Amazon launches website with interactive guide for streaming video apps


Amazon has launched a new website at to help potential cord-cutters understand streaming television. More interestingly, the site includes an interactive guide that lists all streaming apps available for the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick and allows you to select apps to generate a monhtly cost estimate for your selection of services. The guide provides several ways to filter the available app selection. You choose to include or exclude apps by categories like entertainment, news, sports, kids, and international. You can also filter by the monthly cost of the service or by whether or not the service requires a cable subscription. There is even a drop down menu of all the TV networks for you to pick your favorite and see which apps offer access to that particular channel.

With new streaming apps being released every week, and services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue gaining in popularity, more and more people are considering the switch to streaming TV options. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to sort through which apps require cable subscriptions, which ones require independent monthly fees, and which ones are free, so it’s nice having all the necessary information in one place.

One comment
  1. TechyChris says:

    This website is a hot mess. It looks slick on the surface so I thought I’d give it a go to see if there were any Fire TV compatible streaming apps I might have missed. It showed me that Freeform (formally ABC Family) was compatible with Fire TV as I selected it. There do not seem to be a direct links from the apps on the site to launch into Amazon which is weird so I had to go into Amazon on a separate tab and discovered that Freeform is still only Kindle compatible, so basically a big waste of time.

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