AFTVnewscast 74: Recommendations & External Storage

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

Here’s how recommended content from 3rd-party apps work on the Amazon Fire TV

How to play videos from external microSD or USB drives on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

USB OTG cable

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

How to play files larger than 4GB off the Fire TV’s FAT32 USB storage in Kodi

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


Sideload Guide




Plex Cloud exits beta and is now available to all Plex Pass subscribers

Plex app

Amazon Fire TV gets new Discovery, Science Channel, I.D., TLC, and Animal Planet apps

Discovery Channel app

Science Channel app

Investigation Discovery app

TLC app

Animal Planet app

Cable network truTV releases new app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

truTV app

New 2017 NCAA March Madness app with Live Stream arrives on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

NCAA March Madness app

App Deal: Super Pixalo down from $0.99 to FREE

Super Pixalo app

App Deal: Dissonance – Interactive Novelette down from $0.99 to FREE

Dissonance: An Interactive Novelette app

Amazon Echo can now be connected to Bluetooth speakers

Audio synchronization coming to the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot for whole home audio support

Amazon adds full Alexa capabilities to their iPhone app

Amazon app on iTunes

Kodi TV Guide Add-on

How to block software updates on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

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