New Firestick and Fire TV Smart TV software update appears to resume new interface rollout

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. Read more ›

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Amazon reverts Fire TV home screen change by moving ‘Recently Watched’ row back to the top

Amazon has stepped back one of the most controversial changes brought on by the Fire TV’s new interface update. The “Next Up For You” row, which was introduced with the new interface update and promised to provide custom recommendations for what to watch next, has been moved from the top row on the new home screen to the fourth row. Replacing it as the new top row is the “Recently Watched” row, which used to sit at the top of the old interface but, to the annoyance of many, got pushed far down the home screen when the new interface arrived. Below that is still a sponsored row and the “Recently Used Apps” row, which was also moved up the home screen from its original position farther down when the new interface first debuted. Read more ›

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New Fire TV interface is now rolling out to 2nd-gen Fire TV Sticks — This is the last model receiving the update

Since Fire TV Smart TVs and Soundbars began receiving the new Fire TV interface yesterday, that left the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick as the sole remaining model waiting for the updated interface. Well, Amazon has just informed me that the new Fire TV interface is now also starting to roll out to 2nd-gen Fire TV Sticks. That means that there are no Fire TV models left waiting for the updated interface, although some devices included in this latest expansion will receive it later than others. Read more ›

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New Interface begins rolling out to Fire TV Smart TVs and Soundbars

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. Read more ›

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Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV 3 will get Amazon’s new Fire TV interface in March

So far, Amazon’s new Fire TV interface has only been pushed out to the Fire TV Stick Lite and Fire TV Stick 3 that were released last year. It won’t be that way for much longer because we now know that the Fire TV Stick 4K, the Fire TV Cube (both 1st and 2nd gen), and the 3rd-gen Fire TV (pendant) are next in line to get the interface update, according to Protocol. Those four Fire TV models should be updated to the new interface in March. Read more ›

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How App Peeking on the redesigned Fire TV interface makes getting to content easier

One of the most interesting and useful new features of the redesigned Fire TV interface is something being referred to as App Peeking. It allows you to browse the movies, shows, and channels available within an app right from the Fire TV’s Home screen, without needing to launch the app. As part of my series of deep-dives into the new interface, here is everything you need to know about this new feature and how it works. Read more ›

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Overview of how Apps are handled in the New Fire TV Interface

The new redesigned Fire TV interface is out on select Fire TV models and is coming to nearly all Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Edition devices early next year. I’ll be doing a deep dive into all of the various changes and areas of the new interface over the next few days/weeks and there is no better place to start than with how apps are accessed and configured. Here is a thorough overview of everything related to your apps in the new interface. Read more ›

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First in-depth look at the new Amazon Fire TV Interface Redesign

Amazon has shared the first real in-depth look at the new Fire TV interface redisgn that is starting to roll out to devices. Nearly all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Edition models will be getting the new interface. Here is a breakdown of all the new information and screenshots that have been revealed, as well as a video overview. Read more ›

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These are the Fire TV models that are getting the new redesigned interface

The new Fire TV interface has been released today and is currently rolling out to the Fire TV Stick Lite and the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick because they are the newest devices. Amazon had previously said that other Fire TV models would also receive the new interface early next year but didn’t specify which models would or wouldn’t get it. They’ve now confirmed the full list of devices that will be getting the new interface and here it is. Read more ›

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New menu order on Fire TV interface redesign improves app access

There is a small, but significant, difference between the screenshots of the new Fire TV interface that Amazon originally shared in September (left image above) and the ones that they shared today (right image above). The “Library” tab in the navigation menu has been moved to between the profile icon and the Home tab. This change reduces the number of button presses it takes to get to your apps from 4 to 3, which now matches the current Fire TV interface. Read more ›

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