10 Best FREE Amazon Fire TV Channels

10 Best FREE Amazon Fire TV Channels

Alright, you finally cut the cord and you get yourself
an Amazon Fire device, a Fire TV, a Fire Stick 4K, a Fire Cube, whatever the case is. Now you’ve got Amazon Fire TV ready to go. And the good news is
whatever device you’ve got, there’s a ton of free content out there, you don’t have to now sign up
for a ton of paid services, you can, but you don’t have to. So today we’re gonna be talking about my top 10 picks for free
content on your Amazon Fire TV, let’s dive in. (upbeat music) Before we get started,
if you are interested in winning a 55-inch Insignia Smart TV, powered by Amazon Fire TV, you can check that out
in the description below. There are contest rules, you can get multiple entries for that. So just hit the link in the description, and enter to win that TV. Now today for the Amazon Fire TV, what we’re gonna be doing
is going through the apps, what I’m not gonna do is do a whole tour of the interface, I’m not gonna review
the devices themselves. All I’m gonna be doing is looking at our top 10 free apps. So if you want to look for anything else, hit this icon above me, there are some other Amazon
Fire videos that we have, if you want something in a
little bit different genre. Now then, first thing I’ll show
you is how to find your apps here on the home screen, we can go down here to
your apps and channels. And if I click left, I can see all so if I go through all this, I’ve got to click through
absolutely everything it takes forever. So I
can go all the way right or just go click left and see all. And here is kind of a grid
layout of all the apps on the Amazon Fire TV, I can also do that by holding that home button on the remote. And it shows me that
grid view for the apps. So that’s how I’m gonna be locating these. If you want to download apps, you’re gonna come to the
Apps tab up here on the top. And you can scroll through these you’ll notice there is
no search function here. But what you can do is hold
down your voice search, search the Tubi TV app, so yeah you can search it that way. Click in here and then you
can download an app this way. So then it’ll show up
in your list of apps. Now that we know how to download apps, let’s go back to that grid view and get started on our top 10 apps. The first one is YouTube. Now you might be saying
hang on that’s obvious, of course, YouTube, right? Well, not necessarily
because it was actually just, I want to say yesterday or the day before, as we were recording this, that YouTube is finally made available on the Amazon Fire again. There was a big spat
between Amazon and Google and so they took their apps
off of each other’s platforms, but now they’ve kissed and made up. So now you can get the YouTube
app on your Amazon Fire TV, which is vital as far as I’m concerned. This is obviously this
is where you get me. So it’s the most important app on your TV. Once you get in there,
you can search everything, just like you normally would on YouTube. Alright, so now if we go back to our apps, the next one is Express VPN, this one is not an app that you’re going to find any content on. But it’s gonna be very
important if you use other apps to view content that
depend on your location. So for instance, I do have one paid app
on here called MLB.TV. And with this one or other
ones like it NBA TV, NHL TV, what they do is you sign
up for their service. And it allows you to view
all out of market games. So in this case, all out
of market baseball games. And if I wanted to view my hometown team, it’s not gonna let me do that. But with something like Express VPN, it’s going to mask your location or you can change the location
that you’re streaming from or that you’re getting your data from. So it can be very useful
for privacy reasons and for reasons of other apps. So this one is pretty vital, although you’re not gonna
find any content on it. Next up is a few really
well known ones Sony crackle and Pluto TV, numbers three and four. Sony crackle is an
on-demand streaming service, much like Netflix. The difference here is
that it’s ad-supported. And so it’s free stuff. So if I come in here to Sony crackle. So now that I’ve opened it up, I can log in if I wanna create an account and kind of save all my
stuff, or I can skip that and just go right into browsing for stuff. So as you can see, it’s structured
quite a bit like Netflix with different genres
that you can go through and see movies. So I mean, you can see some
pretty great movies on here, “Concussion”, “Whiplash”,
that sort of thing. But once you get in there and watch a show it is going to be ad-supported. So that’s something to consider. Next up Pluto TV is an
ad-supported live TV network. And so Pluto TV gives
you over 100 channels that you can browse through, it’s got a lot of great shows and movies. This is where you’re gonna
find a lot of kind of, I would call it B team
content from Viacom channels. So we’re talking to MTV,
BET that sort of thing. Viacom actually purchased this. That’s why there’s so
