AFTVnewscast 16: Fire OS 5 Overview on Fire TV Stick

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

The Amazon Fire TV 2 has been Software Rooted

2nd-gen 4K Amazon Fire TV

Mac rooting guide by ians325

Progress on rooting with Windows by ImCoKeMaN

4K video output not available to Fire TV app developers

Amazon Developer forum representative confirming no 4K for developers

The new 4K Fire TV only supports 4K video, not a 4K interface or 4K apps, and thats a good thing

Gaming comparison between the 1st and 2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV

Direct link to Gaming Comparison Video on YouTube

Overview of Fire OS 5 software update changes for the Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Sticks with Voice Remote

Software update for Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote improves thermal and power management

Amazon splits Fire TV Stick software updates by Voice and Non-Voice devices

Award winning game Party Hard arrives on the Fire TV

Party Hard game on Amazon

Amazon’s “Press Start to Party” Fire TV event at E3

Story driven turn-based roguelike RPG Sproggiwood comes to the Fire TV

Sproggiwood game on Amazon

Final Fantasy VI down from $15.99 to $7.99

Final Fantasy VI game on Amazon

Amazon reveals their Black Friday game plan and previews upcoming deals

Amazon’s Black Friday Page

My list of tracked Black Friday Deals –

Amazon to sell 2nd-gen Fire TV for $74.99 during Black Friday event

Amazon to sell Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote for $34.99 during Black Friday event

Subscribe to alerts from @AFTVnews on Twitter for Instant Deal Alerts

Highly anticipated new Amazon original series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ is now available

The Man in the High Castle on Amazon

1st-gen Fire TV Serial Number Decoder

BATTOP Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Fire TV Keyboard Review

BATTOP Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard on Amazon

Logitech K400 keyboard with touchpad on Amazon

HooToo Wireless Travel Router

Digital container format

Matroska MKV


Video coding format

H.264/MPEG-4 AVC


My Gear



Kodi User Data Location

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver

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

AmazonBasics 4-Port USB Hub

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One comment
  1. xnamkcor says:

    Any news on if the Fire Stick can use USB devices yet? Has it been retested since the OS 5 update?

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