When it comes to media, there is an abundance of options that are constantly vying for our attention. At the one of the top things on everyone’s mind with increasing frequency is…the news.
So if you’re at a coffee shop reading, and are suddenly struck with the desire to see what the latest headlines are, what can you turn to? Of course, the Amazon store is filled with apps that include the big networks such as CNNgo, NBC, CBS and Fox. There are international news orgs like the BBC and newspapers like the Wall St. Journal and USA Today. But when it comes to the news that is the most relevant for your local community, there are also local channels. We’ve put together a small list for you to check out whenever you’re bitten by the breaking local headline bug so in no particular order:
Action News 2 WSB-TV2
Based in Atlanta, this ABC-affiliate was where Tom Brokaw got his start. The app live-streams actual newscasts as well as broadcasts the TV commercials that go with them. This gives the audience something to watch instead of a graphic card that reads “Unable To Air At The Moment” (the easiest thing to make someone turn to a different app).
WCVB NewsCenter 5 Boston News and Weather
If you’re a Boston native, this one’s for you. This app allows you to watch live streaming breaking news when it happens and get live updates from reporters.
You can check out current Boston weather conditions, hourly and 7-day forecasts wherever you might be. And like some of the other apps, this one allows you to submit breaking news, news tips or email your news photos and videos right to their newsroom that could be featured on air. The news here covers all of New England, not just Boston.
FOX13 – KSTU Salt Lake City
This is the official Amazon Fire TV channel for Fox 13 News KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah. With this app, you can see the latest local news, weather, sports, digital exclusives, and segments from Utah’s #1 morning newscast, Good Day Utah. Follow the adventures of Big Budah, watch ‘3 Questions with Bob Evans’ for interviews with local newsmakers and celebrities, and visit with the people and places that make the Beehive State unique with their weekly feature, ‘Uniquely Utah.’
KCCI 8 Des Moines News, Weather
This app doesn’t just deliver the news – it focuses a lot on the weather and the locals love that option, especially the radar. Interactive radar lets you zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach. You can also move the map around to see major weather activity.
The above is just a small handful of what’s out there. Head here to the Amazon store to see them all for yourself and find out what works best for you in your area!