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Amazon is slowly rolling out its new interface to the Firestick and Fire TV devices starting today, the company has announced.
We were aware that Amazon would begin implementing a new software update for a redesigned Fire TV interface, it was just a matter of when.
In a previous September press release, Amazon stated the following regarding the new Fire TV interface:
“We’re always looking for ways to enhance, evolve, and reimagine the experience to usher in the future of TV, which is why we’re excited to share that we’re rolling out our most significant experience update yet.”
Because this is a major update to Fire TV devices, it’s safe to assume that this change will slowly roll out.
If you own a Firestick Lite or 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, you will experience this update before those using the Firestick 4K, Fire TVs, and older generation devices.
Only a small number of 2020 Firestick/Fire TV users will experience the update today, but we can expect this to roll out more in the coming days and weeks.
The last time we saw a major update to the Fire TV interface was back in 2016, which is the current interface we use today.
If you own a Firestick/Fire TV and want to check if your device is eligible for this new software update, check out our guide below.
The Amazon Firestick is the most popular streaming device on the market today due to its low price point, interface, and ease of “jailbreaking” it.
New Firestick/Fire TV Interface Details & Information
Below are some of the notable details regarding the new Firestick/Fire TV interface.
At first glance, it appears Amazon is focused on improving content discovery, as seen in one of their first released images.
This almost reminds us of the interface we see in the Chromecast with Google TV device that was released in 2020.
This interface also features new user profile capabilities that will allow up to six people in a household to receive personalized recommendations and other customization options.
The main menu categories now consist of Library, Home, Find, and Live.
It’s important to note there is also a new app capability that allows you to “scroll over supported apps to quickly peek at what’s inside and begin playback.”
Below is a quick video from AFTVnews that highlights the new Firestick/Fire TV interface.
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