By Amy Shotwell
There is a whole world of content to explore when you start streaming, from the tried-and-true apps like Netflix and Hulu, to the newer popular apps like Apple TV and Disney+.
But if you’re looking for free content, there are a bunch of great free services available on Fire TV that give you access to a ton of movies and TV shows, live TV channels, music, eBooks, and much more.
Here’s an overview of 10 free apps you can download to get the most out of your Fire TV:
IMDb TV offers a huge library of free movies and TV shows that are updated every month so that there’s always something new to watch. They make it easy to explore new content, from rows dedicated to recently released titles and most popular, to hidden gems and date night picks. You can also watch IMDb Originals like their “What to Watch” series and “Special Skills” with Jay Pharoah.
Pluto TV has thousands of on-demand movies that are free to watch at any time you want, as well as hundreds of channels of live sports, breaking news, and more. If you don’t know what to watch, their channel guide makes it easy to peruse content that’s currently playing on the different channels.
Tubi hosts over 15,000 of your favorite shows and movies for free. 15,000! The app is simple to use and has content organized by movies, TV shows, categories, and channels so that you can quickly find what you’re looking for. We also love their “leaving soon” row so that you can catch you favorite titles one more time before they leave the app.
Red Bull TV is a great option for customers who love sports, adventure, and music. Their live TV channels feature heart-pumping videos across different categories like biking and cliff diving, as well as culture and music. They have tons of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.
Pandora is a free music radio app where you can tune into different stations based on the genre or artist. I love to put it on in the background while I’m working. With the free version (there are optional paid subscriptions), you get personalized stations, the ability to search and play what you want, and podcasts.
TuneIn Radio is an entirely free music app that gives customers access to 100,000 radio stations from around the world, as well as on-demand music depending on what you want to listen to. You can also tune in to your favorite podcasts!
YouTube needs little introduction. The YouTube app opens up a whole world of content for you to explore right from your TV. Tune into a fitness class, create a music video playlist, learn a new language… the possibilities are endless. Pro tip: download the Fire TV app on your phone to use the keyboard for easier searching!
Crossy Road is a game that you can download on your Fire TV and play with your remote. Imagine Frogger, but with an upgrade. It’s a fun way to take a break from watching 25 seasons of Survivor (speaking from experience).
Imperson8 is another great game available on Fire TV, and is perfect for groups! Break up into two teams, and taking turns, one person stands facing away from the TV and the other players have to help them guess the word that appears on the screen. The team with the most points at the end wins.
Hoopla lets you instantly borrow free digital eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and TV shows, courtesy of your public library. It has over 800,000 titles to choose from, from best-selling novels and blockbuster hits, to niche and hard-to-find content.
We know there are other great free options, but these ten apps are a great place to start. We’d love to hear from you about which free apps you’re using — let us know by reaching out on Facebook or Twitter at @AmazonFireTV!