Fire TV gains free NBC and Telemundo live local news channels in its News app

Amazon and NBCUniversal have struck a deal to bring NBC and Telemundo local news channels for free to the Fire TV News app. A total of fiften local channels in popular cities, eleven from NBC News and four from Telemundo, can now be selected and streamed in the built-in News app on Fire TV devices. NBC news streams from the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, South Florida, and Washington, D.C., as well as Telemundo channels for California, Florida, Texas, and Noreste (the northeast) are included. When Amazon first brought local news to the Fire TV’s News app in 2021, ABC and CBS channels were onboard, with FOX channels being added about a year later. The addition of NBC channels now rounds out the app with all four major US broadcast networks.

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Amazon rebrands Fire TV’s free ad-supported content as “Fire TV Channels” and expands the offering

Amazon has been sprinkling its own free ad-supported TV (FAST) content throughout the Fire TV interface for several years. It started with free live and on-demand news and has more recently expanded to include cooking, sports, and music videos. Amazon is now rebranding all of this FAST content under a new umbrella called Fire TV Channels. Additionally, the content selection is expanding today with a promise of even more new content this summer. Read more ›

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