The Amazon Fire TV 3 is receiving a new software update. The update takes the latest version number from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. It has a new build number of 6212/916. Amazon has now updated their Fire TV Software Page to list this new Fire TV 3 software version, as well as the new 22.214.171.124 update that has been rolling out to all other Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition models.
Unfortunately, Amazon has only said that this update and the one for older devices include “general improvements and bug fixes” without giving any additional details. It’s still unclear what these updates have changed.
The developer of MrMC, the Kodi alternative media player app, has commented that this latest update restores the ability for apps to switch display settings. However, he says that a 24Hz option is no longer available, like it was in the past. The reintroduction of display switching could mean that Amazon is getting closer to releasing their own official support for refresh rate matching, which they’re calling Cinema Mode.
If you notice any changes with either this 126.96.36.199 update for the Fire tv 3 or with the 188.8.131.52 update for the other Fire TV models, please mention them in the comments below.