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.