 per month for complete ad-free access to all content.

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TvExplorer is a new File Manager made specifically for streaming devices

As someone starts to tinker with the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Edition television, it’s almost inevitable that they install a file manager. Now that File Commander has sadly dropped support for Fire TV devices, the list of good and free file managers in the Fire TV Appstore consists of ES File Explorer, Total Commander, and Data Manager, so it’s notable when a new one joins the group. TvExplorer is a new file manager that just arrived in the Fire TV Appstore a few days ago. Unlike the other three file managers mentioned, it was made specifically to be used on a television streaming device. Read more ›

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CraveTV app arrives in the Amazon Fire TV appstore for Canadian customers

Now that the Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is officially available in countries like Canada, region-specific streaming services are making their way into the Fire TV appstore. This morning, CraveTV brought their streaming library to the Fire TV platform by way of their new app. The service offers a large seletion of content which includes back catalogues from both HBO and Showtime. It’s available for $7.99 per month and comes with a 30-day free trial.

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Firefox web browser officially released for the Amazon Fire TV

Firefox has officially released their web browser for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The new app comes just a few weeks after Amazon released their Silk web browser for the Fire TV. Amazon has published a press release for the app’s arrival, so it seems like they worked with Firefox to bring the app to the Fire TV. Read more ›

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