YouTube TV, Hulu, and Sling TV are integrating into the Fire TV’s Live tab and Channel Guide

YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV are the newest streaming services that are integrating their channels into the Amazon Fire TV’s various live TV interfaces. Sling TV started to roll out this intebgration a few months ago, but now it and YouTube TV’s integration is available to everyone, joining streaming services Philo and Pluto TV, which were already integrated. Hulu’s integration will be available in the coming weeks.

When a service integrates into the Fire TV’s live TV interfaces, it means the service’s channels become accessible without needing to launch the service’s apps. There are several areas in the Fire TV interface where the channels will surface, which include the Fire TV’s built-in Channel Guide, and the Live tab, the Home screen’s “On Now” row.

Channels you watch from these services will also appear in the Home screen’s Recent row as individual channels. Instead of just a single icon for the streaming service’s app, you’ll see the channels that you recently viewed in the Recent row, so that you can jump directly back into that channel. You can also use Alexa to jump directly to a channel by saying “Alexa, tune to [CHANNEL_NAME].”

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5 comments
  1. You missed Red Bull tv, it integrates well 3+. Pluto tv integration is perfect except I can’t control which 100 channels from thier huge lineup is displayed 4+. PHILO integration has numerous problems but the grid guide function works 1+. I only have the free channels offered from Sling but it works good 3+.

    • Thanks. I wanted to only include similar paid services in this article, but I just put up a full list of integrated apps/services here.

      You can hide channels that you don’t want to see by going to: Settings > Live TV > Manage Channels > [SERVICE NAME]

  2. BobR says:

    Finally! Can’t wait to try it. I’ve missed it since Vue went under, especially voice channel selection.

  3. Mike M says:

    I remember this functionality from PS Vue. It was quite good. Still not working with YouTube TV as of 9pm CDT 7/8/20. I tried doing a manual update, but it says I’m up to date. Maybe tomorrow…?

  4. Al says:

    Elias, what about ATSC 3.0? Do you know if Amazon is going to have anythingATSC 3.0 Ready?

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