Locast has just released their highly anticipated app to all Fire TV models. This is a completely free app that streams local broadcast channels, like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX to residents of the US cities that they support. The service gets away with streaming these channels for free and without paying these networks for streaming rights by taking advantage of a bit of a loophole in the law that allows any nonprofit, which Locast is, to retransmit over-the-air broadcast channels. Read more ›
DC Universe is now available on all Amazon Fire TV devices. This is a new streaming service, that launched a couple of months ago, which gives access to movies, TV shows, and comics in the DC Comics spectrum. Subscribing lets you access a library of older movies, like the Christopher Reeve Superman movies and many of the Batman movies. You also get access to older TV shows, like LOIS & CLARK, as well as a brand new original Titans series. There are also several animated series in the catalogue and many comics to read. A DC Universe subscription normally costs $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year, but there is a holiday promotion going on now that gives you your first 3 months for $3.99 per month or your first year for $59.99.
SiliconDust, makers of the various HDHomeRun networked tuner devices, have just announced a surprising new TV subscription service called HDHomeRun Premium TV. For $34.99 per month, the service gives you access to 45 cable TV networks including ESPN, USA, TNT, FX, TBS, and more. The service works through their existing HDHomeRun devices. While that does mean that at least one tuner box is required to access the service, it comes with the unique flexibility of being able to watch the channels through several apps and DVR solutions, such as Plex, Channels app, Emby, and even Kodi. Read more ›
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.
AT&T has officially released DirecTV Now, their new internet TV streaming service to rival Sling TV and Playstation Vue. The service is available on all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, as well as Apple TV, Chromecast, Android, and iOS devices. Roku compatibility is said to arrive some time next year. If you prepay for just 1 month of service, you can get a free Fire TV Stick, or a free Apple TV for 3 months of service. Read on for an overview of what the service offers. Read more ›
FilmStruck, the new indie film subscription streaming service, that is a joint venture between Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection, launched today with a new app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The service is “designed for film lovers by film lovers” and offers over 1,000 “acclaimed films, hard-to-find gems, and cult favorites.” In addition to films, the app provides bonus content like interviews, deleted scenes, documentaries, and audio commentaries. Read more ›