AFTVnewscast 32: New Fire TV Stick Speculation

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

Low Amazon Fire TV Stick supply stirs suspicion of new model

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Non-Voice Remote

Comparing the differences between the new Voice and older Non-Voice Fire TV Stick

Remote for Amazon Fire TV Stick

Fan TV app gives Amazon Fire TV owners a new way to discover Movies and TV shows

Fan TV app

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

Cox Media Group releases suite of Fire TV apps with live local news streams

Local News apps

CBS News app

Plex adds support for 4K playback on the 2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV

Plex app

Get $5 Amazon Credit for buying a $2.99 app

App Deal: Shadowgun down from $4.99 to $1.99


Amazon Echo now supports repeating alarms

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo Dot

Make your own Alexa-enabled speaker using a Raspberry Pi using Amazon’s instructions

Amazon’s Alexa can now control Nest, and other, smart thermostats

Nest Smart Thermostat

Voice Remote for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

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

Amazon becomes first video service to offer HDR content


Daily Amazon Video Deals on

Vizio P-Series TVs

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller

Xiaomi Bluetooth Gamepad

Daniel’s comment about Controller Keylayout files

Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin

Libsyn Podcast Hosting

Fire TV VPN Guide

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

eMMC Access

How to manually upgrade or downgrade the Amazon Fire TV

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  1. Daniel says:

    Your eMMC Access link had no link/href on it :)

    best regards

  2. Jerry says:

    I like the idea of having an Amazon “Alexa” device that is always listening but I don’t want “Amazon” to always be listening. It would be great if I could tricker internally with a key word and have my own device then trigger the Alexa service to listen.

  3. Michael says:

    Put a 3,5mm Audio Out port on it and i’ll buy it,
    becouse manny TV’s only have Toslink Audio Out and in europe (at least) the majority of sold Speakers use only 3,5 Audio Plug.

    Also a ‘non used’ miniUSB port would be nice.

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