The addition of a dedicated Prime Video section through an early update, as well as Photo and Music sections, has steadily grown the Fire TV’s main menu over time. With the introduction of Amazon’s new Prime Add-on Subscriptions, the menu was expected to grow even larger, but instead, Amazon has gone a different route and decided to consolidate multiple parts of the main menu into a new “Your Videos” section. The new section, included in the new 5.0.5 software update, merges together the “Prime Video”, “Watchlist”, and “Video Library” sections together. It’s also where you’ll find your add-on subscription content, as well as other free content from third party apps like Crackle. The new “Your Videos” section is essentially a central place to find all the content you don’t have to pay extra for and is a welcomed new addition where you’ll likely spend most of your time browsing for the next video to watch.
The new “Your Videos” section is now the second option in the main Fire TV menu, directly under the “Home” section. There is no longer separate dedicated “Prime Video”, “Watchlist”, or “Video Library” sections. All of the content rows from the old “Prime Video” section are now at the top of the new “Your Videos” section, so finding Prime content is just as easy as it has always been. Rows highlighting recommended, recent, popular, and other Prime content are still present.
Scrolling down the “Your Videos” section you’ll find a row for your watchlist, which includes content you’ve manually flagged for later viewing. Just under the watchlist row is a row labeled “Your Video Library,” which includes a list of all the videos you’ve purchased or rented from Amazon Video.
The “Your Videos” section also highlights content from free third party services like Crackle. You don’t need to have the third party apps installed for this row to appear since the content does not require a subscription.
Lastly, you’ll also find a “Your Subscriptions” row which will list the Prime Add-on Subscriptions you’ve added to your account, which the Fire TV now fully supports.
It seems Amazon’s intention with the new “Your Videos” section is to give customers a single place to find all of the movies and TV shows that are either free or have already been paid for through a subscription of some sort. While I would have loved to see the option to customize the section to my liking, it’s still a welcomed effort to consolidate the Fire TV’s growing selection of free or included content in one place.