Amazon has announced a new hub for live sports coming to the Fire TV home screen. While it’s technically for “sports biggest stage,” this is clearly meant to be for the Olympics, since it goes live July 22, a day before the Summer Olympics start, and will be available for 17 days. The hub is intended to make it simpler to access live streaming sporting events as well as on-demand replays. Read more ›
Peacock, the new streaming service from NBC, is not yet available in the official Amazon Appstore. That’s a shame because, while the service has a paid premium subscription, there is actually quite a bit of free content available. Thankfully, sideloading the official app works fine on Fire TVs, so here is a quick guide on how to install Peacock on any Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Edition television. Read more ›
The 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil officially kick off tonight with the opening ceremonies. NBCUniversal has exclusive broadcast rights in US and plans to air nearly 7,000 hours of Olympic coverage across its channels. Those channels include NBC, NBC Sports Network, USA, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, and the Gold Channel. Here’s how to watch NBC’s Olympic coverage through the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Read more ›
As was promised a couple months ago, NBC has released their new NBC app to all Amazon Fire TV devices. The app provides on demand access to a wide selection of both new and old NBC programming. You won’t find any live streams in the app, but full episodes of NBC’s latest shows are made available through the app the day after the show airs. Some of the content, like brand new episodes, require the app to be activated through a participating cable provider. However, most of the content is available for free with ads without the need to have a cable subscription. NBC says new episodes will be available to stream without a cable subscription 8 days after they air live. Read more ›
NBC has just released their new NBC Sports Live Extra app for all Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Stick. The app offers access to live streaming sporting events, as well as highlight clips and on-demand replays of full games and events. The vast majority of live content, as well as a large portion of the on-demand replay and highlight videos, is only available by first activating the app with a traditional cable provider. Thankfully though, NBC accepts a huge list of participating providers to choose from. The app divides content into three sections: Live & Upcoming, Highlights, and Full Event Replay. At the bottom of the app’s home screen you can select a sports league to filter content and only display live events, highlights, and replays from a particular sport. With an NBC News app released earlier this year, and a new NBC content app expected soon, it looks like NBC is finally showing the Fire TV some love.
The NBC News app in the Amazon appstore has just been updated with Fire TV and Fire TV Stick compatibility. It joins the likes of CBS News, Fox News, and BBC News as one of several news apps for Fire TV devices. Like most news apps, NBC News does not offer any way to view live streams. For that, the CBS News apps continues to reign supreme. Instead, you’re presented with a list of recently aired news segments to watch on-demand. The videos are separated into News, Nightly News, TODAY, Meet the Press, and Digital Originals sections. Within those sections, the videos are further separated into categories like US News, World News, Pop Culture, and Top News. The app is free and does not require any type of activation with a cable provider to view content.
Update 6/17 6:50am
According to Julian March, Senior VP of Digital at NBC, live streaming for the NBC app is “coming soon.”