AFTVnewscast 13: Fire TV Shopping and Bug Fixes Arrive

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.aftvnc13-header

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 shopping partially available on Fire TV, with full shopping feature postponed

Overview of the new X-Ray feature on the Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick

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

2nd-gen Fire TV starting to receive version 5.0.3 Software Update

Software update 5.0.3 for Fire TV 2 squashes more bugs but not all

Logitech Harmony hubs and remotes

Software update to begin rolling out to 2nd-gen Fire TV’s soon

FireStarter updated to v3.2 with one-click Kodi installs and updates

FireStarter on XDA

Donate to FireStarter’s Developer

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition back in stock earlier than expected

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition

New Amazon Fire TV Game Controller suffering from bad reviews due to Fire OS 5 delay

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller (2nd-Gen)

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller (1st-Gen)

Amazon updates delivery of Fire TV Stick voice bundle pre-orders to November 13th

Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

Farming Simulator 16 released for all Amazon Fire TV models

Farming Simulator 16 on Amazon

Square Enix is sequentially discounting Final Fantasy games through November

Final Fantasy III on sale from Oct. 29 – Nov. 5, 2015

Final Fantasy IV on sale from Nov. 5 – Nov. 12, 2015

Final Fantasy V on sale from Nov. 12 – Nov. 19, 2015

Final Fantasy VI on sale from Nov. 19 – Nov. 26, 2015

App Deal: Draw a Stickman EPIC down from $1.99 to FREE

Draw a Stickman: EPIC for FREE on Amazon

App Deal: Rotate It! down from $0.99 to FREE

Rotate It! for FREE on Amazon

33 FREE apps in Amazon Halloween App Bundle removes all Chromecast, Apple TV, and Nexus Player listings on schedule

Understanding the reasoning behind Amazon’s ban of the Apple TV, Chromecast, and Nexus Player

Amazon Echo now provides addresses, phone numbers, and operating hours for local searches via Yelp

Amazon Echo on Amazon

Logitech K400 vs K400r

Logitech K400r on Amazon

How to unbrick and prevent bricking an Amazon Fire TV

How to Fully Unlock the Amazon Fire TV Bootloader

How to check if your Fire TV’s Bootloader is Unlocked

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

How to block software updates on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

Mediahhh app

DiskUsage app on Google Play

Download DiskUsage APK for sideloading

How to play files larger than 4GB off the Fire TV’s FAT32 USB storage in Kodi

Ultimate Fire TV Sideloading Guide

PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

Xbox One Wireless Controller

Xbox One Controller Wireless Receiver

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Xbox 360 Controller Wireless Receiver

Xbox 360 Wired Controller

The new Apple TV is now available for preorder

Roku 4 announced with 4K and new revamped Roku OS 7

Roku 4 on Amazon

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  1. Mark says:

    Episode 13 the day before halloween…Don’t think you could have planned it any better! LOL

  2. Mark says:

    Episode 13 on a Friday, even!

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