The Fire TV line offers up a wide variety of dedicated streaming devices and smart TVs, making it an attractive choice for first-time and veteran streamers alike. The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, for example, offers high-end features at a regular price of around $54.99. But what should you actually stream on your new Fire TV device? Well, that’s where we come in.
In this roundup, we’re taking a look at some of the best free streaming options you should check out on your Fire TV device. And when we say “free,” we mean apps and services that offer their full library or a curated collection at no monthly or one-time cost. They can be a great way to supplement paid services like Netflix and Prime Video.
So let’s take a look at some of our favorite free streaming options for Fire TV users.
The Top Free Fire TV Streaming Apps for Movies and TV Shows
Pluto TV continues to be a popular and well-regarded free streaming service. You get access to both live TV streaming and on demand options, and you can also customize your lineup with favorites. ViacomCBS also teases new episodes of current shows that are available on paid platforms like Paramount+, which gives you a chance to preview a show before signing up.
The FOX-owned Tubi continued to grow in 2021 and offers a wide selection of movies and shows via both on demand on live TV streaming.
Amazon owns IMDb TV and so it shouldn’t come as a shock that the popular free streaming app plays well with the company’s line of Fire TV devices. You get a growing mix of movies and shows all supported by occasional ads.
Plex has long been associated with home media management, but it’s been branching out into free streaming of late. You can access dozens of free streaming channels and check out free, ad-supported shows and movies on demand.
In the streaming world, the Crackle name has been around for a long time. And it still offers up an impressive array of free content, including original shows and movies.
The STIRR service serves up a mix of free movies and TV shows, as well as localized content thanks to a network of Sinclair-owned channels around the country.
XUMO is a Comcast-owned venture and it offers up an expanding list of free streaming channels and on demand shows and movies. Like many on this list, XUMO’s free options have grown over time and the lineup now includes hundreds of channels.
The Roku Channel
While it’s owned by streaming rival Roku, The Roku Channel does offer up a mix of free content, including a growing list of original shows and movies.
The Top Free Fire TV News And Weather Apps
Whereas other options on this list focus on free movies and TV shows, the emphasis for Local Now is on localized news and weather. This Weather Channel spinoff lets you select a location to view news and weather forecasts both live and on demand.
Following a recent name change from Haystack TV, Haystack News has continued its growth as a news hub that offers content based on your location.
Other Free Streaming Apps to Consider on Fire TV
It’s not just about those red kiosks anymore. Redbox has been adding to its free streaming arsenal thanks to both live and on demand libraries.
A service that partners with local libraries and universities, Kanopy offers up a mix of new and old shows and movies. You can learn more about Kanopy here.
Hoopla is another option that partners with libraries to provide access to movies, comics, music, ebooks, and more. Check out more about Hoopla here.
And you can check out our recent roundup of our favorite free streaming devices via the embedded video below.