AFTVnewscast 36: Fire TV Stick Ethernet & PiggyBack Remote

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

Show Notes & Links

The AFTVnewscast is now available through Google Play Music

Direct link to AFTVnewscast in Google Play Music

How to connect wired internet to a rooted Fire TV Stick using a USB Ethernet Adapter

How to connect a USB Keyboard or Mouse to a rooted Fire TV Stick with an OTG Cable

My specific OTG Cable

My specific Ethernet Adapter

More Asix AX88772 compatible adapters

PiggyBack Remote add-on for Fire TV Stick — Review

PiggyBack Remote on Amazon

Sideclick Remote on Amazon

FLIRC USB Receiver on Amazon

Sideclick Prototype Review

Amazon launches website with interactive guide for streaming video apps

Sling TV app on Amazon

PlayStation Vue app on Amazon

Turner Classic Movies app arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

Watch TCM app on Amazon

Amazon Fling apps highlighted by Amazon

Video & TV Cast for Fire TV app on Amazon, | Google Play | Apple Appstore

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive app on Amazon | Google Play | Apple App Store

SanDisk Connect Wireless 64GB Stick

BubbleUPnP UPnP/DLNA app on Amazon | Google Play

Tubio app on Google Play | Apple App Store

LG Connect SDK

NexPlayer SDK

App Deal: tinyCam Monitor PRO down from $3.99 to $1.99

tinyCam Monitor Monitor Pro app on Amazon

App Deal: Acorn Assault game down from $4.99 to $0.99

Acorn Assault game on Amazon

App Deal: Mechanic Escape down from $2.99 to $0.99

Mechanic Escape game on Amazon

Sling TV launches new $20 package that swaps Disney & ESPN for FOX

Comedy Central, BET, MTV, and more are coming to Sling TV

Amazon now offers Prime and Prime Video as monthly subscriptions

Amazon Prime Monthly Subscriptions

Amazon Fire Tablet now available in 3 new colors and 16GB option

Amazon Fire 7″ Tablet

Amazon Fire Kids Edition 7″ Tablet


Amazon becomes first video service to offer HDR content


How to Remotely Control an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick via ADB

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller with Voice Search

PS4 DualShock 4 keylayout

AFTVnews RSS Feed

How to install TWRP custom recovery on a rooted Fire TV 2

List of what you’ve watched on Amazon Video

How to continue using FireStarter on Fire TV and Fire TV Stick software version

How to Factory Reset a rooted Fire TV using TWRP custom recovery

Get the AFTVnewscast on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneIn, and via RSS Feed

All AFTVnewscast Episodes


  1. DerBert says:

    Greet Newscast,
    in the video you say that there is no was to map the buttons in Kodi to stop or open Info, thats not true, there are a easy way to map it.
    Just create a file called keyboard.xml an put it in “Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/keymaps” and remap the buttons to your like.

    There is also the possibility to map a longpressing on a button, as an example here is my keyboard.xml that i use:

    I use 2 different methods to change the volume, “volumeup/volumedown” are the real volume and “volampup/volampdown” are like a “boost”.
    But if you take a look at the wiki you can change all buttons to your like and also you can map buttons only on a specific point in kodi like fullscreen video or homemenu.

    Thanks for your work.

    • Jerry says:

      Thanks for this. I have been meaning to edit my key layout to allow for some other options like “stop”, etc . The long press could come in handy.

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