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How to Install Any App on an Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV devices, like Amazon Fire tablets, don’t have access to the standard Google Play Store, so you can’t get at as many audio, video and other apps as you can on, say, an Android TV. You don’t have to settle for this state of affairs though—you can sideload just about any app you want on to a Fire TV device by jumping through a few hoops. – David Nield, Gizmodo » https://ift.tt/35WA8uK [photo: Amazon]

Fire TV Side Loading Tricks

ES File Explorer has long been a favorite of Android device users because of its ability to access files on cloud based services all in one place. Users can access Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Yandex, Mega cloud, Baidu Disk, Amazon’s S3, Box and SugarSync. While most people use programs like that to transfer documents they can easily be use to transfer APK’s. The only problem is where do you find APK’s in the first place. How do you add ES File Explorer to Fire TV? Press the voice search and ask for it. Once ES File Explorer is loaded users can access their respective cloud services and add apps to their favorite cloud service as easily as they add an attachment to an email. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor

All 4 catch-up streaming comes to Amazon’s Fire TV

photo: Engadget

All 4 was something of a missing piece in the Fire TV app selection, but with BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Demand 5 already on board, all five major UK broadcasters are now up to date. To jog your memory, All 4 is an evolution of the 4oD service you may’ve used in the past, combining live TV with catch-up, shorts and other content from the broadcaster’s various channels. – Jamie Rigg, Engadget

CBS All Access streaming heads to Amazon Fire TV

With the new app for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, All Access now streams to five television platforms, including Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Android TV. It’s also available on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices, and on the web. CBS says it will work with “additional connected devices” in the coming months, so perhaps game console and smart TV support is next in line. – Jared Newman, TechHive

PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

photo: Amazon, SlashGear

With the two Amazon Fire TV models gaining support starting today, Playstation vue is now available to users on six platforms, including the PS4, PS3, iPhone, and iPad, with Sony adding that Google’s Chromecast will make seven when it gets added to the lineup sometime “soon.” […] As a streaming video service, PlayStation Vue is still new to the market, having launched earlier this year and offering multi-channel packages in a handful of US cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami. – Adam Westlake, SlashGear
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