AFTVnewscast 50: Fire TV 3 Evidence, HDR Explained, & ES File Explorer Returns

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, iTunes, Google Podcast, listen via TuneIn, Stitcher, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

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ES File Explorer returns to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

ES File Explorer can once again download APK files directly — Sideloading guide updated

ES File Explorer app on Amazon

Sideloading Guide

More evidence Amazon will soon launch the Fire TV in India

Theory: New Fire TV hardware to be revealed prior to Prime Video’s impending launch in India

What to expect from an Amazon Fire TV 3 and Fire TV Stick 2

MrMC update adds 4K support, Refresh Rate Switching, 24p/25p/30p support, Plex Client, and more

MrMC on Amazon

3:2 Pulldown

Screen Tearing

Target now sells the Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and other Amazon devices

How to watch the 2016 Olympics on a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

Tablo Tuners

HDHomeRun Tuners

NBC Sports App

Sling TV App

PlayStation Vue App

Get $10 Amazon Appstore Credit for downloading a specific game

How to get MrMC, the Kodi fork in the official Fire TV appstore, for Free

App Deal: Retroids down from $0.99 to FREE

Retroids on Amazon

App Deal: Oddworld – Stranger’s Wrath down from $2.99 to $0.99

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath on Amazon

App Deal: Oddworld – Munch’s Oddysee down from $2.99 to $0.99

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee on Amazon

Amazon Video becomes first streaming service to offer HDR content on mobile devices

Amazon Video expands HDR content to support Dolby Vision

How to Factory Reset a rooted Fire TV using TWRP custom recovery

Amazon to sell discounted unlocked Android phones with ‘special offer’ ads

Amazon’s BLU R1 HD has been bootloader unlocked, rooted, and received TWRP recovery

BLU R1 HD for $49.99

Moto G for $149.99

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller

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One comment
  1. Adam says:

    I understand what you’re saying about Android root exploits always being patched, Elias. But I do wish Amazon would think outside the box a little and maybe provide a “Developer’s Model” with an unlocked bootloader, like a Nexus phone, for …I dunno, $150 or something.

    That way the device could be rootable to those of us that want to tinker with what is really a decent little box, without a known exploit in Android waiting to turn grandma’s Nettflix machine into a porn-serving-mailbot. Of course, like most other rootable devices, once the user unlocked the bootloader, they would be on their own for support and warranty.

    Amazon could simultaneously make a little extra money and enter into that buzzworthy symbiotic relationship with power users that Linksys enjoyed with the WRT54GL or that Google has with Nexus devices users. Heck, they might even steal some of the Shield users that went Shield because they dislike Amazon’s lockdown of the device.

    I realize their probably reaching their goals with the current Fire TV business plan, but I really think their missing a nice opportunity here.

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