It looks like the day all 2nd-gen Fire TV owners have been waiting for is upon us. The new Fire TV is starting to receive a software update taking it to version 5.0.3. This is the update that should bring bug fixes for many of the issues plaguing the device since launch. Amazon has updated their device software page to now list software version 5.0.3_user_532011220 as the latest version for the 2nd-gen Fire TV. As usually, they haven’t listed any specifics about what this update brings other than saying it contains “bug fixes and performance improvements.”
We’re expecting to see fixes for Dolby Digital surround sound support by the end of November, so those may be included in this update. Other fixes might include stabilizing the new wifi based remote and game controller’s connection issues. This may be just the first of several bug fixing updates we see in the next month. I haven’t received the update yet myself, but will do my usual analysis to try and determine what it changes once I receive the update. Let everyone know in the comments once you’ve received the update and what fixes you’ve noticed.
10/24 8:50pm PT I’m seeing reports that 1st-gen Fire TVs running the Developer Preview are also receiving an update which is taking them to version 5.0.3_user_532008220