The day so many of us have been waiting for has finally arrived. The Fire OS 5 software update is finally beginning to roll out to 1st-gen Fire TVs. The update carries version number 5.0.5 (537174420). So far, I’ve only received confirmation that 1st-gen Fire TVs are receiving this update, but It’s likely older Fire TV Sticks that shipped with non-voice remotes will also receive this update. It’s unclear if this update will also arrive on 2nd-gen Fire TVs. If you have a 2nd-gen Fire TV that you wish to root, be sure you’re blocking updates until we know whether this version is rootable or not.
This is the update that adds Alexa to older devices and brings those devices up to Android version 5.1 Lollipop. As always, there is no way to force the update on your device. You can force an update check, but if it’s not your device’s turn to update, then all you can do is wait. Amazon rolls the update out slowly over the course of a couple weeks so some devices will be updated early while others won’t receive the update for a while. Let us know in the comments once you receive the update, which device you have, and what new features you’ve noticed.
2/2/2016 5:52pm Here is a screenshot for those asking for it in the comments. It is from a 1st-gen Fire TV. Big thanks to Gary C. for providing it.
2/3/2016 8:00am I’ve received confirmation that older Fire TV Sticks are indeed also receiving this software update. Additionally, the update adds better support for Amazon’s add-on subscription service, as well as a new consolidated “Your Videos” section.