How to Stream Live TV on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

The Amazon Fire TV is a media streaming device that can be used to watch Live TV Streaming Services. They offer two versions: Fire TV and Fire TV Streaming Stick.

Both the Fire TV and Fire TV Streaming Stick can be controlled by the Alexa Voice Remote or hands-free with a paired Echo Device.

The Fire TV’s quad-core 1.5 Ghz processor makes it 40% more powerful than the Fire TV Stick. They both have 8GB of storage and supports the latest 802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi.

If you plan to use the device for Streaming Live TV, we suggest buying the Fire TV over the cheaper Fire TV Stick.

You can control the device with the included Alexa Voice Remote or hands-free with a paired Echo Device.

Neither device has a built-in Ethernet port, which is odd especially for the more expensive Fire TV. If you do want to add Ethernet though, you can add the Amazon Ethernet Adapter for $14.99

Fire TV Streaming Stick

The device can stream up to 1080p up at 60 fps and Dolby Audio. It supports the latest 802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

Fire TV

The device can stream up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps, HDR, and Dolby Atmos. It supports the latest 802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

Compatible Services

You can use Amazon Fire TV to access DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV.

Unfortunately, Philo and YouTube TV cannot be used with Amazon Fire TV.

Other Devices

You can also check compatibility for other devices.

Local Channels

Depending on your location, here are what local channels you can watch on Amazon Fire TV with DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial
$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $40–$75 $20 $25
ABC - ^ $5 -
CBS - -
Fox -
NBC -

Top Cable Channels

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial
$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $40–$75 $20 $25
A&E -
AMC -
Animal Planet - - - -
BET - - - ^ $5
Bravo -
Cartoon Network -
CNN -
Comedy Central - - -
Discovery - - - -
Disney Channel - -
E! - ^ $5
ESPN - -
Food Network
Fox News - -
Fox Sports 1 -
Freeform - -
FX -
FXX -
Hallmark - ≥ $45 ^ $5 ^ $5
HGTV
History -
Investigation Discovery - - - -
Lifetime -
MSNBC - ^ $5
MTV - - - ^ $5 ^ $5
Nickelodeon - - - - -
OWN ≥ $50 - - - -
Paramount Network - - - ^ $5 ^ $5
Syfy -
TBS -
TLC - - - -
TNT -
truTV - ^ $5
USA Network -
VH1 - - - ^ $5 ^ $5

Sports Channels

Sports fans tend to have different needs; some want national sports channels like ESPN and TNT, but others want regional sports networks like YES Network and Comcast Sportsnet.

National Sports Channels

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial
$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $40–$75 $20 $25
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
Fox Sports 1 -
Fox Sports 2 ≥ $60 -
NBC Sports Network -
TBS -
TNT -

Pro Sports

Most services don’t offer pro sports networks in their base plan.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial
$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $40–$75 $20 $25
MLB Network ≥ $50 - - ≥ $45 - -
NBA TV ≥ $60 - ≥ $45 ^ $5 ^ $10
NFL Network - - ≥ $45 -
NFL RedZone - ^ $9 - ^ $10 - ^ $10
NHL Network ≥ $60 - - - ^ $5 ^ $10

Other Sports Channels

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial
$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $40–$75 $20 $25
beIN Sports - - - ^ $5 ^ $10
Eleven Sports - - ≥ $55 - -
ESPNEWS ≥ $50 - ≥ $45 ^ $5 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ $6 - ^ $15 - -
Golf Channel ≥ $60 ≥ $45 - ^ $10
Olympic Channel ≥ $60 - -
Tennis Channel ≥ $50 - - - - -

Premium Channels

Most of the streaming services offer premium channels like Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, and Starz as add-ons to your subscription.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial
$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $40–$75 $20 $25
Cinemax ^ $5 - ^ $9 ^ $15 ^ $10 ^ $10
EPIX - - - - ^ $5 ^ $5
HBO ^ $5 - ^ $5 ^ $15 ($75) ^ $15 ^ $15
Showtime ^ $8 ^ $11 ^ $10 ^ $11 ($75) ^ $10 ^ $10
Starz ^ $8 - - - ^ $9 ^ $9

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