So finally I had the opportunity to get a demo for the upcoming Playcast for Amazon Fire TV and here is a quick overview of my experience and a short video as well. It was fairly easy to sideload as I have done this before to get my XBMC installed. The icon is not located in the main screen. You have to go into settings and manage installed apps in order to run Playcast. This is not a big deal plus it is free to test and help them with tweaking. They have a good list of about 40 games and a good balance in variety. You must have your Amazon Fire TV connected via ethernet in order for it to work.  I have pretty good speeds as I pay for the 50 to 100 down. I did have a bit of lag on most games. I will also upload a video on it running on the OUYA Console and Controller. I do hope that the Ouya will out perform as it is more game friendly and was made mainly for gaming. So check out the video below and see for yourself.


Game Selection
There are currently about 40 games available to play. The games are free for the testing trial and soon they will go live and have more games. They will charge a monthly subscription of about $10 for all you can play.   Some  games currently available are:

  • Action
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Mafia II
  • Darksiders II
  • Batman Arham Asylum
  • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
  • Shank
  • Shank 2
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • Fear3
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Overlord II
  • Dark Void
  • Deep Black
  • Racers
  • DiRT 3
  • Grid
  • MotoGP 13
  • Sonic and the All-Stars Transformed
  • Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing
  • MUD
  • Family
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings
  • Lego Batman 2
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7
  • Sonic Generations
  • Totally Spies! Totally Party
  • Casual
  • Ethan: Meteor Hunter
  • Chameleon Gems
  • Ether Vapor
  • Ballance
  • Magus
  • Inca Ball
  • Electra

 January 6th, 2015.

I contacted the Playcast fellows and gals in regards to my buffering and pixelation issues under control. I currently have 50 to 100 down but was still having issues. Their email simply stated to restart my Modem and Router and that it should fix the issue. I was really doubtful, but i did try it. The improvements were certainly noticeable and my ping was much lower so I was happier. I could now play games without the lag and pixelation. I am going to load the Playcast on my OUYA Console and Controllerto see how it does. I will also post HD videos of both consoles playing the same games once this Flu plague that I have goes away. So stay tuned!



Now with over 100 Games

Plus Motivation


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