There are a few essential reasons cited for the sharp decline in free Live TV streaming apps for for Fire Stick and Fire TV.
- Most people providing these community services are amateurs and hobbyists. While they may have some expertise in Live TV streaming, they rarely have the resources and bandwidth to provide 100% reliable streams 100% of the time.
- They become victims of their own success. Almost as soon as something is labeled "The Best Way to Stream Live TV on Firestick" you can almost guarantee that lawyers for the networks and cable companies are inking up cease and desist letters for these amateur operators.
- Live streaming over the internet is hard. Although connection speeds are faster than they once were, there is a certain amount of testing and fine tuning involved on the providers end to be sure that everyone that is connected to your stream can view a half-decent quality video without buffering. Even some of the biggest streaming companies in the world haven't perfected delivering video without buffering (I'm looking at you, Netflix.)
So, which Live TV apps and addon's for Fire Stick and Fire TV still work as of November 2017?
See below for our top picks for Live TV streaming on Fire Stick, as well as links to our step-by-step guides for installing them. While we do have our favorites on the list, we recommend installing multiple Live TV apps in case any are to go down.