Amazon has updated how live TV channels get added to the built-in channel guide on Fire TV devices. When you’re in the channel guide, if you press the menu button you’ll find a new “Add Channels” option in the menu that appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Selecting the new option takes you to a new screen with a list of all available live channel sources, both those that are already installed on the device and ones that can be added.
At the top of the list are channels that are already available in your channel guide because they have already been previously added. Selecting any of these already added live TV sources will toggle all channels from that source on or off so that you can easily remove or add them all at once. At the top of this new screen is a button to manage channels, which takes you to the same screen that previously existed where you can hide or show individual channels.
Scrolling down past your already installed channels/apps you’ll find a list of all apps and services that support integration with the Fire TV’s channel guide. Each source on the list is listed as being either free or requiring a subscription.
The list of apps and services that integrate into the Fire TV’s Live tab and/or channel guide has been slowly growing over time and now totals just over 30 sources. Most recently, “>Fox, ESPN, and a few others were added late last year. Prior to that was the addition of Discovery+ live channels, live channels form Plex, and partial integration from Amazon’s own News app. Even if you don’t pay for a compatible internet TV provider, like Sling or Philo, there are hundreds of completly free channels that can be added to the channel guide of any Fire TV.