Tubi is the latest app to integrate into the Fire TV’s live experience, which includes integration into the Live tab and the Fire TV’s channel guide. The streaming service has added 8 free live channels that can be streamed without needing an account.
The 8 channels that Tubi has integrated are Black News Channel, Bloomberg TV, Cheddar, Fubo Sports Network, NBC News NOW, News 12 New York, PeopleTV, and WeatherNation. To get these channels you just need to install the Tubi app and launch it. If the channels do not immediately appear in the Fire TV’s interface, you can go to Settings > Live TV > Sync Sources > Tubi to have them detected. Logging into the Tubi app does not increase the number of available channels.
Just as with all other apps that have integrated channels into the Fire TV’s Live experience, the 8 free Tubi channels appear in a dedicated Tubi row in the Fire TV’s Live tab. You’ll also see the channels in the Live tab’s genre rows, such as the Breaking News row. When channels are selected from the Live tab, the individual channel will appear as a separate entry in the Fire TV’s Recent row on the home screen.
As you’d expect, Tubi’s channels will also appear in the Fire TV’s traditional grid program guide, where you can see what will be airing over the next few days. A quick tip is using the fast-forward and rewind buttons on the Fire TV remote to move forward and back by a full day in the channel guide interface. Like all live channels that appear in the channel guide, you can hide channels that you’re not interested in by following this guide. You can also favorite a channel so that it appears at the front of the Tubi row in the Live tab and at the top of the channel guide.
Tubi is now the 6th free streaming service to integrate into the Fire TV interface with live channels, following Amazon’s own IMDb TV, which integrated last month. See the full list of integrated services here.