Top Black Friday deals on Fire TV Apps, VPNs, & Streaming Services


Here’s a list of the best Black Friday deals on Fire TV apps, games, VPNs, and streaming services. The list includes discounts on Jackbox games, IP Camera apps, CBS, Hulu, Sling TV, Plex, Noggin, CuriosityStream, IPVanish, Surfshark, NordVPN, and more. Read more ›

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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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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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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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Introducing the AFTVnews URL Shortener for the Downloader App

I’m excited to announce the AFTVnews URL Shortener which makes using my Downloader App easier than ever. As you’d expect, entering any URL into the AFTVnews URL Shortener results in a short URL being created that points to the original URL. What makes the AFTVnews URL Shortener best for the Downloader App is that the two are integrated together so that you only need to enter the numeric code portion of the short URL to load it in the Downloader App. 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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PJ Masks Racing Heroes game for Fire TV is currently FREE — Normally $3.99


Get this Free Fire TV Game

The Fire TV game PJ Masks: Racing Heroes has just gone Free for a limited time. This game normally costs $3.99 so if you have young kids around, here’s your chance to give them a bit of racing fun at no cost. It’s compatible with all Fire TV models except the 1st-gen Fire TV and 1st-gen Fire TV Stick. It can be played using the regular Fire TV remote control so you do not need to have a gamepad to play, but it is compatible with game controllers as well if you have one. Since this is normally a paid game, it has no ads which is ideal for young kids. As a reminder, if you’re not currently near your Fire TV, you can click through the link above and “buy” the game for free through Amazon.com so that it is forever available from the cloud.

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Penguins on Ice is a great new free Fire TV game worth checking out

The new game Penguins on Ice has just been released for Amazon Fire TV devices and it’s a great free game for casual play. Inspired by the Turbo Tunnel level in the classic Battle Toads game for NES, you play as a penguin sliding down a course while avoiding obstacles and jumping over seals, gaps, and more. The game is easy to pick up and challenging to master, thanks to its gradual difficulty ramp up. If you’re looking for a casual game to fill those few minutes here and there when you have to pause what you’re watching while you wait for someone to refresh their drink or grab a snack, Penguins on Ice is worth a try. Read more ›

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Roku officially brings The Roku Channel to all Amazon Fire TV devices

You read that right. Roku, the Fire TV’s largest competitor, has just released their own official Roku Channel app in the Amazon appstore. Similar to Amazon’s own IMDb TV service, the Roku Channel houses Roku’s library of over 100,000 ad-supported movies and TV shows, as well as over 100 live TV channels. It’s now all available through any Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Edition televisions, or Fire TV Edition soundbar. Read more ›

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Downloader app and Sideloading work on the 2020 Chromecast with Google TV

For those wondering the new 2020 Google Chromecast with Google TV does support sideloading apps and my Downloader app. There was a small bug in Downloader that partially prevented file access on the Chromecast, due to privacy changes made in Android 10, but I’ve already fixed it and the updated version (v1.4.2) is already live in Google’s appstore. Read more ›

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