FireTV Mods

FireTV 2nd Generation

The new 2015 Fire TV, launched on October 2015 on amazon.com and in selected stores (i.e. Bestbuy.com) is quite a hardware upgrade, compared with the original Fire TV: A dedicated graphics co-processor and a central processor with 75% performance increase, a new remote controller (which uses WIFI signals instead of Bluetooth), and a MicroSD slot for Flash Ram expansion. The best hardware upgrade, I saved it for last: 4K video playback support. On the Fire TV stick side, the offer is less spectacular, but includes new bundles and remote controller as well. The important thing is that Kodi and most other...
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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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