New Fire TV interface is now rolling out to 2nd-gen Fire TV Sticks — This is the last model receiving the update

Since Fire TV Smart TVs and Soundbars began receiving the new Fire TV interface yesterday, that left the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick as the sole remaining model waiting for the updated interface. Well, Amazon has just informed me that the new Fire TV interface is now also starting to roll out to 2nd-gen Fire TV Sticks. That means that there are no Fire TV models left waiting for the updated interface, although some devices included in this latest expansion will receive it later than others.

As with all Fire TV software updates, this new interface rollout for the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick will happen slowly over the coming days or weeks. Some devices will have already received it by now, while others will need to wait a little longer. You can check for updates to see if it is your device’s turn to update, but there is no way to manually install the update or force it to download. Fire TV Software rollouts usually reach 100% availability within 2 weeks of when they begin rolling out, assuming the rollout isn’t halted due to an unforeseen issue.

Amazon did confirm to me that this rollout does include the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, which is the model available to countries where other Fire TV models are not yet available. The 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition use the exact same hardware but come with different remotes and a slightly different interface layout. Once this rollout and the one for Fire TV Smart TVs and soundbars is done, all Fire TV models that are eligible for the new interface will have received it. As a reminder, the 1st-gen Fire TV, 1st-gen Fire TV Stick, and 2nd-gen Fire TV will never be receiving the new interface. To determine which Fire TV model you own, use my Informer app or follow this guide.

20 comments
  1. Michael euscher says:

    What about fire TV gen2

    • Rik Emmett says:

      The second generation Fire TV box is not getting the update.

      • Frank Hiett says:

        That’s ok. I have wolf launcher on mine and 5 other Amazon devices plus 2 T95Q android boxes. Awesome launcher

        • Rik Emmett says:

          I prefer the old interface over the new interface anyway, because the new interface has a much narrower main row for favorites than the old interface.

  2. Paul says:

    What about the first generation of Toshiba Fire TV??

    • Charlie says:

      It was on my 2018 Toshiba when I got up this morning and the TV seems little more lively. Hard to believe it’s already three years old.

      • Paul says:

        I have that same model. I have yet to see the update. They’re probably doing it by region. Or by raffling. LOL

        • Buck Rogers says:

          Bought two (same model) during Amazon’s Prime Day sale. One updated after about a week while the other has not. I tried manually updating but that was a no go. All that means is it’s not regional.

  3. Ferret says:

    I’m sure Roku is looking forward to the boost in sales.

  4. EmoBrianEno says:

    So my friend was almost victim of this scam the other day. I was helping her setup her new Fire TV 4K, naturally she forgot her password and due to the many incorrect attempts she was prompted to go to Amazon.com/code. Not being a tech savvy person she opened chrome on her iPhone and google searched Amazon and code, clicked on the first link which prompted her to call support. She dials the number and after a few minutes of not understanding what was being asked of her she passes the phone to me out of frustration. First thing the rep did was asked if I had access to my computer, I replied “no” we only have iPhones here so he says that’s fine and asked me to go to the App Store and download ‘Any PC’ for VNC access. I said “wtf, why do I need to do that? They usually just have us confirm last 2 purchases” agent gets irritated, lets out a few sighs and then I hear a beep beep beep indicating he had disconnected the call. I was livid, I said “who the F just hung up at me?”, Look at her call history and quickly realized I was not talking to Amazon support. Had I not been there to hit the breaks she surely would have been scammed.

    https://abc11.com/amazon-fire-stick-scam-amazoncom-copycat-website/10889328/

  5. Rik Emmett says:

    I read complaints that the new interface degraded the performance of the 1st gen cube. I wonder if performance will be degraded on the 2nd gen sticks after the update.

  6. Diego says:

    How can I know what generation is my fire tv stick?

  7. Buck Rogers says:

    Anyone know why the homepage has a link to “Home”?

  8. Paul says:

    Still waiting for the damn update! LOLOL One of my Toshiba FireTV Edition TV’s (a newer model) has updated.. While my other TV (a first generation) has not. And my 2nd generation FireTV Stick is also waiting for the update. The roll out of this update is really disorganized. They’re doing a sloppy job.

  9. Pradeep says:

    Hi there, wanted to know what is the version number of the new Fire OS for the 2nd generation Firetv stick with Alexa voice remote?

    Mine is stuck at 5.2.7.8.

    It’ll be great if someone can help.

    Cheers…

  10. pete says:

    Why is there still no firmware update for firetv stick 2nd generation?

  11. Mike Blakeslee says:

    FINALLY MY 2020 32” Insignia Fire TV got the update today!!! My sons 2019 Toshiba 32” Fire TV got his, something like two months ago.

  12. Paul says:

    Finally my first gen Toshiba got the update! NOw waiting for my 2nd gen Fire Stick to get it! Another decade of waiting. LOLOL

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