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  # 1545263 2-May-2016 11:33
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You can find the APK for it online and install it, but i never managed to get the thing to connect when i tried it.


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  # 1545267 2-May-2016 11:39
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DrunkunDrip:

 

You can find the APK for it online and install it, but i never managed to get the thing to connect when i tried it.

 

 

Yes tried that as well earlier this year with the same results as you did. 





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  # 1545288 2-May-2016 12:11
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Works ok on my Galaxy Note 2. Does an initial search to find the FTV - but finds it pretty quick.

 

Both devices have to be on the same wifi network.

 

One thing that is a little disappointing with the app is the inability to use the keyboard part of the app. I have only tried it on youtube though. Hate those pop up keyboards you have to poke around on. Thought the actual keyboard thingy the app has would be great. Maybe that part just works with the Amazon Apps.





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  # 1545410 2-May-2016 15:11
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robjg63:

 

One thing that is a little disappointing with the app is the inability to use the keyboard part of the app. I have only tried it on youtube though. Hate those pop up keyboards you have to poke around on. Thought the actual keyboard thingy the app has would be great. Maybe that part just works with the Amazon Apps.

 

 

Theres an easy solution for that, use your phone to find the youtube vid then cast it to your amazon fire


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  # 1545412 2-May-2016 15:17
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garvani:

 

robjg63:

 

One thing that is a little disappointing with the app is the inability to use the keyboard part of the app. I have only tried it on youtube though. Hate those pop up keyboards you have to poke around on. Thought the actual keyboard thingy the app has would be great. Maybe that part just works with the Amazon Apps.

 

 

Theres an easy solution for that, use your phone to find the youtube vid then cast it to your amazon fire

 

 

True - but I have other apps on the AFTV and they have pop up searches etc - would be nice to be able to type searches for them as well....





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  # 1555420 19-May-2016 11:09
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DrunkunDrip:
If you use the online chat thing they offer to call your NZ phone number, I was having problems where wifi and bluetooth wouldn't work on the unit sporadically so couldn't use the unit or the remote, luckily my TV remote could be used to factory reset it (i didn't have a pin on it). I nailed it down eventually to some apps i had loaded using App2Fire android app as since the last time it did it i have not reloaded those apps and have not had the problem again. But had a couple of chats with Amazon support and they offered to call me even though i was in NZ, it is a slow process (the chat) and somewhat frustrating but eventually they get the picture and hand you off to someone with some tech knowledge.

 

That's a good point. Might try that next time round.

 

 

 

robjg63:

 

The PIN is not stored in the box? - that's pretty annoying.

 

 

Yep. You can reset the pin online, but this is no use in this situation because the box would not know that it was reset.

 

robjg63:

 

You have wifi and cable connection on the fire TV - if you normally use wifi have you tried it with an ethernet cable or vice versa?

 

 

Yep, tried both and also, blaming my router; connected via my cellphone - nothing worked.

 

robjg63:

 

There is a Fire TV remote app on android - just to take a wonky remote out of the equation have you tried using that as a controller? 

 

 

Well, the remote was working all right, I could navigate everywhere in the menus, it's just none of them (those that require online content) were loading.

 

 

 

robjg63:

 

All sounds pretty annoying - there are a few guides etc on this site: http://www.aftvnews.com/tag/guide/ maybe you could root the box and reflash it.

 

Actually this guide specifically might help you: http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-unbrick-by-entering-recovery-mode-and-factory-reset-the-amazon-fire-tv/

 

Sounds like you have a brick - you cant do it any more damage....

 

 

So to cut long story short this actually worked. Well, not exactly this...

 

The thing is I had a custom bootloader from aftvnews installed. It's been there for ages, so long in fact that I almost forgot I had it. I then tried to re-flash using it, and it did not help. That is re-flash finished successfully but the problem persisted. And since I was exhausted fighting this problem I gave up and did not try your "unbrick" link, that would have helped.

 

 

 

Instead I ordered new fire tv 2. When it arrived as I was flashing a custom boot loader to it I noticed the "factory reset" option in the bootloader, and just for the heck of it pulled out the old box that I've almost thrown in the rubbish bin, booted it to recovery, selected "factory reset" and viola, it worked. It reads really silly, and it was silly of me, not to do this earlier, because I did not have to order the new fire tv at all and I do not really have use for three of them (there are only two TVs in my house).

