AFTVnews turns 3 years old

Once upon a time, I was a laid off software engineer who thought it’d be fun to write about the silly things I was doing with my new TV gadget. Now, 3 years later, there are over half a million of you interested in what I’m writing about. My son just turned 2 last week and his little brother is scheduled to arrive later this year. It means the world to me that all of you make it possible for me to spend so much time with my family while I run this site from home. Thank you so much for enabling me to turn a hobby into a means to support my family.

  1. Mark says:

    As one of the first users/subscribers to this fine, informative site, I wish you a happy anniversary, your son a happy birthday, and a mighty CONGRATULATIONS to you and your wife on the new addition in the oven!

  2. AFTVuser says:

    3 years old already? My, how time flies. Why, before you know it, AFTVnews will be fully potty trained and eating “adult” food! :-) Congrats, Elias.

  3. Masterblaster says:

    We appreciate all the time, passion and talent you’ve given to the site. Happy Need Day to you.
    AFTVNEWS​ is the Best!

  4. clocks says:

    Congrats and thanks!

  5. InfinityFire says:

    Congrats Elias, Big fan of AFTVNews and love the site. Happy birthday to your son. For AFTVNews birthday since it is today, You should redesign the site like the Downloader app. The design of downlaoder is very good. So I would like take some of it and make it like that. :)
    Just here to serve
    AFTVNews forever

  6. Jim says:

    Congratulations! Love this site. Life moving in the right direction for you.

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  9. Richard says:

    Happy bday to one of my go-to daily sites!

  10. Gareth Price says:

    Happy Birthday! And many more of them to come!

  11. Nate says:

    Elias, I just wanted to express my gratitude for all of the tireless work you have done for the community over the years.

    I can safely say that if it were not for your treasure trove of information on these devices and software, I would not have been as confident in helping my family cut the cable cord!

    Please rest assured there are many of us out there who realize the hard work and dedication you have put toward the AFTV community.

    Here’s to many more great years ahead!

    • John C. says:

      Ditto from me, on everything Nate says above.

      Also, hoping we’ll see the return of your weekly or periodic videos sometime in the future. They were a key/core part of my weekly TV viewing habit before. You did a great job with them, as you do with the rest of your Amazon coverage.

  12. Keith says:

    That’s awesome! Bought the fire TV in June 2014, bookmarked AFTVNews soon after and I’m not sure a day’s gone by where I haven’t checked in.
    You’re talented, hardworking and kind. I look forward to many more years to come!

  13. John says:

    I have only recently discovered your site … now it has become the first site that I go to every morning here in the U.K.
    Many, many thanks … keep up your great work.

  14. Clamslam says:

    Congrats! I appreciate all the hard work over the years. I have learned a lot and check out your site every morning looking forward to all the latest news. It is nice having a place to go that share the excitement of Amazon news like I do. Keep up the good work :)

  15. Alfredo Rodriguez says:

    Congratulations! Love this site.And continue suscess,i want some cake ok

  16. Deco says:

    Congrats and thanks for creating and maintaining this treasure trove!

  17. JoeB says:

    Congrats!!! Wishing you even more success for the future!

  18. Travis says:

    I think we might be getting more out of your work than you are. But I’m happy to hear it’s a win-win situation.

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