AFTVnewscast 15: Fire TV 2 Rooted & New Fire TV Stick

If you missed Friday’s live stream, here’s the latest AFTVnewscast episode. Sorry for posting it a day late. Thanks to everyone who viewed live and who participated by asking questions. In this episode I discuss the new Fire TV 2 rooting method, as well as show off the new Fire TV Stick voice bundle, and a whole lot more!

The AFTVnewscast is streamed live on Fridays at 1:30pm PT. You can watch all episodes on YouTube, subscribe via RSS, subscribe via iTunes, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

The Amazon Fire TV 2 has been Software Rooted

How to block software updates on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

A-to-A USB cable

Comparing the differences between the new Voice and older Non-Voice Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

Fire TV Stick with Non-Voice Remote

Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote bundle ships with latest Fire OS 5 pre-installed

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

Amazon likely preparing to sell new wifi-based Fire TV Voice Remote separately

Fire OS 5 with Alexa should arrive on 1st-gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the coming weeks

Amazon splits Fire TV Stick software updates by Voice and Non-Voice devices

Software Update Page

Software Source Code Page

I bought rbox a 2nd-gen Fire TV — Chip in if you’d like

Donate to AFTVnews

Donate to rbox

Sony brings PlayStation Vue TV Service to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

PlayStation Vue TV app on Amazon

PlayStation Vue TV Plans

Get a Free Fire TV Stick after first paid month of PlayStation Vue TV service

PlayStation Vue TV FREE Fire TV Stick Promo

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick get their first 360º Video app

VR 360º TV app on Amazon

Beautiful adventure game Lost Echo arrives on Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Lost Echo game on Amazon

PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist arrives on all Fire TV models

PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist on Amazon

App Deal: Final Fantasy V down from $15.99 to $7.99

Final Fantasy V game on Amazon


Amazon to sell the Fire TV Stick for $24.99 this Black Friday

Fire TV Stick

Staples to sell Fire TV and Fire TV Gaming Edition for 25% Off for Black Friday

Amazon to sell new Fire 7″ Tablet for $34.99 this Black Friday

Fire 7″ Tablet

Amazon to sell 6″ Touchscreen Kindle for $49.99 starting November 22nd

6″ Touchscreen Kindle

Razer’s Forge TV no longer available from the Google Store

Razer says they’re not stepping away from Android Gaming or their Forge TV

Razer Forge TV

HDHomeRun Tuner

HDHomeRun Fire TV App on Amazon

Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)


How to launch Kodi, XBMC, SPMC and other sideloaded apps from the Fire TV homescreen

How to launch Kodi (or any app) by double pressing the HOME button

How to update an app on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

Kodi User Files Data Location

Kodi may be sideloadable on the new Apple TV without jailbreaking

Amazon Echo

How to transfer Amazon Fire TV Apps to a Fire TV Stick

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