EarthCamTV is a new app that just got released for the AmazonFire TV and Fire TV Stick. It provides live streams of public webcams from around the world, all day and night. This is another one of those apps that’s probably best used for passive background viewing, where you just leave it running when you’re not using your TV. The app displays a different live webcam feed on a set schedule. Every 1 to 5 minutes, the webcam being displayed changes. You can bring up the schedule at the top of the screen and move forward or back through the various webcams that are coming up or have come up in the past to manually control what you watch. A ticker along the bottom scrolls information about the location being displayed, along with the local time and temperature of the city where the webcam is located.
Many of the webcams also play audio, but since a large portion of them are pointed at beaches or other bodies of water, you’re mostly just hearing the sound of wind blowing. While trying the app out I did also see popular streets, like Bourbon St in New Orleans, and Hollywood Blvd., so there is still a nice variety of scenes. There was also a few nature webcams, like one pointed at an eagles nest. EarthCamTV is a nice simple app to bring a little of the outside world into your living room. I do wish it had more customizable settings, like selecting how often the webcam changed, but hopefully those get added in future updates.