It looks like Amazon is testing out a new mode for the Fire TV called “Cinema Mode.” Cinema mode will sync the refresh rate of TV shows and movies being played. This new feature was spotted in the Fire TV 3 OS code by AFTVnews.com.
Currently all Fire TVs play at 60 frames per second, but some movies and TV shows are shot at 23.976 frames per second, which can create some poor image quality during viewing.
Cinema mode would auto adjust the Fire TV to play at the same frame rate as the content you are playing.
For now the code is in the new Fire TV, but Amazon has not enabled it or allowed Fire TV owners to turn it on. It looks like Amazon is testing out the new cinema mode and plans to release it at a later date.
Amazon has a history of including unannounced features inside OS updates hidden in the code. This looks like one more example of that happening.
If you want to learn more about cinema mode, check out the full write up at AFTVnews.com.
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