Amazon Silk Browser for Fire TV update adds Casting support for YouTube

Amazon’s Silk Browser for Fire TV has just been updated to version 67.5.x and with it comes the ability to cast YouTube videos directly to the browser. With the Silk Browser installed on any Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Edition television, Google’s official YouTube app for Android and iOS devices will now see the Fire TV as a valid casting destination. You don’t need to have the Silk Browser open or even have the Fire TV awake for the new YouTube casting feature to work. Read more ›

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Software update rolls out to the Amazon Fire TV Cube

A new software update has started rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Cube. The software version number of the update is still 6.2.2.1, but the build value has been changed to NS6221/1326. Amazon’s update page says this update contains “general improvements and bug fixes.” That is to be expected since the first batch of updates after a new device is released are usually fixing issues that were missed during Amazon’s internal testing. This is the third Fire TV Cube software update that has been released since it launched. Read more ›

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New build of 5.2.6.3 software version rolling out to Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

A new software update is currently rolling out to Amazon Fire TV devices. The update carries version number 5.2.6.3, which is the same as the previous software version, but has a new build number of 606753920. This is now the third version of the 5.2.6.3 operating system to be released. When only the build number changes and not the version number, it indicates that the update controls new patches but doesn’t make any significant changes. Read more ›

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New software update 6.2.1.3 released for the Amazon Fire TV 3

A new software update has been rolling out to the 3rd-generation Amazon Fire TV. This new update, which carries version number 6.2.1.3 and build number NS6213/1196, is the Fire TV 3 update that is equivalent to the latest update that rolled out to all other Fire TV models last month. This update changes the “Your Apps & Games” row on the Fire TV home screen to a “Your Apps & Channels” row. It does this because each Amazon Channel that you are subscribed to now has its icon that you can arrange among your app icons. Just like with all other Fire TV models, a Prime Video icon has also been added which loads a new interface listing content from Amazon Video. It doesn’t appear as thought his update makes any other changes. If you notice any other changes, be sure to mention them in the comments.

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Fire TV update adds new Prime Video interface and makes Amazon Channels easier to access

A new software update is starting to roll out to Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The update adds a new Prime Video interface that gives you a way to browse movies and TV shows available through Amazon. It also makes getting to your Amazon Channels a lot easier by adding an icon for each channel you’re subscribed to in your Apps row on the Fire TV home screen.

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New software update has rolled out to only the 1st generation Fire TV Stick

A new software update started rolling out earlier this month to the 1st generation Fire TV Stick. The update maintains the previous version number of 5.2.6.2 but comes with a new build number of 587700820. No other devices have received this newsoftware version and it doesn’t seem like they will. It’s unusual for an update to roll out to a single older device and it’s unknown what this update changes. If I were to guess the purpose of the update, I’d say that it has something to do with optimizing video playback since the software update was released right around the time that the Silk Browser received a major update that focused on improving video playback on the 1st generation Fire TV Stick. If you’ve noticed any specific changes with this update, let everyone know in the comments.

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New software update for Amazon Fire TV 3 is rolling out

The 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV is currently receiving a new software update. The update retains the same 6.2.1.2 software version as the previous update, put increases the build value from NS6212/926 to NS6212/927. Read more ›

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New software update rolling out to all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models

A new software update is currently rolling out to all Fire TV devices. The Fire TV 3 is being updated from version 6.2.1.2 (NS6212/918) to version 6.2.1.2 (NS6212/926). All other models, including the Fire TV Edition televisions, are being updated from version 5.2.6.1 (587600920) to version 5.2.6.2 (587700720). Read more ›

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Yet another new software update rolls out for the Amazon Fire TV 3

Just a few days after the last software update for the Fire TV 3 made its way to most devices, another new update has just started rolling out. This latest update carries the same 6.2.1.2 version number as the last update, but its build number has increased from NS6212/916 to NS6212/918. A new update coming out so soon after the last is usually an indication that something was wrong with the last update or it didn’t fully fix an issue that was thought to be resolved. Read more ›

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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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