Fire OS 5, the new version of the Fire TV operating system, has gotten off to a rough start. Numerous bugs have caused Amazon to divert all new Fire TVs into a massive internal bug testing pool to help Amazon’s engineers speed up the bug fixing effort. But Amazon may have a dilemma on their hands. The new Fire TV Stick bundle, which includes a voice remote, will begin arriving on customer’s doorsteps tomorrow, October 22nd. One of the key features advertised for the new bundle is the Alexa voice assistant. Since Alexa requires Fire OS 5, there’s no doubt these new bundles will come with Fire OS 5 pre-installed from the factory. Since the Fire TV Stick in this new bundle is identical to the one in the non-voice remote bundle that’s already in customer’s homes, it could mean Amazon will be forced to release Fire OS 5 tomorrow for all Fire TV Sticks. It appears Amazon has rightfully postponed their initial plans to release Fire OS 5 on existing devices, but the dealy may be capped by the new Fire TV Stick bundle’s release.
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