NASA has just released an official app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The app features live streams of NASA’s free television channel, as well as a live stream of the Earth from the International Space Station. in addition to the live streams, there are on demand videos to view, as well as beautiful photos from various telescopes.
The NASA app contains three different live streams to view. The first is their public NASA TV feed, which provides 24-hour broadcasting of live and recorded events. The second feed is the NASA TV media feed, which broadcasts news from press release videos, interviews, and mission press conferences. The final live stream is a feed from the cameras mounted outside the International Space Station.
The “Latest Videos” and “Latest Images” section are just that, an on-demand list of the newest media available to view within the app. When browsing images, you can press the select button on the remote to read a description of the image, or you can press to the Play button to start a slideshow of the latest images.
Additionally, the app contains section for the top rated images in NASA’s collection. Here you’ll find some of the most beautiful space photographs in existence. There is also an Earth As Art section which lists interesting and unique photos of Earth.
Near the bottom of the app is a section dedicated to all the various missions conducted by NASA. You can scroll through an alphabetical list of all missions and select the one you want to learn more about. Once selected, a collection of all the images and videos are displayed for that mission. There is even a link to more information for each mission, which loads NASA’s webpage for that mission directly inside the app.
The app also has a good search feature that sifts through the 14,000+ videos and 16,000+ images in NASA’s catalogue. If you’re so inclined, you can even flip through all videos and images one by one at the very bottom of the app.