Amazon is Launching a Free News App on The Fire TV & Fire Tablets




, ,

Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote - Right

Today Amazon announced that they have partnered with a growing number of news outlets to launch a few news app for the Fire TV and Fire Tablets. This new app will offer free short news clips from top providers according to Amazon. You will be able to customize the app to show content only from the categories you care about. The new news app will also come with autoplay allowing you to enjoy a custom-curated lineup of news programs.

Amazon says this new news app will appear on your Fire TV home screen with the title “News.” You won’t need to download anything as it will come built-in to all Fire TVs. You will also be able to ask Alexa to just “play the news” to access the new free news app.

Here is what the new app looks like:

Here are the news partners Amazon has teamed up with:

  • CBS News
  • Reuters
  • HuffPost
  • Bloomberg
  • Yahoo News
  • Yahoo Finance
  • Yahoo Sports
  • Yahoo Entertainment
  • AOL News
  • Al Jazeera
  • People
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Cheddar
  • Newsy
  • Wochit

Amazon says the news app will show up on Fire Tablets soon.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed a partner as Huffington Post. We’ve updated it to the correct branding name, HuffPost.

Did you know we now have a FREE app for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire? Click HERE to download our app.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.