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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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.

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Locast app arrives on Fire TV devices with free local broadcast streaming channels

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 ›

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New Fire TV apps of the week — Feb 10–16

This past week there were 36 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. Endless Truck is a race game with a never ending track. The goal is to see how far you can get before running out of fuel. There were numerous international apps released this week. For German Fire TV owners, freenet Video has brought their library of over 1,000 films and TV shows to Fire TVs. A Canada specific SiriusXM for TV has arrived this week. Middle Eastern customers may enjoy JadooTV and its hundreds of channels. Caribbean content can be found in the new Tego TV and Indian content is available through numerous new apps from Zenga. 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 — Feb 3–9

This past week there were 29 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. Marv The Miner 3 is an older side-scrolling platformer game that has recently gained Fire TV compatibility. It has over 30 levels across 3 different environments. The Olympic Channel has arrived on Fire TV devices this week. It’s a channel run by NBC Sports and the official Olympic Committee to try to maintain year-round interest in the Olympics. You’ll need a cable subscription to activate the app to unlock all content. NewsNet is a new 24/7 national news network that “focus on the headlines, not talk and opinion.” SplashTiles seems like an interesting new app that lets you create a screen full of customizable widgets that are arranged and displayed on your Fire TV device. The views are set up remotely on splash-tiles.com and then deployed to your Fire TV device(s). 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 27 – Feb 2

This past week there were 34 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. TriviaMaker TV is an app that lets you create your own Jeopardy-style trivia games to run on your Fire TV device. Be careful with the new app PlexHDTV because their $29 a month IPTV subscription which includes over 70 channels, including HBO, is probably too good to be true. 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 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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