Software update 5.2.6.1 rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions

A new software update is starting to roll out to nearly all Fire TV models. The new update is marked as version 5.2.6.1 with a build value of 587600920. While Amazon has not yet edited their Fire TV Software Update page to include this latest update, they have added the new update to their Fire TV Source Code Notice page. That page indicates that this update is rolling out to the Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, Fire TV Stick 1, Fire TV Stick 2, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The page has never been updated to include the Fire TV 3, so it’s unknown if those devices are also being updated. Read more ›

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New software update released for Fire TV Edition televisions

A new software update has been rolling out to the Fire TV Edition televisions. The new update maintains the same 5.2.6.0 version number as the previous update but increases the build number from 587444520 to 587550120. There doesn’t appear to be any major changes or additions, which tends to be the case when only the build number changes. This update likely fixes bugs or possibly prepares the TV for future features, like the new Silk Browser. If you notice any changes or fixes, be sure to mention them in the comments below.

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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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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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Small software update rolling out to some Amazon Fire TV devices

A new software update is currently rolling out to some Amazon Fire TV devices. The update carries the same 5.2.6.0 version number as the previous software version, but the build number has increased from 587444320 to 587444820. I’ve only heard of the 1st-gen Fire TV box receiving this update, but I do not know if other devices will also receive it. Read more ›

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Fire TV software update adds Keyboard Input via Voice within apps, Screen Magnifier, Live NFL, and more

A new software update for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models is starting to roll out to devices. The update carries version number 5.2.6.0 (587444320) and once again unifies all devices in the Fire TV line back onto the same software. The update adds several new features with the most notable one being the option to finally be able to speak into the voice remote’s microphone for text input within apps, instead of using the onscreen keyboard. Other additions include a new screen magnifier, support for Amazon’s upcoming live Thursday Night Football NFL games, and more.

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New minor software updates rolling out to Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 and Fire TV Edition televisions

Amazon has released a couple new minor software updates to Fire TV devices. It seems as though these updates are only rolling out to the 2nd-generation Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Edition televisions. The Fire TV Stick 2 appears to be receiving version 5.2.4.2 (Build 574263320). This is the same version number that is already on the device, but with a slightly different build number which ends in 3320 instead of 3220. The Fire TV Edition televisions are receiving an update to version 5.2.5.1 (Build 577225520). Again, this is the same version number that is already on those devices, but with a different build number that now ends in 5520 instead of 4220. Read more ›

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SPMC version 16.7.1 released with movie scraper fixes

A new version of SPMC has just been released. The 16.7.1 update contains the latest version of the TMDb movie and TV show scraper which includes new API keys that restore its ability to properly pull in movie information from The Movie Database. The easiest way to install this new version or update an existing installation on an Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Edition television is to use my Downloader app and enter bit.ly/spmc1671 into the URL field. My detailed guide for sideloading can be found here if needed.

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New Pre-rooted ROM released for Fire TV 2 with fix for Hulu and HBO apps

Changes with the DRM used in the latest Hulu and HBO apps have made them incompatible with the last pre-rooted ROM released by Rbox for the Fire TV 2. Thankfully it looks like Rbox has figured out why the apps are incompatible and has released a new version of the 5.2.4.2 pre-rooted ROM with a fix. Fire TV 2 owners with rooted devices can download the new ROM, labeled 5.2.4.2_r2, from the usual place and install it using TWRP. Huge thanks go to James “Tekno4ever” for stepping up and helping Rbox test the fix, which could have potentially bricked his device. That thankfully didn’t happen and James says the new ROM has fixed the playback issues. And of course, an even bigger thanks to Rbox for figuring out and releasing a fix so quickly. Be sure to send him a few bucks if you have the means.

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