FOX Business Network app comes to the Amazon Fire TV

FOX has released their FOX Business app for all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app has a live 24/7 stream of the FOX Business network as well as on-demand episodes of the stations various shows. You will need to activate the app with a television subscription provider in order to unlock all the content, however, there is some free content that does not require activation. The app description also says that it will provide “free live streaming coverage of major news events,” so this might be a good resource for live news even if you don’t have a subscription with a TV provider.

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The Escapist sandbox prison escape game arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices

The Escapists is a popular game that has just been made available on the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. It’s a sandbox game where you need to figure out how to escape from prison. It has a 4.4 star rating from over 100 reviewers on Amazon from when it was only available on Fire tablets. On Google Play, the game has been downloaded over 100,000 times. With multiple prisons, over 180 items, and multiple escape routes to figure out, the game should keep you interested for a while. It’s compatible with either a game controller or the Fire TV remote control. It’s available for the Fire TV 2 and 3, the Fire TV Stick 2, and Fire TV Edition televisions.

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Introducing my new Bookmarker app(s) for the Amazon Fire TV — Load websites in just one click from the home screen

I have just released a series of new Bookmarker apps for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. They are simple apps that let you load a website in the Silk Browser with just a single click from the Fire TV home screen. Just save a URL in the app and every time you select that app in the future, the URL will immediately open in the Silk browser. Read more ›

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New Apps for the Week of November 26th thru Dec 2nd

This week there were 35 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The most significant by far is the new Silk Browser app by Amazon. It brings Amazon’s full web browser to the Fire TV. Alpha Guns looks to be a great new game for the Fire TV. It has over 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store. As for entertainment apps, two major networks have arrived this week with new apps. IFC, which is owned by AMC, has brought their library of streaming content this week and so has Watch OWN, which is Oprah Winfrey’s network. Both of these apps require you to login with a cable provider for full access to their content. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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Amazon releases their Silk Web Browser for the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has just released their Silk Web Browser for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. They have been working on a browser for their streaming set-top box since at least March when it was discovered that installing the Silk browser from their Fire tablets would display a Fire TV specific tutorial. The browser leaked in beta form a few months later when it briefly appeared in the Amazon Appstore for a few hours, but now it seems like the app is ready for the general public. Read more ›

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New Apps for the Week of November 19th thru the 25th

This week there were 21 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Secret Chronicles is a new platformer game worth checking out. It’s based on Secret Maryo Chronicles, a popular open source PC platformer game. Beasts of Balance is an interesting game that combines a digital app with a physical tabletop game. Hauppauge has introduced a new option for those of you looking to watch live OTA content on your Fire TV device. Hauppauge myTV is their new app to be used with their new networked TV tuner. Rounding up the interesting apps this week are DS photo, for viewing photos stored on a Synology NAS, Device Background Process List for TV, which lets you see which processes are running on your device, and Internet Speed Test to quickly test your network speed. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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New Apps for the Week of November 12th thru the 18th

This week there were 62 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. WE TV has released a streaming app, but it does require activating with a cable provider to unlock all content. Tablo has released a preview app for their upcoming interface refresh. DeskSite has released several sports apps for NFL, NHL, and other sports teams. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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Tablo gives a sneak peek of their new interface with a new Fire TV preview app

Tablo makes great networked DVRs that allow you to watch and record over-the-air programming through any Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. The standard Tablo for Amazon Fire TV app has been available for years and has received welcomed improvements over that time, but Tablo is now gearing up to refresh the app with a brand new interface. If you own one of their DVRs and want a sneak peek at the new interface, they’ve just released a Tablo Preview app for you to check out. Be sure to keep the existing Tablo app installed because the preview app does not yet have all of the screens and features available through the main app.

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WE TV app arrives on all Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Most major cable networks have already released apps for the Amazon Fire TV line of devices, but there are a few smaller networks that still aren’t on the platform. The newly added WE TV app is the latest from a traditional cable network to be released. WE TV is part of the AMC Network and primarily contains content focused towards women. Like most cable network apps, the WE TV app requires you to login with a cable provider in order to unlock all of the available content. AMC Network recently released a BBC America app, so hopefully we’ll see other apps from the network arrive, like an IFC app and a Sundance TV app, which are not yet available.

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New Apps for the Week of November 5th thru the 11th

This week there were 40 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Reuters TV has released an app with free live streaming news coverage from around the world. Hoopla is a streaming service that lets you access all of its content for free through partnerships with local public libraries. Amazon has put their Fire TV Music app in the appstore so that Fire TV Stick Basic Edition owners can access it, since that device does not use the standard Fire TV interface. If you own a Synology NAS, like I do, you’ll be happy to see that a DiskStation Video app has been added to view videos on your NAS through the 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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