Amazon is Rolling Out a Big Update to The Fire TV Edition Smart TVs




Starting today Amazon started to roll out a major update to the Fire TV Edition Smart TVs. This update includes several big updates and major new features. Now this update started to roll out to Fire TV boxes a few days ago. Now it is coming to their smart TVs with some additional features.

So what is new?

Improved Picture Quality + Personalized Viewing Experience

  • Updated “standard” picture mode to provide deeper black levels and improved contrast
  • Introducing Gamma and Custom White Balance picture settings to provide improved picture quality
  • Added Quick Setting shortcuts to easily customize the TV’s picture and sound settings

Additional Live TV Features

  • New “Live” settings option will allow you to activate Channel Scan or change Parental Controls
  • Manage your Favorites Channel List and even add channels to My Favorites from the On Now row

Accessibility Updates

  • Enter words or phrases into the system keyboard using just your voice
  • Beginning 9/28, use new Prime Video functionality to stream Thursday Night Football

New Fire TV Setup

Now as you set up a new Fire TV you will be offered an option to install apps from a list of 24 apps. If you have used Roku’s setup process you will find this very similar.

Screen Magnifier:

Do you struggle to see smaller texted on your Fire TV? Well, now you can zoom in with the new screen magnifier option.

This new option will help visually impaired users still be able to access their favorite content on the Fire TV.

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