Alright, you finally cut the cord and you get yourselfan 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 iswhatever device you’ve got, there’s a ton of free content out there, you don’t have to now sign upfor 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 freecontent on your Amazon Fire TV, let’s dive in.
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Now today for the Amazon Fire TV, what we’re gonna be doingis going through the apps, what I’m not gonna do is do a whole tour of the interface, I’m not gonna reviewthe 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 AmazonFire videos that we have, if you want something in alittle bit different genre.
Now then, first thing I’ll showyou is how to find your apps here on the home screen, we can go down here toyour apps and channels.
And if I click left, I can see all so if I go through all this, I’ve got to click throughabsolutely everything it takes forever.
So Ican go all the way right or just go click left and see all.
And here is kind of a gridlayout 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 thatgrid 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 theApps tab up here on the top.
And you can scroll through these you’ll notice there isno search function here.
But what you can do is holddown your voice search, search the Tubi TV app, so yeah you can search it that way.
Click in here and then youcan download an app this way.
So then it’ll show upin 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 sayinghang on that’s obvious, of course, YouTube, right? Well, not necessarilybecause 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 spatbetween Amazon and Google and so they took their appsoff of each other’s platforms, but now they’ve kissed and made up.
So now you can get the YouTubeapp on your Amazon Fire TV, which is vital as far as I’m concerned.
This is obviously thisis 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 veryimportant if you use other apps to view content thatdepend on your location.
So for instance, I do have one paid appon here called MLB.
And with this one or otherones like it NBA TV, NHL TV, what they do is you signup for their service.
And it allows you to viewall out of market games.
So in this case, all outof 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 locationthat you’re streaming from or that you’re getting your data from.
So it can be very usefulfor privacy reasons and for reasons of other apps.
So this one is pretty vital, although you’re not gonnafind any content on it.
Next up is a few reallywell known ones Sony crackle and Pluto TV, numbers three and four.
Sony crackle is anon-demand streaming service, much like Netflix.
The difference here isthat 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 mystuff, or I can skip that and just go right into browsing for stuff.
So as you can see, it’s structuredquite a bit like Netflix with different genresthat you can go through and see movies.
So I mean, you can see somepretty 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 anad-supported live TV network.
And so Pluto TV givesyou over 100 channels that you can browse through, it’s got a lot of great shows and movies.
This is where you’re gonnafind a lot of kind of, I would call it B teamcontent from Viacom channels.
So we’re talking to MTV, BET that sort of thing.
Viacom actually purchased this.
That’s why there’s somuch 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 pathstuff, but it’s all free.
It’s just ad-supported, much like Sony crackle.
Next up one of my favorites, I found this one whileI was searching around for fun stuff to watch.
NASA has a streaming network Who would have thought andquite frankly, it’s brilliant.
If you’re into NASA stuff, if you like space stuff, then come in here andyou can watch NASA live, they’ve got latest images andvideos that they’ve uploaded.
You can check out this content where they will interview astronauts, I was just watching a program where they wereinterviewing the astronauts on the space station so allof this stuff is on here.
And it is fantastic.
If this is the kind ofcontent 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 availableon 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 iton 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 beatenpath, look up, Viki.
Next up, Hoopla andKanopy are kind of lumped into the same category.
These are library based apps.
And what I mean by that istheir 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-brainerfree content just based on your library card.
Next up Ted, you’reprobably familiar with this.
But you may not know that they have an app where they’ve gatheredall of their content.
So you can go throughbased 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 login via an interesting way.
If I go into PBS, itasks me to activate that.
So I’m gonna lean over to my laptop here and activate it usingthe code that they give, you guys can’t see whatI’m doing right now.
But once I get in there, it asks me to verifythat with the you know, log in using Facebookor something like that.
But once you’re in youget ton of PBS content, the reason it has you log in is because it’s going to baseit on your local PBS station.
And so if you have localstuff 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 “DanielTiger’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 forthe best apps for Fire TV, you’re gonna find a lotof things like Cinema APK, CyberFlix, Titanium TV, these are apps that allowyou to pull in content that is of, (clears throat) shall we say questionable legality.
And so I’m not gonnago through those apps, but you can side load them.
That’s one nice thingabout 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 yoursettings, 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 youcan now download apps from unknown sources.
And so if I go now and say, search for the downloader app, there are a few apps likethis one like Downloader that will allow you to find apps that aren’t availableon Amazon Fire’s store.
And so you can get some things that are of questionablelegality, 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 otherquestions 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 andhearting those comments that have great content ideas.
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There are lots of waysto enter to win that so thanks for watching guys.
I will see you on the next review.