AFTVnewscast 51: Fire TV Ad Tracking & New Rooting Exploit

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

AFTVnewscast Survey

Fire TV Software update (551203220) begins rolling out

You can now opt-out of Ad Tracking on the Amazon Fire TV

Fire TV parental controls can now prompt you for a PIN before launching restricted apps

Yesterday’s Amazon device sale was not a “Fire Sale”

Last year’s similar non-fire sale

Fire TV 1 running latest software version is vulnerable to QuadRooter exploit

Dozens of local news apps have just arrived on the Amazon Fire TV

All 26 new local news apps

Skateboard Party 3 Lite

Hallmark Channel app

DAZN German Sports App

Amazon announces fall premiere dates for their original shows

Get $10 Amazon Appstore Credit for downloading a specific game


Amazon Video expands HDR content to support Dolby Vision


How to disable Amazon’s app blacklist on a rooted Fire TV 2

Amazon Echo Voice Remote

Mini Heatsinks

Thermal Paste

Thermal Pads

HDMI Extender

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  1. chihuahua says:

    I have a rooted fire tv2 running a preroot rom with the update blocks via ADB and the custom firmware version edited via ES explorer. If i update the to the new preroot rom ( if rbox releases one, will i have to re block updates via ADB? i know i will have to do the custom firmware number one through ESexploerer again.


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