The latest Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick software updates are officially designated as bug fixes, but they contain reminents of a new feature likely to arrive in the near future. While decompiling and examining the new software update, I came across code that indicates the Fire TV’s Apps and Games sections will soon be getting a “Favorites” section, similar to the one added to the Fire TV’s Photos section in the previous software update. This would be a very welcomed addition to Fire TV devices, especially for those of us with huge cloud app libraries due to the numerous free app deals that appear regularly. The “Your Apps Library” section of the Fire TV is an ever growing list of all apps associated with one’s Amazon account. Whenever an app is used it gets moved to the front of this list, but it makes it difficult to uncover unused or forgotten apps. Being able to designate apps as favorites, filed in their own section, would allow users to keep important, but infrequently used apps readily accessible.
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