Post your Questions & Topics for tomorrow’s AFTVnewscast 65

I’ll be live streaming this week’s episode of the AFTVnewscast tomorrow at 11am PT / 2pm ET. 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. Damien says:

    Any idea why dtvnow sound goes kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk unless i have alexa connected at startup? After that i can disconnect alexa and sound is normal Firestick v5.1.1

    Thanks Elias you rock

  2. I have a second generation fire tv whose remote batteries go dead very fast….I had the remote replaced through amazon, but the same thing happens after a day or so…..any thoughts on what I can do? I bought a usb remote that works good, but I would like my original Amazon remote with voice to function properly. Thank you

  3. christopher says:

    when do you think we’ll see fire os 6?

  4. Derrick says:

    Should Amazon allow users to manually force an update the first day an update is available?

    I don’t know about Apple tv but i have an iphone and a macbook and Apple products updates are available for download/install within hours not weeks.

    • Derrick says:

      Side note: I know “why?” they do it slow releases. I don’t care. If their software isn’t good enough for public release don’t make it public and just beta test it, then announce the release publicaly when ready.

  5. Nate says:

    To the best of your knowledge, will rbox continue to create pre-rooted ROMs for the Fire TV 2 box? The latest image by rbox sits at and with the pending (re)release of I was wondering if we would see a pre-rooted image of this update in the near future.

  6. Ewle Ebonlore says:

    Any progress on TWRP for the sticks?

    Anything promising for a dirty cow root?

  7. GuestHound99 says:

    If you look over at the FTV1 PreRooted thread over at XDA. Since the release. There seem to be a lot of FTV1’s that had something go wrong when updating from a previous PreRooted OS 5 rom. They start at comment #901.

    I have waited to upgrade from Fire OS 3 since my setup is working fine. But I think it’s now time since there is a new GUI on its way. But been wondering about the failure posts of the latest rom. Wondering if there is a eFuse or missing TWRP or something on the update that cause so many failure posts.

    Seems most failures came after a hard reboot. Multiple posts of “Same thing happened to me too. Upgraded to via TWRP and rebooted, it dead now. No lights, nothing.”

    I am surprise with the lack of successful upgrading folks. Are you on on your rooted FTV1’s without any problems ?

  8. Ralph says:

    In terms of internal storage of the Fire TV 2, when Amazon decides to re-push the latest update, how much minimum internal space would it require? Some people’s boxes may have very little space. So will the update just not install?

    • Ralph says:

      Elias, please disregard this question as you covered it already. Thought maybe you might forget it by the time you started the Q&A. Thank you.

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