Amazon Adds A New Live Television Tab to its Fire TVs
Amazon has made finding live television more convenient for its 34 million users with the addition of a Live tab on its Fire TV units. The new tab will aggregate all live programming that users might have installed across apps. The Live tab will bring live sports, news, and channels from select OTT services, streaming apps (e.g. PlayStation Vue), paid subscriptions, and over-the-air antennas into one consolidated view.
The new Live tab can be found right next to Home in the main navigation menu. At the top of the Live tab, you’ll find Recent Channels, which includes your most recently viewed channels across all integrated apps and services.
Users will be able to jump from the Today Show on NBC from PlayStation Vue, breaking news coverage on CBSN from Pluto TV, the newest episode of Big Little Lies on HBO as it airs, or your local weather forecast on NBC through a Fire TV Recast.
The Live tab will be available to all Fire TV customers in the United States over the next week and this new experience is available across all Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs.