AFTVnewscast 23: Everything New With Fire OS 5

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, Stitcher, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

Everything you need to know about the Fire OS 5 update for the 1st-gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

All Alexa Articles

Sideloaded apps like Kodi can now be launched from the Fire TV ‘Apps’ section

Fire TV Game Controller

Overview of Fire OS 5 software update changes for the Fire TV Stick

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

CBS All Access App


Plex App

Plex updating app with fresh new interface

How to partially or entirely move Kodi data to external USB or MicroSD storage

Some apps, like Kodi, cannot write to external storage yet on Fire OS 5 due to missing Android Lollipop support

App Permission REquest Screen for USB Storage

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

How to connect to a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick via ADB

FireStarter adds Fire OS 5 compatibility with new v3.0 update

Amazon has switched to incremental software updates for Fire OS 5 on 2nd-Gen Fire TV

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

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

Nyko debuts new controller with identical button layout to Fire TV Game Controller at half the price

Nyko Cygnus Game Controller on Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller

App Deal: Xenowerk down from $1.99 to $0.99

Xenowerk game on Amazon

First season of Amazon’s original series ‘Mad Dogs’ is now available

Mad Dogs first season on Amazon

How to force all sideloaded apps into landscape mode on Fire TV

Factory Reset on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Explained
Elgato Game Capture HD60 on Amazon

Etekcity 1×2 HDMI Splitter on Amazon

CBS Sports App

Mouse Toggle for Fire TV for Android

Mouse Toggle for Fire TV for iOS

Netflix cracks down on proxy streaming

The Amazon Fire TV 2 has been Software Rooted

Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

Fire TV Stick with Non-voice Remote

Fire TV Box

PS4 DualShock Controller Key Layout Remapping

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One comment
  1. Gareth Price says:

    Thank you for the very comprehensive explanation of the differences between a proxy, smartdns and a vpn!

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