Yesterday I speculated that current Fire TV Stick owners may receive a software update to Fire OS 5 today. That was because the new Fire TV Stick bundle, which comes with a voice remote and Fire OS 5 preinstalled, was supposed to arrive at customer’s doorsteps today. That has changed because all customers who ordered the new Stick bundle have received an email informing them that their new Fire TV Stick will not ship until November 13th. To make up for the delay, customers who ordered the new $49.99 bundle are receiving a $10 Amazon credit automatically applied to their account. Amazon is probably delaying shipments until they can finish fixing all the issues with Fire OS 5.
My order for the new Stick bundle currently has an expected arrival date of November 18th. The Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote product page currently says that new orders will “usually ship within 1 to 3 weeks.” Both the UK and German product pages list an available date of November 13th for the new bundle. It looks like Amazon learned their lesson with the botched 2nd-gen Fire TV release and are delaying orders this time instead of shipping a buggy product.