A new software update is currently rolling out to all Fire TV devices. The Fire TV 3 is being updated from version 220.127.116.11 (NS6212/918) to version 18.104.22.168 (NS6212/926). All other models, including the Fire TV Edition televisions, are being updated from version 22.214.171.124 (587600920) to version 126.96.36.199 (587700720).
Amazon has already updated the Fire TV Software Page to list the new versions, which is a bit unusual since they normally wait for all devices to update before listing the new version on that page. As usual, Amazon only says that this update contains “general improvements and bug fixes.”
While it’s likely the new update contains bug fixes, there’s a good chance it also contains new features that will be released at a future date. The software update prior to this one was released over a month ago and we only learned this week that it contained the new On Now row and Channel Guide for live streaming Amazon Channels. The new features laid dormant until Amazon was ready to announce them, so it’s possible this latest update contains dormant features as well.
As always, I’ll try to dig into this update to see if there’s anything I can uncover. Be sure to comment below if you notice any changes once your device receives the update.