AFTVnewscast 11: Fire TV Bug Fixes Are Coming

If you missed yesterday’s live stream, here’s the latest AFTVnewscast episode. Thanks to everyone who viewed live and who participated by asking questions. There’s a small tease to an upcoming exclusive on Monday at the start of this episode.

The AFTVnewscast is streamed live on Fridays at 1:30pm PT. You can watch all episodes on YouTube, subscribe via RSS, subscribe via iTunes, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes.

Show Notes & Links

Fire TV Gaming Bundle now out of stock and Fire TV restock date pushed further back

Software update with surround sound fix begins rolling out for 2nd-Gen Fire TV

Amazon has switched to incremental software updates for Fire OS 5 on 2nd-Gen Fire TV

Kodi can be moved to external USB or MicroSD storage on Fire OS 5 and 2nd-Gen Fire TV

How to partially or entirely move Kodi data to external USB or MicroSD storage

How to unroot a Fire TV and switch back to stock updates From Amazon

Yahoo! brings their video library to the Fire TV with new app

Yahoo! for Fire TV on Amazon

Minecraft: Story Mode arrives on 1st and 2nd-Gen Amazon Fire TVs

Minecraft: Story Mode on Amazon

Minecraft on Amazon

Gods Will Be Watching comes to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Gods Will Be Watching on Amazon

Jackbox Party Pack 2 released for all Amazon Fire TV devices

The Jackbox Party Pack 2

Final Fantasy III and IV come to the Amazon Fire TV





Exclusive: Shopping Amazon via Voice Search coming to Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Fire OS 5 with Alexa coming to 1st-gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in October

How to update an app on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

App storage only supported on MicroSD card, not USB drive, for 2nd-Gen Fire TV

All-New Amazon Fire TV Game Controller with Voice Search

Fire OS 5 adds partial 24p, 25p, 30p video support to the Amazon Fire TV

How to access Hidden Resolution Options on the Fire TV


All Free Amazon Coin Deals

All Apps that offer Amazon Coin Rewards

2nd-Gen Fire TV also only supports FAT32 — No NTFS or exFAT support for either USB or MicroSD

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  1. Martin says:

    Thank you! Good job!
    Waiting for breaking news ;)

  2. rossco says:

    i have one with bad remote can’t see 5ghz network not happy waiting to here from amazon

    please tell me its not new hardware or its going back

  3. clocks says:

    Re the FTVs halted sales, please don’t tell me they are tweaking the hardware? I have a couple of these, and wouldn’t be happy if I had to return them.

  4. AdaptDaBuLL says:

    I too would be upset if this is a hardware upgrade/fix they are implementing from the supply chain. I bought my three devices from Staples, and it would not be easy to return (not to mention the deal I got on them would be void unless I can exchange them for the even newer fixed ones. If this is the case). Any news AFTVnews? Thanks for all that you do for the Fire TV community.

  5. Martin says:

    Let’s hope it is hardware fix!
    As I halted my decision to get one on first days…

  6. Rossco says:

    Any news yet what there doing hardware /software

  7. Dave69 says:

    Not good to be an beta tester, er, I mean early adopter.

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