A new software update is currently rolling out to Amazon Fire TV devices. The update carries version number 126.96.36.199, which is the same as the previous software version, but has a new build number of 606753920. This is now the third version of the 188.8.131.52 operating system to be released. When only the build number changes and not the version number, it indicates that the update controls new patches but doesn’t make any significant changes.
Amazon’s software update page and their source code notice page have not yet been updated to list this new software version. That’s not unusual since Amazon tends to wait for the majority of devices to receive an update before updating these pages.
It seems as though all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV EDition television models are receiving this update, except the Fire TV 3. This is to be expected since the Fire TV 3 is running Fire OS 6, while all devices receiving this update are running Fire OS 5. I have not yet heard of a new update for the Fire TV 3 rolling out, beyond the last one.
It’s unknown what this new software update changes. There’s a chance this update includes something to combat the recent malware that has been infecting Fire TV devices. I’ll do my usual digging to try to uncover what changes this update makes, but be sure to comment below if you receive it and notice any differences.