Kodi version 18 “Leia” has been released

After a long development period, the final version of Kodi 18 “Leia” has now been released across all platforms. The changes are too numerous to list, but you can skim through Kodi’s past beta and release candidate announcements to get a feel for what has changed. To install the app on a Fire TV device, use my Downloader app and enter bit.ly/kodi18apk into the URL field. If you have connection/server issues, you can try bit.ly/kodi18mirror instead. For those who need more detailed installation instructions, you can follow this guide.

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New Fire TV apps of the week — Jan 20-26

This past week there were 54 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. Entrepreneur is a new free game that looks to be a modern twist on the classic Monopoly board game. It features online multiplayer that lets you go head-to-head with friends or play against strangers. INSIGHT.TV UHD is a new streaming service that has arrived on the Fire TV platform. The service produces its own action sports, lifestyle, and adventure content in 4K. It’s available for free with ads or ad-free for $9.99 annually. Football (soccer) fans in the UK may be happy to see that Eleven Sports has brought their live stream and event coverage to Fire TV devices. Cyno TV has released several more channel apps this week, bringing their total to 26 apps on the Fire TV platform, and a set of new free ambiance apps, ranging from aquariums, to fireplaces, to storms, has been released. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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New Fire TV apps of the week — Jan 13-19

This week there were 59 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. Ping Pong DX is a new free Breakout/Arkanoid clone game you may want to kill a bit of time with, and Barren Lab is a new side scrolling platformer game that looks interesting. Vidgo is a new streaming service that focuses on Soccer and Spanish channels. They offer a 25 channel plan for $20 per month and a 35 channel plan for $30 per month. There is a 3 day free trial but they’re also running a promotion that gives you your first 3 months for $10 total. Hochanda is a new TV shopping app that is essentially like QVC/HSN, but for crafts. CynoTV is a new streaming media service that has released 14 of their channels this week as individual apps. They have a wide range of topics, from sports, to cooking, to finance, and more. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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New Fire TV apps of the week — Jan 6-12

This week there were 33 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. Mr. Worm is a free game that is similar to Snake, but more simplistic and forgiving for little kids to enjoy. Bumble TV is a new streaming service that offers “over 65+ networks” for $35 a month. It provides 50 hours of Cloud DVR space for free, but more interestingly, they claim that you can replay anything back that has aired in the last 7 days without needing to have recorded it yourself. Kidsongs & Nursery Rhymes is the new official app for the Kidsongs children’s music franchise that some of you who were kids, or had kids, in the 80’s and 90’s might remember from PBS or their VHS tapes. ArtHola TV is an art sharing platform that you can use to view thousands of pieces of art from their collection or share your own art digitally with family and friends. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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New Fire TV apps of the week — Dec 30 – Jan 5

This week there were 23 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. Suby and Maladdin: Jump are a couple of new free games that are simple enough for young kids to try and enjoy. SubFire TV 2 Beta is a new client app for a Subsonic home music server. Think of it as an alternative to Plex for streaming your own media from your PC to your Fire TV. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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New Fire TV apps of the week — Dec 23-29

This week there were 31 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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Best New Amazon Fire TV Apps & Games of 2018

The Amazon Fire TV line of devices were already well established at the start of 2018, so most major apps and games were already available on the platform. However, that doesn’t mean there weren’t notable new Fire TV apps and games released in 2018. I’ve gone back through all 52 of my weekly lists of newly released apps for 2018 and picked out the best new apps and games of the year. Read more ›

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New Fire TV apps of the week — Dec 16-22

This week there were 32 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. This Old House has released an app with free full episodes of the home improvement show. Love Nature 4K is a new streaming service with hundreds of hours of nature documentaries in 4K. Those of you into poker might wan to check out the new WatchWPT that lets you watch the World Poker Tour tournaments. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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This Old House releases Amazon Fire TV app with free full-length episodes

A new This Old House app has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices. While this news may not be exciting for most people, I’ve been a fan of the series ever since I was a little kid, so I’m happy to give it some attention. The app is free and doesn’t require any kind of TV subscription to watch full episodes of both This Old House and Ask This Old House. All episodes from Season 33 and 34 of This Old House are available in the app, as well as all episodes from season 10 and 11 of Ask This Old House. When you come across an episode that you want to keep track of, maybe because it covers a project that you’ve been wanting to tackle, you can mark the episode as a favorite to store it in a separate area of the app. There’s also a search feature if needed.

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DC Universe streaming service arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

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.

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