AFTVnewscast 49: Fire TV 3 & Fire TV Stick 2 Expectations

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

Show Notes & Links

Amazon Prime launched in India with Prime Video coming soon

Theory: New Fire TV hardware to be revealed prior to Prime Video’s impending launch in India

What to expect from an Amazon Fire TV 3 and Fire TV Stick 2


The new 4K Fire TV only supports 4K video, not a 4K interface or 4K apps, and thats a good thing

Gaming comparison between the 1st and 2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV

Benchmark comparison of 1st & 2nd Generation Fire TV

YouTube app for the Fire TV to gain 4K Ultra HD support

Apps on Fire TV 2 can now output 4K Ultra HD all the time — YouTube first to do so

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

Amazon Fire TV possibly gaining support for TV tuners

Miracast, Google Cast, Chromecast, AirPlay, Amazon Fling, and DIAL explained and how they relate to Fire TV devices

Fire TV software history page has been updated

Fire TV Software Update History
AirPlay Apps
AirReceiver App

1byone Bluetooth Keyboard w/ Touchpad Review

1byone Bluetooth Keyboard w/ Touchpad

Logitech K400

Amazon original series have been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards

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

Amazon to begin delivery of new mystery product at midnight on July 31st

Fire TV Mods by rbox

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  1. kywildcat says:

    Will still be the same locked down device. With that terrible launcher/keyboard etc. So many good options out there, SHIELD
    ANDROID TV will be my next purchase

  2. kywildcat says:

    Can I install a settings apk and change the default keyboard?

  3. Steve says:

    Amazon really ought to give you some exclusive news on the upcoming Fire TV. You’ve given them lots of free publicity and run the only website dedicated to the Fire TV.

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