The most popular game on the Fire TV, Minecraft, just released their big version 0.11 update, and in the process, dropped Fire TV support. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Nearly a year ago, when Minecraft updated to version 0.9, the game also became incompatible with the Fire TV. The drop was temporary and only lasted about a day, so it’s likely this latest loss of support is also temporary. It’s important to know that until compatibility is restored, you will not be able to install Minecraft on the Fire TV, even if you purchased the game in the past. Also worth noting is, in conjunction with the new update, the price of Minecraft has dropped from $6.99 to $5.99. This price drop is likely temporary, so if you’ve been considering purchasing the game, now would be a good time. If you purchase the game now, while it’s incompatible with the Fire TV, you will still be able to install it on your Fire TV later once compatibility is restored.
Minecraft has now returned to the Fire TV’s appstore.