AFTVnewscast 39: Custom Fire TV Timers & Giveaways

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. In this episode are instructions on how to win the final Sideclick remote!

The AFTVnewscast is streamed live on Fridays at 1:30pm PT. You can watch all episodes on YouTube, subscribe via RSS, iTunes, Google Play Music, listen via TuneIn, Stitcher, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

How to set a custom Screensaver Start Time on a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

ADB Instructions

How to set a custom Sleep Time on a rooted Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

Alexa can now tell you when your Amazon order will arrive

Alexa Web app lets you use Amazon’s voice assistant from your browser

Amazon takes on YouTube with new self-service video platform

Mezzmo app gives Fire TV owners an alternative to Plex

Mezzmo app on Amazon

Mezzmo Trial app on Amazon

The Great Courses app brings college-level video courses to the Fire TV

The Great Courses Plus app on Amazon

New $5 app brings Amazon’s Alexa to the iPhone

Lexi app on iTunes

Roger app for Android & iOS brings Amazon’s Alexa to phones and tablets for free

Roger app on Google Play

Roger app on iTunes

App Deal: Shadowgun down from $4.99 to $0.99

SHADOWGUN game on Amazon

Amazon Prime membership in the UK is on sale for £59

Amazon Prime sale for UK

Amazon Video sale reduces dozens of movies to $6.99 or less

Animated TV Shows and DreamWorks Movies on sale for $7.99 on Amazon

Dozens of movies down to $0.99 HD rental through Amazon Video

Battery Base turns your Amazon Echo into a portable speaker for less

Battery Base on Amazon

Sideclick Clip-on Universal Remote Review

Sideclick Remote on Amazon

PlayStation Vue app on Amazon

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

OpenVPN for Android on Google Play

Kodi’s future on Android and the Amazon Fire TV is in jeopardy

MrMC app on Amazon

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  1. Ain L. says:

    I think starting in the next episode as default you should give an update of Fire TV version 5.0.0 thru 5.0.5 Custom recovery and pre-rooted ROMs at the beginning of the show. The reason being is that this question is asked every week because a lot of us are anxiously waiting for the release.

    Thanks and I hope I win the Sideclick.

  2. redmondpie says:

    do who won the remote companion?

  3. Nate says:

    I am very interested to see if anyone can provide some anecdotal evidence that the OpenVPN for Android app works on an unrooted AFTV2.

    I have seen on a couple of threads in /r/firetv that some people were able to rig together PIA to work with the OpenVPN app due to PIA offering it’s own version of their app for Android. I am unsure if these people tried importing the certificates solely first or not, and I am interested if anyone else can shed light on their experience.

    Did anyone get a certificate based OpenVPN VPN provider to work on an unrooted AFTV2? If so, what steps did you take?

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