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How to Watch Live CNN on Firestick [Two Methods]

Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Andrew White

In this article, I will show you to watch CNN on firestick so if you are interested in watching CNN Live on firestick then stay right here, I have shared two methods to watch CNN on fire TV.

When it comes to watching the news, I guess CNN is the most popular and most viewed channel in the United States. Talking about myself, I personally watch only 2 news channels, and out of which CNN is my constant. I know there are many loyal CNN viewers like me and for us, a day without watching CNN is like a day wasted.

Since I use to write lots of articles related to firestick here on this website, I decided why not write an article guiding how to watch CNN on firestick, since most of you guys were already asking me to tell different ways to watch CNN on firestick, so here in this guide I will be showing some of my personal used methods to watch CNN on firestick.

We all know how good and capable a firestick device is and it is 100% possible to watch CNN live on firestick. I know there are users who don’t know how to watch or install CNN on firestick but don’t worry I was on the same boat a few years back when I bought the firestick device for the very first time. It’s not too hard to watch CNN or any other channels like Hallmark, AMC, ESPN, MSNBC, etc on firestick.

Thankfully CNN has their on-demand video app named CNNGO that will help us today in watching CNN on firestick. So basically we will be taking the help of the CNNGO app on firestick to watch live CNN. Those of you who are wondering what the heck is CNNGO then let me tell you it is nothing but a TV everywhere service.

But one thing that you must know to use CNNGO on firestick you need to have an active cable TV subscription, however, if you don’t have that then don’t worry we have explained the alternative method as well later in the article.

Watch CNN on Firestick via CNNGO

The official way of watching CNN live on firestick is by using CNN’s own app that is CNNgo. It is the official app of CNN that will help you in watching CNN and CNN internal completely live on firestick. This app will work like a charm if you want to watch CNN live coverage directly on your firestick or even on your smartphone.

CNNgo application has different categories like Entertainment, tech, politics, etc that you can choose and use according to your convenience and desire. The best thing about CNNGO is it has the option of subtitles, so if you want to watch the news with subtitles then you can easily do that by turning on the subtitle option.

However, the only condition is you must have a CNN channel included in your current cable or satellite TV subscription and if you don’t have it then, unfortunately, you can not get access to CNNgo content.

Below we have written some amazing features of CNNGo

Amazing features of CNNGO

  • You can watch CNN live from anywhere and anytime.
  • Watch all the news related to Tech, politics, entertainment, etc right on your firestick or smartphone.
  • The app is available to download and install for free.
  • All you need is a cable TV connection to use the CNNGO app on firestick.
  • The user interface of the app is really neat and clean.
  • CNNgo app is really very easy to use and understand.
  • You can also turn on and off the captions.

How to Install CNNGO to watch CNN live on Firestick

Well, installing CNNgo on firestick isn’t really a tough or tricky task, since I already told you the app is available on the Amazon app store for completely free to download so all you need to do is download the app from there but if any of you completely new to firestick and don’t know how to install apps on it then don’t worry follow the below steps to download and install CNNgo on your fire tv.

  • Okay so, first thing first, open up your firestick device and go to the home screen.
    CNN on Firestick
  • Now on the homepage, click on the “Find” option.
  • After that, you need to click on the “Search” button.
  • On the next screen, you will need to search for CNNgo. You need to use your fire tv remote and on-screen keyboard to do so.
  • After the CNNgo download page is opened, click on the “Get” option.
  • Wait until the CNNgo app is being downloaded, it will take a few seconds depending upon the speed of your internet. Once the download is done, the app will start installing itself.
  • Done! the app is now installed on your firestick successfully.

How to Activate CNNgo on Firestick?

Well, only installing the app will not help you in watching CNN live on firestick via CNNGo, you need to activate it as well to start watching CNN. Well, the activation doesn’t require any brainer, it is a very simple task to do.

If you have ever used any TV everywhere application on firestick then don’t need to read the below steps because the steps are almost the same. For those who are installing the TV everywhere application first time on firestick, they can have a look at the below steps.

  • From your smartphone or laptop/PC visit this URL
  • The website screen will look like this:
    CNN on Firestick
  • Now among the different platform options, you need to select Amazon Fire TV for activation.
  • Open up the CNN app and copy the code that is displayed over your screen.
  • Now enter the same code in the field as shown in the below image.
  • The website will now verify the code.
  • After that it will show the list of television providers, you need to select yours and then enter your login details.
  • Sign in and you are done. CNNgo is now activated successfully.

How to Watch CNN on Firestick via CNNGO

Now as the application is installed, let’s go through the interface and let me guide you on how to use it to watch CNN on firestick. Before I tell you how to use CNNgo, I will suggest you move the application to your firestick’s homepage so that every time you want to watch CNN you don’t have to go to the apps & games section to open the app.

To move the app to your firestick’s home screen all you need to do is go to the Apps & Games section and then highlight the CNNgo application and press the options button on your fire tv remote, now simply drag and drop the app icon to your home screen.

