Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Software Update History

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First Discovered

  • 4/3/2019

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Stick 4K

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds support for screen mirroring via Miracast to Fire TV Stick 4K

First Discovered

  • 3/4/2019

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3
  • Fire TV Cube
  • Fire TV Stick 4K

Notes and Known Changes

  • Replaces option to move apps/channels with new option to pin apps/channels to the front of the Your "Apps and Channels" list. Moving apps was restored through a system component update on April 16th.
  • System components (i.e., system apps) can now be updated manually under the "My Fire TV > About" menu.
  • Enables WiFi simple setup, which automatically connects your newly purchased devices from Amazon to your WiFi.
  • Bug fixed that caused a crash when viewing app permisions of apps without any permissions set.
  • Adds new "Auto" selection for video color format under display options.
  • Option added to change default browser selection for YouTube app added to "Settings > Preferences" menu.
  • Possibly fixes issues with audio being out of sync when playing videos.

First Discovered

  • 3/1/2019

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Replaces option to move apps/channels with new option to pin apps/channels to the front of the Your "Apps and Channels" list. Moving apps was restored through a system component update on April 16th.
  • System components (i.e., system apps) can now be updated manually under the "My Fire TV > About" menu.
  • Enables WiFi simple setup, which automatically connects your newly purchased devices from Amazon to your WiFi. (Fire TV Stick 2 Only)
  • Bug fixed that caused a crash when viewing app permisions of apps without any permissions set.
  • Option added to change default browser selection for YouTube app added to "Settings > Preferences" menu.

First Discovered

  • 1/11/2019

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3
  • Fire TV Cube
  • Fire TV Edition 2 (Toshiba & Insignia)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Removes option to adjust dynamic range setting that was incorrectly added with previous update.

First Discovered

  • 1/11/2019

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Removes option to adjust dynamic range setting that was incorrectly added with previous update.

First Discovered

  • 1/10/2019

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Removes option to adjust dynamic range setting that was incorrectly added with previous update.

First Discovered

  • 12/19/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

First Discovered

  • 12/13/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3
  • Fire TV Cube
  • Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Fire TV Edition 2 (Toshiba & Insignia)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds support for Alexa Multi-Room Music to Fire TV Cube
  • Adds support for Alexa Follow-Up Mode to Fire TV Cube
  • Adds Dynamic Range Settings to switch between Adaptive and Always HDR on Fire TV Cube
  • Adds more ways to edit/delete Fire TV Recast DVR recordings
  • Fixes audio drop-out issues on Fire TV Stick 4K

First Discovered

  • 12/5/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds support for Alexa Announcements
  • Adds ability to increse/decrease TV volume by specific incriments

First Discovered

  • 12/4/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

First Discovered

  • 11/16/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3
  • Fire TV Cube

Notes and Known Changes

  • Likely makes Fire TV Recast improvements

First Discovered

  • 10/31/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Stick 4K

Notes and Known Changes

  • Launch day software update for Fire TV Stick 4K

First Discovered

  • 10/26/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds support for Video Frame Rate Matching
  • Adds option to disable Home button IR commands
  • Adds new TV IR Command Repetition options
  • Changes Surround Sound Option Labels
  • Adds support for Fire TV Recast with new Live TV settings menu
  • Adds new Device Usage Data privacy setting
  • Consolidates privacy options into new Privacy Settings menu under Preferences

First Discovered

  • 10/26/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3

Notes and Known Changes

  • Changes Surround Sound Option Labels
  • Adds support for Fire TV Recast with new Live TV settings menu
  • Adds new Device Usage Data privacy setting
  • Consolidates privacy options into new Privacy Settings menu under Preferences

First Discovered

  • 10/20/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds support for Fire TV Recast with new Live TV settings menu
  • Adds new Device Usage Data privacy setting
  • Consolidates privacy options into new Privacy Settings menu under Preferences
  • Renames Device settings menu to My Fire TV

