AFTVnewscast 12: Fire TV Shortage Explained

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.

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 and links.

Show Notes & Links

Amazon is diverting all new Fire TV stock to massive internal testing pool for bug fixing effort

Amazon delays all orders for the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote bundle — Gives $10 credit

Amazon updates delivery of Fire TV Stick voice bundle pre-orders to October 28th

Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote bundle

Understanding the Amazon Fire TV’s various Developer Options

OlliOlli 2 now included for Free with new Amazon Fire TV Game Controller purchases

New Fire TV Game Controller on Amazon

OlliOlli2 on Amazon

DuckTales: Remastered on Amazon

NBC app coming to Amazon Fire TV

FOX NOW coming to Amazon Fire TV

WATCH ABC app on Amazon

UKTV brings its free on-demand service to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

UKTV Play on Amazon

App Deal: Doom & Destiny down from $2.99 to $1.10

Doom & Destiny on Amazon

App Deal: Space Epic Untitled game down from $4.99 to FREE

Space Epic Untitled – Season 1 on Amazon

App Deal: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse down from $19.99 to $14.99

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on Amazon

App Deal: Su Mon Smash game down from $4.99 to $2.99

Su Mon Smash: Star Coliseum

App Deal: Five kids puzzle games down from $0.99 to FREE

5 Free Kids Puzzle Games on Amazon

App Deal: Game Of Thrones the game down from $4.99 to FREE

Game Of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series

New Apple TV to be released next week with new CBS and NBC apps but no new TV service

Kodi may be sideloadable on the new Apple TV without jailbreaking

YouTube Red subscription service will let you watch ad-free for $9.99 per month

Who’s to blame for the Fire TV’s lack of Netflix voice search integration?

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

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

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

Amazon Echo adds Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo smart home voice control

Some of the things you’ll be able to do with Alexa on the Fire TV

Amazon Echo on Amazon

Bluetooth Voice Remote on Amazon

Wifi-Voice Remote on Amazon Japan

List of all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Remote and Game Controller Specs

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  1. natebetween says:

    Another nice episode. Nice upgrade! :-)

  2. Sunrise 495 says:

    Must be a Mets fan! I like the orange shirt. As always, keep up the excellent work! Lets go Mets!

  3. Bill says:

    Thanks for taking a couple of my questions.

    Regarding pairing the bluetooth AFTV stick remote, I went back and tried the add remote option again. I tried with the remote very close and pressed it after starting the AFTV2 searching. It didn’t find it, but I released and pressed again, probably 6-8 seconds after starting the search, and it found it.

    I’m not sure if that would be the experience of others, but if so, then you must wait more than a couple of seconds before pressing Home on the bluetooth remote to pair it.

  4. David says:

    How does 500 devices use up all new supply? Amazon must sell thousands daily. I would think returned product would easily supply the 500 testers and testing returns might be beneficial.

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