The new Fire TV interface is now available on most Fire TV models. Reception of the new interface by Fire TV owners has certainly been a mixed bag. Some love it, others hate it, some can’t wait to get it, others want a way to block it, and everything in between. As pointed out by this comment from HG which highlights the recent addition of progress bars and timestamps to Fire TV Recast recordings in the new interface, Amazon is clearly not done tweaking the new interface.
If there’s one thing I learned during my time working with the Fire TV team it’s that they absolutely care a lot about customer feedback, with many employees voluntarily choosing to mirror Fire TV feedback emails directly to their personal inboxes so that they can keep tabs on what customers are saying. Judging by numerous times I was stopped in the halls at Amazon by someone to tell me they were avid readers of AFTVnews and specifically the article comments, know that you do have some of Amazon’s attention here.
If there is something about the new interface that you dislike or want to be changed, leave a comment below and, just maybe, someone that can make it happen will see it. Be specific but, more importantly, be realistic. If all you want is a grid of apps as your home screen, I’m sorry but that’s clearly not something Amazon is going to do, so your better off suggesting something else. Something like gaining the option to swap the “Next Up For You” row, which is currently the top row on the Home screen, with the “Recently Used Apps” row, which is currently the 3rd row, would be a more realistic request if a more app-centric interface is what you want.