AFTVnewscast 69: 1st-gen Fire TV Update & NVIDIA Shield TV Comparison

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

Software update begins rolling out to 1st-gen Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Downloader app v1.1.0 update for Fire TV adds file manager, settings, and more

Downloader App on Amazon


How to add Google’s Voice Assistant to Alexa on the Amazon Echo and Fire TV

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot update adds “Computer” wake word to help complete the Star Trek fantasy

Amazon Original Content News

Physical comparison of the 2nd-gen NVIDIA Shield TV to the Amazon Fire TV

Partial teardown of 2nd-gen NVIDIA Shield TV
NVIDIA Shield TV (2017) on Amazon

How to set a custom Sleep Time on a rooted Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

How to set a custom Screensaver Start Time on a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Rooting Starter’s Guide

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller

PS4 DualShock 4 button mapping on the Fire TV

How to use an NTFS microSD card or USB drive with a rooted Fire TV

Mi Box

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  1. Jimmy says:

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question!

  2. Jon says:

    The issues with the Shield all comes down to usage.

    Its a better solution and so is Android TV in general. Fire TV does not have advanced features on Android TV such as the PiP, DVR, multi-user, support, multitasking, etc.

    It just needs more users so more app developers support these advanced features that Fire does not have due to not using Android TV.

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