After the evolution of live TV services, it is getting easy to watch live TV using the internet service. It is the best replacement for cable/set-top boxes as they cost too much nowadays. As of today, most people love to stream movies, TV shows, web series, and music online. Pay for cable TV operators, streaming channels, and internet service providers. It’s hard to manage all to pay them separately. What if you can have the right to pay for only a single provider and access all the services like live TV, streaming service, and internet also. To do this, you will need a streaming app that can provide you both live TV and streaming services.
This article is especially for those who want to enjoy live TV with other on-air streaming services like Netflix shows, Amazon Prime videos, and others. You can enjoy live TV using an app that provides it for you. There are many apps available on the internet which provide live TV and also streaming content. Today we will learn about such apps that give us these services in one place. So we don’t need to pay separately.
How to get Local channels on Firestick?
There are many paid applications available for Firestick that gives you access to local channels over the air. These apps are available to enjoy live TV and also movies, TV shows, and web series. These apps are freely available on the Amazon App Store. You can download them from there. We are listing out the best apps to get local channels on your Firestick.
Hulu Live is the best app to get live TV channels from the internet.
It has a wide variety of local channels to watch with the subscription. It shows the content according to your Zipcode and takes care of what you expect.
Hulu is a paid-subscription program to watch live TV on your Firestick. It roughly costs $64.99 per month, which also provide you to watch popular movies, TV shows, web series, and much more. So it’s a worth package for entertainment.
Another best live TV option for your Firestick is YouTube TV. This app lets you watch all the local + international channels from your Firestick device. YouTube TV is available on the Amazon App Store, and you can download it easily. YouTube TV offers more than 100 channels that can be best to enjoy daily.
As with the YouTube premium, it also has a paid-subscription which costs around $64.99 per month. The best part of YouTube TV is, you can add up to 6 devices on a single account. At a time, three devices can stream from one account. It is best for those who have two or three TVs at home.
AT&T TV (formerly it was known as AT&T TV Now and DirecTV Now) is again a live TV app for those who love to watch content on the best picture quality. It also has a wide selection of local and national channels which everyone wants to watch. Again, it depends on your Zipcode but, you can also choose what you want to view.
The subscription for AT&T TV is $69 per month for 46+ channels including, HBO. There is an option to choose an $85 per month plan which adds HBO Max, Cinemax, ten additional channels, and more sports coverage.
It is again the traditional and most affordable live TV service for Firestick users. It is freely available for Firestick users on the Amazon App Store. Sling TV offers two plans for their users that cost $30 for both. The name of the subscriptions is Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Sling Orange comes with 30 channels, and Sling Blue comes with 45 channels. If you combine both plans, you get it at $45 per month. You also get 10 hours of recording time with Sling TV that later you can watch.
Fubo TV is another best and not that famous online TV app. But it’s a good option for streaming live TV on your Firestick device. The Fubo team is improving its channels listing day by day as the competitors are increasing. Fubo TV provides you access to both local and international channels. Formerly, it was only offering sports-oriented channels but, now the list has been expanded.
The cost of Fubo TV is $44.99 per month. If you want to get the additional feature of Fubo TV, it charges $49.99 per month. It provides 90 channels with its package, which is worth getting at this cost.
Channel Specific Apps
The above information was for multi-channel apps. If you don’t want to spend money on multi-channel apps, which you don’t watch all, you can go for channel-specific apps. Channel specific app is best if you don’t view more channels. It also costs less than the multi-channel apps as it does not provide you a package of channels. To see or download the channel-specific apps, navigate the Search tab and search for the channel name. You can also select movies & TV in categories to find the related result.
Cable operator Apps
Many cable/DTH service providers allow us to watch live TV on the Firestick. To gain access to these services, you need to have an active subscription to regular cable/DTH service. For example, if you have Tata Sky DTH service at home, and you can also access the Tata Sky Mobile app to watch live TV on your mobile. But your DTH should have recharged before using it. These apps you can use up to 2-3 devices by paying for a single DTH.
Cellular provided apps
In India, cellular companies are fighting to attract the customer by giving them extra benefits. Initially, they offer free calling and internet but today they are also providing live TV to attract customers. Initially, the Jio network cellular started Jio TV which was providing live TV using the Jio app. Later other cellular companies like the idea, Vodafone, and Airtel started offering live TV. Before merging with Vodafone, Idea was offering Idea TV & Movies. Now Airtel started live TV with its Airtel Xtreme app. So you can enjoy all these services by doing your mobile recharge. So no need to pay for a separate cable/DTH provider.
So this is all about how to get local channels on Firestick. We discussed live streaming services as Hulu live, AT&T TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Fubo TV. These are best for live streaming. We mentioned what are the channel-specific apps. Plus we discussed cable/DTH operator apps for our Firestick device. Also, we mentioned the cellular provided apps to watch live TV. Cellular provided live TV are specific to the Indian region. If you are living outside India, you may not enjoy these free services. If you want to access then you have to sideload the app for that see our separate article for that.