AFTVnewscast 72: Stick 2 Overseas, MrMC v3, & WiFi Analyzer

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

Exclusive: Fire TV Stick 2 and Alexa on Fire TV in the UK and Germany to be announced this week

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 with Alexa announced for the UK and Germany

Fire TV Stick 2 for £39.99 in the UK

Fire TV Stick 2 for 39,99 € in Germany

Alexa is coming to existing Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks in the UK and Germany

MrMC v3.0 adds support for Kodi 17 databases, full DVD playback, Plex transcoding, and more

MrMC app on Amazon

Comparing h.264 vs h.265 video playback on the Fire TV 1, 2, and Fire TV Stick

Video comparing h.264 vs h.265 Playback

Crunchyroll brings their massive Anime streaming service to the Amazon Fire TV

Crunchyroll app

New myNetLyzer app tests your WiFi network on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Sticks

myNetLyzer app

Contradiction video murder mystery game makes Android debut on the Fire TV

Contradiction game

Facebook will be releasing a video app for the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Echo rumored to gain voice calling capabilities

Amazon’s Alexa now has over 10,000 3rd-party skills

Top Alexa Skills

Alexa can now finally read thermostat values without needing to use a Skill

Google adds native DVR support for HDHomeRun to Android TV

Amazon’s Fire TV Edition televisions


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