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Fire TV Gains Free NBC And Telemundo Local News Channels

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Amazon is making a number of local NBC news and Telemundo FAST channels available on Fire TV and Echo Show devices. The distribution deal is the latest to be agreed between NBCUniversal and Amazon.

NBCUniversal owns and operates a bunch of properties, including Peacock, which can be downloaded on Fire TV devices. Amazon itself has also been expanding its content offerings of late, most recently through the addition of Fire TV Channels. These free, ad-support streaming TV (FAST) channels cover a range of topics and genres.

Now adding to the options available on Fire TV are various NBC local news stations and Telemundo FAST channels. Beginning today, the channels can be accessed directly through the Amazon News app on supported devices.

In total, there are 11 NBC local news stations that are now available to access and watch through the Amazon News app, and they include:

  • NBC Bay Area News
  • NBC Boston News
  • NBC Chicago News
  • NBC Connecticut News
  • NBC Dallas News
  • NBC Los Angeles News
  • NBC New York News
  • NBC Philadelphia News
  • NBC San Diego News
  • NBC South Florida News
  • NBC Washington, D.C. News

As for the Telemundo FAST channels, Noticias Telemundo California, Noticias Telemundo Florida, Noticias Telemundo Noreste, and Noticias Telemundo Texas are all now available on Fire TV devices.

This expansion not only follows the already-mentioned launch of Fire TV Channels but also a similar agreement with Fox Television Stations to add seventeen free Fox local news channels. Similar to the new NBCUniversal deal, the Fox FAST channels were also added to the Amazon News app.

For those that have yet to get started with the Amazon News app, it is a completely free app, and one that comes pre-installed on Fire TV devices. As a result, there’s nothing to download or do other than search for the app, open it, and start watching.

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