AFTVnewscast 19: Fire TV Gains Add-on TV Subscriptions

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 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

AFTVnewscast is now on Stitcher

AFTVnewscast is now on TuneIn

Amazon launches add-on subscription service for TV networks and media collections

Amazon Prime Add-On TV Subscription Service

Summary of all 30 new Amazon Prime Video add-on subscriptions with prices and content count

What Amazon’s add-on subscription content looks like on the Fire TV

How to Cancel an Amazon Prime Video Add-On Subscription

Amazon Add-On Service Press Release

Amazon expands shopping on the Fire TV to physical Music CDs

Amazon shopping partially available on Fire TV, with full shopping feature postponed

Food Network, HGTV, and Travel Channel apps make brief appearance on the Fire TV

Watch Food Network App

Watch HGTV App

Watch Travel Channel App

NBC brings their live sports coverage to the Fire TV with new Sports Live Extra app

NBC Sports Live Extra App

NBC app coming to Amazon Fire TV

NBC News app released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

NBC News app

GoPro Channel app comes to all Fire TV devices

GoPro Channel App

GoPro Cameras

Mechanic Escape platformer game comes to all Fire TV devices

Mechanic Escape Game

Snowboard Party 2 released for all Fire TV devices

Snowboard Party 2 Game

Amazon Fire TV on sale for $84.99

Fire TV on Amazon

Get $5 Amazon Credit for FREE — Just purchase a free Amazon Underground app

A Charlie Brown Christmas App

App Deal: 2 wheels 4 life down from $1.15 to FREE

2 wheels 4 life Game

Apple’s live internet TV service is on hold

The Amazon Fire TV appstore just reached 4,000 apps but it’s meaningless

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

Amazon Video Settings

Recent Fire TV software updates causing blank screen issues related to HDCP

The new 4K Fire TV only supports 4K video, not a 4K interface or 4K apps, and thats a good thing

Etekcity 1×2 HDMI Splitter

Roku 4 on Amazon

SanDisk releases official “Made for Amazon” microSD cards for the new Fire TV

Kodi App

ES File Explorer App

Plex Server Comment
Logitech K400 Keyboard

Simple USB Hub for Fire TV

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  1. tomd says:

    Amazon Fire TV interface improvements?
    My major problem with the Fire TV interface is the linear navigation. I have to scroll either up or down before I can find something of interest. then the details require 1-2 clicks to length, rating, or cast information.
    Is there any plans to improve the navigation on Fire TV? Netflix while similar up/down navigation, provides details immediately without the extra clicks. Since Amazon is known for the easy of navigation, I hope they apply it to Fire TV. Please keep us informed. Appreciate the service you provide.

    • AFTVnews says:

      I’ve heard there’s always some kind of interface update being worked on, but it’s not a big priority. New features and bug fixes always get the most time devoted.

  2. DENNIS DUNBAR says:

    Question on Upgrading remote & fireTV Stick (voice):
    On Amazon’s website they list the current version of firmware for both. Mine has a lower version and when I click check for update, no updates are available.

    Website with current software versions:

    My remote is the (b) version with v.185 where the website states the latest version is v.352

    FIRETV STICK (voice):
    My stick is at v3.5.1.x where the current version is v.

    Is it possible to sideload the current versions? If so, do you know where to download them?

    Thanks Again,
    Your site is the best out there for the latest news for Amazon products.


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