About a month ago, the new Fire TV interface began rolling out to 2nd-gen Fire TV Sticks and to Fire TV Smart TVs for the first time. Those were the last two device groups to get the new interface but many with those devices have still not received the update, which indicates that the update was likely halted due to an issue. It now seems like the rollout of the new interface to those devices has resumed again since a pair of new software versions have popped up.
For the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick, the new interface began rolling out in July with software version 220.127.116.11 and build number 668700120. Many devices have yet to receive that update, but now there seems to be a new software version making the rounds. The new version carries the same version number of 18.104.22.168 but with a new build number of 668700420, which differs from the original build by one digit.
Similarly, Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV Smart TVs from 2018 thru 2020, which run Fire OS 6, began receiving the new interface in July with software update version 22.214.171.124 and build number NS6282/3031. Now, a new update is rolling out to those devices with the same version number but with the new build number of NS6282/3032.
As I’ve written in the past, when the version number stays the same between updates and only the build number changes, that is usually an indication that the original update was halted due to an issue discovered after the original update began rolling out. Since there are still Firesticks and Fire TV Smart TVs that haven’t received the new interface yet and both devices just started to receive new updates that only change the build number, it’s probably safe to say that there was an issue with the initial rollout of the new interface to those devices.
For those of you still waiting for the new interface, hopefully, this means you won’t have to wait much longer. As a reminder, there is no way to force your device to update, but you can check for updates to see if its your device’s turn to update.