AFTVnewscast 58: Big Music Changes for the Fire TV & Amazon

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

New standalone Amazon Music app arrives on the Fire TV ahead of UI refresh

New Fire TV music app can access entire Prime Music library

Exclusive: Amazon’s music subscription service will be called Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited will be $9.99 per month / $7.99 for Prime members and will include unlimited music uploads

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Antenna Bundle are back in stock

Alexa now supports Scenes for smart home devices

Amazon opens Alexa’s Flash Briefing feature to developers

Amazon Prime members now get ad-free Twitch streaming, free games, and more


Amazon Prime members can now read over a thousand books, magazines, and comics for free through Prime Reading


Amazon Fresh grocery delivery is now cheaper for Prime members


What’s New on Amazon Prime Instant Video in October

What’s New on Netflix in October

Chromecast Ultra announced with 4K UHD and HDR for $69

Google Home to take on Amazon Echo in November for $129

Android TV gets no love from Google’s big hardware event

First look at new Amazon Fire TV user interface

Amazon Fire TV possibly gaining support for TV tuners



Clear pending software updates

Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Software Update History

Get the AFTVnewscast on YouTube, iTunes, Google Podcast, Stitcher, TuneIn, and via the RSS Feed

All AFTVnewscast Episodes

One comment
  1. Eric W says:

    Thanks for answering all my questions and providing links! Much appreciated as always.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Get AFTVnews articles in your inbox!

Get an email anytime a new article is published.
No Spam EVER and Cancel Anytime.