Fire TV offers a vast assortment of different channels, all including their own different, accessible content. Though they have their popular channels like Hulu, Netflix, and many others, Fire TV also has a lot of “hidden gems:” a great channel that may not be as well-known as it deserves to be. It can be easy to overlook the smaller apps, but they all have their own special features and provide great services that many streaming giants don’t offer.
First, a few honorable mentions. In the past, we would have included services like Pluto TV, Tubi, Amazon Freevee, and others on this list. Now though they are so well known, they no longer qualify for hidden gems. If you want to find our top 10 list of best free Fire TV apps, you can do so HERE.
Here are 10 Hidden Fire TV Gems:
• Local News and TV Shows
•. Monster mayhem and sci-fi cult classics
• High-impact action movies
• Thought-provoking documentaries and investigative news specials
• Music concerts featuring today’s hottest stars from LiveXLive and more
• Stand-up specials, romcom and comedy flicks
You can add STIRR to your Fire TV.
- Watch live, local TV newscasts for free from nearly 200 trusted local news stations across the U.S. with the NewsON app. No cable subscription or login required. Enjoy local news with NewsON anytime, anywhere,
- Stream live local news, previous newscasts (up to 48 hours), and local news clips
- Watch breaking news coverage of local stories gaining national attention from where it’s happening.
- Always know which stations are broadcasting LIVE with our “Live Stations” feature.
- Easily access your favorite local stations no matter where you live.
- Browse their list of partner stations and explore local news across the U.S. with their “By Location” and Search features.
You can add NewsON to your Fire TV HERE.
- Watch local and global news from 300+ channels.
- Haystack News is your go-to for hyper-relevant news, from local coverage to global current events. It’s the best way to watch a variety of coverage, all in one place, and absolutely free.
- Choose the categories, sources and topics that matter most to you to customize your newscast.
- Explore channels like Business and International News with stories from only the most trusted news channels, including ABC News, CBSN, Newsy, AP, CNET, Euronews, Cheddar, CBC, Bloomberg, and more local news coverage than any other streaming service.
- Take a deep dive into important topics and trends with dedicated channels that bring coverage from all over the world together in one convenient spot.
- Explore new topics with Haystack Spotlight, our channel dedicated to captivating long-form coverage and mini-documentaries.
You can add Haystack News to your Fire TV HERE.
- The most affordable LIVE TV streaming service! 40+ channels for $6.99/mo.
- 40+ LIVE channels for $6.99/mo. Hallmark Channel, A&E, Great American Family, MeTV, INSP, Weather Channel, & more.
- Try 7 days free. Cancel any time. Watch new movies and shows, plus on demand.
- Optional unlimited cloud DVR available.
- Go back in the guide for up to 72 hours to watch anything that’s previously aired.
- Channel list includes but is not limited to: The HISTORY Channel, Hallmark Channel, INSP, Lifetime, and more.
You can add Frndly TV to your Fire TV HERE.
- Enjoy a constantly refreshed selection of entertainment
- Enjoy 100+ Live channels with a wide variety of content including news, sports, cooking, DIY, reality TV, pop culture, true crime and sci-fi
- Enjoy Spanish language content and our six live Spanish channels
- Create an account for your own personalized experience
- Browse new and featured titles, or search for your favorites, and stream right on your device
- The more you watch, the better The Roku Channel gets at recommending TV shows and movies you’ll love
- Access your favorite shows quickly from the Continue Watching row
- Enjoy a safe viewing experience just for kids with our manually curated, family-friendly entertainment
- Use parental controls to customize a viewing experience appropriate for your family
You can add The Roku Channel to your Fire TV HERE.
- Stay connected to what’s happening near you with Local Now, your one-stop-shop for free local news, weather and more.
- Choose from over 200 local streams to find the news and info that is most relevant to you–from current events to restaurant reviews and so much more, Local Now has you covered.
- Local Now also has thousands of free movies and live TV channels to choose from.
You can add Local Now to your Fire TV HERE.
Your Local TV Station
Did you know your local TV station likely has a channel on your Fire TV? With this channel in many markets, you can watch live news, local forecasts, and replays of local news coverage. Just search for your local TV station to see what is available in your area.
- Local weather forecasts tailored for you.
- Streams live weather newscasts from certified meteorologists, provides your local weather data, local weather alerts (U.S. only) from NWS (National Weather Service), weather maps and more.
- Make decisions about your day or next vacation. Get weather data anytime.
- Features include: Track current conditions, forecasts and NWS alerts (U.S. only) for your location or save your favorite places to easily access. Access weather maps (U.S. Only) with multiple layers like Radar, Visible Radar, Current Winds, Current Dew Points, and more.
You can add WeatherNation to your Fire TV HERE.
- hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to stream movies and television episodes to your TV for free with no waiting.
- It has thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily.
- hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
You can add hoopla to your Fire TV HERE.
- Discover thought-provoking and enriching entertainment on one convenient streaming platform—brought to you for free by your library.
- Kanopy’s catalog of thousands of titles includes festival favorites and popular picks chosen for their insight into other cultures, perspectives, and beliefs.
- Kanopy also offers children’s programming with Kanopy Kids. Parents can browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages that promote positive social and emotional development and inspire creativity in young minds.
You can add Kanopy to your Fire TV HERE.
Fire TV offers an extensive list of channels hidden away, waiting to be found, they just don’t have the much needed recognition they deserve. Every Fire TV owner should check out these lesser-known channels, their features might just rival those of larger, paid services.