much Viacom stuff on here. But you can get movies, TV shows, Stadium is a sports network where you can check out some, you know, off the beaten path
stuff, but it’s all free. It’s just ad-supported,
much like Sony crackle. Next up one of my favorites, I found this one while
I was searching around for fun stuff to watch. NASA has a streaming network Who would have thought and
quite frankly, it’s brilliant. If you’re into NASA stuff,
if you like space stuff, then come in here and
you can watch NASA live, they’ve got latest images and
videos that they’ve uploaded. You can check out this content where they will interview astronauts, I was just watching a program where they were
interviewing the astronauts on the space station so all
of this stuff is on here. And it is fantastic. If this is the kind of
content that you go for. This app is wonderful. Next up is another big surprise. I discovered this one when I was looking for apps for the Apple TV. Luckily, it’s available
on the Fire TV as well. Viki is Asian TV that is subtitled by fans by you know mega fans,
so they translate it and subtitle it and put it
on here for you to watch. And so there are lots of great you know, kind of comedies and dramas, action stuff, really soapy Asian stuff, it’s fantastic. So if you’re looking for something, kind of off that beaten
path, look up, Viki. It’s delightful. Next up, Hoopla and
Kanopy are kind of lumped into the same category. These are library based apps. And what I mean by that is
their public library apps, you can go into Kanopy and log in with your local library card. And their most local libraries are gonna be signed up either for Kanopy or Hoopla mine is through Kanopy. And so I can go in here and watch some awesome movies, frankly, they are really high quality stuff. If you have a library card, this is a no-brainer
free content just based on your library card. Next up Ted, you’re
probably familiar with this. But you may not know that they have an app where they’ve gathered
all of their content. So you can go through
based on topics or whatever and check out TED Talks. If you enjoy TED Talks,
again, this is a no-brainer. All right, and lastly,
we have PBS and PBS Kids. Now these ones are interesting because they do have you log
in via an interesting way. If I go into PBS, it
asks me to activate that. So I’m gonna lean over to my laptop here and activate it using
the code that they give, you guys can’t see what
I’m doing right now. But once I get in there, it asks me to verify
that with the you know, log in using Facebook
or something like that. But once you’re in you
get ton of PBS content, the reason it has you log in is because it’s going to base
it on your local PBS station. And so if you have local
stuff that you want to watch, it’s going to show up on this app. Similarly, when you go into PBS Kids, it’ll have you do the same activation. Obviously, if you have kids, this is a must have, my kids love “Daniel
Tiger’s Neighborhood”, I can sing you all the songs all of them. Now, these are apps that are all available in the Amazon Fire TV app store. So you can download them all directly. Now there are a lot of other apps, if you go search online for
the best apps for Fire TV, you’re gonna find a lot
of things like Cinema APK, CyberFlix, Titanium TV, these are apps that allow
you to pull in content that is of,
(clears throat) shall we say questionable legality. And so I’m not gonna
go through those apps, but you can side load them. That’s one nice thing
about the Amazon Fire TV is that you can side load apps. And I’ll show you what I mean by that. If you go up here to your
settings, and over to My Fire TV, then down here in Developer Options, Apps from Unknown Sources, it should come by default it says off. But if you come in here and turn it on, then this means that you
can now download apps from unknown sources. And so if I go now and say,
search for the downloader app, there are a few apps like
this one like Downloader that will allow you to find apps that aren’t available
on Amazon Fire’s store. And so you can get some things that are of questionable
legality, like I said, and so we kind of steer away from showing you everything about that. But one thing that it does,
that’s really nice is gaming. And so you can get NES and SNES emulators and play them with Bluetooth controllers. It’s really great. I’m just not gonna go through this because those things aren’t available in the Amazon Fire TV app store. So if you have any other
questions about apps that we like, or if you have any app recommendations, hit the comments below and let us know and let everybody else know as well. We’ll be up voting and
hearting those comments that have great content ideas. So hit those comment and as a reminder, don’t forget that we are giving away an Amazon Fire 55-inch Smart TV. So hit the description,
there’s a link there where you can see how to win that TV that’s going through July 26th. And so if you’re interested in that, go check out that contest. There are lots of ways
to enter to win that so thanks for watching guys. I will see you on the next review. (upbeat music)


