A streaming stick (or cube as it were) is only as good as the content it offers. Just ask Roku and HBO Max (too soon?). So it’s good to see Amazon continue to expand its offerings on Fire TV, whether it be HBO Max (sorry again, Roku), YouTube TV, or free local news stations.
According to Amazon, the live and on-demand local news will begin rolling out on now Amazon’s news app in 12 major cities. To start, that includes New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Tampa, Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle.
If you’re on that list yet, take heart—Amazon says it plans to expand quickly and cover nearly 90 cities next year. And if you are on that list, there’s a lot to see.
You’ll get access to “popular local stations CBSN Chicago, ABC7/WABC-TV New York, KIRO7 Seattle, and News 12 New York from news distributors such as ABC Owned Television Stations, CBSN, Cox, The E.W. Scripps Company, and Altice USA.”
All the channels are on top of the existing national stations like ABC News Live and CBS News that you can already access in the Amazon news app. The app is free, though you’ll get some ads, and comes built into all Fire TV streaming media players and smart TVs in the United States.