Software update 5.2.4.2 is only for the Amazon Fire TV 2

Amazon has just updated their Fire TV Software Update page to now list the new 5.2.4.2 update that began rolling out last week. It appears as though the new update is only for the 2nd-gen Fire TV, since Amazon has only updated the listing for that one model. Amazon hasn’t changed the “New and Enhanced Features” section of the update page, so it’s still a mystery what this new update changes. Since the update is only being deployed to one model in the Fire TV lineup, it likely addresses a change or a fix related to that specific hardware. Amazon never gives any details about which bugs they’ve fixed, so we’ll likely never know what this new update does.

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22 comments
  1. carter johnson says:

    Just replaced my FB2 and it appears to bork the installation some Kodi addons- like Exodus.

  2. xnamkcor says:

    What are the chances that the team that does the pre-rooted ROMs could make it install on the FTV1?

    • Adam says:

      xnamkcor, given that rbox clearly has been loathe to change anything besides root in the roms, perhaps to stave off Amazon’s wrathful attention, I have to think that the chances aren’t that hot.

      However, given also the dearth of reports of any user perceptible improvements or changes in the update, I also suspect that Elias is correct in his speculation that the change is hardware specific and most likely a bug fix specific to the Fire TV2.

  3. Stephanie says:

    can someone please help me with how to get tv shows to stream? when i pick scandle it gets me to episode then says no stream. i try a different episode and then it starts to load , but then a box appears telling me to go to https://thevidoe.me/pair and to click pair to play the episode

    • xnamkcor says:

      Contact your service provider(Netfix, Hulu, etc) for assistance with streaming problems.

    • John Smith says:

      That’s just the link to pair devices on your ISP with the website. Anytime those pop up, simply go to the link shown on the screen go through the captcha (if it has one) then click pair, and once it says pairing successful that prompt will go off the screen and your stream will play. Openload has those too.

    • Dave says:

      So do what it says a play your show

    • Oscar says:

      Just go to that site… And click on the box I’m human… Then scroll down and click on Pair…. (Make sure you’re connected to the same wifi if you’re doing it from a phone or a computer.) Once you do this, the movie automatically plays.

    • Spenbeck says:

      Just follow the instructions, when you get to the site complete the Captcha then click ‘pair’ this will give you 4 hours of viewing which can be replenished at any time. Don’t click on any ‘join’ links, this is not necessary. It is perfectly safe. Personally I put a shortcut on my phone and the process can be done in 15-20 secs.
      Ignore any advice to the contrary as there are times when they provide the only quality source available.

  4. FireTVNoob says:

    Keep a lookout if it fixes the “SKIP” the ad error before the Amazon Video you want to watch.

    For the 5.2.4.1 and last firmware if you select SKIP, the timeline won’t fade away after 5 seconds, like it should.

    Hopefully this has been fixed?

  5. Neil says:

    Since this update I can no longer “cast” YouTube from my phone, it just does not see the fire TV box at all anymore

    • AFTVnews says:

      Check that you still have the YouTube app and that it’s working correctly. Casting YouTube from a phone to a Fire TV requires the Fire TV to have the YouTube app installed.

      You could also try uninstalling and then reinstalling the YouTube app and restarting your Fire TV.

  6. Dean S says:

    Fire TV support told me yesterday that this hasn’t been pushed out yet, and that if anyone got it then it was only due to some small testing releases.

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