It’s easy to watch live TV on a Fire Stick. There is no shortage of apps that provide content—both legal ones and gray area ones.
But which are the best Fire Stick addons for live TV? Which have the most channels? Which is the cheapest legal service, and which are worth sideloading?
Let’s take a look.
1. Cheapest Fire Stick Addon for Live TV: Pluto TV
Pluto TV is entirely free to use, though it’s not available globally. More than 100 channels are available on the app. They include well-known networks such as FOX Sports, CNN, Sky News, Bloomberg, and MTV.
You can also tune in to some of Pluto’s in-house channels. It has a sports channel, movie channel, kids channel, and an entertainment channel, among others.
Other free and legal IPTV apps for the Fire Stick include YouTube (some networks make live streams available on the platform), USTV Now, and BBC iPlayer.
2. Fire Stick Live TV Addon With the Most Channels: TvTap
TvTap is one of the Fire Stick live TV apps that fall into a legal gray area. Whether the app is okay for you to use will depend on where you are in the world.
However, if you are willing to accept the risks of using such apps, TvTap offers one of the most extensive selections of channels. Not only are all the leading networks from the US, UK, and Canada available, but you’ll also be able to watch channels from places as far away as Latin America, Africa, and the Far East.
You will need to sideload the TvTap app.
3. Best Live TV App for Fire Stick: Mobdro
Due to the nature of the content, live TV addons tend to come and go. The best apps available today are not the same as the ones available 12 months ago. As a user, that’s a bit annoying. Nobody wants to be on the hunt for a new IPTV app every few weeks.
One live TV app, however, has bucked the trend more effectively than any of its competitors—Mobdro. Despite falling into the legal gray area, it has been online for several years and provides live TV feeds from most of Europe and North America. It’s probably still the best free IPTV app for Android, even after all this time.
Check out some Mobdro alternatives if you cannot find the channel you’re looking for.
4. Best Live TV Addon for Sports: FuboTV
Sports addicts might not want to rely on a live TV addon such as Mobdro or TvTap. They are ill-equipped to deal with the number of people who want to tune in for big matches or fights and will almost certainly experience extreme buffering.
If you don’t want to turn to one of the best gray area IPTV services, you might instead want to pay for a legitimate service. From a sports standpoint, FuboTV is one of the best. Through the presence of channels like FOX Sports 1 and 2, TUDN, Eleven Sports, TyC Sports, BTN, Golf Channel, and NFL Redzone, you can watch everything from Premier League soccer to boxing.
5. Best IPTV Player for Fire Stick: Tivimate
Anyone who uses an M3U-based IPTV service for their live TV will need to install an IPTV player app on their Fire Stick.
The best available at the moment is Tivimate. You can edit and hide categories, rename channels, set favorites, search for content, and add multiple electronic program guides (EPGs) via an interface that looks identical to what you’d expect to see if you had regular cable TV.
6. Best Fire Stick Addon for Live UK TV: TVPlayer
TVPlayer is a legal service that lets you watch more than 40 live UK channels for free. All the big free-to-air networks have their channels, so you can use the addon to watch BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel Four, CITV, ITV 4, The Food Network, The History Channel, TLC, HGTV, and more.
The app will only work if you are inside the UK. For non-Brits, you will need to use a VPN to tune in.
More Fire Stick Apps
The six apps we’ve covered only offer live TV. If you’d also like to use your Fire Stick device to watch live TV and movies, make sure you review our list of the best free Fire Stick apps to install on your device right now.