IMDb TV channels have been added to the Fire TV’s Channel Guide and Live tab

The IMDb TV app installed by default on all Amazon Fire TV’s has been updated to support the Fire TV’s Channel Guide and Live tab. In addition to IMDb TV’s on-demand content, the service offers over 50 linear channels that you can tune into and channel surf through. A subset of 26 of these channels can now be accessed directly from the Fire TV’s various Live TV interfaces. Read more ›

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These are the 19 Local News Channels now available in the Fire TV’s News app

Last week, Amazon added local news options to the News app on Fire TV devices. They’re starting with 12 major cities and have said that they expect to expand to nearly 90 cities next year. There is currently a total of 19 different channels representing those 12 initial cities and here is the full list of those channels. Read more ›

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Amazon’s News app on Fire TV gains Local News Channels for 12 US cities

Amazon has announced that their News app on Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Edition televisions now has live and on-demand local news for free from 12 major US cities. The Fire TV’s News app already offers numerous national news sources, including CBS News, ABC News, Bloomberg, USA today, and others. Now it is adding local channels to the mix, such as CBSN Chicago, ABC7/WABC-TV New York, KIRO7 Seattle, and more. Read more ›

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News apps for local ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, and Fox stations run by Tegna are coming to Fire TV

Tegna, an American broadcast company has announced that they’ll be releasing new Fire TV apps for their numerous local ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, and Fox affiliate stations by the end of the year. Tegna owns or operates 66 television stations in 54 markets, which you can find listed here. They currently have around 20 Fire TV apps, but most haven’t been updated since 2015 and offer little more than a list of video clips to watch. The new apps are expected to offer a free ad-supported live stream, which is likely the most desired feature of a local news app. If your local station is on their list of channels, you’ll hopefully be getting a new app soon.

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How to watch 2020 US Election coverage Live for Free on Fire TVs & Firesticks

Election night in the US is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. There are several apps and services for Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Edition televisions that will be streaming live election coverage completely for free without needing to sign-up, create an account, or login. Here’s a list of options. Read more ›

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Plex launches new Live TV streaming service with over 80 free channels

Plex, the much loved media player app available on nearly ever platform, including all Fire TV models, has expanded their free content offering with the addition of 80 free live linear channels. Much like the library of free on-demand movies and TV shows, added by Plex late last year, these live channels are ad-supported and are avialable globaly to everion, without the need to create an account or sign into the app. Read more ›

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How to Hide / Remove Channels from the Fire TV Channel Guide and Live tab — Works for Pluto TV, Philo, Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, and more

Now that the list of services and apps integrated into the Fire TV’s Live Experience has grown even larger with the addition of Sling TV, Hulu, and YouTube TV, your Live Tab and Channel Guide might be getting cluttered with unwanted channels that you never watch. The good news is that it’s very easy to hide the channels you don’t watch, but the option is a bit buried. Here’s a guide on how to customize your channel list. Read more ›

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YouTube TV, Hulu, and Sling TV are integrating into the Fire TV’s Live tab and Channel Guide

YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV are the newest streaming services that are integrating their channels into the Amazon Fire TV’s various live TV interfaces. Sling TV started to roll out this intebgration a few months ago, but now it and YouTube TV’s integration is available to everyone, joining streaming services Philo and Pluto TV, which were already integrated. Hulu’s integration will be available in the coming weeks. Read more ›

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Philo TV channels are now integrated into the Fire TV’s program guide and home screen

Philo, one of the most affordable streaming TV services thanks to their $16/mo 44 Channel plan, has just updated their Fire TV app to integrate into the Fire TV’s default program guide and home screen. This means that all of Philo’s channels can now show up in the “On now” row on the home screen, in the “Recent” row when viewed, and in the channel guide along side other content sources, such as over-the-air channels from a Fire TV Recast or the built-in tuner of a Fire TV Edition television. Read more ›

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Pluto TV brings 12 Free News Channels to the Amazon Fire TV’s Live Channel Interface

Amazon added a live channel interface, which includes a traditional grid-style program guide and an “On Now” row on the home screen, to all Fire TV devices at the start of the year. At the time, it was so subscribers of Prime Video Channels could easily find and watch content that was airing live. More recently, Amazon partnered with PlayStation Vue to add the service’s channel catalog to the same live channel interface, giving subscribers a single place to find both Prime Video Channels and PlayStation Vue channels. Now Amazon has worked with Pluto TV to add 12 free news channels to the Fire TV’s live channel interface. Read more ›

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