Software update 6.2.1.2 rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV 3

The Amazon Fire TV 3 is receiving a new software update. The update takes the latest version number from 6.2.1.0 to 6.2.1.2. 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 5.2.6.1 update that has been rolling out to all other Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition models. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV 3 (2017) is on sale for $49.99 — TODAY ONLY! [Expired]

The Amazon Fire TV 3 is on sale for $49.99 for today only. That’s 29% off of the regular price of $69.99 and it’s the first time that Amazon has ever put it on sale. The Fire TV 3 was very briefly available for $59.50 as part of Target’s site-wide Cyber Monday sale, but this current discount is the new lowest price that it has ever been. This is very likely the lowest price the Fire TV 3 will ever be for a long while. This sale ends tonight at midnight.

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Amazon’s Fire TV 3 might go on sale tomorrow for Cyber Monday

The Amazon Fire TV Stick sale for $24.99 is one of the highlights of this year’s Black Friday sale, but if you’re one of the many who are disappointed that the all-new Fire TV 3 did not go on sale this year, there’s still hope. There is a small but not entirely unlikely chance that Amazon will briefly discount the Fire TV 3 tomorrow for Cyber Monday. Read more ›

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Another minor software update is rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV 3

Less than a week after the previous update, another new software update is currently rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV 3. This update carries the same 6.2.1.0 software version, but bumps the build number up by one digit from NS6210/401 to NS6210/402. Read more ›

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New software update NS6210/401 rolling out to Amazon Fire TV 3 devices

As is commonly the case after a new Fire TV model is released, Amazon is continuing to fix bugs and push out software for the new 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV. A new update with the same 6.2.1.0 version number but a new build number of NS6210/401 is currently rolling out to those devices. Read more ›

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Amazon working on “Cinema Mode” for Fire TV to sync frame rate between video and TV

Deep in the source code of Fire OS 6 on the all-new 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV is an unreleased new setting called “Cinema Mode.” Based on the setting’s description, it appears to enable synchronization between the frame rate of the video being played with the refresh rate of the television. This is a feature that home theater enthusiasts have been wanting for a long time. Read more ›

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New software update rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV 3

A new software update is starting to roll out to the Amazon Fire TV 3. The new update still carries version number 6.2.1.0 but it changes the build number from NS6210/397 to NS6210/399. Since only the build number changed, that’s usually an indication that the update contains only bug fixes without introducing any new features. Read more ›

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Amazon’s new Fire TV 3 is not going to damage your HDMI port

In the comments of the various articles I’ve written so far about the new Amazon Fire TV 3, I keep reading concerns that the device’s size and hanging form factor is going to damage the TV’s HDMI port. Amazon says it won’t, and I believe them. Read more ›

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This Ethernet Adapter w/ USB Hub for the Fire TV 3 and Fire TV Stick 2 is cheaper and better than Amazon’s official adapter

Along with the new 3rd generation Fire TV, Amazon has released their own official Fire TV Ethernet Adapter that also works with the 2nd generation Fire TV Stick. It’s a fine adapter if all you want is to add Ethernet capabilities to your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, but most people will be much better off buying this UGREEN Ethernet Adapter w/ USB Hub along with an OTG Adapter. Read more ›

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Amazon’s Fire TV 3 now lets you select the video Color Depth (8, 10, or 12 bit) and Color Format (RGB or YCbCr)

For the most part, Fire OS 6 on the new Amazon Fire TV 3 looks the same and has the same options as Fire OS 5 on previous Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. One of the few differences is an expanded selection of Display settings. There is now an option to select the Color Depth, either 8-bit, 10-bit, or 12-bit, and the Color Format, either RGB or YCbCr. Read more ›

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