Also has the music baked in, and free time. Can apparently search by price.
As long as sideloading still works I may just go for it.
I bought the box was to be able to view Prime video content as well as local media and Netflix. Root is nice to have, but for me losing access to Prime video means the box is not doing what I bought it for. Of course, so is losing XBMC, so if sideloading breaks the box goes back and I probably pick up a TV that I can stream to via Bubble as well as use for NF and Prime - or I reconnect my WDTVLIVE and hope my bluray player eventually gets Prime. It just got the Digital Concert Hall from the Berlin Philharmonic, and that's a great, if expensive, service.
I had paid google apps working without root after sideloading enough of the google stuff to get login working.
If the update's mandatory for Prime viewing, I update. If it breaks xbmc, I return.