As many of you have already figured out, this was an April Fools joke. AFTVnews has not been acquired by Amazon. :-)
I have been eagerly waiting for this day to finally be able to announce that Amazon has acquired AFTVnews.com! I was flown up to Amazon headquarters in Seattle, WA a few weeks ago for a formal meeting with some big shots at Amazon to discuss their appreciation for my detailed coverage of the Amazon Fire TV. One thing lead to another, and after a quick meet and greet with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos himself, they revealed the true intention of flying me up. After a great conversation, and them dropping buckets of money on my head, we came to an agreement for Amazon to purchase the site and make me a full time employee.
Have no fear because AFTVnews will continue on, with me at the head, as always. Had I not made this announcement, you probably wouldn’t even know that anything changed behind the scenes. Amazon appreciates the great community that exists around AFTVnews and the Fire TV and wants to help keep that going. They realize that they haven’t been very open with information and updates revolving around the Fire TV and want me to be the official community liaison to bring you all the latest Fire TV news, including exclusive behind the scenes access.
I’ve already had a great discussion with the lead Fire TV team, over at Lab126, about topics that concern the community. We talked in depth about sideloading, alternative launchers, Kodi, rooting, and much more. They’ve been very receptive to the feedback and want this acquisition to open the lanes for direct communication with the Fire TV community. It’s too early to reveal anything yet, but great things are coming to the Fire TV regarding the above topics.
Keep it locked to AFTVnews, where you can expect the same dedicated Fire TV coverage from me, almost as if this acquisition never really happened, only now I’ll have better access to information directly from Amazon. Have a great day today, on this very special day.