If you have an Amazon Fire TV streaming television box, Amazon has just released a news aggregation app that will automatically playback all of the latest news stories. You can watch news clips and live feeds from popular news providers such as CBS News, Bloomberg, HuffPost, Yahoo, Reuters, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly and more. Then, the next time you want to watch the news, all you have to say is, “Alexa, play the news,” and it will automatically open the app and play content from your favorite channels.
The News app will be automatically downloaded to your Fire TV device, and you should see it on your home screen in the ‘Your Apps and Channels’ row. This app will be available to Fire TV customers in the US over the next few weeks, so if you don’t see it right away, don’t worry, you will soon. In addition to the News app, there is also a dedicated News row on the Fire TV homescreen. Just scroll down a few rows and you will find a row titled News, with Live news and short news clips from different providers, ordered by recency.
For those of you who just want to watch live news, there is a dedicated section for this in the app, called ‘Live.’ Here you’ll find live and breaking news coverage from CBS News Live and Yahoo News. We will be adding more Live channels before the end of the year. If you want to know what news is trending online, there is a dedicated section for trending stories and a section that has news broken into categories such as Politics, Tech, Finance, Business and Sports.
You can customize what news sources you want to have included in your clips and live news settings.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.