The Best Free Live TV Apps For The Amazon Firestick In 2019
Last Updated: June 10, 2020
Live TV is the one thing that keeps people connected to cable. With the plethora of streaming services out there, only some offer live TV and they come at a price premium. If you own an Amazon Firestick and want some live TV action, what are your options? This article will outline some of the best free live TV apps for the Amazon Firestick in 2019.
I have tried to ensure each of these live TV apps are safe to use and not ones that purely allow access to copyrighted content. It isn’t always possible to tell the difference between legal and illegal streams so I suggest always using a VPN when streaming through your Firestick just in case.
Free live TV apps for the Amazon Firestick
These are what I think are some of the best free live TV apps for the Amazon Firestick in 2019. Many of these will require you sideload them to make them work as they aren’t available on the Amazon App Store. That might sound difficult but it is actually very straightforward. There are lots of guides online that will walk you through the process.
Live Net TV
Live Net TV is an excellent TV streaming app that works on the Firestick. You will need to sideload it but once installed, it works very well indeed. It offers around 800 live channels from across the world and also has access to movies, news, sports, kids shows and a bunch of other content.
Channels are regularly updated so you should rarely come across a stream that doesn’t work, something other apps could take notice of!
Mobdro has a long and illustrious history and is still going strong in 2019. It does allow access to a lot of copyrighted content but there is also a ton of legit content available too. It has a huge range of streams covering most interests and most languages. Again, you will need to sideload this onto your Firestick but once installed, it should work fine.
Mobdro is frequently updated but the channel list can be so huge that you will likely come across a few dead streams during a session. The range of content soon overshadows that inconvenience though.
Pluto TV is a legit live TV app that is available on the Amazon App Store. The app works much like cable or broadcast TV in that it shows content on a schedule so you need to tune in at the right time to catch it. There are also on-demand streams, movies, sports and a bunch of other content too. It’s a real mix that delivers a whole range of viewing options for your Firestick.
Pluto TV is prone to erroring and has more than a few dead streams. This shouldn’t get in the way too much but is something to watch out for.
UKTVnow is a free TV streaming app that shows a lot of British TV. There is also a range of on-demand channels as well as some live feeds including news, TV shows, movies, sports and more. While British news and sports may not be to our tastes there is also a range of on-demand content including some of the best crime dramas and TV shows available.
UKTVnow has around 150 streams running at once and most will run HD quality. Most are legit streams but may not necessarily be legal to watch outside the UK. This is a legal gray area so make sure you’re behind a VPN.
USTVnow is the local cousin of UKTVnow and offers more localized live TV content for your viewing pleasure. It also includes news, sports, TV shows, movies and a range of content from across the country. There is a free and a premium version of this app with the free version offering a good range of live and on-demand content while the premium version offers even more.
USTVnow is a legit app with its own website, subscription package. It works well on a Firestick and while you won’t need a VPN for legal reasons, you should still use one for privacy reasons.
As I mentioned at the top, these free live TV apps for the Amazon Firestick are all legal to use. Some offer access to copyrighted content amongst the legit content so you will have to be mindful of what you’re watching. We suggest always using a VPN when streaming to protect yourself if you accidentally access a shady stream but also to keep your browsing habits private. We really do have your best interests at heart you know!