First Discovered

  • 9/22/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

First Discovered

  • 9/13/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds new Volume Leveler option
  • Adds new Dialogue Enhancer option
  • Adds new Input Change Options for controlling how input cycling is executed
  • Adds the ability to select from a list of IR profiles for home theater equipment
  • Adds new Netowrk Proxy Settings to Developer Tools Menu

First Discovered

  • 9/4/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 2 (Toshiba & Insignia)

First Discovered

  • 8/23/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3

Notes and Known Changes

  • Fixes voice dictation for on-screen keyboard that was broken with previous update

First Discovered

  • 8/23/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Fixes voice dictation for on-screen keyboard that was broken with previous update

First Discovered

  • 8/16/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

First Discovered

  • 8/12/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds new updated Alexa interface that first debuted with the Fire TV Cube
  • Adds new prompt to allow initial ADB conneciton from unrecognized device
  • Breaks voice dictation for on-screen keyboard.

First Discovered

  • 8/8/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 2 (Toshiba & Insignia)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds option to show last input when powered on, instead of always defaulting to the Home screen

First Discovered

  • 7/31/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds support for Video Frame Rate Matching
  • Adds new interface for viewing local movie theater times via Alexa
  • Adds new Netowrk Proxy Settings to Developer Tools Menu

First Discovered

  • 7/26/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

First Discovered

  • 7/20/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

Notes and Known Changes

  • New Power On Input option to control if TV input is changed to Fire TV Cube's input when saying Alexa, turn on the TV
  • Possible enhancements to AV Receiver / Soundbar power control
  • New option to show or hide Alexa hints while screensaver is running
  • Device menu under Settings has been renamed to My Fire TV

First Discovered

  • 7/13/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 2 (Toshiba & Insignia)

First Discovered

  • 7/5/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

First Discovered

  • 6/22/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 2 (Toshiba & Insignia)

First Discovered

  • 6/22/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 2 (Toshiba & Insignia)

First Discovered

  • 6/22/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

First Discovered

  • 6/21/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Cube

Notes and Known Changes

  • Launch day software update for Fire TV Cube

First Discovered

  • 6/14/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Possibly released to combat the ADB.Miner Virus.

First Discovered

  • 5/15/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3

Notes and Known Changes

  • Your Apps & Games row on the Fire TV home screen changed to Your Apps & Channels row
  • Amazon Channels now have icons in the apps row on the home screen
  • New Prime Video icon added to the apps row which loads new interface that houses all Amazon Video content
  • Developer Tools Menu updated from v3.0 to v4.0 with new customizable System X-Ray bar

First Discovered

  • 4/20/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • This is a slightly newer version of the previous version where the build numbers are different

First Discovered

  • 4/17/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Your Apps & Games row on the Fire TV home screen changed to Your Apps & Channels row
  • Amazon Channels now have icons in the apps row on the home screen
  • New Prime Video icon added to the apps row which loads new interface that houses all Amazon Video content

First Discovered

  • 2/3/2018

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3

Notes and Known Changes

  • Possibly includes voice remote update 137

First Discovered

  • 12/16/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3

Notes and Known Changes

  • Fixes Dolby Digital audio not switching automtically

First Discovered

  • 12/12/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Fixes display switching by 3rd-party apps.
  • Likely adds On Now row and Channel Guide used for live Amazon Channels content

First Discovered

  • 11/29/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

First Discovered

  • 11/2/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3

First Discovered

  • 10/25/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 3

Notes and Known Changes

  • Launch day software update for Fire TV 3.

First Discovered

  • 10/16/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV Stick 1

First Discovered

  • 9/12/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Features equivilant to 5.2.6.0 (587444320) update but also makes some minor menu changes for tunner and picture options.

