Fire TV Recast owners have been among the most vocal to dislike the new Fire TV interface. That’s because the new interface has dropped the “DVR” tab from the old interface, which housed all of the Fire TV Recast’s content in one place, and, instead, split up recorded content from live content in different tabs. A recent update to the Fire TV’s Live tab takes a step to correct that annoyance by adding in a new “DVR Recordings” row, just below the Fire TV Recast’s live content row.
Going to the Live tab to get to recording content, that isn’t live anymore, might not make much sense but it does help join together the Fire TV Recast’s content. If you were to decide to hide all other live channel rows, done through the Settings > Live TV > Manage Channels menu, the Live tab would almost turn into the old DVR tab, since only Recast content would be there. I say almost because there would still be a “Featured Live TV Apps” row, and several other rows unrelated to the Recast, cluttering up the tab that can’t be hidden.
The new “DVR Recordings” row in the Live tab doesn’t replace the same row found under Find > Library, which was originally the only way to get to recordings in the new Fire TV interface, since the row now exists in both places. There is no way to remove the recordings row from the Live tab if you prefer to keep live channels and recorded content separated. At the end of the recordings row in both locations is a “See All” button that takes you to a grid view of all DVR recordings, since the recordings row only displays your latest 10 recorded programs.
Even though the placement of non-live content among live channels is a bit odd, I’d say this is a step in the right direction. This, once again, shows that Amazon is receptive to feedback and is continuing to make small changes to the new interface to address shortcomings.