Amazon has started rolling out the new Fire TV interface to Fire TV Smart TVs and Fire TV Smart Soundbars. The new interface first rolled out to 2020 Fire TV Sticks late last year. Then, in March of this year, the interface arrived on Fire TV Cubes, the Fire TV Stick 4K, and other models. Now TVs and Soundbars running the Fire TV operating system are next up for the interface update.
Amazon has said in the past that all Fire TV Smart TV and Soundbar models, regardless of model year or manufacturer, will be receiving the new interface. I don’t know if the update is starting to roll out to all devices at once or if some will get it before others. Either way, now that TVs and soundbars are starting to get the update, it shouldn’t be long before it’s available on all models.
That leaves only the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick as the only device left waiting for the new interface, since the 1st-gen Fire TV, 1st-gen Fire TV Stick, and 2nd-gen Fire TV will never receive the new interface. Given that the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick is the most popular model, it makes sense that Amazon is being the most cautious with it and leaving it last. It is also the least powerful model to be receiving the interface update, so there is likely more to do to ensure the new interface performs well on the device.