First Discovered

  • 9/12/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1

Notes and Known Changes

  • Adds Voice input for on-screen keyboard
  • Adds Screen Magnifier
  • Adds support for Thursday Night Football live streams
  • Moves home screen ad banner from top of screen to below 2nd row of content

First Discovered

  • 8/4/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

First Discovered

  • 6/28/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Launch day update for Element's Fire TV Edition televisions

First Discovered

  • 6/28/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Initial version of Element's Fire TV Edition televisions from the factory

First Discovered

  • 7/14/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Stick 2

First Discovered

  • 4/27/2017

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV Stick 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1

First Discovered

  • 10/20/2016

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Stick 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Update began rolling out to Fire TV Stick 2 on launch day.
  • Amazon's source code page lists this update as version 5.2.2.1, but the Fire TV interface calls it version 5.2.2.0.

First Discovered

  • 9/28/2016

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Stick 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Initial software version on Fire TV Stick 2 from the factory. Unknown if this update will also come to other devices.

First Discovered

  • 8/10/2016

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1

Notes and Known Changes

  • QuadRooter Vulnerability is still present on the Fire TV 1
  • Netflix full integrated into Fire TV interface and search
  • Can now move forward/back in a video by asking Alexa
  • New Advertising ID options allow for opting-out of ad tracking
  • New parental control option will prompt for PIN when launching blocked apps
  • Fire TV Stick rooting method blocked
  • System Status Monitor menu renamed to Developer Tools Menu v1.40
  • Not In My House app blocking mechanism added
  • Contact Us section in settings area slightly changed

First Discovered

  • 5/20/2016

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1

Notes and Known Changes

  • Parental controls improved to restrict based on content rating
  • Ability to watch live streams for add-on subscriptions added
  • Updates to support new 4K YouTube app
  • Alexa can now launch apps and videos
  • Alexa can now give local movie information and playback
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First Discovered

  • 4/2/2016

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1

Notes and Known Changes

  • FireStarter and FiredTV alternate launchers blacklisted and disabled by update
  • Sideloaded apps now appear on home screen Recent list
  • Double home button press to open App Launcher added
  • My Apps shortcut added to chortcut menu launched by holding home button
  • Kodi explicitly added to home screen recent list if installed
  • Fire TV Sticks rootable with Kingo Root
  • King Root rooting blocked for all devices
  • Internal ADB client removed

First Discovered

  • 2/2/2016

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 1
  • Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV Stick 1

Notes and Known Changes

  • First update for Fire OS 3 devices, Fire TV 1 & Fire TV Stick (non-voice) to Fire OS 5
  • Alexa added to Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick (non-voice)
  • New Your Videos section added to Fire TV
  • Full Add-On Subscription support added
  • App and Game categories now displayed in grid layout
  • Support for new WiFi-direct voice-remote and new WiFi-direct game controller added to Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick (non-voice)

First Discovered

  • 12/13/2015

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Stick 1

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released to Fire TV Stick w/ Voice Remote
  • Fixes thermal and power management bugs
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First Discovered

  • 11/11/2016

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV Stick 1

Notes and Known Changes

  • Software version on Fire TV Stick w/ Voice Remote at launch
  • Adds support for Bluetooth headphones, mice, and Keybaords to Fire TV Stick
  • Adds Prime Stations to Fire TV Stick

First Discovered

  • 10/29/2015

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2
  • First Fire TV 2 rooting method required this version
  • Fixes Dolby Digital Plus and DTS suround sound audio bugs
  • Fixes WiFi-based remote and game controller connectivity bugs
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First Discovered

  • 10/24/2015

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2 (Fire TV 1 had a different developer preview update with this version number)
  • Fixes low volume bug
  • Improved detection of 4K TVs connected through A/V receivers
  • WiFi-direct voice remote bug fixes
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First Discovered

  • 10/10/2015

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2
  • Fixes missing suround sound in thrid-party apps
  • Fixes Boldby Digital Plus bugs
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First Discovered

  • 10/5/2015

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV 2 launch day update

First Discovered

  • 10/5/2015

Affected Devices

  • Fire TV 2

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2
  • The version Fire TV 2 first shipped with on launch day
Fire OS 3 information can be found here.

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