AFTVnewscast 25: Fire TV 5.0.5 Features & Rooting


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

Fire TV software update 5.0.5 with Alexa begins rolling out to 1st-gen devices

Amazon’s Fire TV Source Code Page

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

Amazon Fire TV gains native Prime Add-On Subscription support with latest update

Amazon Prime add-on subscription service information

List of all Prime add-on subscriptions

How to Cancel an Amazon Prime Video Add-On Subscription

New ‘Your Videos’ section on Fire TV combines Prime Video, Subscriptions, Library, Watchlist, and more into one screen

CBS Sports app released for all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models

CBS Sports app for the Fire TV

How to watch Super Bowl 50 live and for free on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

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

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

You can now order and track Domino’s Pizza using Alexa on your Amazon Echo or Fire TV

Alexa on the Amazon Echo and Fire TV can now order you an Uber

Spotify streaming now available on the Amazon Echo

Official Spotify app for the Fire TV

Emma for Spotify app for the Fire TV (Better Spotify app)

Fire TV Stick sale ends Saturday Feb 6th at Midnight

App Deal: Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars down from $4.99 to $1.99

Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars on Amazon

Classic tile-based game Rummikub released for all Fire TV models

Rummikub game for Fire Tv on Amazon

Custom Recovery and 5.0.4 Pre-Rooted ROM for Fire TV 2 released by rbox

Amazon Fling allows Android and iOS media casting to Fire TV

How to install and setup Xposed Framework on the Amazon Fire TV

[Fire TV 2 Kernel Module] Xbox One Controller Support

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

Developer preview rollback page

How to update an app on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

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

What’s new on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

YouMap turns your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick into a Chromecast Receiver

Google has Chromecast Receiver app pulled from the Fire TV Appstore

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