Now just simply launch CNN app on firestick and since you have already activated you don’t have to do anything additional. Right after launching CNN app, you will see the home screen of it and there you will see different menus like Featured, Live TV Shows, Movies, etc.

If you are interested in watching CNN news on firestick then click on the Featured menu and it will display the latest news and current events. The featured option will basically display the highlights and other short news.

To watch the Live news from CNN, HLN, or CNN International click on the Live TV option.

The best thing about CNNgo is that they also have a big library of on-demand video content, so those of you who are interested in watching CNN’s original movies can click on the movies option. You will find movies such as The Lost Sons, Dreamland, Holy Hell, Unseen Enemy, etc.

Alternate Method) How to Watch CNN on Firestick without a cable TV connection

As I already told you above that I will share the method to watch CNN on firestick without having a subscription to a live TV connection. So, don’t worry if you don’t have an active cable or satellite TV connection, you can still stream CNN live on firestick via the live TV streaming services that I am gonna discuss now.

There are numerous live TV streaming services available that offer CNN in their basic plan, so if your plan is to watch CNN and some other basic channels then today I have a very good list of live TV streaming services that I recommend you guys to try out.

All live TV services that are listed below are personally tested by me.

Sling TV

Now I don’t think Sling TV needs any introduction, right? well, Sling TV is currently the most popular live TV streaming service in the United States are millions of users are already happily using Sling TV. Basically, Sling TV offers three plans, Orange, Blue, and Orange & Blue.

If you are someone who enjoys NBA then I recommend you to go with the Sling Orange plan, this plan is good for who want to watch sports on firestick along with CNN. And the Blue plan of Sling TV is good for those who are more into entertainment and news channels. Both orange and blue start at $35 and there is 50% off on your first month.

Youtube TV

Youtube has also stepped into the world of live TV streaming services and their service is undoubtedly pretty good, however, their pricing is a little on the costlier side but those who have a good budget should definitely try Youtube TV. Starting at $64.99 you get more than 90 channels including some of the most popular channels like AMC, Hallmark, ABC, etc.

Youtube TV also provides unlimited DVR storage and that is really a good thing. So, if you are having that much budget then I would suggest you give youtube TV a try.


AT&T TV Now is in the game of live TV service for a pretty long time and I guess it is currently under the top 5 best live TV streaming services in the United States. AT&T TV has three plans, Entertainment, Choice, and Ultimate Package. I have tried AT&T TV Now’s Entertainment package and I would say it is really worth the money I spent. However, let me tell you, CNN is included in all their packages.

So even if you are having a tight budget you can try their entertainment package and which will cost you $69.99. In this package, you will get CNN, TNT, HGTV, Nickelodeon, etc. DVR space of 500 hours is also included in the entertainment package.

Always Use VPN on Firestick

Since streaming copyrighted content on firestick is strictly prohibited, I recommend everyone out there to install a good VPN like ExpressVPN.

If your ISP caught you streaming illegal content via illegal apps then you may end up in trouble. So I highly suggest you use working and trusted VPN, there are so many VPNs available but I highly recommend you to use ExpressVPN. if you ask me, I suggest you use ExpressVPN.You can hide your IP and your online activities by using a VPN.

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Follow the below steps to know how you can install ExpressVPN on your FireStick.

  • First of all, go to your FireStick home screen.
  • Now go to the search option and type ‘ExpressVPN
  • Now the app will appear right in front of your screen.
  • Click on the Get button to start the downloading process.
  • Now visit the ExpressVPN website and place your order.
  • Enter your Login ID and Password.
  • After signing in click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question) How can i watch cnn on firestick for free?

Well, this is the question that you guys were asking me the most but let me tell you there is no official method of watching CNN for free on firestick. However, there are some free live TV streaming websites such as USTVGO that let user watch free TV on their firestick device but while using such sites always remember to use a working VPN.

Question) CNN app not working on firestick?

Another question that you guys were asking me that CNN app not working on firestick, well at the time of writing this article, the app is working 100% fine. in fact, I am watching CNN via CNN go on firestick right now and it is working like a charm, however sometimes because of your internet connectivity issue you might face not working issue or sometimes there is some issue in the backend of the app which usually get fixed by CNN team in no time. So don’t worry check your internet connection or wait for few hours the CNN app will start working again.

Question) Can I watch CNN on Firestick?

Yes, you can watch CNN easily on fire tv, that’s what I have explained in this article, so just go ahead and read out the article completely and you will be able to watch CNN on fire tv without any issue.


So, that’s it guys for this article, I hope this article helped you in watching CNN on firestick. Here in this article, I shared two methods, in the first method we learned how to watch CNN via CNN Go, and in the second method, we saw how to watch CNN without cable TV.

You can choose any of your favorite methods, if you have cable TV then definitely you should go with CNN go method, otherwise, you can go with live TV streaming services like Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and Youtube TV.

If you have any doubts then don’t hesitate to drop them in the comment section below and I will try my best to answer your all queries.

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