AFTVnewscast 8: Benchmarking the new Fire TV and Alexa

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 1:30pm PT. You can watch all episodes on YouTube, subscribe via RSS, subscribe via iTunes, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes.

Show Notes

New Fire TV will support USB External Storage

Amazon’s Device and Platform Specifications

Benchmark comparison of 1st & 2nd Generation Fire TV

Alexa “Skills” will be available on Fire TV devices

A brief overview of Amazon Alexa “Skills”

Some of the things you’ll be able to do with Alexa on the Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick now available in Japan

The new Fire TV on Amazon’s Japan Site

Non-Voice Remote for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick back in stock

Non-Voice Remote on Amazon

Fire TV Gaming Bundle on Amazon

The Amazon Fire TV appstore just reached 4,000 apps but it’s meaningless

ES File Explorer officially released for the Amazon Fire TV

ES File Explorer on Amazon

How to sideload apps like Kodi onto the Fire TV — Using nothing but the Fire TV

Video guide on sideloading with ES File Explorer

Google has YouMap Chromecast Receiver app pulled from the Fire TV Appstore

CinemaNow promo suggests Roku 4 coming October 1st

Amazon Game Studios

HDHomeRun Tuner

HDHomeRun Fire TV App on Amazon

Tablo Tuner

Tablo Fire TV App on Amazon


Upcoming shopping feature for the Fire TV

Disney Movies Anywhere app for the Amazon Fire TV

Who’s to blame for the Fire TV’s lack of Netflix voice search integration?

Amazon Echo on Amazon

Echo Voice Remote on Amazon

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