The new 18.104.22.168 software update is turning out to be a fairly significant one for the Amazon Fire TV Cube. It has added voice-navigation within apps like Netflix, support for the Fire TV Recast, and support for Frame Rate Matching. In addition to those changes, there are a pair of new equipment control options that change the way the Fire TV Cube behaves when turning your TV on or off. Read more ›
The Amazon Fire TV Cube is currently receiving a new 22.214.171.124 software update. While the update message that appears after the new software is installed is highlighting the new ability to use your voice to navigate hands-free within select 3rd-party apps, another feature this update adds is the ability for the Fire TV Cube to change the refresh rate of your TV to match the frame rate of the video you’re watching. This feature first arrived on the Fire TV 3 (pendant) and will be available on the new Fire TV Stick 4K, but now it has also arrived on the Fire TV Cube. Read more ›
The Amazon Fire TV Cube and the Amazon Fire TV 3 (pendant) are starting to receive a new 126.96.36.199 software update. For the Fire TV 3, this update is fairly minor because that device has been running a software version that is considerably newer than other Fire TV models for some time. For the Fire TV Cube, this update adds new display options, equipment control settings, and more. Read more ›
Older Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions released before 2017 are starting to receive a new software update. The update carries version number 188.8.131.52 and a build value of 623529620. This update appears to be adding support for the upcoming Fire TV Recast DVR through a new Live TV menu that now appears in the Fire TV’s Settings area. Also added by this update is a new Privacy Settings menu that consolidates several privacy options that already existed prior to this update, as well as adding a new option for turning off device usage data collection. Read more ›
A new software update is currently rolling out to all Amazon Fire TV models and Fire Stick models. The Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Edition televisions don’t appear to be receiving this update. The Fire TV 3 (pendant is being updated to version 184.108.40.206 with a build value of NS6253/1441, while all 1st and 2nd generation Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks are being updated to version 220.127.116.11 with a build value of 617513220. This update appears to be tiny and minor, so it likely fixes some specific bug that was recently discovered. Many Fire TVs have not yet received the last 18.104.22.168 software release. It’s possible that this latest update fixes an issue that forced Amazon to halt the rollout of the last update. It’s difficult to know what is fixed or changed, so if you notice anything different after receiving this update, be sure to let everyone know in the comments below.
Correction: 1st-gen Element and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition televisions are receiving the 22.214.171.124 (617513220) update as well.
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One of the standout features of the Amazon Fire TV Cube is its ability to act as a universal remote by letting you control your home theater equipment using your voice. Much of that relies on the Fire TV Cube’s ability to change your TV’s input. The new 126.96.36.199 software update that is currently rolling out to Fire TV Cubes has expanded the device’s input changing capabilities to include TVs that cannot directly switch to a specific input, such as those that use an on-screen menu for input switching. Read more ›
The new 188.8.131.52 software update rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Cube has added a pair of new advanced audio options that allow customers to configure volume levels to their taste. A “Volume Leveler” option will keep volume levels consistent across content and apps, while a “Dialogue Enhancer” option will boost vocals to make it easier to understand dialogue. Read more ›
The Amazon Fire TV Cube is currently receiving a new software update. The updated carries version number 184.108.40.206 and a build value of NS6224/1260. According to the update message (seen above) that appears after the update installs, this update adds the ability to disable automatic volume leveling, as well as a new way for the Fire TV Cube’s universal remote capabilities to scroll through inputs on televisions that don’t support direct input switching. Read more ›
A new software update for the Amazon Fire TV 3 (pendant) has been rolling out over the past week that restores voice dictation for the on-screen keyboard. The update prior to this latest one accidentally disabled dictation for the keyboard. This latest update carries the same version number of 220.127.116.11 as the previous update, but increases the build value to NS6253/1438. Older Fire TV models received a similar update that restored dictation capabilities earlier last month. With this update to the Fire TV 3, all Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions now once again have the ability to use the microphone to input text into the on-screen keyboard.
A new software update has just started rolling out to Fire TV devices that restores the ability to use the voice remote to dictate what you would like typed into the on-screen keyboard. With the previous update that revamped the Alexa interface on older Fire TV devices, Amazon inadvertently broke voice dictation for the keyboard, but now they’ve made good on their promise to restore the functionality as soon as possible, by doing so in record time. Read more ›