Amazon Fire TV update expands to more devices


Amazon’s new user experience update is rolling out to additional Fire TV devices starting today. Amazon calls this the “biggest experience upgrade” they’ve ever done.

The company first announced the interface update in December, and only third-generation Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite devices received the update initially. The new Fire TV experience is now available on: Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen), Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube (1st and 2nd Gen), and Fire TV (Hanging Design) 3rd generation). Support for Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV smart TVs will arrive later this year.

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Changes with the update include a completely new home screen with more customization. The main menu allows quick navigation to your favorite streaming apps and previews of what’s playing.

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An improved search function allows users to search by genre, free content, and shows and movies that are already in the user’s content library.

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The update also includes the option to make profiles for each family member, with up to six profiles available per account. That means everyone can get personalized recommendations and their own watchlist.

Your Fire TV devices should automatically check for the update and install it when not in use. You can check for the update by going to your device settings, selecting My Fire TV, selecting About, and finally Check for updates.



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