AFTVnewscast 21: New Fire TV Rooting & Alexa at CES

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, listen via TuneIn, Stitcher, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

Amazon Fire TV 2 software version 5.0.4 has been rooted

Pre-rooted ROM and better rooting procedure coming soon for the Fire TV 2

TWRP Custom Recovery in the works for rooted Fire TV 2

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

Right now is probably your last chance to buy a rootable Fire TV on sale from Amazon

2nd-gen Fire TV on Amazon

How to use custom icons for sideloaded apps like Kodi on the Amazon Fire TV

How to launch any app on the Fire TV using a dedicated button with Flic

Flic on Amazon

Amazon now offering Fire TV bundled with an HD Antenna & HDMI Cable

Fire TV HD Antenna Bundle on Amazon

Tablo Tuner

Tablo Fire TV App on Amazon

HDHomeRun Tuner

HDHomeRun Fire TV App on Amazon

Amazon offering $10 off when buying new Fire TV and Game Controller together

Sling TV announces new interface and adds ESPN3 to lineup

Sling TV App on Amazon

Amazon’s Alexa mobile app may soon add remote voice capabilities

Triby to be the first 3rd-party device to fully integrate Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant

Triby on Amazon

Ford to integrate Amazon Alexa into cars with SYNC Connect

Amazon is now selling its own ARM-based processors

UHD Alliance reveals its logo and specs for ‘premium’ 4K devices

Razer resurrects OUYA as Cortex Game Store on Forge TV — Gives OUYA owners $50 off and $10 store credit

Razer Forge TV on Amazon

Yahoo to shutdown video service Yahoo Screen

Yahoo Screens app on Amazon

How to connect a Wii Remote (Wiimote) to the Fire TV

Fire OS 5 software update for 1st-gen Fire TV postponed until January 2016

How to trick Google Play Store into allowing All Apps

How to install the Google Play Store on the Amazon Fire TV

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

ES File Explorer app on Amazon

NVIDIA Shield TV on Amazon

4K video output not available to Fire TV app developers

Amazon Echo on Amazon

LG flexible screen

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

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game on Amazon

$50 Fire Tablet on Amazon

Block OTA Updates Without Root (or a router) on Fire OS 5

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One comment
  1. Amine says:

    Great episode. Thank you.

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