A new handy app called Time and Net Speed Overlay has just been released for all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The app allows you to the current time to the top right corner of your Fire TV screen and it also allows you to add the current network activity speed in the upper left corner. You can select which of the two capabilities you’d like to be visible or you can have both visible. The network activity is a numeric value of the live network speed being used by the Fire TV. It’s the same information you can find in the hidden developer menu on the Fire TV, but it’s displayed in a much more discrete way.
Both pieces of information in the corners will be displayed at all times on your Fire TV. This includes while you are in apps and while you are watching videos. It would be great to have the option to only display the overlay when the Fire TV home screen is being displayed, but the app is free so I’m absolutely not going to fault it for not having that capability.
The app’s developer, Vishnu N K, has been releasing some interesting utility apps for the Fire TV lately. Another one of their apps displays the background processes currently running on your Fire TV device.