Editorial

Unlock your FireTV Stick

Since Amazon launched the FireTV stick, many of us have been wondering about installing XBMC -or as it changed name- KODI on it. Now, as the first shipped FireTV sticks are reaching their lucky purchasers, we start getting interesting comments through the different social channels. In short, XBMC can be installed by following the same steps from it’s earlier brother, the first FireTV box and -good news keep coming- XBMC / Kodi  basic performance is being reported as completely acceptable. Hardware differences between FireTV and FireTV Stick FireTV Stick includes 16gb of FLASH Memory (double size than original FireTV); 1 Gb...
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Media Center

Launch XBMC from FireTV’s Main Screen

So you have successfully side-loaded XBMC into your FireTV. Then you realize that every time you want to launch XBMC you should navigate into SETTINGS, then select Applications, Manage all applications, find XMBC and finally run it from there. What a nonsensical trip! It happens that side-loaded apps, specifically those that Amazon does not like you to install, will not be visible from your FireTV main screen. Not even under the RECENT row. Nada. Zip. How can I leave an XBMC “Shortcut” on my FireTV main screen ? Thankfully enough it is possible to leave a shortcut on your FireTV...
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Media Center

Unlock FireTV potential with XBMC

  You may very well unlock FireTV potential by installing XBMC,  the best multimedia center in existence. “Bold statement” you may be thinking -if you never gave XBMC a try-. Right out of the box, your fireTV is certainly lacking on the local multimedia streaming side. If you are a seasoned media watcher, with terabytes of video, audio y photos locally stored, your FireTV -by factory default- won’t cope with the needed streaming task: Amazon oriented it’s first media player solely into cloud / paid services media streaming. In short, you need a way to stream your locally stored...
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