 

But oh, well, I have now three perfectly working Fire tv boxes:

 

- Unrootable FireTv 1 (this was my first FireTv and I did not know better and let it update)

 

- Rooted FireTv 1 (That's the one I almost threw out, but then recovered)

 

- Rooted FireTv 2

 

Did I say thank you? Thank you everyone who offered advise.

 

 


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  # 1589666 11-Jul-2016 13:31
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For some reason despite having a US address defined in my FIL amazon account, and a payment method defined, and having it set as one oneclick address, it still won't let me download the netflix app or many others either from his Amazon.com login via his PC or his new FireTV. I know it's something basic I am missing. 

 

 

 

Also, does anyone have access to the netflix firetv application and onedrive app in case I need to sideload it?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1589668 11-Jul-2016 13:32
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Try deleting all the cards from it. I had to do that before the apps would work for one I set up for someone.





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  # 1589670 11-Jul-2016 13:33
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Try deleting all the cards from it. I had to do that before the apps would work for one I set up for someone.

 

 

It had no cards in it initially. 

 

 


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  # 1589713 11-Jul-2016 14:43
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networkn:

 

For some reason despite having a US address defined in my FIL amazon account, and a payment method defined, and having it set as one oneclick address, it still won't let me download the netflix app or many others either from his Amazon.com login via his PC or his new FireTV. I know it's something basic I am missing. 

 

 

 

What does your "country setting" say? https://www.amazon.com/mn/dcw/myx.html#/home/settings/payment (make sure you are logged in to amazon in your browser before clicking the link, or you will end up on the wrong page, it seems that redirection after login leads to a different page if you click that without logging in first)

 

 


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  # 1590249 12-Jul-2016 12:00
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zespri:

 

networkn:

 

For some reason despite having a US address defined in my FIL amazon account, and a payment method defined, and having it set as one oneclick address, it still won't let me download the netflix app or many others either from his Amazon.com login via his PC or his new FireTV. I know it's something basic I am missing. 

 

 

 

What does your "country setting" say? https://www.amazon.com/mn/dcw/myx.html#/home/settings/payment (make sure you are logged in to amazon in your browser before clicking the link, or you will end up on the wrong page, it seems that redirection after login leads to a different page if you click that without logging in first)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm well interestingly, now when I login to the WEBSITE I can buy those apps, but it says the firetv isn't compatible (Same with the Onedrive App). It says I can sync the content to install those manually, but that didn't work either. 

 

From the FireTV for some reason, it STILL says "pricing unavailable" when I try and buy those apps (Even though they are free). 

 

Any other ideas?


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  # 1590312 12-Jul-2016 14:14
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zespri:

 

networkn:

 

For some reason despite having a US address defined in my FIL amazon account, and a payment method defined, and having it set as one oneclick address, it still won't let me download the netflix app or many others either from his Amazon.com login via his PC or his new FireTV. I know it's something basic I am missing. 

 

 

 

What does your "country setting" say? https://www.amazon.com/mn/dcw/myx.html#/home/settings/payment (make sure you are logged in to amazon in your browser before clicking the link, or you will end up on the wrong page, it seems that redirection after login leads to a different page if you click that without logging in first)

 

 

 

 

Fixed my issue with a combination of this (Thanks @zespri) and deregister and re-register device. All working happily now. 

 

 


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  # 1606000 7-Aug-2016 18:23
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Ok well so I am on the lookout for a compact 15v 1.4amp Micro USB AC Adapter for my FireTV. I have been using the supplied one with an adapter, but the adapter is huge and it's effectively taking two ports on my power board.


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  # 1606255 8-Aug-2016 11:00
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networkn:

 

Ok well so I am on the lookout for a compact 15v 1.4amp Micro USB AC Adapter for my FireTV. I have been using the supplied one with an adapter, but the adapter is huge and it's effectively taking two ports on my power board.

 

 

You can buy multiboxes with   a couple of larger sockets in them..





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  # 1606908 9-Aug-2016 12:19
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networkn:

 

Ok well so I am on the lookout for a compact 15v 1.4amp Micro USB AC Adapter for my FireTV. I have been using the supplied one with an adapter, but the adapter is huge and it's effectively taking two ports on my power board.

 

 

I've seen some of these in a local 2 dollar shop or similar, they were about 5NZD each.

 

To me they seem more convenient because they are not as bulky - I bought 5 pieces at once and use them with different electronic equipment ordered from US.

 

I do agree that a NZ power supply would be more convenient, but this is the next best.


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