Amazon adds Input selection in the menu bar of the new interface for Fire TV Smart TVs

The new Fire TV interface update for Fire TV Smart TVs seems to have recently resumed its rollout and with it comes a small, but very welcomed, addition to the main navigation menu. Amazon has added a new Inputs button to the menu bar, between the profile selector and the Home button. This makes it much easier to change inputs since inputs no longer appear in the Recent row on the home screen. Read more ›

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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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When will your Fire TV or Firestick get the New Interface? — Current and Future Rollout Status (UPDATED)

Every time I write about the new Fire TV interface, there is always someone that asks when or if their device will be updated to the new interface. While that info can be found in my past articles, here it is in one place to tell you when every Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Edition television will be getting the new interface. I’ll keep this list updated as new information emerges. 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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DVR Recordings row from Fire TV Recast added to the Fire TV’s Live tab

Fire TV Recast owners have been among the most vocal to dislike the new Fire TV interface. That’s because the new interface has dropped the “DVR” tab from the old interface, which housed all of the Fire TV Recast’s content in one place, and, instead, split up recorded content from live content in different tabs. A recent update to the Fire TV’s Live tab takes a step to correct that annoyance by adding in a new “DVR Recordings” row, just below the Fire TV Recast’s live content row. Read more ›

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Amazon finally lets you hide its preinstalled apps on Fire TVs

Among the features brought on by the new Fire TV interface is the addition of user profiles that allow you to customize the device for different people. One aspect of that customization is the ability to hide apps, without requiring you to uninstall them entirely, so that one user’s apps don’t clutter up a different user’s app list. When the new Fire TV interface first launched with the ability to hide apps, Amazon, unfortunately, decided to not allow its own apps to be hidden. A recent update has, thankfully, changed that and you can now hide any and all of Amazon’s own apps. Read more ›

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Recent changes show that Amazon is not done improving the new Fire TV interface — What do you want changed?

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. Read more ›

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Where to find Fire TV Recast DVR content, recordings, and settings in new Fire TV interface

The new Fire TV interface is a bit more minimalistic when it comes to its navigation menu. While that results in a cleaner and more appealing aesthetic, it also comes with the consequence of burying aspects of the Fire TV under multiple menu layers. The people hurt most by this are Fire TV Recast owners who went from having a “DVR” tab in the navigation menu of the old interface to having to dig several layers into the new interface to find their recordings. To help those Fire TV Recast owners that are still lost, here is where to find your recordings, settings, and OTA channels. Read more ›

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