A new software update has rolled out to the 2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV and the 1st-gen Fire TV Edition televisions by Element and Westinghouse. The new update uses the same 126.96.36.199 version number as the previous software update, but it increases the build number to 623530020. Strangely, the 1st-gen Fire TV and both Fire TV Sticks, which are the other models running Fire OS 5, have not received this new update.
The new update doesn’t make any visible changes or add any obvious new features, so it seems like it just fixes some bugs. Amazon has been updating all of their Fire OS 5 devices at once, so it’s a bit odd that only some Fire OS 5 devices are receiving this update. It’s possible that the update fixes something related to 4K video playback, since only 4K Fire OS 5 devices have received this new update.
Amazon has already updated their Fire TV Software Page with this new software version number. Since they only updated the Fire TV 2 and 1st-gen Fire TV Edition listings, it’s probably safe to say that other devices will not be receiving this software update. Be sure to let everyone know in the comments below if you notice any changes after receiving this software update.
For those of you with rooted Fire TV 2s, Rbox has already uploaded a pre-rooted ROM of this new software version. You can find the download link at the top of the usual XDA Forum post. Please be sure to donate to Rbox to support him and thank him for continuing to keep all of our rooted devices updated.