Amazon Fire TV Adds More Local Markets to Free App

By Kevin Eck 

Owners of Amazon’s Fire TV can now watch 88 more local markets through the free local news app.

Amazon launched the ad supported service for 12 local markets including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle in December. This week, it announced the addition of 88 more markets viewers can watch their favorite local newscast in cities like Detroit, Phoenix, New Orleans, Salt Lake City and more.

“Adding access to local news is the latest step in our commitment to helping our customers stay informed,” Sandeep Gupta, vp  of Amazon Fire TV said in December. “We’ve been amazed by the popularity of Amazon’s news app and view local news as the next indispensable piece for our customers.”


If you want to stay hands free, you can also say, “Alexa, play local news” with your Alexa Voice Remote, or from across the room with your Fire TV Cube.

Click here to see a list of the added markets.