Amazon has announced that the software update which brings the new Fire TV interface will begin rolling out to more devices starting today. The Fire TV Stick 4K, both 1st and 2ng-gen Fire TV Cubes, and the 3rd-gen Fire TV pendant are the models that will be getting the interface update over the next few days.
As with all of Amazon’s software updates, this interface update is expected to roll out slowly, so while some devices will receive it today, it likely will not be available to everyone all at once. There is no way to manually install the update or jump the line, but you can go to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for Updates to manually see if it is your device’s turn to update.
The Fire TV Stick Lite and the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick already have the new interface. The 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick and all Fire TV Edition devices will be getting the new interface later this year, but we don’t know when exactly that will be. Amazon has already stated that the 1st-gen Fire TV and the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick will not be receiving the new interface.
That just leaves the 2nd-gen Fire TV. It wasn’t explicitly listed last year by Amazon as one of the devices that are not getting the new interface, so I assumed it would be getting it at some point. Amazon’s announcement doesn’t mention the 2nd-gen Fire TV as one of the devices getting the new interface later this year, so it’s unclear at this time if they simply forgot to include it in the announcement or if it won’t be getting the new interface at all, like the 1st-gen devices. I’ve reached out to Amazon for clarification and will update this article when I hear back from them.
Unfortunately, Amazon has informed me that the 2nd-gen Fire TV will not be receivng the new interface.