NBC & Telemundo Station Apps Now Available On Amazon Fire TV

NBCUniversal Local, the home of NBC and Telemundo owned stations and bilingual TV newsrooms in the country’s top TV markets, today announced that its stations’ apps are now available on Amazon Fire TV. Through the NBC and Telemundo station apps on Fire TV, users can access content produced by 11 NBC owned stations, 23 Telemundo owned […]

Amazon Fire TV’s Local News App Now Covers 158 U.S. Cities

Amazon’s news app on Fire TV on Wednesday began expanding live and on-demand local news from 88 to 158 major cities across the U.S. The expansion includes cities like Charleston, S.C.; Wichita, Kan.; Tucson, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Honolulu; and Lincoln, Neb., and will more than double the local stations available from 126 to 259. The expansion follows an initial 12-city launch last year and an expansion to 88 cities in March.

Peacock Lands On Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablets

NBCUniversal and Amazon just announced that Peacock will launch on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets in the U.S. starting on Thursday. The Peacock app will bring thousands of hours of on-demand movies and shows, as well as live news and sports programming, to Fire TV and Fire tablet customers nationwide. The announcement is part of a larger partnership between Amazon and NBCU, with more announcements coming soon.

Amazon And Best Buy Refresh Lineup Of Toshiba-Branded, Fire TV-Powered Smart TVs

Amazon Fire TV Remote Adds Dedicated Buttons For Netflix, Prime, Disney Plus And Hulu, Ticks Off Tech Press

88 Cities Added To Amazon Free News App

Amazon said it is adding on-demand local news in 88 more cities to tie news app on Fire TV. The stories come from stations owned by Disney’s ABC Television Stations, CBSN, Tegna, Cox, Scripps and Altice USA. Amazon introduced local news last year in 12 cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Jeep Offers First Vehicles To Integrate Amazon Fire TV

Jeep’s soon-to-be-revealed Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be the first vehicles in the automotive industry to integrate Amazon Fire TV for Auto, according to the automaker. In-car connectivity will allow passengers to stream their favorite shows or movies together or separately while staying linked to their digital lives, with access to apps and Alexa.

Univision App Comes To Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV Adds Local News In 12 Cities

At the end of a record-setting year of news consumption, Amazon Fire TV said TV stations in 12 U.S. cities will be added to Amazon’s news app, with another 90 on deck for 2021. The initial dozen stations are in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Tampa, Boston, San Francisco and Seattle.

HBO Max Finally Coming To Amazon Fire TV

After a long battle between Amazon and HBO owner WarnerMedia, the two companies have come to an agreement that will allow Amazon Fire TV users to finally stream HBO Max. starting on Nov. 17, people with Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and Fire tablets can load HBO Max directly on those devices.

Tegna Updates Station OTT Streaming Apps on Roku, Plans To Launch On Amazon Fire TV

Tegna today said it has completed an update of its stations’ over-the-top streaming apps on Roku, “enhancing the experience for viewers.” Tegna also announced it is planning to launch OTT streaming apps for its stations on Amazon Fire TV by the end of 2020. When the rollout on Amazon Fire TV is complete, Tegna stations’ […]

TikTok Heads To TV

TikTok has launched its first TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices. “More on TikTok” features curated video playlists and compilations from the mobile TikTok app, as well as interviews with creators, along with other content that runs over the one-minute limit on the phone app. The app is a view-only channel, so users won’t need to log in, and it won’t enable them to upload videos.

Peacock Without Roku And Amazon Fire TV? The Streamer’s Top Exec Is OK With That

Comcast’s new streaming service launches next week and has yet to announce a deal with the two most popular streaming platforms. Matt Strauss, chairman of Peacock and NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises, says that’s fine. “It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon for us.”

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Amazon Fire TV To Integrate Into Cars

At CES, Amazon announced a new Fire TV Edition, able to power soundbars and be integrated into cars by late 2020. Amazon said it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler and BMW to bring Fire TV-enabled rear-seat TV sets to those vehicles.

Amazon Fire TV Adds Live Programming Tab

Amazon Fire TV is introducing a new enhancement to its platform. The “Live” tab, which is currently rolling out on Fire devices and smart TVs, is next to “Home” in the main navigation menu. It highlights live offerings from free services, subscription bundles and Prime Video Channels outlets including MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, PGA Tour Live, HBO and Showtime. Programs pulled in over the air with an antenna are also included.

NewsON Makes App Available On Amazon Fire TV

The app gives users access to live and on-demand newscasts from 123 markets.

Amazon Planning Video News App For Fire TV

Amazon Cuts Fire TV Price By 29%

Amazon Lights Up Single Sign-On For Cable Apps

YouTube Deactivated On Fire TV Four Days Early

Google Blocks YouTube On Amazon Devices

The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon’s refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets.

Google Blocks YouTube On Amazon Devices

The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon’s refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets.

Plex Adds Amazon Fire TV And Web Support

Plex Live TV and DVR is now available on Amazon Fire TV, along with support for live TV on Plex for Web. Plex says that Amazon users will also get a new user experience since Amazon Fire TV is powerful enough to run the new Plex Android TV interface.

Amazon Customers Can Get Sling Cloud DVR

It offers 50 hours of storage for $5 per month to select customers; allows them. to keep their recordings without expiration. The new service is supported on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku streaming players and Roku TVs compatible with Sling TV.

Facebook Launching App For Apple, Amazon

The social network on Tuesday announced a new app for set-top boxes, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and the Samsung Smart TV. The app will let you watch the same kinds of video you can already find on Facebook, but (presumably) on a much larger screen.

Sling Expands DVR To Amazon, Android

Sling TV said it would expand availability of its cloud DVR trial to users of Amazon Fire TV and Android devices, with Apple TV users gaining access sometime afterward.

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WGHP Expands Offerings Via Platforms

Tribune’s Greensboro, N.C., Fox affiliate is now offering news, lifestyle and entertainment segments as video-on-demand content on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google’s Android TV.

 

WPIX Expands Offerings Via Platforms

The Tribune New York station is now offering news, lifestyle and entertainment segments as video-on-demand content on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google’s Android TV.

Amazon Fire TV Off To A Rough Start

So much for Amazon’s early jump on the Apple TV. The Seattle Web giant’s site said Thursday that the new version of its Fire TV won’t be in stock again until Oct. 30 — just three days after its initial launch.

New Google Chromecast Close To Launch

With Apple and Amazon already announcing new, upgraded streaming devices, a new report says Google may be ready to debut its revamped Chromecast later this month. The $35 contraption connects televisions to computers and mobile devices.

NAB 2015 Tech: Ooyala On Amazon Fire TV

Ooyala | Booth N1937 | Website: Ooyala, a Telstra subsidiary specializing in premium video publishing, analytics and monetization, is making it fast and simple for Ooyala customers to syndicate video to the popular Amazon Fire TV line of devices. Ooyala’s syndication feeds let publishers distribute content to the living room, and Fire TV, which is […]

Amazon Adding HBO Go To Its Fire TV

An In-Depth Look At Amazon’s Fire TV

Amazon’s first set-top box does a few things differently that competitors like Roku and Apple TV. Check out this video walk-through to get a closer look at the product.

Amazon Announces A Set-Top Box

The device, called Amazon Fire TV, will marry Amazon’s video library with content from other providers.