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    Dave S.

    Another great app everyone especially those that live in areas prone to severe weather is the my radar app which offers a clear radar picture of any place in the world You can have it on the TV and also on the Fire tablet

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    Jamnadas Polra

    AS an Indian living in Australia, my children n my household needs Hindi Movies n TV serials from INDIA eg SONYTV. SPORTS TEN, ZEETV, AIRTEL,COLORSTV. .the Indian Amazon GFire stick has all such requested can be found on JIO ,AIRTEL SONY, ZEE ,SAHARA ,STARPLUS

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    Richard smith

    If you go to the movies and tv category, scroll down to the first bookmarker to get The Roku channel.

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    Evan Mendoza

    You see…….you see……you see……this is why I love the FIRESTICKS…..lol 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    Michal Stoklosa

    Are some of these apps available on Amazon Prime itself? Also, could you guys do an overview of the best channels on Roku? I just upgraded to an Ultra and I want to check out what some of the best recommended apps are.

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    Laurie Gold

    Great video! Question and recommendation, starting with the latter: Bon Appetit has a great app. Eventually everything appears on heir YouTube channel, but their app, only on TV and not devices, is wonderful. Now for the question. We have Fire Sticks rather than TV’s, and wondered if you could compare and contrast. Because, for instance, I can only get the Kanopy app on a device, not the sticks. I concur with how good it is as we’ve seen art house movies and award-winning documentaries on it.

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    Mark m.

    Great video as always! Want to suggest Analiti Apps as well. Very useful to analyze the speed of your wifi network.

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    kamran ali

    i watched all amrican show like game of throne .lucifer .castle free frome mediaboxhd apk on my oppo a3s

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    Patrick Stiehm

    I have used Kanopy for a long time and was delighted to see there is an app for it on Fire. It doesn't work, however or at least doesn't work on my Fire Device or perhaps it's my TV. Very disappointing. Fortunately it does work with Chromecast.

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    Mari A

    I found your channel looking for an indoor antenna video, this is the second video I watch, and I immediately subscribed. Plus you have a giveaway! Sharing this on FB.

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    Larry Mayer

    Express VPN sounds great for MLB blacked out home games but I’m worried that it would do the opposite for my LoCast app and I’d lose my local LA tv stations. What do you think?

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    American pirate

    Still waiting on add/commercial free apps that don't buffer me to death . Or at least apps with (LOW) commercials instead of a commercial every other 3 minutes like pluto. Not sure why they even call it pluto because there are so many amazon commercials it should just be called amazon tv. Of the apps you mentioned, pluto works the best for me personally, I just hate all the dam commercials , they are extremely annoying . Crackle and IMDb both buffer entirely to much for me to watch them. Haven't bothered with the others due to lack of interest.

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    Fred Flintstone

    But can you download an ad-blocker for the YouTube app so I don't have to hit the remote every time a 20+ minute ad comes on?

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    Jeff N

    Crackle has definitely impressed me lately. Used to suck, but they have added a huge amount of content from Sony studios.

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    Jeff N

    You should also get Tubi, which is another B movie channel. Ad supported. They have a giant library and often carry movies not found in other free apps.

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