Amazon Fire TV


Freeview Play launches on Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs

Digital UK and Amazon have announced a partnership that will see Freeview Play, the online service of the UK free-to-view digital-terrestrial platform, launch on Fire TV Edition TVs sets.  The player brings together 85 freeview channels, and free access to nine on-demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup […]

Amazon launches new Fire Sticks and redesigned Fire TV UX

Amazon has launched a new cut-price Fire Stick and visual overhaul for the Fire TV UX. The company said that it will look to build on its 100 million devices sold globally with a next-generation Fire TV Stick and a cheaper Fire TV Stick Lite. The standard US$39.99 Fire TV Stick remains the same price, […]

BT Sport launches on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku devices

BT Sport is making its app available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku streaming players and Roku TV boxes. Launching on these devices and platforms ahead of the new Premier League season this weekend means that the BT Sport App is now available on a range of devices that includes the Samsung smart TV, […]

TikTok heads for the TV screen with Amazon Fire app

Social media service TikTok has launched an app on the Amazon Fire TV platform, enabling TV viewers to watch TikTok videos on the big screen. The More on TikTok app launched yesterday in the face of a looming ban on the social media site in the US from the Trump administration. More on TikTok is […]

YouTube Kids makes a comeback on Amazon Fire TV 

YouTube Kids, a children-friendly version of the leading video platform, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices.  YouTube Kids launched in the US in 2015, aimed at kids under 13, with a range of content channels and creators. Freesat customers will be able to access content covering arts and crafts, sports, music and educational videos […]

Fire TV hits 40 million users

There are now more than 40 million monthly active users of Fire TV devices, Amazon has said. This latest figure is up 8% from the 37 million monthly active users Amazon announced in September. Fire TV started life in 2014 as an inexpensive streaming stick, but the range has since been expanded to include the […]

Apple TV app launches on Amazon Fire sticks

Apple is continuing to build the number of platforms on which its TV service is available with the launch of the Apple TV for Amazon’s Fire streaming devices.  The App, which looks and functions much the same as it does on Apple’s own hardware, is available on the Fire TV Stick 4k, the 2nd generation […]

Amazon launches raft of new Fire TV products, expands international presence

Amazon is to bring over 15 new Fire TV Edition devices to the North American and European markets, is to take its new Fire TV Cube to the UK, Germany and Japan. New products include what Amazon describes as he world’s first Fire TV Edition smart TV with built-in far-field voice control, the first OLED […]

Amazon ‘looking to expand TV reach’ with more Fire launches in Europe

Amazon is planning to launch its Fire TV offering in additional markets in Europe outside the UK and Germany in order to drive take-up of its Amazon Prime Video service, according to a report by Bloomberg. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Amazon will outline its plans including a number of deals with media […]

Prime Video and YouTube brought back to Google and Amazon products

Google and Amazon have restored their video services to each others devices after almost a year and a half of sparring.  In a statement sent out on Tuesday, Amazon announced the launch of the YouTube app for Fire TV, complete with support for Alexa. Almost simultaneously, Google issued its own statement announced support for Amazon […]