A New Fire TV Update is Reportedly Breaking Some Apps





Do you have a Fire TV? You may have noticed a few apps have stopped working correctly recently. According to a report from AFTVnews, this is because Amazon has disabled the popular ADB feature in some apps used to perform advanced tasks.

According to AFTVnews, this update removed the ability for apps to clear up internal storage space by clearing the cache for all installed apps, for example. Amazon says this update is being done to improve the security of the Fire TV.

This update would allow Amazon to block apps from changing the Fire TV home screen or other features on the Fire TV. This comes as Amazon recently started to add auto-playing fullscreen video ads when you start your Fire TV. Blocking this feature would prevent 3rd party apps from making changes to Amazon’s Fire TV devices that change how the operating system works.

It is unknown how many apps this change will impact. Many apps do not use ADB, but a handful of them do, and now it seems that Amazon is cracking down on those that do.

Cord Cutters News has reached out to Amazon for comment and will post updates as we learn more.

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