Post your Questions & Topics for tomorrow’s AFTVnewscast 46

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

  1. DeanR1977 says:

    Can you list some scripts to use to reboot Kodi when it hangs (freeze’s) or a rebooting app which could help? Rather than rebooting the Fire Tv? I’m using kodi via the SD card location not from the standard location. Thanks in advance

  2. DJ1 says:

    My AFTV1 is having issues with WIRED connection after i had to replace my router. While my AFTV2 connected just fine, so looks like there is a software glitch or something. Is there a way to rectifyy this other than doing a factory reset. I have a lot of 3rd party apps that i don’t want to install from scratch to fix the wired connection issue.


  3. Josh says:

    Sony made an announcement on their blog Wednesday that Playstation Vue will finally get 60fps on the fire TV. Do you have any idea when that will be? Was this a Sony issue or an Amazon issue? Any idea if 60fps will come to the fire stick?

  4. Jack says:

    AFTV 2 running rooted

    1. Can I update SU from the Play store?
    2. How do you search for apps in play store? Is a keyboard necessary?
    3. Is there a way to get into the ‘settings’ for TiBu? Choosing ‘settings’ goes back to ‘apps’.
    4. What MAME app do you recommend? I can’t seem to get a game started with Mame4droid using my DS4.


  5. Troks says:

    Yesterday was my 3 year anniversary as a cordcutter. Prior to that I used a HDHomerun Prime and other tuner cards (about 4 years). Weird how I only downlod or stream legal content. Hmmmm

    My hardware include:
    Netgear R7000 with DD-WRT installed
    Linux Headless server – 12 gig storage
    Tablo 4 tuner (Fathers day gift)
    Hdhomerun Extend
    Fire TV’s

  6. luthersman says:

    now that the shield has a plex server app. Do you think that the firetv will get it too?

  7. DeanR1977 says:

    Any news on the voice search control which works with your apps? Someone was making progress with this before & I wondered if anything had come along with it? Thanks

  8. The Great Gran Puba says:

    Hey, I’m having trouble with my kodi on AFTV2 up to date and all. Whenever I shut down kodi, restart FTV or hit home and open another app like Netflix or YouTube (there by closing kodi). I keep having to reset my background, along with my favorite apps & programs below the sources. What is doing that and how do I rectify it. Thanks in advance.

  9. Tony says:

    Hello Elias, thank you and rbox for the excellent rooting guides.

    I was successfull in installing twrp & rooted my new firetv with rbox’s 5.0.5 prerooted rom, and installed xposed framework with hdx module. Is it possible to install other Android launchers other than firestarter without breaking normal startup?

    I was particularly interested in trying Nova launcher but didn’t want to risk breaking anything, so I’m currently using firestarter until I find out that it’s safe to install other launchers.

  10. Ray says:

    Hi Elias

    Haven’t been able to tune in live lately due to work.

    Was just wondering if you had managed to revise any of your guides with the new fire os 5.0.5 (mainly the moving full games to SD/USB)??

    Thanks in advance!

  11. Florian says:


    is there a possibility to show personal Pics in 4K/UHD without the Amazon Cloud on Fire TV?


  12. Mark says:

    could you please find out when alexa might hit the UK.

  13. Kevin says:

    Hi I have
    FLIRC FL-09028 USB Universal Remote I was wondering if I could use it with this sling player app I can’t seem to find the keyboard commands like Channel up and channel down.

  14. Masterblaster says:

    There has been a lot of talk about Amazon Prime video coming to the Nvidia Shield Tv.
    Have you you heard or can get it confirmed through your sources?
    Thank you again Elias for your passion and professionalism.

  15. Lori says:


    When you were speculating about the capabilities of the next gen Fire tv. You were saying the it should be able to run 4K and HDR video/audio. Does that mean if you don’t have that type of TV, you should still use the current version of the Fire TV?

    Thank you


  16. Your followup doesn’t have to be long and involved; a simple “ Howdy — it was a failed network cable! Thanks, everyone. – Bill ” would be better than nothing. In fact, a short and sweet summary is better than a long dissertation unless the solution has real technical depth. Say what action solved the problem, but you need not replay the whole troubleshooting sequence.

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