AFTVnewscast 70: Fire TV 3 Timeline & Kodi 17 Released

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

Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick back in stock after being backordered for 5 months

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick out of stock — Possibly due to Voice Remote production issues

Pre-Rooted ROM for the Amazon Fire TV 1 Released

How to watch the 2017 Super Bowl live and for free on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

FOX Sports GO app

NFL app

Sling TV app

DirecTV Now app

PlayStation Vue app

HD Antennas

How to remove the blue circle icon overlay floating on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Kodi 17 ‘Krypton’ has been released and is now available

Kodi Website

Short Kodi 17 download URL:

Downloader App on Amazon

Sideloading guide using Downloader

Plex releases new Alexa Skill for full voice control of the media center app

Plex Alexa Skill

New HDHomeRun app released for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

HDHomeRun App

HDHomeRun Devices

Tablo App

Tablo Hardware

Logitech Harmony Smart Remote w/ Hub on sale for $69.99 — Lowest Price Ever

Logitech Harmony Remote


How to install TWRP custom recovery and an initial ROM on a rooted Fire TV Stick 1


Bootloader unlock via fastboot

Python script

Use this command to get 0xmmssssssss where mm=manfid and ss=serial:

fastboot oem emmc-info

Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks are spontaneously deregistering from their Amazon accounts

Software Update Files


The new 4K Fire TV only supports 4K video, not a 4K interface or 4K apps, and thats a good thing

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  1. Markus says:

    Just learned, no DTS Passtrough with all Amazon devices and Kodi v17.

    So for me sadly no new Kodi version. Switched back to Kodi v16.1, because there it was working. Either Amazon must use the Original Anfroid API or the Devices will loose the DTS Passtrough support :-(

    for additional Infos visit:

  2. mark says:

    how to make kodi 17.0 thumbnails/wall by default

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