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Amazon Fire TV Live gets new OTT services like Hulu and YouTube TV

Amazon Fire TV Live gets new OTT services like Hulu and YouTube TV

The 'Live' Section on Amazon Fire TV has been updated to include additional streaming services, namely OTT options like Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live TV. Through this portal, users are able to find apps that provide access to live television content, building upon the on-demand services that largely dominate the streaming market. It may be a few days before users see all three services.

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There’s HBO Max bad news if you use Amazon Fire TV or Roku

There’s HBO Max bad news if you use Amazon Fire TV or Roku

HBO Max may be launching today, but there's bad news if you're using two of the most popular platforms for streaming TV and movies at home. Those with an Amazon Fire TV device or TV, or a Roku device or TV, are discovering today that they're not invited to the HBO Max party.

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Amazon Fire TV gets new Free section to help users find more content

Amazon Fire TV gets new Free section to help users find more content

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it is adding a 'Free' section to the top bar on the Fire TV interface, making it easy for users to find free content from a variety of sources. The content featured in the new menu is curated, according to Amazon, which says that users will find a mixture of movies, TV shows, news, and other ad-supported streaming options.

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Fire TV’s new AtHome section curates free shows from major partners

Fire TV’s new AtHome section curates free shows from major partners

Amazon has launched a new section on Fire TV and Fire Tablets called '#AtHome' that curates free content from a variety of partners, including Showtime, CBS, HBO, and more. The new 'experience,' as Amazon calls it, will be made available to users located in the United States; the company says it will add more content over time. In addition to entertainment, the section also includes fitness and news content.

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Amazon smart TVs don’t exist because of alleged Android TV contract

Amazon smart TVs don’t exist because of alleged Android TV contract

It may not be as ubiquitous as its smartphone original, especially in a volatile TV market, but Android TV admittedly has the lion's share of the smart TV market. That's not exactly surprising given the different forms Google's platform takes, from dongles to actual hulking TVs. It isn't the only option in the market, of course, but one long-time rival is curiously absent from the TV segment. Amazon's Fire TV has been unable to outgrow its dongle and set-top box forms and sources say it's because of Google's questionable tactics.

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March Madness Live app’s best feature is no longer limited to Apple TV

March Madness Live app’s best feature is no longer limited to Apple TV

The NCAA has announced that its March Madness app, which enables basketball fans to watch their favorite games over the Internet, has released one of its best features for the Fire TV and Android TV platforms. With this new feature, fans can watch two different games at the same time, something that was previously limited to only the Apple TV version of the streaming app.

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New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

In late 2019, Hulu decided to split their app into two versions. They called these versions "Classic Hulu app" and "the latest Hulu app" in support documentation. Every device Hulu supports for the "latest" Hulu app will have access for years to come, more than likely. This includes Apple TV (4th gen and later), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 (not including live programming), Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 devices, Echo Show, Chromecast, and a variety of others. What we're interested in here is the latest guidance from Hulu on devices on which "New" Hulu will and will not work.

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Peloton app launched for Amazon Fire TV exclusively, for now

Peloton app launched for Amazon Fire TV exclusively, for now

The Peloton App was given a new edition today for Amazon TV devices. This app will be released on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs exclusively. That's not to say that there won't ever be a Peloton app for other Android devices or Apple TV, but for now it's exclusive - it's just on Amazon Fire TV devices right out the gate.

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Amazon free music streaming expands to Fire TV and mobile

Amazon free music streaming expands to Fire TV and mobile

Earlier this year, Amazon announced that its Amazon Music service was now free (with advertisements) for anyone who owned a smart speaker featuring its Alexa personal assistant. Amazon has expanded that perk to its wider ecosystem, namely the Fire TV platform, as well as on Android and iOS using the Amazon Music app. Users aren't required to have an Amazon Music Unlimited or Amazon Prime membership.

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Amazon has some good news for Disney+ subscribers

Amazon has some good news for Disney+ subscribers

Some signs over the past couple of months had teased the potential for a Disney+ launch that wouldn't include support for Amazon's Fire TV platform. In an announcement today, the company put those rumors to rest by confirming that Fire TV will support the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in a little over a week from now. Users will be able to download the Disney+ app from the Amazon App Store.

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Apple TV app arrives on Fire TV, but only the newer Stick models

Apple TV app arrives on Fire TV, but only the newer Stick models

The Apple TV app has officially arrived on Amazon's Fire TV platform, enabling streamers who don't own an Apple TV device to easily access Apple's content on their television. The arrival comes only days ahead of the Apple TV+ video service, which will be accessible to subscribers through the Apple TV app. Unfortunately, the app is only available on a couple of Fire TV Stick models for now, meaning many Fire TV users won't be able to access it.

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Disney+ may not support Fire TV when it launches next month

Disney+ may not support Fire TV when it launches next month

Last month, Disney announced the list of devices that will support its Disney+ streaming service when it launches next month. As we noted at the time, Amazon's Fire TV was notably absent from the list, which covers just about every other major platform on the market, including everything from mobile and desktop to Chromecast and gaming consoles. According to a new leak, the absence may hint at a dispute taking place behind closed doors.

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