The Amazon Fire TV appstore currently consists of 4,306 apps and games. That number has dropped by over 100 since yesterday. All of the apps and games removed were listed as being only compatible with the 1st-gen Fire TV, indicating that the likely reason for their removal is incompatibility with the upcoming Fire OS 5 software update expected to arrive in February. Among the apps removed, 60 of them were games, which accounts for the majority of the removed apps. 25 of the games removed were “tablet games on TV,” which are probably some of the least played games on the Fire TV due to their less than ideal control scheme. The second largest category of apps effected is the novelty category, which is a bit of a catch-all category that includes a wide variety of apps ranging from streaming services to sound effect apps. With the jump from an Android 4.2.2 based operating system to an Android 5.1 based operating, app incompatibility is expected. If there are specific apps or games removed that you’ll miss, point them out in the comments below.
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