Originally Posted by user17600
I'd tried a couple of the Pluggables without success. Maybe it was the firmware updates and my timing. And right about the limitations of throughput; maybe my experience is more perception than reality, but for the price ($13 with coupon) the improvement coupled with the additional USB ports make it worthwhile.
Can you post the model/part numbers of the Pluggables you've had success with in the event others are looking to attempt the same thing?
It is "Plugable" and you need an OTG adapter to use the non-OTG version:
"Since the UGREEN adapter doesn’t have OTG capabilities (which is a good thing), you’re going to need to use an OTG adapter to connect it to the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Either this Generic OTG Adapter or this Angle OTG Adapter will work. The generic OTG adapter gives you a bit more cable length and flexibility with positioning, but the angle OTG adapter gives you a cleaner setup with fewer cables. I’ve verified that both work with the Fire TV 3 and Fire TV Stick 2, so the choice is yours" change to according to UGREEN info at AFTVNEWS.
Essentially you are adding a USB port, plus a power port to the small port on the AFTV. You still need to get a few extra USB ports in your adapter or settle for one with just Ethernet, however UGREEN and plugable sell versions that are not Gigabit and won't get 480mbps out of the 2.0, or will sacrifice the speed sharing it with the other peripherals according to some reviews.
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Originally Posted by ddivita
How did you get this to work with your AFTV? I plugged it into the USB port and It was not recognized.
You need an OTG "On The Go" adapter, it was an android/Linux idea that allowed plugging regular USB keyboards and devices into micro USB on a phone or tablet. You get that adapter then you plug your 10/100 Mbps or 1000 (limited to 480 on 2.0) Mbps devices. Examples are FunHome or Fun-Home left angle OTG adapter or DSYJ micro USB adapter on Amazon.
Some other cables don't have a power connector though so you might not want one without both a micro-USB and USB input.