Amazon has added several new FOX channels to the News app on Fire TV devices. You can now add FOX News, FOX Sports, FOX Business, FOX SOUL, and FOX’s LiveNOW channels to your selection of news sources within the app. This is the first time that FOX has made an arrangement like this to bring all of its news apps to a single platform. The FOX News, Business, and Sports channel integration is just for short on-demand segments that can be watched and does not provide access to the live feeds of those channels. The LiveNOW and FOX SOUL channels, however, do offer a live feed. According to FOX, LiveNOW is a general news service covering all news across the country, while FOX SOUL is a news platform focused on the black community. The addition of these FOX channels to the News app on Fire TVs comes a month after FOX debuted its new FOX Weather channel in the News app.
FOX Weather is the latest live channel to be added to Amazon’s News app on Fire TV devices. If you’ve never heard of the channel, that’s likely because it is relatively new and just launched in October 2021. The addition of the FOX Weather channel brings the News app’s list of national channels to 28. There are also now over 250 local news channels available within the News app, but not all of them offer a live stream. You can find the News app in your Fire TV’s list of apps, since it is preinstalled on all Fire TV devices.
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The Fire TV’s live TV interface, which consists of the “Live” tab and the built-in channel guide, has expanded once again with new services that have integrated their live channels. The Fox app has integrated its live local channels, various Fox Sports channels, Fox News, Fox Business, and Big Ten network. The ESPN app has integrated its live cable network channels, for those with a TV provider subscription, as well as its ESPN+ live streams. The Haystack News app has integrated dozens of live news channels. These new additions bring the number of integrated apps and services to 30, which you can find listed here. Read more ›
Amazon has significantly increased the number of local news channels and cities in its News app for Fire TV devices. The app first launched its local news coverage with 12 cities and then expanded that to 88 cities earlier this year. Now the app takes another significant jump in coverage to include 158 cities where local news is available within the app. That takes the total channels available in the app from 126 to 259 and Amazon says more than 90% of U.S. households should find at least 1 local channel in the app, while 50 metros have 2 or more options to choose from. Follow this guide to learn how to select your local news channels within the Fire TV News app.
CNN has announced that it will be launching a new streaming service early next year in Q1 2022, called CNN+. The service will launch in the US only, but the company is looking to eventually make the service available worldwide. The service is expected to compliment the cable network, as opposed to replacing it, by providing new personality-driven programming that is not available through the existing CNN linear channels. It doesn’t seem like a CNN+ subscription on its own, without a traditional paid TV subscription, will provide access to the live news channel. Pricing for the new streaming service has not been announced, but there will not be an ad-supported version at launch.
Amazon has continued to add new channels and options in the News app for Fire TV. Here are instructions on how to get the most out of the app by configuring your preferred local news cities and selecting your favorite channels so that they are easily accessible. Read more ›
A few months ago, Amazon added local news channels to its News app for Fire TV. The initial list included on-demand and live news for just 12 cities in the US. Today, Amazon has announced that they’ve expanded that offering quite a bit to 88 major cities. All cities and channels included do not offer a live stream, so you may only have access to on-demand videos in some areas. The News app for Fire TV comes pre-installed on all Fire TV devices. Read on for the full list of 88 cities. Read more ›
Amazon has somewhat integrated its News for Fire TV app into the Fire TV’s Live Experience. Despite the News app launching way back in 2019 and offering live channels from the beginning, those channels haven’t been accessible in the Fire TV’s Live tab until now. Unfortunately, the integration is half-baked, at best, with several aspects left out of the integration. Read more ›
The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting today to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. 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 coverage of the impeachment hearing for free without needing to sign-up, create an account, or login. Here’s a list of options. Read more ›
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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 ›