A new version of Fire TV software update 126.96.36.199 seems to be making its way out to devices today. This new update carries version number 188.8.131.52_user_515030720, whereas the last update was version 184.108.40.206_user_515020820. Blog reader Thomas Czisch just tweeted at me letting to let us know he has received the new update. A similar Fire TV Stick update will probably also appear soon. Since the primary version number 220.127.116.11 has not changed, this new update likely does not add any new features and just fixes bugs found with the previous version. According to Thomas, this new update has further stabilized screen mirroring with the Fire TV. Amazon has updated their Fire TV Stick product page to highlight the new features that were added with the previous update, but are still listing Windows 8.1 Miracast support as “coming soon” even though it was added with the last update. They’ve likely been waiting for this new version to resolve some lingering issues before officially declaring the feature available. I’ll be sure to post my findings once I get this new update and get a chance to compare it to the previous version.
As expected, the Fire TV Stick is also getting an incremental update to version number 18.104.22.168_user_110041020