Amazon has begun the software update which brings the new Fire TV interface will begin rolling out to more devices starting today.
Amazons Current User Interface.
New Interface starts today
The New Interface rearranges buttons, tabs and menu options but still has the same functionality as the old interface. Newer devices sold in the last month or two have had this new interface for a while but it will be coming to almost all older models starting today.
You can move you favorite Apps to the home screen using the button with 3 lines on your remote.
As with all of Amazon’s software updates, this interface update is expected to roll out slowly, so while some devices will receive it today, it likely will not be available to everyone all at once. There is no way to manually install the update or jump the line, but you can go to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for Updates to manually see if it is your device’s turn to update.
The Fire TV Stick Lite and the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick already have the new interface. The 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick and all Fire TV Edition devices will be getting the new interface later this year, but we don’t know when exactly that will be.
Amazon has already stated that the 1st-gen Fire TV and the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick will not be receiving the new interface.
That just leaves the 2nd-gen Fire TV (box). It’s supposed to be on the list of devices getting the new interface, but it’s oddly missing from Amazon’s announcement, so it’s unclear at this time if they simply forgot to include it in the announcement or if it won’t be getting the new interface at all, like the 1st-gen devices.
If you are looking to add USB ports to your firestick (not cube) use the 3 port adapter with Ethernet port listed below.
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