More Fire TV customers have just received the biggest update since the device’s launch.
AMAZON has confirmed that its massive new software upgrade will be available for a variety of other devices, including the Fire TV Stick.
At the end of last year, Amazon radically revamped the Fire TV user experience, introducing distinct user profiles for each member of your household, better recommendations based on your previous boxset binges, and a new Live tab that brings together sporting events and concerts. The latest generation of Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, which were released last year, came with the most up-to-date software right out of the box. However, certain older Amazon gear has taken longer to receive the update.
Thankfully, the new design will now be available to a larger number of Fire TV owners. Owners of the second-generation Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Smart TVs, and Fire TV Soundbars will be able to obtain the update “in the coming weeks,” according to Amazon.
This latest expansion comes after the December launch of the operating system boost, dubbed the “New Fire TV Experience,” on Fire TV Stick (third generation) and Fire TV Stick Lite, and the spring launch on Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV (third generation, dubbed the “Pendant Design”) on Fire TV Stick (third generation).
The revamp entirely re-imagines the homescreen for those who missed the first news about the massive upgrade to Fire TV — arguably one of the biggest in its history.
The new design strives to combine all of your favorite shows, movies, and games together in one convenient location. Along with the self-explanatory tabs for Find, Library, and Live, Amazon has provided a few easy-to-find shortcuts to your favorite apps. However, the majority of the user interface is devoted to tiles that display all of the shows you’re presently watching across all of your streaming services, as well as recommendations for new films and episodes to watch based on your viewing history.
Some of these capabilities were accessible in the previous software upgrade, but the addition of user profiles is what sets this one apart. Yes, users can switch between up to six profiles for specific family members or flatmates in the new Fire TV experience.
Based on viewing history, each of these profiles has its own set of personalized recommendations. User profiles have been available on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service for some time. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”