Vudu app for Fire TV and Firestick is now available to install from the Amazon Appstore

Earlier this week, Vudu revealed that they were finally releasing an app for Fire TV devices and now Vudu for Fire TV has arrived in the Amazon Appstore. The app is compatible with every Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition model. It’s a very rudimentary app but it gets the job done of giving you up to 4K playback of your Vudu library. There is a Movies section and a TV section where you can browse content in the Vudu store. If you log into the app you’ll be able to view your purchased content, as well as view your watchlist, wishlist, and pre-orders. The app also has a Kids Mode where you can select an age between 2 and 12 and only content appropriate for that age or under will be accessible. Unfortunately, you cannot purchase content directly from the Fire TV app, likely because Vudu doesn’t want to give Amazon a cut of the in-app purchase. You’ll need to purchase content through a phone or computer on Vudu.com first before it can be played in the Vudu app for Fire TV. There also doesn’t seem to be any way to watch any of the free ad-supported content that Vudu offers.

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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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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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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 is officially coming to Amazon Fire TVs on Tuesday November 17

The wait is over. HBO and Amazon have reached an agreement and have announced that an official HBO Max app will be arriving on Amazon Fire TVs, Firesticks, Fire TV Edition televisions, and Fire tablets this Tuesday, November 17. The new version of HBO has only been available on Fire TVs via sideloading since it launched earlier this year in May. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to get it from the Amazon Appstore, as you’d expect. Read more ›

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New OTT streaming service TVision from T-Mobile is now available on Amazon Fire TVs and other devices

T-Mobile has launched their over-the-top streaming service, TVision, to compete with the likes of YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and others. The TVision app is already available in the Amazon appstore for Fire TV devices. It’s compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Stick models except the 1st-gen Fire TV and the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick. It has some actually compelling plans that start at just $10/month. Read more ›

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Quibi app arrives on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV

The relatively new short-form streaming service Quibi has just released apps for Amazon Fire TV devices, as well as Android TV and Apple TV. The service launched in April 2020 as a mobile-only service with 10-minute “quick bite” episodes of original content that was meant to be viewed when you have some free time while on the go. With everyone spending so much time at home, the mobile-centric service has struggled to hold on to subscribers so they’ve now switched strategies by releasing new apps for all major streaming platforms except Roku. Read more ›

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