Amazon in negotiations against YouTube, Twitter, and Verizon for NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ streaming rights

Amazon is back at the bidding table for streaming rights to the NFL’s Thursday Night Football (TNF) games, according to Variety. They’re up against Google’s YouTube, Twitter, and Verizon. FOX just locked up broadcast rights to TNF for the next five years, but now Amazon is negotiating for digital streaming rights for equally as long. Read more ›

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FOX Soccer app arrives on all Amazon Fire TV models

FOX has brought their FOX Soccer Match Pass app to all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app gives subscribers access to over 1,700 live and on-demand soccer and rugby games. Over 30 soccer leagues and competitions are included in the coverage as well as several rugby leagues. The service costs $19.99 per month or you can pay $139.99 for an annual pass, which saves you about $100. All events stream without any commercials and some offer multiple camera angles. A 7-day free trial is available to give the app a try.

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Sports Illustrated TV to launch tomorrow exclusively on Amazon Channels

A new streaming service from Sports Illustrated called SI TV will be launching on November 16th exclusively on Amazon Channels. The service will cost $4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial and will focus on sports storytelling through movies, documentaries, and talk shows, instead of broadcasting live games and highlight/recap shows like most sports networks. Read more ›

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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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New 2017 NCAA March Madness app with Live Stream arrives on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

College basketball fans will be happy to hear that a new NCAA March Madness app has just been released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The app gives access to live streams of all the games airing on TBS, TNT, and truTV. For games airing on CBS, you’ll have to use the CBS app. The March Madness app also provides on-demand game playback, highlights and behind the scenes. As you’d expect, you’ll need to activate the app with a paid TV subscription before you can watch any of the live streaming games and other content in the app. It’s compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models.

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NFL Now, NFL Game Pass, NFL Network, and NFL RedZone combine into new all-in-one NFL app for the Amazon Fire TV

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The National Football League has release a brand new NFL app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that combines all of their various streaming content into a single app. With this new app you can access free ad-supported highlight clips through NFL Now, live game coverage via NFL Network + RedZone if you activate the app through a cable provider, and access to every NFL game back to 2012 with an NFL Game Pass subscription. The new NFL app is available on all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, new or old, and is a must have app for any NFL fan. Read more ›

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Major League Soccer releases official MLS app for the Amazon Fire TV

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Major League Soccer, the profesional soccer league in the United States, has just released a new MLS app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Unfortunately, the app does not provide access to full games, neither live nor on-demand, but it does offer news, highlights, and analysis videos. All content is free with no need to activate the app through a cable provider or subscribe to a monthly subscription. The app claims to provide the deepest library of MLS videos and says that new videos are added daily.

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How to watch Super Bowl 50 live and for free on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

This is for the 2016 Super Bowl
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 SUPER BOWL

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This is for the 2016 Super Bowl
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 SUPER BOWL

Now that a new CBS Sports app has been released, watching Super Bowl 50 live and for free on a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick is simple. The app is compatible with 1st-gen Fire TVs, 2nd-gen Fire TVs, older Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Sticks with Voice Remotes. Here’s how to watch the big football game with all the ads on Sunday February 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET. Read more ›

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CBS Sports app released for all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models

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A new CBS Sports app has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. The app is compatible with both Fire OS 3 and Fire OS 5 so it works with both older 1st generation devices and newer ones. This CBS Sports app will be streaming the Super Bowl Live and for free, so it has arrived just in the nick of time for tomorrow’s big game. CBS will be broadcasting all of the Super Bowl ads live for the first time, so if you’re not interested in the game, you can use the app to tune in for the great ads.

There was a big concern that the app would not be compatible with older 1st-gen Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks since CBS’ only other Fire TV app, CBS All Access, is only compatible with the 2nd-gen Fire TV and newer Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote bundle. Bravo to both CBS and Amazon for getting this app released in time for the Super Bowl and for ensuring it supports all Fire TVs, new and old.

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CBS Sports app for the Fire TV expected to be released this week in time for Super Bowl 50

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Currently, there is no legal way to stream Super Bowl 50 on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, apart from using an OTA antenna box like the Tablo or HDHomeRun. According to Jared Newman from Tech Hive, that’s likely to change in time for the big game. Newman tells me he has confirmed with both Amazon and CBS that the two companies are working to make the CBS Sports app compatible with the Fire TV later this week. CBS will be streaming the Super Bowl live through their CBS Sports app.

The CBS All Access app is only compatible with Fire OS 5 devices, so there’s a good chance the CBS Sports app will have the same limitation. The Fire OS 5 software update is currently slowly rolling out to older devices, but there’s a chance some 1st-gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners won’t receive the update by this Sunday’s game. If the CBS Sports app does require Fire OS 5, some older Fire TV owners may be out of luck. We’ll have to wait and see.

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