If you’re reading this story, you’re looking for help watching News 6+ using a Fire TV device (don’t worry, we’ve got you covered).
First of all, the full version of News 6+ is only available for your HDTV. There is a version you can watch on a desktop, tablet or smartphone browser (go to https://www.clickorlando.com/news6plus), but this webpage only shows you our live newscasts, special event streams or a News 6+ playlist of selected stories (available when we are not producing a live newscast ).
It’s a good start, but to take full advantage of News 6+, you want it on your nice big HDTV!
So how do you get it?
You need two things: an HDTV with the right streaming platform (this could be an internet-connected smart TV or an older HDTV not connected to the internet) and the streaming News 6+.
Amazon’s Fire TV is the second most popular streaming device bundle that contains the News 6+ app (about 30% of our News 6+ audience watches us on a Fire TV device). There are five different devices for streaming available on Fire TV: Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick with Alexa, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick 4K Max and Fire TV Cube.
Some newer TVs already have Fire TV built in, but if you don’t have “Fire TV on board” you’ll need one of the external devices (also called dongle) listed above to get our News 6+ app .
ALSO NOTE: Newer Samsung and LG TVs have their own built-in app stores, but News 6+ is not available on those platforms (so you’ll still need one of the Fire TV devices listed above ).
If you have an HDTV with Fire TV already installed, to connect to the internet, you can go to the home page or directly to settings, then look for a category called Network, Internet connection, Internet connection, New wireless connection . , or something similar. Follow the prompts to set up or connect to your wired or wireless network, then continue with the steps outlined below.
If you’re connecting a Fire TV device/dongle, from the home page, scroll down to Settings (the gear icon on the far right), then scroll down to “Network.” From there, follow the prompts to establish an internet connection.
Now let’s move on to the News 6+ app:
· To get started, open the Fire TV player and on your homepage, navigate to “Add Channels”. It’s the icon with three square boxes and a “+” sign in the lower right corner.
Before clicking this icon, look for the “Get more apps” box at the bottom of the screen (in a gray box). Go to it and click on it.
Once there, scroll down to the left until you see the “Search” box.
Press “Select”, then using the keyboard, search for “News 6 Plus” or “WKMG”. Click to select.
Now click on the News 6+ box to install the app.
When the installation is complete, click “Open” or “Go to Channel”.
Now that you’re on News 6+, you can watch our live and past newscasts, select content from our podcast section, and search for specific segments by category (i.e. News Specials, various local counties , Latest News, Boomtown, Solutionaries and many more).
Currently we have over 40 different categories to choose from; a much larger selection than you can get by just going to the webpage we mentioned in the previous article.
If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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