Amazon adds local coverage to its Fire TV news app. Starting today, Fire TV users can access live and on-demand news from local channels based in 12 cities across the United States – New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston , Miami, Tampa, Boston, San Francisco and of course Seattle.
Amazon’s news app comes preinstalled on all Fire TV streaming devices and smart TVs sold in the United States. With today’s rollout, you can add two cities to your favorites list and then get a mix of coverage from those locations. Some of the channels you’ll find through the app include BSN Chicago and KIRO7 Seattle. You can watch them alongside any national news networks that Amazon already offers through the Fire TV news app. Amazon says today’s deployment is just the start of its commitment to making local information more accessible. Throughout 2021, it plans to add support for 90 cities in the United States.