Firestick Users Can Now Stream Local News with the Amazon News App
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Cutting the cord just became a whole lot easier for Firestick and Fire TV Users.
The free Amazon News app is now supporting local channels including ABC, NBC, CBSN, and more.
This is currently available in 12 major cities but will slowly roll out to over 90 cities across the U.S. in 2021.
You can read the official release from Fire TV at the link below:
Amazon’s free news app now supports local news
If you are in one of the following locations, you can now access Local News directly from the Firestick home-screen.
Even if you aren’t located in one of the listed locations, you can still view the available channels wherever you might be.
If you use an IPTV Service you are likely without any local options.
However, with local options now available in the News App, Firestick and Fire TV users will have full access to live channels everywhere.
Use the guide below to learn how to get Local News on Firestick/Fire TV.
How To Watch Local News on Firestick
These instructions will show you How to use the News app to Stream Local Channels on a Fire TV Stick 4k.
However, these steps will also work for any Firestick or Fire TV device.
NOTE: If you are unable to access local channels within the Firestick News app, your device may need an update.
How To Update Firestick/Fire TV
1. Find the News by Fire TV App on your device home screen and click to launch
2. Choose Continue
3. Click Channels
4. Choose your preferred location(s) and click Next
5. Select your Channel choices and click Next again
6. Add any national news channels you’d like as favorites
7. Arrange channels in your preferred order and click Finish
8. You will now have all your favorite local Channels under the Local News Category
Other Ways To Stream Local Channels on Firestick
If you are unable to find a local news outlet, there are some alternative ways to stream them on a Firestick or Fire TV.
One of the best options for live streaming local channels is the Locast App.
Locast has local news outlets for 25 cities and is continually adding to that list.
CLICK HERE for Locast Installation Tutorial and complete Review.
For those who are looking for full coverage of Local News in their area, an OTA Antenna is likely your best bet.
You can also check out a Free IPTV Service that are available for installation on any device including Firestick and Fire TV.
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