Weekend Wrap-Up: Fire TV Update Rolls Out to More Devices, and More





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This week, Amazon rolled out its latest Fire TV user experience to more devices in its streaming device lineup. Elsewhere, The Roku Channel added more family-friendly content and Disney announced new premiere dates for several upcoming films. And two more markets now support ATSC 3.0, or NextGen TV.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

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Amazon Fire TV Update Expands to More Devices

Amazon’s latest Fire TV user experience revamps the home screen, search feature and more. And this week, the update rolled out to more devices in the company’s streaming device lineup.

See which Fire TV devices are now eligible for the software update here.

Amazon Releases New Fire TV Remote with Branded Buttons

Last week’s rumor is this week’s new Fire TV remote. Amazon’s storefront now has preorder listings for its new Fire TV remote that comes with four dedicated buttons for direct access to Prime Video and other major streaming services.

Learn more about Amazon’s new Fire TV remote here.

The Roku Channel is Adding Content to the Kids & Family Section

Roku’s free streaming platform, The Roku Channel, added more content to its Kids & Family section this week. New additions include kid-approved favorites like Angelina Ballerina, Super Simple Songs, and more.

Check out the latest family content on The Roku Channel here.

Paramount+ Adds 90s Nickelodeon Shows to Its Content Library

Get ready for a trip down memory lane as Paramount+ has added a long list of ’90s era content from Nickelodeon to its streaming platform. Fan favorites like Double Dare, Rugrats, and more are now available on the new service.

Learn more about the ’90s revival at Paramount+ here.

‘Black Widow’ and ‘Cruella’ Will Premiere on Disney+ Same Day as Theaters

Disney announced updates to several upcoming films, including Cruella and Black Widow, which will debut on Disney+ via Premier Access on the same day as their theatrical premieres.

Check out the latest on Disney’s release schedule here.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Sets Record as Disney+’s Most-Watched Series Premiere

It looks like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is off to a record-setting start following its premiere on Disney+. Elsewhere, we also learned how many households are estimated to have checked out Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max.

Learn how the superhero-focused new content is faring on streaming here.

HBO Max is Getting a Black and White Version of ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

After a big premiere last week, Zack Snyder is back with a black-and-white version of the four-hour Zack Snyder’s Justice League. This new version, called Justice League: Justice is Gray, is also available on HBO Max.

Read more about this new version of the Snyder Cut here.

Industry Report

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ATSC 3.0 Goes Lives in Syracuse and Buffalo

A pair of New York markets have joined the ATSC 3.0 party. This week saw the addition of Syracuse and Buffalo to the list of markets around the country that currently support the new broadcasting standard also known as NextGen TV.

See which Syracuse stations are now live here.

And check out Buffalo’s ATSC 3.0 stations here.

Discovery+ to Add Over 250 Hours of Content in Deal With All3Media International

New streaming service Discovery+ has announced a deal with All3Media to add more than 250 hours of non-scripted content to its lineup. The new content includes shows like Race Across the World and several titles from chef Gordon Ramsay.

Learn more about Discovery+’s new additions here.

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

Prime Members Can Choose Showtime, AMC+, STARZ, or PBS Kids for 99 Cents a Month

Amazon is offering a deal on streaming plans from your choice of Showtime, AMC+, Starz, or PBS Kids. Pick from the available list and you can get a deal for two months at $0.99 per month.

Check out the deal details here.

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