AFTVnewscast 64: Fire TV Interface Update & DirecTV Now

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 11am 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

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick software update makes first appearance

New interface now rolling out to Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks in update

New Fire TV Interface

Amazon Fire TV gains new Notification Center with new interface update

SPMC 16.5.0 update adds 4K and refresh rate sync support for the Amazon Fire TV




3-2 Pulldown Explained

Plex releases official Kodi Add-on

Plex Kodi Add-on

DirecTV Now launches on Fire TV to take on Sling TV and Playstation Vue

DirecTV Now App

DirecTV Now Website

Free Fire TV Offer from DirecTV Now

Free Apple TV Offer from DirecTV Now

How to use DirecTV Now on a rooted Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

App Deal: Ticket to Ride down from $6.99 to FREE

Ticket to Ride App

Non-US residents can now sign up for Amazon Prime in the US and stream Amazon Originals

HBO and Cinemax added as latest new Amazon Channels

HBO Channel Subscription

Cinemax Channel Subscription

Amazon is making a premium Echo with 7-inch touchscreen running Fire OS

Amazon Cloud Drive adds new native Dropbox-like sync feature

Amazon Drive

Amazon and Seagate team up to release 1TB drive that auto-syncs with Amazon Cloud Drive

Seagate External Hard Drive with Amazon Drive

Amazon Device Buyer’s Guide

My Gear

Synology DS214 2-Bay NAS

Fire TV Stick 2

Google Wifi Routers

Eero Wifi Routers

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  1. Thomas says:

    How do i no whitch gen f.stick ive got and can sum1 give me a step by step way of putting kripton 17 on it ive got jarvis 16 on at min

  2. D says:

    Any word on if direct tv now will work for someone who has direct tv. Like the direct tv regular app does. Or if TWC app is coming at some point?

    • AFTVnews says:

      DirecTV Now, the streaming service, and DirecTV, the satellite TV service, are completely different things. If you have a satellite subscription, that will not grant you free access to DirecTV Now.

      I don’t know anything about a possible TWC app.

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