Amazon Expands Free Local News on Fire TV to Cover 158 Cities

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Amazon announced today that it has doubled the free local
news stations available on its news experience on Fire TV. Live and on demand
local news is now available for 158 cities across the US, with the number of
local stations increasing from 126 to 259.

The expansion follows the initial launch with 12 cities and an expansion to 88 cities earlier this year.  

“We’ve heard from our customers how important it is to stay informed on what’s happening in their communities and we’re proud that Amazon’s news app on Fire TV now covers over 90% of U.S. TV households,” said Charlotte Maines, Director of Amazon Fire TV. “With this expansion, Fire TV customers now have access to more stations across the US and we continue to invest in our local news coverage with 50 metros now offering more than one local news source.”

To access local news, just go to the Local News tab on the
Amazon news app. Your Fire TV will automatically detect the closest city to you
and add the local news station (or stations) in the tab. You can also access
the news with your Alexa Voice Remote by saying “Alexa, play local news.”

The Amazon news app is free and customizable. The app is
built in to the Fire TV experience on all Fire TV streaming devices and smart
TVs. When you open the app for the first time, you’ll be able to select the type
of news you want to see and a customized playlist will be generated based on
your preferences.

The ad-supported app includes both local channels and
national news channels like ABC News, Bloomberg TV+, Black News Channel, CBS
News, CBS Sports HQ, Court TV, Estrella News, People TV, USA Today and more.

The newly added stations and cities include:

