Editorial

Root your Fire TV

WARNING: This post is quite old and regrettably enough, these instructions won’t work now, on FireTV units with new firmware. Instead of rooting your device, you will actually do the contrary: Amazon placed a “fuse” inside their code that records any attempt on rooting your FireTV. When the fuse is triggered, your amazon fireTV will suffer: Read more about the software fuse inside your FireTV by following this link. IN SHORT, DO NOT FOLLOW THIS OUTDATED TUTORIAL, IT WILL HARM YOUR FIRETV.  Finally, there is an easy FireTV root process that will work on your Fire TV -for now-. At the time of...
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Editorial

Sideloading Apps into your FireTV

You may not need to root your FireTV in order to further unlock it’s potential. Many users are finding the sideloading capabilities of their FireTV units more than enough for expanding it’s usage scope. You won’t void your warranty, as the sideloading capability is readily built-in! ¿ What does Sideloading means ? If you do not understand what “sideloading” means in FireTV context, I am obliged to explain: As of this writing, your FireTV has no Google play or Amazon store installed; so you cannot add apps and games “the easy way” as you would normally do with your...
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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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