CBS launches new Fire TV app with Live Stream and Free Full Episodes

When CBS All Access merged with Viacom content to become Paramount+, it left those with a cable subscription now way to stream CBS live. That’s because the old CBS All Access app used to allow cable subscribers to log in with their TV provider and stream their local CBS affiliate station live, even if they didn’t have a CBS All Access subscription. The new Paramnout+ app, which launched last week, offers no such CBS live steam or any free content, so CBS has launched a new Fire TV app, simply called CBS, to fill that gap. The new app allows cable subscribers to stream their local CBS station live and it also allows anyone to stream a selection of full episodes of CBS shows for free without needing any kind of login. Read more ›

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Paramount+ launches on Amazon Fire TV and Prime Video Channels

Paramount+ has launched today on Amazon Fire TV devices, Prime Video Channels, and other platforms. The new streaming service replaces CBS All Access by merging CBS content with Viacom’s catalog of content from BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, the Smithsonian Channel, and more. The new Paramount+ app for Fire TV has been swapped in under the same listing as the old CBS All Access app, so you’ll just need to update the app if you already have the old CBS app installed. Paramount+ is also available as a Prime Video Channel which does also give you full access to the app. Read more ›

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How to update your sideloaded Peacock TV app on Amazon Fire TV and Firestick — New FEB. 2021 APK

Peacock TV is still not available on Amazon Fire TV devices, but a new v1.1.3 updated version (SEE BELOW FOR UPDATE) has just been released. If you’re new to sideloading, you might not be aware that updating an already sideloaded app is as straight forward as installing the new version right over the existing one. If you followed my guide to sideload Peacock TV or are using my Downloader app, simply use the URL bit.ly/firepck (SEE BELOW FOR UPDATE) in the Downloader app to sideload the latest version of Peacock TV. You don’t need to uninstall the existing version or do anything special if the older version is already installed on the device. Just sideload the new version as you would any new app. After launching the app and signing in, if you get only audio when playing content or the video is frozen, force quitting the app or restarting your Fire TV should solve the issue. To force quit the app, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications and select the app. To restart your device, go to Settings > My Fire TV > Restart. If you need more detailed instructions for sideloading, see this guide and use the URL mentioned above. Note that it seems like the 1st-gen Fire TV and 1st-gen Fire TV Stick are not compatible with the Peacock app. This could change in the future, so there is no harm in trying to install the latest version.

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8/17/20 For Version 1.1.10, enter 2110 (or aftv.news/2110) into Downloader.
9/9/20 For Version 1.2.14, enter 2111 (or aftv.news/2111) into Downloader.
10/12/20 For Version 1.3.3, enter 2112 (or aftv.news/2112) into Downloader.
10/15/20 For Version 1.3.13, enter 2113 (or aftv.news/2113) into Downloader.
10/29/20 For Version 1.3.17, enter 2114 (or aftv.news/2114) into Downloader.
11/26/20 For Version 1.4.0, enter 2115 (or aftv.news/2115) into Downloader.
12/16/20 For Version 1.4.8, enter 2116 (or aftv.news/2116) into Downloader.
2/16/21 For Version 1.4.21, enter 2117 (or aftv.news/2117) into Downloader.

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TikTok releases fully-featured app for select Android TV / Google TV streaming devices

TikTok has just released their first fully-featured app for streaming media players. While TikTok did release a Fire TV app last year, it was just a promotional app that contained some of their compilation videos. This new app TikTok app is the real deal, with nearly all of the same functionality as their mobile app, including video feeds, profiles, login, categories, and comments. The caveat is that access to the app is only available on a small number of Android TV / Google TV devices in only a few countries, however, the app can be easily sideloaded and does work on Fire TVs. Read more ›

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Introducing Remapper, my new app to reassign the App Buttons on Fire TV Edition Remotes

Ever since the first Fire TV Edition televisions were released, there have been people wanting to reconfigure the app buttons on the bottom of the remote to launch an app of their choice. Now that there are numerous Fire TV Edition devices with various different remotes in several different countries, all with their own set of app buttons, that desire has continued to grow. Introducing Remapper, a new set of apps that I’ve created to reassign the app buttons on the bottom of Fire TV Edition remotes so that they launch any app that you want. Read more ›

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Discovery+ Streaming Service and App launches on Amazon Fire TV devices

Discovery, and its suite of channels and shows, has launched its new streaming service, Discovery+, on Amazon Fire TVs and other streaming devices. The new service provides a-la-carte access to Discovery’s networks including Food Network, HGTV, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, DIY, Magnolia, OWN, A&E, Lifetime, History, and Discovery. All of the content is available with ads for $4.99 per month or ad-free for $6.99 per month. Read more ›

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These paid Fire TV games have gone Free or are On Sale

A few Fire TV games that normally cost money to buy are currently available for free and even more paid games have gone on sale. Whether you want a game to try on the new Fire TV that you got for Christmas or you’ve just got some downtime to fill before the new year rolls in, here is a list of Fire TV games that are currently discounted. If you have digital credit from selecting no-rush shipping, they will automatically be used when purchasing apps. Go here to check your no-rush credit balance and see when the credit expires. Read more ›

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Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app is now officially available on Amazon Fire TVs

Comcast has finally released an official Xfinity Stream app for Amazon Fire TV devices. The app allows Xfinity TV subscribers access to live TV, on-demand videos, and their DVR programming. The Xfinity Stream app is currently listed in the Amazon Appstore as a beta app, but the name of the app may have just not been updated yet for today’s public release. The app is compatible with every Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Edition devices in the US, all the way back to the very first Fire TV from 2014.

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HBO Max app is coming to Roku and Apple TV app is coming to Chromecast/Android TV

‘Tis the season for streaming services to make deals with streaming device manufacturers. Roku has announced that they’ve finally made an agreement with HBO to bring the HBO Max app to Roku devices. The app will arrive in the Roku Channel Store tomorrow, Dec 17. Similarly, Google has announced that an Apple TV app will be coming to the Chromecast with Google TV “early next year.” They also said that “more devices powered by Android TV” will be getting the app “in the future.” Now, if only Amazon would cut a deal with NBC to bring the Peacock TV app to Fire TV devices.

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Missing Icon Bug remains present on new Fire TV interface — It’s actually a bit worse than before

I had high hopes that the new Fire TV interface would fix the existing bug that caused the icon of some sideloaded apps to be missing. Unfortunately, the bug remains and, worse yet, it’s actually a bigger issue in the new interface than it was in the old one. Read more ›

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