  • Albany, GA – WALB News
  • Albuquerque, NM – Very New Mexico by KOAT 
  • Alexandria, LA – Newschannel 5
  • Amarillo, TX – News Channel 10,
  • Anchorage, AK – KTUU News 2
  • Baltimore, MD – Very Baltimore by WBAL-TV    
  • Bangor, ME – WABI TV5 News  
  • Baton Rouge, LA – WAFB 9 News          
  • Biloxi, MS – WLOX News
  • Birmingham, AL – WBRC FOX 6
  • Birmingham, AL – Very Alabama by WVTM
  • Bismarck, ND – KFYR News       
  • Boston, MA – WHDH-TV
  • Boston, MA – Very Boston by WCVB
  • Bowling Green, KY – WBKO News         
  • Bridgeport, WV – 5 News         
  • Bryan, TX – KBTX News 3          
  • Burlington, VT – Channel 3 News
  • Burlington/Plattsburgh, VT – Very Champlain Valley by NBC 5                
  • Cape Girardeau, MO – Heartland News 
  • Cedar Rapids, IA – KCRG TV9 News       
  • Charleston, SC – Live 5 News    
  • Charlotte, NC – WBTV News 3  
  • Charlottesville, VA – NBC29 News         
  • Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming News Now  
  • Cincinnati, OH – Fox19 Now
  • Cincinnati, OH – Very Cincinnati by WLWT                    
  • Cleveland, OH – 19 News         
  • Colorado Springs, CO – 11 News
  • Columbia, SC – WIS News 10    
  • Columbus, GA – WTVM Newsleader 9   
  • Davenport, IA – KWQC News    
  • Des Moines, IA- Very Iowa by KCCI
  • Detroit, MI – WDIV      
  • Dothan, AL – WTVY News 4
  • Eau Claire, WI – WEAU 13 News
  • Evansville, IN – 14 News
  • Fairbanks, AK – Fairbanks News
  • Fargo, ND – Valley News Live    
  • Fort Smith/Fayetteville, AR – Very Arkansas by 40/29    
  • Gainesville, FL – WCJB TV20 News        
  • Grand Junction, CO – KJCT News 8        
  • Grand Junction, CO – KKCO 11 News     
  • Green Bay, WI – Action 2 News 
  • Greenville, NC – WITN News
  • Greensboro, NC – Very Carolina by WXII
  • Greenville, SC – Very Carolina by WYFF 4
  • Harrisonburg, VA – WHSV News
  • Hastings, NE – Local4 News      
  • Hazard, KY – WYMT Mountain News     
  • Honolulu, HI – Hawaii News Now          
  • Houston, TX – KPRC     
  • Huntington, WV – WSAZ NewsChannel 3
  • Huntsville, AL – WAFF 48 News 
  • Jackson, MS – WLBT 3 News
  • Jackson, MS – Very Jackson by 16 WAPT           
  • Jacksonville, FL – WJXT 
  • Jonesboro, AR – Region 8 News
  • Kansas City, KS- Very Kansas City by KMBC/KCWE
  • Knoxville, TN – WVLT News       
  • Lake Charles, LA – 7 News        
  • Lansing, MI – News 10  
  • Lancaster, PA- Very Pennsylvania by WGAL      
  • Laredo, TX – KGNS News
  • Lawton, OK – 7 News   
  • Lexington, KY – WKYT News      
  • Lincoln, NE – 10/11 Now
  • Louisville, KY – WAVE 3 News   
  • Louisville, KY – Very Louisville by WLKY 
  • Lubbock, TX – KCBD 11 
  • Madison, WI – 15 News
  • Manchester, NH – Very New Hampshire by WMUR       
  • Memphis, TN – WMC Action News 5     
  • Meridian, MS – Newscenter 11 
  • Miami, FL – WPLG        
  • Miami, FL – WSVN-TV  
  • Milwaukee, WI – Very Milwaukee by WISN 12               
  • Monroe, LA – KNOE 8 News      
  • Monterey, CA – Very Central Coast, CA by KSBW
  • Montgomery, AL – WSFA 12 News        
  • Moselle, MS – WDAM 7 News  
  • Myrtle Beach, SC – WMBF News
  • Negaunee, MI – TV 6 News       
  • New Orleans, LA – FOX 8 News
  • New Orleans, LA – Very New Orleans by WDSU 
  • North Augusta, SC – News 12   
  • North Mankato, MN – KEYC News Now 
  • North Platte, NE – News 2
  • Oklahoma City, OK- Very Oklahoma by KOCO                
  • Omaha, NE – WOWT 6 News    
  • Omaha, NE- Very Omaha by KETV
  • Orlando, FL – WKMG    
  • Orlando, FL – Very Orlando by WESH 2 
  • Ottumwa, IA – KYOU News       
  • Panama City Beach, FL – NewsChannel 7
  • Parkersburg, WV – WTAP News
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Very Pittsburgh by WTAE
  • Pollok, TX – KTRE East Texas News
  • Portland, ME – Very Maine by WMTW              
  • Presque Isle, ME – NewsSource 8         
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC – WRAL    
  • Rapid City, SD – KEVN Black Hills FOX    
  • Rapid City, SD – KOTA Territory News   
  • Reno, NV – KOLO 8 News Now  
  • Richmond, VA – 12 News          
  • Roanoke, VA  – WSLS   
  • Roanoke, VA – WDBJ7 News     
  • Rockford, IL – 23 News 
  • Sacramento, CA – Very Sacramento by KCRA     
  • San Antonio, TX – KSAT            
  • Sarasota, FL – ABC7      
  • Savannah, GA – WTOC News    
  • Savannah, GA – Very Savannah by WJCL
  • Scottsbluff, NE – NBC Nebraska
  • Sherman, TX – News 12
  • Shreveport, LA – KSLA News 12
  • Sioux Falls, SD – Dakota News Now       
  • South Bend, IN – 16 News Now
  • Springfield, MO – KY3 News     
  • Tallahassee, FL – Eyewitness News
  • Tampa Bay, FL- Very Tampa Bay by WMOR       
  • Toledo, OH – 13ABC Action News         
  • Topeka, KS – 13 News  
  • Tucson, AZ – News 13  
  • Twin Falls, ID – KMVT News      
  • Tyler, TX – KLTV East Texas News          
  • Tyler, TX – KLTVSP – East Texas News                
  • Waco, TX – KWTX News 10       
  • Watertown, NY – 7 News         
  • Wausau, WI – NewsChannel 7
  • West Palm Beach, FL – Very South Florida by WPBF 25  
  • Wichita, KS – Eyewitness News 
  • Wilmington, NC – WECT News  

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