It’s been over 2 weeks since software update 5.0.5 began rolling out to 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks. Judging by the comments I’m seeing, the majority of devices have yet to receive the update, making this one of the slowest deployments in the Fire TV’s history. I myself have only received the update on 2 out of the 10 or so Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks in my testing pool. I’m still being notified daily by people who have newly received the update, so it appears Amazon has not put a hold on the update.
One possible explanation for the unusually slow release of software version 5.0.5 is that it’s the first update going out to all Fire TV models at once. Up until now, 1st and 2nd-gen devices have been on separate software branches which were released independent of each other. Even the two Fire TV Stick bundles, although only differing by their included remote, have had different software versions. The 5.0.5 update is the first one which converges all Fire TV devices into a single feature set, so perhaps Amazon is being extra cautious with this roll out since it affects every Fire TV owner at once.
Chime in in the comments below letting us all know when you receive/received the 5.0.5 software update and on which generation and type of Fire TV.