CBS Sports app released for all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models

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A new CBS Sports app has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. The app is compatible with both Fire OS 3 and Fire OS 5 so it works with both older 1st generation devices and newer ones. This CBS Sports app will be streaming the Super Bowl Live and for free, so it has arrived just in the nick of time for tomorrow’s big game. CBS will be broadcasting all of the Super Bowl ads live for the first time, so if you’re not interested in the game, you can use the app to tune in for the great ads.

There was a big concern that the app would not be compatible with older 1st-gen Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks since CBS’ only other Fire TV app, CBS All Access, is only compatible with the 2nd-gen Fire TV and newer Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote bundle. Bravo to both CBS and Amazon for getting this app released in time for the Super Bowl and for ensuring it supports all Fire TVs, new and old.

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CBS Sports app for the Fire TV expected to be released this week in time for Super Bowl 50

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Currently, there is no legal way to stream Super Bowl 50 on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, apart from using an OTA antenna box like the Tablo or HDHomeRun. According to Jared Newman from Tech Hive, that’s likely to change in time for the big game. Newman tells me he has confirmed with both Amazon and CBS that the two companies are working to make the CBS Sports app compatible with the Fire TV later this week. CBS will be streaming the Super Bowl live through their CBS Sports app.

The CBS All Access app is only compatible with Fire OS 5 devices, so there’s a good chance the CBS Sports app will have the same limitation. The Fire OS 5 software update is currently slowly rolling out to older devices, but there’s a chance some 1st-gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners won’t receive the update by this Sunday’s game. If the CBS Sports app does require Fire OS 5, some older Fire TV owners may be out of luck. We’ll have to wait and see.

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New fuboTV app brings live soccer streams to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

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A new FuboTV app has just been released for all Fire TV devices, new and old. The app features live and on-demand soccer matches from around the world. You’ll find games from leagues like La Liga, Serie A, Liga MX, MLS, Ligue 1, the English Championship, and more. The app also provides live streams from channels such as such as beIN SPORTS, Univision, Univision Deportes Network, Galavision, UniMás, El Rey, TyC Sports, GolTV, Benfica TV, Pivot, REVOLT, and others. All of this is available for a monthly subscription price of $9.99 with a 7-day free trial.

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NBC brings their live sports coverage to the Fire TV with new Sports Live Extra app

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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.

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FOX Sports GO arrives on the Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick

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Two months after Amazon let slip that FOX Sports GO would be coming to the Amazon Fire TV, the app has now been released for both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. FOX Sports GO provides live streaming video from FOX’s various sports channels including, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX College Sports, FOX Prime Ticket, and FOX Deportes. The app is free but, like other apps of its kind, must be activated through one of the participating cable service providers. AT&T, Cox, Time Warner, and Charter are among some of the 30 participating providers. Notably missing from the list are satellite providers Dish Network and Direct TV.

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MLB brings live baseball to the Amazon Fire TV

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The Fire TV’s sports offerings have just become a little better with the arrival of the MLB.tv app. With the NBA already onboard and the NFL Now app coming soon, the Fire TV will soon have the big three names in sports.  Read more ›

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How to watch the 2014 World Cup LIVE on the Amazon Fire TV

world-cup-headerThe 2014 FIFA World Cup starts this week on June 12th and you can tune in live using your Amazon Fire TV. We’ve uncovered three different ways you can stream all the action. Each method has its pros and cons, so read on to figure out which will work best for your specific circumstances. Read more ›

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NFL’s digital network “NFL Now” coming to Fire TV

nfl-nowThe National Football League’s new digital network, NFL Now, will be available on the Amazon Fire TV when it launches in August. While the service wont offer live streaming games at launch, the NFL says it will have on-demand games, highlights, and original programming, all for free.

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