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Amazon adds ‘On Now’ channel navigation to Fire TV

Amazon has added two new features designed to make it easier for US subscribers to its Amazon Channels initiative to watch live programmes through their Fire TV device.

Amazon Channels On NowUsers that have signed up to access TV channels like HBO, Starz and Showtime through Amazon will now see a new row on their Fire TV homepage called On Now, which shows what programmes are playing live.

A new Fire TV Channel Guide has also been introduced that lets users browse a full channel schedule, including what is due to air in the coming weeks.

Additionally users can press the microphone button on your Alexa Voice Remote to access live TV by giving commands like “Alexa, watch HBO”.