2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick hack: Unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery

Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick (the 1080p model that has a list price of $40) is powered by a MediaTek processor, much like Amazon’s Fire tablets. So it should come as no surprise that the same exploit that hackers have been using to unlock the bootloaders and root the latest 7 inch and 8 inch […]

Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick supports USB accessories (with an adapter)

Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote is now shipping. The $40 media streamer looks almost exactly like it predecessor, but as I┬ánoted when the new model was announced last month, it has a faster processor, support for HEVC video streaming, 802.11ac MIMO WiFi for faster internet connections, and the new model comes with […]

2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick might have just hit the FCC

It’s been nearly two years since Amazon launched its first Fire TV Stick and roughly a year since the company launched the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote (which is basically the original hardware, plus a new remote). Now it looks like a new model is on the way, with at least one new feature: […]