AFTVnewscast 3: Fire OS 5

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. Let me know in the comments what you think of the episode and if you have any suggestions on how to make it better.

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.

Show Notes

Fire TV Unavailable at

Fire TV UK & German Sale

Fire TV Unavailable at

Fire OS 5 Announcement

How to install Fire OS 5 on Fire TV

Information on Fire OS 5

Fire OS 5 Revert Back Form

Block Fire OS 5 with Router

Fire OS 5 adds 24, 35, and 30 Hz

Hiden Resolution Options

Fire OS 5 Quirks

Fire Starter Home Screen Replacement

Comment from Firestarter Developer on Fire OS 5

Stagefright Not Patched on Fire TV Devices

Sideclick Prototype Review

HBO Now Released for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

HBO Now App

HBO Now requires latest Fire TV software

Pre-rooted ROM released

Amazon Echo & Alexa Rebranding

Amazon Alexa APIs

Samsung SmartThings support added to Amazon Echo

Google’s Live Channels app

Block Fire OS 5 with Router

Fire Game Controller

Refurbished Fire Game Controller

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Official Receiver



New Fire TV Games featured on AFTVnews

Leaked Next Generation Fire TV Information

The Future of Sideloading

Kodi 15 Changelog

How to update Kodi without losing settings

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Spec Comparison

Amazon’s Game Studio

Android TV Leanback Launcher

AFTVnewscast on iTunes

AFTVnewscast Podcast RSS Feed


  1. Mo says:

    thanks for answering my questions! i come here almost daily, it is the best source of info thanks!

  2. C Pentland says:

    Many thanks for including my question on your AFTVnewscast.

    I too visit the site most days.

    2 x Firesticks + FireTv+Kodi

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