NASA releases official app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

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. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV gets new Discovery, Science Channel, I.D., TLC, and Animal Planet apps

The Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick have just gained new apps for Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, TLC, and Animal Planet. All of these networks are owned by Discovery Communications, which is why these apps have all arrived at once. All five apps share the same layout and features; just with different programming. They require activation with a TV subscription service to unlock all content within each app, but they do offer a small selection of free content, which includes full episodes, even if you don’t activate the app. If you do unlock the app, you’ll also be able to watch a live stream of each network. Read more ›

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Cable network truTV releases new app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

A new app from truTV has just arrived for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. This is the comedy network’s first appearance on the Fire TV platform. The app provides both on-demand and live streaming access to the programing available through the cable network. While most of the content, including the live stream, does require the app to be activated through a subscription TV provider, the app does have some completely free content, including full episodes for free. Read more ›

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Amazon hosting eSports tournament today at 2pm PT — Watch live with new Fire TV app


Amazon is hosting their first-ever casual mobile games eSports tournament, called Champions of Fire, today from 2pm – 9pm PT. They’ve released a new Fire TV app where you can watch the event live. Competing are 16 celebrity video game streamers who will play 5 casual mobile games for their share of a $100,000 cash prize. The games being played are Disney Crossy Road, PAC-MAN 256, Bloons TD Battles, Fruit Ninja, and 8 Ball Pool. Contestants include Boxbox, Professor Broman, Northernlion, lolRenaynay, Brian Kibler, and others. The tournament is being held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. If you miss the live stream, or don’t want to watch the entire 7 hour event, you can watch a two-hour special featuring highlights from the event on December 12 at 7pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

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NFL Now, NFL Game Pass, NFL Network, and NFL RedZone combine into new all-in-one NFL app for the Amazon Fire TV


The National Football League has release a brand new NFL app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that combines all of their various streaming content into a single app. With this new app you can access free ad-supported highlight clips through NFL Now, live game coverage via NFL Network + RedZone if you activate the app through a cable provider, and access to every NFL game back to 2012 with an NFL Game Pass subscription. The new NFL app is available on all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, new or old, and is a must have app for any NFL fan. Read more ›

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CBS News releases new updated Amazon Fire TV app


CBS has released an all-new CBS News app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The new app is not an update to the old app, but rather, a replacement. This means that, if you have the old app installed on your device, it may never be updated to the new app. You will need to manually install the new app. You can actually have both versions of the CBS News apps on the same device if you wish, but the old one has been removed from the Fire TV appstore, so once you uninstall the old app, you will not be able reinstall it. A completely free live 24/7 news stream is still present and the star feature of the app, but it has received a visual refresh and a few nice new features. Read more ›

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Twitter releases official Fire TV app with Free NFL streams and more


Twitter has been pushing itself as not just a social network, but as a broadcast platform. Part of that strategy is the release of an official Twitter app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that rightfully focuses more on video than on tweets. The app has arrived just in time for Twitter’s first live Thursday night NFL game stream. It also highlights curated tweets and Vine videos, but what might be its killer feature is its ability to stream live broadcasts from Periscope. Read more ›

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NFL Sunday Ticket app now available on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick


With a week to spare until the NFL opening day on September 8th, the NFL Sunday Ticket app has finally come to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. There were hints last month of the app’s imminent arrival, and now the wait is over. The app allows subscribers of DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket to watch every out-of-market NFL game live. That privilege will run you $49.99 per month for the duration of the 4 month season. If you bump up to the MAX plan for an extra $25 each month, you can stream the RED ZONE channel and FANTASY ZONE channel through the app for scoring highlights and fantasy football analysis.

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TNT and TBS apps arrive on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick


Turner Entertainment has just released Watch TNT and Watch TBS apps for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. As is usually the case with apps from cable networks, both of these new additions do require activation with a participating cable provider. Since these two networks are owned by the same company, the apps are pretty much identical, apart from their content of course. Thankfully though, these are some of the nicest and full featured network station apps that I’ve seen. Read more ›

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BitTorrent brings several live channels to the Amazon Fire TV for free with new BitTorrent Live app


The selection of live streaming content just grew a bit more with the addition of BitTorrent Live, a new app from the creatore of the peer-to-peer protocal that offers several live strems for free. You do have to activate the app using a free BitTorrent account, which only requires an email address to create, but once activated, all channels are available with new channels “added every day,” occording to the app’s description.

There are currently 15 channels available, which are AWE, Clubbing TV, Fast & Fun Box, Fightbox, Film Box ArtHouse, France24, Heroes TV, NASA TV, NewsMax, NUsic TV, OAN, One World Sports, Pursuit Channel, The Stephanie Miller Show, and The app does not have the ability to pause, rewind, or fast forward the streams. Some channels have basic guide information, which tells you about what’s on now and what’s coming up next, but most are simply a never ending live stream with no information present.

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