Amazon Adds NBCU Owned Stations on Its News App

By Kevin Eck 

NBCUniversal and Amazon announced new NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ local news channels on the Amazon News app on Fire TV.

NBC owned stations are also now available on Echo Show devices. U.S.-based customers can now access NBC and Telemundo stations in the top TV regions 24/7, by streaming the stations’ free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels.

The channels now available on Fire TV include:


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

“We are excited to grow our existing partnership with Amazon, expanding the reach of our local news content to millions of people on Fire TV and Echo Show devices,” said Matt Schnaars, president of NBCUniversal content distribution. “News continues to be a top choice for viewers, and we are proud to reach new audiences with best-in-class journalism from our local stations.”

“We are thrilled to bring our NBC and Telemundo stations’ local news, weather and community information to Fire TV audiences and Echo Show users,” said Meredith McGinn, executive vice president of diginets and local production at NBCUniversal Local. “Powered by our NBC and Telemundo stations in the country’s top TV regions, our local news streaming channels deliver a premium news offering for English and Spanish-speakers, and we cannot wait to introduce our respected news brands to Amazon’s streaming audiences.”

Amazon’s News app on Fire TV is a free and customizable news aggregator that is supported with advertising. The app comes built into the Fire TV experience on all Fire TV streaming media players and smart TVs in the U.S.