INTRO: We are just a few days away from Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale that will last an entire month this time around. And today, Amazon has given us another new reason to consider buying its Fire TV Stick. It has released an update to add support for Live TV channels to its Fire TV devices in India.
With this update, users will see two new tabs namely ‘Live’ and ‘On Now’ on Fire TV’s home page. The former will show you reside TV channels from SonyLIV, Voot, NextG TV, and Discovery+. This includes popular channels, including Sony SAB HD, Colors HD, SET HD, Nick HD+, Dangal, DD National, News18 India, MTV Beats HD, SONY BBC Earth HD, Mastii TV Music, and Discovery.
Amazon has plans to soon partner with Zee5 to bring their channels onboard as well. Once that happens, you’ll get access to Zee’s channels like Zee TV, Zee Cinema, and Zee News. It goes without saying that you need separate subscriptions for accessing these services.
On the opposite hand, the ‘On Now’ section will show programs that are survive other channels along side a red progress bar on the thumbnail to quickly indicate the real-time progress. You can also use voice commands like “Alexa, Watch Colors HD” to switch to your favorite channels.
Amazon is currently rolling out the ‘Live’ and ‘On Now’ tabs to all or any existing Fire TV and Fire TV Edition customers. It is worth noting that the ‘On Now’ TV tab requires you to download the apps of those services ablaze TV. For new customers, the Live tab are going to be available within the coming weeks.