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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Amazon has informed me that the new updated Fire TV interface that was revealed earlier this year will start rolling out today through a software update. The completely redesigned interface is being released to newer Fire TV models first and will arrive on older models early next year. Read more ›
Along with the announcement of the new Fire TV Stick 3 and Fire TV Stick Lite, Amazon announced that Fire TV devices will be receiving an all-new interface very soon. The new interface is supposed to arrive first on the new Firesticks later this year and then make it’s way to other Fire TV models. We don’t know which older Fire TV models will receive the new interface, but it seems like it won’t happen until early next year. While the new interface seems to improve several aspects of the Fire TV experience, there is one very important thing that might be getting worse with the new interface, and that’s how many button presses it takes to get to your apps. Read more ›
Amazon has announced an interface redesign for Fire TV devices coming later this year. The new Fire TV Stick 3 and Fire TV Stick Lite will be the first devices to get the redesign, but, according to Amazon’s developer blog, older Fire TV models might not get it until next year. Amazon’s blog post states that “the redesigned Fire TV experience will begin rolling out globally later this year, starting with the new Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite. Additional devices will follow through early 2021.” The post also says that “exact features will vary by country,” which is no surprise since some regions don’t have access to all the capabilities, like Alexa. Amazon does say that the interface redesign “will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.” To see the new interface in action, check out this video, and to see all the screenshots released of the new interface, see this post.
Last week, Amazon announced a new Fire TV interface coming to devices later this year. Now that they’ve made their event video available to everyone, you can see the new interface in action. Amazon didn’t show off very much of the interface, but the little that they did display can be found in this 1-minute video that I’ve pieced together.
Amazon has just updated their Fire TV developer documentation with more specifications for devlopers to follow to ensure their apps display properly on the upcoming new Fire TV interface. In doing so, they’ve added new screenshots of the upcoming interface which give us our first look at what the new Apps section looks like. Read more ›