AFTVnewscast 18: Alexa Gains New Abilities

Here’s the latest AFTVnewscast episode. Sorry that I couldn’t stream the episode live as I usually do. It’s also a bit shorter than usual and I wasn’t able to get to everyone’s questions this time around because I was short on time.

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

Show Notes & Links

Alexa on the Amazon Fire TV can now natively control smart home devices

Smart Home Lights, Switches, and hubs that can be used with Alexa

Fire TVs can now also ask Alexa for local business addresses, phone numbers, and operating hours

New Alexa Skill tells you when and where a TV show will air next

TV Shows Skill for Alexa developer page

Slightly cheaper voice remote shipping with newer Fire TVs

Differences between the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV sales this Black Friday up more than 6x year over year

App Deal: Get Zen Pinball in-app purchase Star Wars table for free

Zen Pinball App

App Deal: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic down from $9.99 to $2.99

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

App Deal: Bridge Constructor Playground down from $ $0.90 w/ coins

Bridge Constructor Playground

Amazon Brings Tablet Games to the Fire TV

List of all 272 newly added Fire TV Tablet Games

YouTube looking to add Movies and TV Shows to subscription service

YouTube Red works on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

The Amazon Fire TV 2 has been Software Rooted

DiskUsage App

Black Friday Deals this year

Cyber Monday Deals this year

Amazon Stock

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