AFTVnewscast 71: Updates to Fire TV Photos & Home Screen

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

Prime Photos app on the Amazon Fire TV can now be disabled to save internal storage space

Amazon Fire TV Device Software Updates Page

Amazon Drive

More apps will be able to recommend content on the Fire TV home screen in the near future

App Deal: Google Photos, Flickr, and Shutterfly photo apps down from $3.99 to $2.99

pFolio for Google Photos

FlickFolio for Flickr

ShutterFolio for Shutterfly

Alexa Voice Service now available for the UK and Germany

Devices with Alexa

Amazon Tap speakers can respond to hands-free Alexa commands with latest software update

Amazon Tap on Amazon

HDMI Splitter


The Tick

How to install the Google Play Store on the Fire TV 2 running Fire OS 5

How to install Android TV’s Google Play Music app on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick without root

XDA Google Play Music Thread

Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Software Update History

Kodi Wiki – Keymap Page

Kodi Wiki – Fire TV Page

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

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