10 Essential Amazon Fire TV Apps to Try Right Now

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One of the streaming devices growing in popularity is Amazon Fire TV. If you’re an Amazon user, especially a Prime fanatic, Amazon Fire TV makes a perfect choice for you. Naturally, you have full access to your Prime Video library including any Amazon Channels you’ve signed up for, and your Amazon Instant Video library with any movies and TV shows you’ve bought or rented.

Amazon Fire TV has a lot going for it. For starters, there are multiple variations and the majority of them are under $100. This makes them fairly affordable. The access to Amazon Prime makes it nice, though this is a standard function in many streaming services. Another plus is Fire TV apps. There are dozens of them, and they will determine your entertainment experience. From movies to music and even games, there are all kinds of Fire TV apps and these are 10 of the best of them!

 

DIRECTV NOW

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The nice thing about DIRECTV NOW is that it’s a live stream service. It gives you access to something similar to a cable subscription but at a much cheaper price. DIRECTV NOW offers packages starting at $35/month with no hidden fees and no contracts. You’ll be free to cancel whenever you want! While packages vary (there are four of them), some channels in the DIRECTV NOW channel lineup include AMC, ESPN, FOX News, FX, OWN, Syfy, Oxygen, FS1, USA, and TNT. The smallest package has over 60 channels! You can even add premium networks, HBO and Cinemax for $5/month per channel. If you’re ready to give DIRECTV NOW a shot, they are offering a free 7-day trial!

 

Sling TV

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Sling TV is another one of the Fire TV apps that offers a live streaming experience. Here you start with over 30 channels (though over 100 total channels are available) for $20/month. Again, you won’t have to sign a contract and you’re free to cancel at any time. The Sling TV channel lineup offers channels like HGTV, Lifetime, BBC America, CNN, History, AMC, A&E, ESPN, TNT, and many other channels. You can add more channels to your main package, too. Sports and lifestyle bundles are available, as well as premium channels like Starz, HBO, and/or Cinemax. You can even add on a DVR to record what you might otherwise miss! Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial. Also, if you are willing to prepay for a few months of service you can get a free Roku or gain access to other special offers!

 

fuboTV

fuboTV is one of the best Fire TV apps for sports fans. It’s a sports live stream service that includes more than 45 channels for $35/month. You’ll have access to hockey, football, baseball, soccer, cycling, and other sports. FOX Soccer, FOX Regional channels, FS1, FS2, BeIN Sports, and other sports channels are available. There are a variety of other channels available, as well. Additionally, you can add-on other channels to expand your package. fuboTV also includes a cloud-based DVR to record your favorite shows. A 7-day trial is here as a start to your membership. You can learn more in our fuboTV review.

 

PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue offers four main packages with between 45 and 90 channels. Each package includes local channels in either an on-demand library or in live stream depending on the location. The PS Vue channel lineup has AMC, Discovery, History, USA, FOX News, Syfy, History, ESPN, and many other channels. You can add sports or movie channels to your package if you want more channels. Base packages start at $30/month with a 5-day free trial.

 

Netflix

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This one was to be expected, right? It’s hard to write a definitive list without adding Netflix. This is even truer if you have one streaming device. You can’t talk about uploading Fire TV apps without adding Netflix. The original content alone, not to mention the thousands of TV shows and movies, make it worth adding. If you’re one of the very few who don’t currently have Netflix, they offer a 30-day trial to check it out!

 

Pluto TV

Granted, Pluto TV is going to be a little hit or miss. That’s what happens in free Fire TV apps. On the bright side, Pluto TV is worth sifting through a little junk. For starters, you get a guide that makes channel surfing possible. You’ll have access to movies and TV, including live stream and on-demand options. It’s worth trying just because it’s free. I mean, what do you have to lose?

 

iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio

There are plenty of Fire TV apps that are for more than movies and TV. iHeartRadio is one of them. The iHeartRadio app is free and allows you to listen to thousands of your favorite songs, to make playlists, and more. There are plenty of good Fire TV apps for music, and this is just one of them.

 

tubiTV

If you like free Fire TV apps, you might find tubiTV to your liking. The benefit here is that you’ll find thousands of TV shows and movies already available, with new content added every week. Sure, you won’t like everything on there, but you don’t like everything on any streaming service. At least with tubiTV, it’s free, so you can bypass what you dislike, watch what you like, and have a good time doing it.

 

The CW

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If you want to watch some free local TV, one of the best Fire TV apps to download is the CW app. You’ll get access to free episodes of all the CW shows including Supergirl, The Flash, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Supernatural, The Originals, and more! New episodes are available as soon as the day after they air on TV, and they usually have the last 5 episodes available to watch!

 

Crackle

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Crackle offers a mix of newer and older movies, along with some free TV options. All of it is free, and a lot of it is worth watching. You can create an account and that will allow you to save you spot and to build a watch list. Crackle has also started adding some original content, including the wildly popular, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the drama, Crash.

What are your favorite Fire TV apps? Let us know in the comments now that you know our favorites!

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Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn is a writer and filmmaker living in New York with her family and her spoiled Shih Tzu, Molly. When she's not writing she enjoys obsessing over her favorite television shows, watching movies, and cooking.
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