Amazon is Rolling Out a Big Update to The Fire TV




Starting last night Amazon started to roll out a major update to the Fire TV. This update includes several big updates and major new features.

So what is new?

Voice Dictation:

Hate typing in passwords? Well now with your Alexa powered remote you can use your voice to type on the screen. This new voice dictation will work with both Amazon services and most 3rd party apps.

Past being a fun easy way to enter text the new voice dictation will make the Fire TV more accessible to those with disabilities.

Thursday Night Football:

Amazon is rolling out as apart of this update new features for live streaming of Thursday Night Football starting next week. They did not say exactly what that includes.

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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