A new Amazon Fire TV software update, carrying version number 188.8.131.52 (551203220), has just started rolling out to devices. Currently, I only have confirmation that the Fire TV 1 is receiving this update. Amazon has updated their source code notice page to include this new software version. It is listed under both the Fire TV 1 and Fire TV 2 sections, so it appears the Fire TV 2 will also be receiving this update. The Fire TV Stick section of the page has not been updated, which is a bit odd since the last 3 software updates have arrived on all devices simultaneously, so the Stick might be excluded from this update.
I have received the update on a Fire TV 1 and will begin digging through to see what changes, if any, this update brings. Judging by the small size of the update, and the small number increase from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11, I would guess this is a bug fix update that doesn’t bring any new features.
Software update 18.104.22.168 on the Fire TV 1 still has the QuadRooter vulnerability. I have run the scanning utility and all 4 vulnerabilities remain present with this new software version.
Remember, Fire TV software updates roll out slowly and it usually takes up to 2 weeks for all devices to receive a new software update, so don’t be alarmed if your device has not received this update yet. You can go into your Settings > System > About menu to force an update check, but if it’s not your device’s turn to update, there is no way to force the update or manually install it. Be sure to comment below when you receive this update and on which device. Also, please let me know if you notice any changes, new features, or bug fixes.