Published on September 16th, 2020 | by Sumit Bhowal


How to Install VUit on Amazon Firestick

There’s only a handful of ways to watch local channels on Fire TV devices. One of them is a live TV subscription from Hulu, YouTube TV, or fuboTV, etc. These over-the-top live TV services offer access to not only local channels from the subscriber’s area but also regular pay-TV channels. However, a premium live TV subscription will cost you above $50 per month, and it’s not a viable solution for those who are on a restricted budget.

This changes today with the release of a new streaming service named VUit, delivering local live content for free. It currently has 200+ local stations to offer, which has been made possible thanks to the joint venture between Syncbak and Gray Television. In case you are wondering, Gray Television owns several local stations in 94 markets across the United States. VUit saves you from the hassle of setting up an OTA Antenna and a TV Tuner, as the service can be accessed on a wide variety of streaming media players, including the Amazon Fire TV.

By installing the VUit app on Firestick, you can watch live and on-demand local news, weather forecasts, cultural events, concerts, and sports without paying for a monthly subscription fee. You can go through this guide to learn more about VUit and the installation process on Firestick.

What does VUit on Firestick offer?

With VUit, you get to access hundreds of live local channels across the United States, as well as news, weather, sports events, business-centric programs, and video podcasts, etc. You can also stream original short films, documentaries, and special events, as VUit has partnered with several local stations and committed to producing original content. According to recent reports, VUit is expecting to stream over 2000+ originals every year.

The best thing about VUit is that it neither asks users to create an account nor forces them to pay a monthly subscription fee for access to the local channels and on-demand content. It’s a streaming service that relies on dynamic advertisements for content monetization and generating revenues. In simple words, VUit is an ad-supported service.

Features of VUit on Firestick

  • You can watch live news, weather forecasts, and local sports events on your Firestick from the VUit app.
  • VUit also provides on-demand news clips, sports replays, and past broadcasts of local channels.
  • VUit offers live and on-demand stream in up to HD quality. You can manually change the resolution in the Fire TV version of the app.
  • You can manually search for local stations in the VUit app for Firestick.
  • VUit is free to download on the Amazon Appstore, and it doesn’t have any subscription plans.

How to install VUit on Firestick?

VUit is officially available for Amazon firestick, and you can get it from the Amazon Appstore. In case you are not familiar with the installation process, please follow the step-by-step instructions below.

  1. Open up the search menu by highlighting the hand lens logo at the upper-left corner of the Fire TV home screen.
  2. Next, use the virtual keyboard or the voice search option to enter “Vuit” in the search field.
  3. After that, select VUit from the list of suggestions in the search menu.
  4. Now highlight and click the VUit app logo right below the Apps & Games
  5. Finally, click Get below the description on the following Appstore page. VUit should start downloading in a few seconds.

Once VUit is installed on your Firestick, click Open in the Appstore page to launch it. You can also do it from the Fire TV home screen’s “Your Apps & Channels” row.

Click See All under the row in case the app isn’t listed there. Scroll down to the bottom end of the next page to find and launch the VUit app. You can move it to the first row of apps for quick access from the Fire TV home screen.

How to use VUit on Firestick?

The VUit app on Firestick doesn’t require users to go through any sort of activation process. The first time you launch VUit, you should see the main screen immediately. On the top, you should find three options, which are Search, Live TV, and Settings.

The Live TV section opens up by default every time you launch the VUit app on your Firestick. From here, you can navigate through nearby local channels and choose to stream national channels as well. You will also find other categories of channels below.

The Search section is self-explanatory. You can search for your favorite local channels by typing the name in the search field. You can also access the full list of channels on the right side of the search field.

When streaming a local channel, you can bring up the schedule overlay by pressing the up-directional key on your Fire TV Remote. You can also select the ON DEMAND option to playback past broadcasts of the channel.

There aren’t any meaningful options in the Settings section of the app. You might find closed captions embedded in a few channel streams.

You should definitely give VUit a try if you are searching for ways to watch your favorite local channels on Firestick. As it’s an ad-supported streaming service, you won’t have either pay for a subscription or register for an account to access VUit. Thank you for visiting Techno FAQ, see you soon in the next article.

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