Over 30 million people own and actively use their Amazon Fire TV devices on a daily basis. This makes it one of the most popular smart TV platforms and an essential own for any cordcutter. Now that streaming movies and IPTV are more popular, there are more options than ever to enjoy on your Fire Stick or Fire TV device with only an internet connection. This can save you $25-250 a month on cable costs.
Download one of these channels on your Fire TV to experience the best of free entertainment.
1. Plex TV – Plex is one of the best all-around apps for in-home streaming. A lifetime membership may be worth it for those looking to integrate streaming and DVR options. Download and watch any media on any device, anywhere with Plex.
2. Sony Crackle – Sony’s long-running Crackle service has a great mix of both original and syndicated movies and TV shows with some of Hollywood’s hottest stars. Available content rotates frequently.
3. Tubi – Tubi offers one of the largest selections of free movies and TVs online. Watch thousands of 100% free content from around the world, including Korean dramas, British series, kids TV, and more.
4. YouTube – Even though Google has its own Chrome ecosystem (and Android TV, for that matter), it still makes YouTube available for every other competing platform as much as possible. Check out this channel for the latest from all your favorite YouTubers. It’s technically just a web link, but it works great.
5. TV Anywhere – Every channel broadcasting on cable has a TV Anywhere app that allows access to its library of content. These are increasingly moving toward paid subscription models (fuck you, CBS and Fox), and contract disputes make some unavailable on certain devices, but you can find quite a bit on Fire TV.
6. HBO/Showtime/Cinemax/Starz/Epix – These premium services do offer free samples through Prime Video. Don’t download them directly unless you’re willing to pay, but I do bring them up to point out a small selection of their content is always available in one form or another on Fire TV.
7. Kodi – You’ll need to root/jailbreak your device, but you can install Kodi on everything from the Fire Stick to Toshiba’s Fire TV smart TV.
8. Pluto TV – Pluto TV offers over 100 channels of IPTV streams from around the web. You fan find news, sports, animation, sketch comedy, esports, and more.
9. NewsON – If local news is your thing, NewsON streams over 200 trusted local news sources, so you can keep tabs on what’s happening in your city, state, or the entire country. This is an indispensable Fire TV channel for aspiring news journalists.
10. HappyKids.TV – If you have a young child under 10, this is a great free channel to play when you hand them your Fire tablet. It has a library of content appropriate for any age range.
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11. XUMO – XUMO offers over 160 channels of free IPTV streams, including CBSN, FailArmy, USA TODAY SportsWire, PGA Tour, FOX Sports, Conde Nast Traveler, bon appetit, Refinery29, and more.
12. VRV – VRV is a great service for all things geekdom, including anime, sci-fi, cartoons, superheroes, fantasy, and more. If you have a wild imagination, this is the channel to tame it.
13. Crunchyroll – Crunchyroll has over 15,000 hours of the latest anime and Asian dramas. If you’re a fan of the genres, this is the Fire TV channel for you.
14. Reuters TV – Reuters TV is the video arm of one of the most trusted news services in the world. Over 2500 journalists working from over 200 locations across the map report with boots on the ground about any situation.
15. Nosey – Free TV featuring talk shows and personalities like Steve Wilkos, Maury Povich, Jerry Springer, Cheaters, Paternity Court, and Judge Alex.
16. FilmRise – A variety of popular movies and hit TV shows are available on this Roku channel, including Forensic Files, Popular Mechanics for Kids, Young Draculla, and Women Behind Bars. No subscription needed.
17. Acorn TV – Acorn TV has a growing library of nearly 80 exclusive British TV shows, ranging from comedy to mystery, drama, and beyond.
18. Vevo – Vevo is what MTV used to be, offering a nonstop collection of music videos from the biggest, brightest, and latest stars in the game.
19. Amazon Prime Video – If you’re an Amazon Prime member (and, let’s face it, you shouldn’t have a Fire TV unless you are), this service has a constantly updated library of both syndicated and original movies and TV shows for global audiences.
20. Movies Anywhere – Movies Anywhere lets you access any of your already-purchased movies from a variety of digital services.