Today Amazon Released Fire TV 1.5 Update brings a bung of small fixes and a lot of new features. A lot of the new features had already been announced but there are a few new ones hidden in the update.
Expandable USB storage—Use a connected USB flash drive to expand your Amazon Fire TV storage for downloaded apps and games—this enables you to have more games downloaded for easy access.
See compatible USB storage devices
Connect to your hotel or dorm room Wi-Fi with captive portal support—Take your favorite movies, TV shows, games, and more with you when you’re away from home. Amazon Fire TV enables you to connect to Wi-Fi that requires web authentication—this includes Wi-Fi at most major hotels, as well as some universities.
New X-Ray on Amazon Fire TV—You can now use X-Ray on Amazon Fire TV to explore your favorite movies and TV shows on Amazon Instant Video directly on your TV screen. Powered by IMDb, identify actors and songs in the current scene, explore actor bios, and more by simply clicking the “Up” button on your Amazon Fire TV remote.
Private listening on Amazon Fire TV—Support for wireless Bluetooth headphones lets you listen to your favorite movie, TV show, or music without bothering others in your household.
Browse and search Prime Playlists—Prime members can now take advantage of Prime Music playlists directly from Amazon Fire TV—there are hundreds of expertly curated Prime Playlists to choose from based on your mood, activity, artist, or decade of choice.
Browse Prime Music Playlists
Hidden PIN entry—With the new PIN entry screen that hides the numbers selected, you can now make sure your kids can’t see your device PIN as you enter it on-screen to confirm a purchase.
New shortcuts—Quickly put your Amazon Fire TV to sleep or enable display mirroring by pressing and holding the Home button on your remote.
Your device should have auto updated over night. If not you can manually update your Fire TV by following these steps:
- To manually check for an update:
- From the Home screen, select Settings.
- Select System, and then select About.
- Select Check for System Update. If an update is available, it will automatically start downloading.
- After the download is complete, select Install System Update to install the update immediately. If the device is idle for more than 30 minutes, or if you’ve restarted your device, the update will automatically install.
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