AFTVnewscast 24: Signs of Fire OS 5 and Alexa Changes

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

Over 100 Fire TV apps and games removed from appstore, likely due to Fire OS 5 incompatibility

Everything you need to know about the Fire OS 5 update for the 1st-gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Amazon officially says Fire OS 5 will come to 1st-gen Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks in February

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

Tablet Games to the Fire TV

Amazon closes Fire OS 5 Developer Preview signups for the Fire TV

My Nyko Cygnus Game Controller Review


Nyko Cygnus Hands On Video comparing to Amazon Game Controllers

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller

Smithsonian Earth app on the Fire TV now streams in 4K UHD

Smithsonian Earth 4K app on Amazon

4K video output not available to Fire TV app developers

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

Four indicators Amazon is preparing to launch something related to Alexa and the Echo very soon

Amazon’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial is for the Echo

Amazon will reportedly release a portable version of the Echo in coming weeks

Amazon Echo on Amazon

Amazon Prime membership grew 51% with $3 billion spent on Prime Video and Music in 2015

Join Amazon Prime

Amazon lands 5th Sundance Film Festival movie deal — Bringing total movie count to 11

Amazon pays $10 million for Sundance’s best reviewed film ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Amazon reportedly looking to release a new paid music service in addition to Prime Music

T-Mobile adds Amazon Video to Binge On while Stanford study says it’s ‘likely illegal’

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver that works with the Fire TV

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Amazon finally selling new WiFi-Direct Fire TV Voice Remote separately

Tablo HDTV Antennas 2-Tuner with Wi-Fi

Tablo Fire TV App on Amazon

Xiaomi Bluetooth Game Controller

The Amazon Fire TV 2 has been Software Rooted

Etekcity 1×2 HDMI Splitter that I use

List of all of my gear

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  1. Gary says:

    what do you think going to happen to kodie on the amazon fire tv and sticks

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