Apple TV app and new Apple TV+ streaming service is coming to Amazon Fire TV devices later this year

Apple held an announcement event today that focused around new services the company plans to launch. The majority of the event revolved around movies and television shows and it was revealed that a new version of Apple’s TV app would be coming to Amazon Fire TV devices. This app, which is at the forefront of Apple’s entire TV offering, should give Fire TV owners access to movies and shows purchased through iTunes, as well as content from Apple Channels and Apple TV+, which are two new TV services that Apple announced today. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , , ,

New Fire TV apps of the week — Mar 17-23

This past week there were new 29 apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. Twister Road is a new never-ending game that’ll test your reflexes by speeding up the further you get down its spinning path. 1 vs 100 is a trivia game modeled after the TV game show of the same name. Neverthink is an app that curates YouTube videos into 40+ different categories to choose from. Just pick a channel and the 100% human picked videos keep flowing. Movieland TV offers a catalogue of classic movies from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with:

Twitch app for Amazon Fire TV receives major redesign with live previews, dark UI, and text/voice chat

The Twitch app for Amazon Fire TV devices has just been updated with a major redesign. Most of Twitch’s signature purple and white color scheme is gone and in its place is a much darker and subdued color palette. The interface has been simplified by removing the navigation menu on the left, making it quicker to jump around the different areas of the app. Functionally, the biggest change is the addition of a video feed of whatever your cursor is on as the app background, making it possible to preview a channel or video before clicking into the full screen view. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: ,

New Fire TV apps of the week — Mar 10-16

This past week there were 33 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. Circuit Crash! is a minimalistic game where you simply control the speed of your car to avoid crashing into other vehicles. The Weather Channel has just released a new ap for all Fire TV devices. You can stream their live coverage of America’s weather, but you’ll need to activate the app with a TV service provider. An Oxygen app for the recently relaunched NBCUniversal cable network has been released. It primarily offers true-crime programs for those with a TV subscription that activates the app. Gravitas Movies is a new app with over 1,000 independent films available to watch. This app is being released by Gravitas Ventures, a film distribution company, and it claims to offer a new movie every day. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with:

New Fire TV apps of the week — Mar 3-9

This past week there were 47 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. One of them is an app I released myself called Informer. You can read all about it here in more detail, but it’s essentially an app to identify your Fire TV, tell you about its specs, and tell you about all the new features added through software updates. Xite is a new music video app that offers 100 different channels to keep the music playing. MAXtv is a new IPTV app available for European Fire TV owners with both live channels and on demand content. FilmRise has released 3 more apps this week, adding to the 2 from last week. The first is a Free TV app with over 10,000 free movies and shows to watch. There’s also a SciFi and Action app from FilmRise to check out with more free content. A new File Explorer app has also been released this week to help manage your files. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with:

Introducing my new app “Informer” for all Amazon Fire TV devices

My new app Informer has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV models. The purpose of the app is to conveniently provide information about your Fire TV. This initial version lets you know which model/generation device you own, it’s hardware and video specs, and what known features or changes the various software updates have made to the device. I hope to expand on the information in the app with future updates. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , , ,

New Fire TV apps of the week — Feb 24 – Mar 2

This past week there were 51 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. Each Word is a series of new word games, available in English, German, French, and Italian. You use scrambled letters to make as many words as possible to score points. When you’re done, the game shows the words you missed and their definitions to help you learn new words. Discovery Channel has released two new apps for spanish speakers, Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia, for those of you with TV subscriptions to use to activate the apps. FilmRise has just released a new Thriller app and Horror app with free movies and TV shows for fans of the suspenseful genre. TV Mirror is a new AirPlay app for iPhone and iPad owners to cast content to their Fire TVs. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with:

New Fire TV apps of the week — Feb 17–23

This past week there were 36 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. Gladiator: Blades of Fury is a new melee fighting game with 20 fighters and 7 environments. Bike Stunt is a line-rider like stunt game with 50 levels. Locast is a new streaming service for local broadcast channels that is free and available in 9 select US cities. MVMNT TV is a streaming media network for “urban intellectuals” with hit shows from the 80’s and 90’s, as well as originals. Fans of South Indian entertainment can try Simply South with over 1,000 movies in Tamil & Malayalam. ONVIF IP Camera Monitor is a network camera viewer that just added Fire TV support. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with:

Amazon removes HDHomeRun app from the Fire TV Appstore likely due to Omniverse lawsuit

The official HDHomeRun app for Fire TV devices has been removed from the Amazon Appstore, as first spotted by CordCuttersNews. It appears as though the app was removed by Amazon, since SiliconDust, makers of the HDHomeRun networked tuners, are still trying to figure out why it was removed. The likely reason for the app’s removal is an ongoing lawsuit against Omniverse, which is the company that provides the streaming TV channels for HDHomeRun Premium TV, SiliconDust’s paid TV service. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: ,

iHeartRadio brings their family-friendly new music app for kids to Amazon Fire TVs

Streaming music service iHeartRadio has just launched their new iHeartRadio Family app on all Amazon Fire TV models. This is a family-friendly version of their free service with parental controls. The app lets you stream family-friendly versions of popular songs, stations like Radio Disney and Kids Pop, as well as songs performed by characters like Dora the Explorer, Austin & Ally, and Elmo. The app also includes kid-oriented background animations, like dripping slime and swimming ducks, to have displayed while listening to music or podcasts.

Posted in Article Tagged with: ,