Post your Questions & Topics for Tomorrow’s AFTVnewscast

I’ll be live streaming another episode of the AFTVnewscast tomorrow at 1:30pm PT. Post your questions or topics in the comments below for me to answer and discuss during the episode. Anything goes, whether it’s about the Fire TV, AFTVnews, or tech in general. Even if you can’t watch live, ask your question now and catch the episode on YouTube later.

  1. Ottis says:

    More of a speculation / educated guess question.

    I don’t game on FireTV or currently have a 4K TV. What do you think a new FireTV can offer to make someone in my situation want to upgrade?

  2. mGuest says:

    Will we see Underground on the FireTV and when will it arrive?

  3. Edgar says:

    More of a technical question.

    What is the ideal wifi settings for Fire TV. Router specific. I know with the firetvstick that 5ghz on channel 36 is ideal. Should I be using the same settings for the fire TV? Been having buffering issues with HBO Go. Only that app. Netflix and KODI work fine. Just trying to troubleshoot the problem.

    Also does wifi mimo work across every channel for the fire tv?

    Thanks for answering any of these questions!

    fyi- I whitelisted your page on my adblock to support anyway I can

  4. matt says:

    Let’s talk about this:

    and how/if it could be used to root the AFTV or AFTV stick on current firmware..

    Especially now that total commander lets less-savvy users sideload, this could be an interesting and realistic root prospect for the masses.

  5. JimmyJam says:

    Do you think amazon underground is better than the old Free App of the Day setup? How is it free and will it stay free?

  6. Dustin says:

    Chances that the Fire TV is discontinued and Amazon focuses on the stick or an improved stick moving forward…….

  7. Joe says:

    Any update on AFTV Community Forum feature?

  8. Masterblaster8987 says:

    Have you heard from within Amazon when the hdcp issues within the current OS3 will be fixed anytime soon?

    Second question:
    What is your favorite app or service you personally use and why?
    Thank-you for all your work!

  9. Mike says:

    2 questions

    1. Rating Apps: To my knowledge, there is not a way to rate an app directly on the FTV. This could benefit developers and users. Do you see Amazon adding this in the near future?

    2. The FTVS 2? The Fire TV is still a very capable box. There are very few apps that take advantage of the power of the current fire tv. Outside of 4k I see very little reason to purchase a more powerful box. Amazon seems to not embrace the gaming side of the FireTV platform. What would be the advantage of releasing a platform with more horsepower?

  10. John Ticklebomb says:

    My Fire TV died a week ago…should I buy a new one at my local store or wait to see if Amazon releases a new one? What do you think the time table will be on a new Fire TV/Fire TV Stick being released? Thank you.

  11. Troks says:

    What is the possibility of seeing a device from Amazon similar to the MOHU Channel? A device that can attach to an antenna.

  12. Florian says:

    the first days after the FireTV was released here in Germany, as a Prime subscriber i was able to buy the device for 49 EUR (99 EUR normal price, = 50% off)

    do you think the new FireTV 2 (with 4K i hope) will get a similar offer?

  13. Lodewijk (Lewis in english) says:

    It seems HBO now is not available in Belgium if I search for it on the fire TV. I guess it is the same everywhere outside of US. I am using HBO now already on my apple TV with smart DNS and would like use it on my fire TV as well. Is there a way to get the fire TV HBO NOW app outside of US on my device (without using US VPN)? Also I would like to give Pluto TV a try but can’t find it either.
    Is it correct that the HBO NOW fire TV APP doesn’t support surround sound? I read it somewhere but don’t know if it’s true. Would be really poor if it is true.
    What do you think of the HBO Now app for fire TV? Better or worse than the Apple TV app? Why?
    Amazon only sells the TV boxes in countries where they offer Amazon Prime video (which makes sense). Do you think they will follow in Netflix footsteps in terms of international expansion (together with their device sales)? Do you have any idea/thoughts on the timing for other European countries for example?

  14. Ulises Rodriguez says:

    Hi Elias,

    Amazon has released a New “Underground” APP to fully replace their original APP-Store APP, and Unfortunately is not offering the Daily Free APP on their Amazon-APP-Store anymore!

    However you can not directly install this new “Underground” APP on the FireTV!!

    I really do not understand how all the “Amazon Prime” users are now going to download, on their FireTV, the offers or Free APPs from this New Amazon-APP-Store? 

    I really think that now we are stuck, because we can not install this new “Amazon Underground” APP, and neither can we receive the usual daily Free APP!!! 

    What’s going on… Is the New “Amazon Underground” APP only compatible with all other brands Android devices and not with their own Amazon FireTV?

    Curiously the New Underground APP is also NOT compatible with the Amazon Fire Phone!

    Thank-you for all your work!!

  15. The Pathfinder says:

    The latest firmware upgrade caused my working fire tv stick to have stutter issues on Netflix and YouTube, I contacted Amazon last night via chat and it was obvious they knew of the problem and are sending me a replacement unit that they guarantee will work correctly. So did they have a bad batch of hardware? The stick I bought for my in laws a month after mine does not have the problem…

    • The Pathfinder says:

      Got the new stick loaded it with all the same content and no stutter on either netflix or youtube. So it was indeed something with my original stick.

  16. DR says:

    First, thanks for everything.

    Question for you
    I have few FireTV Sticks, bought it as Gifts to my friend/family. What’s the best and quickest way to copy the configuration one to others, which includes KODI, Popcorn, Llama, etc.

    Please advise.

    Thansk, DR

  17. stevep says:

    Any chance you can post a “Guide” on how to install and setup OpenVPN on a rooted FireTV and configure it for Private Internet Access (or other VPN providers)?
    Thanks for all your hard work!

  18. Dave D says:

    Is anyone else having problems with freeze ups on the fire TV playing MLB or Sling? Both have become almost watchable for me. Mlb plays fine on Apple TV and sling is much better on iPad air played to Apple TV as well. Internet connection test fine on freeze ups at about 20 mb down.

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