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NBC News just launched a new app on Amazon Fire TV

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Watch out, Roku. It seems Amazon Fire TV is hot on your tail, adding apps left, right, and center. And the latest is a biggie: NBC News has a new app available to Fire TV and Fire TV Stick device owners.

The news, which was announced by Carson Daly on the TODAY Show yesterday, will include live streaming news, original video series, and exclusive content from TODAY, NBC Nightly News, and Meet the Press. All of the content will be available, as is the case with all streaming TV, 24/7. This means you can catch the nightly news at 10, or 2 a.m. if you prefer.

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The app features a top news playlist that’s created by the NBC News video team exclusively for Amazon Fire TV. You can also get live press conferences, events, and breaking news coverage; top segments and interviews; and specialty playlists centred around specific topics, like the latest in politics or, even more specifically, Election 2016.

The channels for shows like TODAY, NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press will feature signature franchises, like Caught on Camera from TODAY, Making a Difference from NBC Nightly News, and Compressed from Meet the Press, which captures a full show in a 90-second highlight reel.

Additionally, users will get to see Flashback, an original series fueled by the NBC News video archive, and RetroTech, a look back at past technology.

As a sort of behind-the-scenes, you’ll also get to see exclusive video segments that did not air in live broadcasts. And there will be a Meet the Candidates series, featuring interviews with Presidential candidates from Meet the Press.

This is the first app for NBC News, which will be joining the growing list of other TV networks that are delving into the streaming world of TV, like Showtime, CBS All Access, and HBO Now.

Users can download the NBC News app for Amazon Fire TV on Amazon, as well as right from their Amazon Fire TV by going to the app store and searching for NBC News in the search bar on the Fire TV menu. NBC says it plans to add much more content “over the coming months.”

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