Post your Questions & Topics for Tomorrow’s AFTVnewscast

After taking a 2 week hiatus for the holidays, I’ll be streaming live and recording the first episode of the AFTVnewscast for 2016 tomorrow at the usual time of 1:30 PM PT. For those new to the site, the AFTVnewscast is a weekly podcast where I discuss the week’s Fire TV news and answer questions submitted by you guys. Post your questions or topics in the comments below for me to answer and discuss during the episode. Even if you can’t watch live, ask your question now and catch the episode on YouTube later.


  1. Brad says:

    I have been a bit out of touch but was wondering if there was any progress on getting a FireOS 5+ rooted Rom for original Fire TV?

  2. Johnny says:

    Still wondering on any updates on the release of FireOS 5 for the FireTV 1 since the holidays are over.

    Thank you,

  3. Riddlr says:

    Do you know if market helper still works for the FTV1 on the latest rooted firmware and if so, which version of market helper? Do you know of any other methods to install unsupported apps from the play store (that license check that they were purchased and installed from the play store)?

    Thanks for the great site!

  4. Dennis says:

    What are your thoughts on getting the universal voice search like Roku has for the FireTV?
    Amazon is easy to search but Netflixs is not fun….

  5. 2WhlWzrd says:

    Still waiting on that update to FireOS 5 on the first generation FireTV.
    Any news as to when that might happen?

  6. PC says:

    I recently migrated from a 1st gen to 2nd gen fire tv. I was under the impression my saved games/in-app purchases would be accessible on the new box due to game circle’s whispersync. But that’s not the case. What process is available to get my old data onto the new fire tv? Thanks!

  7. Amine says:

    How is fire tv 4k compared to nvidia shield in term of streaming purposes like kodi for example?

    Is there any news regarding Amazon plans to release a newer fire tv set?

  8. Stan says:

    Do you think an Echo 2 will come out this year? What do you want to see in an Echo 2?

  9. vulcan195 says:

    Just like the frustrating experience with some onscreen keyboards that lay out all the keys in one long row instead of multiple rows … I am beginning to get annoyed by Amazon’s decision to make us scroll through every single title on my watchlist to get to title#43 on my watchlist. Apple was smart enough to dump the standard Netflix and Hulu interfaces that use similar logic and build their own. The Apple TV interface for Netflix, Hulu and Youtube are much quicker at navigating across multiple rows and titles. Is there any hope that Amazon will see the light?

  10. oppman says:

    ONe thing I have wanting to ask for a while.. is there any way to have SKYPE work on the firetv, if so which camera works with it?

  11. Josh says:

    I got a fire tv 2 for myself for Christmas. I have kodi running(thanks to you) and use it to stream from my network drive and it works great. What is the best way to make use of the sd card? Thanks for all the work you put into the website and podcasts!

  12. Adam says:

    Happy New Year Elias!

    Thank you for the tip on the Knights of the Old Republic sale. My console deprived son loves the game with the Fire TV Game Controller he got for Christmas.

    My problem is that the game is really, really, big. And the Fire TV’s (gen2) internal memory is really, really, small. I got a shiny new 64GB micro SD card in there, but it seems I can’t copy the game to the card. So I’m stuck with almost no internal memory, and occasional notices from the Fire TV that I’m low on memory and that it might interfere with streaming.

    Any ideas on how I can copy the game over to the sd card? Would rooting be a solution?


  13. Lodewijk (Lewis in english) says:

    Hi Elias,

    I hope you had good holiday’s. I will tune in half way today because watching new Tarintino.

    1. Do you know if the e-book library that you can access with prime is also available on amazon tablets besides the kindle?

    2. Did you already put Kodi on the apple TV. I have seen already that some people did? if not when are you planning this (if you are planning this)?



  14. Stank says:

    I love the 50 dollar Fire tablet that you plugged on Black Friday. I was able to gain Google Play access on it without rooting. Is this possible do this on Fire TV or Stick without root? Thanks and Happy New Year to ya.

  15. Cdlenfert says:

    Asking you to be a guinea pig as usual, but have you tried the new update blocking method that doesn’t require root, but also doesn’t require modem or dns configuration. It’s referenced here.

  16. rampart51 says:

    You mentioned on the 21st of December FOX had updated their app to run on the older Firesticks. I still cannot download it. Any information?

  17. Rick says:

    FireTV Stick 2 – anytime soon?????

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