AFTVnewscast 60: Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 Overview

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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 11am 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 FIRE TV STICK 2

Uncovering the differences between the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 Q&A Discussion

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 shipping with software version 5.2.2.0 and old interface

New software update 5.2.2.0 build 555164620 currently rolling out to Fire TV Stick 2

Sideloading and Kodi fully working on the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 2

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 supports USB Storage, Keyboards/Mice, and Ethernet Adapters via USB OTG without Root

MY EXACT USB OTG CABLE

MY EXACT USB TO ETHERNET ADAPTER

LOGITECH K400 KEYBOARD W/ TOUCHPAD

Amazon Fire TV possibly gaining support for TV tuners

FLIRC USB RECEIVER

Chromecast Ethernet Adapter

Amazon’s app blocking utility is not present on the Amazon Fire TV Stick 2

Fire TV update 5.2.1.1 contains new “Not In My House” system app for more sophisticated app blocking

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 removes the option to adjust display size

Fire TV display calibration will remain on older devices and be added to Fire TV Stick 2

Amazon permanently lowers all Fire TV 2 prices by $10

AMAZON FIRE TV 2

Here is what the new Amazon Fire TV Home screen interface looks like

Additional shots of the new Amazon Fire TV interface

Comparing h.264 vs h.265 video playback on the Fire TV 1, 2, and Fire TV Stick

DIRECT LINK TO H.264 VS H.265 VIDEO

Jackbox Party Pack 3 now available on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

JACKBOX PARTY PACK 3

App Deal: Minecraft – Story Mode down from $4.99 to FREE

MINECRAFT: STORY MODE

Prime members can receive $60 of various Amazon Credits Free for trying Prime Photos

$60 FREE CREDIT PROMOTION

Amazon Prime members can now share their unlimited Prime Photo storage with 5 people

Amazon Photos improves searching to easily find people, places, and things

AMAZON PRIME PHOTOS

AMAZON ECHO DOT 2

What’s New on Amazon Prime Instant Video in October

How to transfer Amazon Fire TV Apps

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

Amazon working on tablet-like device with hands free Alexa capabilities

Plex Cloud lets you run a virtual Plex Server using Amazon’s unlimited Cloud Drive

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  1. Resonate says:

    When is tV stick 2 come to UK. Amazon customer service UK still denying it even exits lol!

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