What are the best Apps for Amazon Fire TV Stick?

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    #1Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Linda Hudson
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "Well who doesn't love netflix? Netflix has pretty much replaced cable here, so this app has been indispensable for the entire family. It allows us all to easily stream our favorite shows and movies. even my three old can easily use it."
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    #2Sling TV

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is the most popular service for TV channels online because of its high-quality content and reliability. Plus, it supports Xbox, Roku, Smart TVs, desktop; iPhones. It also provides sports like NBA and much more.

    Websites

    $15- 1 month

    Dylan Price
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "I remember when Sling was trying to push their software through cable and satellite companies back around 2010. It was never really popular then but thanks to the advent of internet streaming services it's finally become much more useful."
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    #3Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Evelyn Romero
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "Hulu is great for watching TV shows and some movies. I used a combination of it and other streaming services to get rid of cable and satellite services. I love it."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Google blocked YouTube on Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire Stick due to their disagreement? Google and Amazon have been at odds for years already but their clash has reached a whole new level when Google announced that they’re pulling support for YouTube on Amazon Echo Show on 2017 and Amazon Fire TV. The conflict between the two companies started when Amazon stopped selling the Chromecast streaming adapter and Nexus Player. Amazon reasoned out that those devices don’t work well with Prime Video, like how there are specific apps for Amazon Fire TV stick. Google first blocked access to YouTube in September 2017. But Amazon managed to get YouTube working again in November 2017. Google then warned Amazon that it would pull YouTube from the list of Amazon Fire TV apps available starting January 1, 2018, if they wouldn’t reach an agreement. Amazon may have pushed Google so far when they stopped selling Nest’s latest products. But consumers were caught in the crossfire as Google banned YouTube four days earlier than the expected date. Now, Fire TV redirects people to access YouTube using their web browsers like Firefox or Silk instead. Echo Show and Fire TV now redirect customers to the standard web view of YouTube.

The YouTube app for Fire TV, however, is made by Amazon, not Google. The YouTube app in the Fire TV devices is really not an app, but rather a bookmark that directs the consumers to the version of the YouTube website that is TV-friendly. In other words, it’s simply a browser loading a website. It was done by Amazon to provide a workaround since because Google refuses to make a YouTube app for any of Amazon’s hardware. Google is figuratively putting a wall that blocks access to people from a specific manufacturer’s device.

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    #4Amazon Fire TV Remote app

    Amazon Fire TV Remote app

    The Amazon Fire TV Remote app can be downloaded for free for Android and iOS users. The smartphone app can be used as a remote, using your phone's keyboard for easier text typing. All the apps on your Fire TV can also be accessed from it. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Han Lin
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "Instead of using the actual remote, I use this app instead because I can use the keyboard on my iPhone for typing. I recently discovered that you can set the Sleep timer through the app as well. How convenient, right? It's also very easy to set up. You just have to pair the app with your Fire TV and voila! I was able to access all my games and apps on the Fire TV with no fuss."
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    #5TuneIn

    TuneIn

    TuneIn is a free streamer for Android and iOS device. Stream AM/FM channels from all over the world, listen to podcast and audiobooks offline and vibe with live coverage of your favorite sport's matches of NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Diana Herrera
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "what's great about tunein radio is it's entirely free for all users. spotify is available for amazon fire but it needs a premium membership so i switched to tunein. sometimes i use the fire tv just for listening to music or podcast while i am doing some house chores. "
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    #6HBO

    HBO

    Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network specializing in movies, original TV shows, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional comedy and concert specials.

    Websites

    $14.99- /month - Varies by plan

    Christine Thompson
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "HBO is by far one the best channels on cable. Many of their series are award-winning, and their offerings of movies is vast. This app is great if you're a fan of any of their shows. It's nice to catch up on a missed episode of Westworld or to even watch old episodes of the Sopranos, especially from the comfort of the subway train in NYC!"
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    #7Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corp. Compatible with Linux, macOS, Windows, Fire TV, and other operating systems, Firefox features private browsing, spell-checking, plugins, and so on.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Judy Burton
    Written on December 29, 2017
    "Firefox is a great browser, and it's good to use with Fire TV if you want to look at something on your TV screen. There are other options, but Firefox does a good job and is an easy one to download, some others are harder to download directly because of Amazon restrictions."
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    #8Candy Crush Saga

    Candy Crush Saga
    Candy Crush Saga is a free-to-play match-3 game with some in-game purchases such as extra moves or lives. It is one of the most popular casual games for mobile devices. 
    Games

    Android, iOS, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rosario Alonso
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "I love my Amazon Fire stick and all the apps I can download on it, especially Candy Crush Saga. I haven't played Candy Crush in some time but being able to get it on my TV Fire Stick breathed new life into the old game and I'm hooked again. "

Summary

Best What are the best Apps for Amazon Fire TV Stick
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NetflixStreaming Services 2 Paid
2Sling TVWebsites 0 Paid
3HuluWebsites 0 Paid
4Amazon Fire TV Remote appApps 0 Free
5TuneInApps 0 Free
6HBOWebsites 0 Paid
7Mozilla FirefoxSoftware 0 Free
8Candy Crush SagaGames -1 Free
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