Yesterday Amazon announced that they will be releasing a new Fire TV OS for both current Fire TVs and the new Fire Stick 2.
New Fire TV & Fire Stick OS
The new Fire TV OS, a free software update for Fire TV, will give customers a cinematic experience, offering video trailers and content screenshots to help customers access the content they want more quickly without the need to open and close multiple apps. Finding and enjoying apps and games will be simplified with support for a customizable apps list on the home screen. Accessibility improvements will also be included, allowing customers to use Fire TV and any compatible apps with the VoiceView screen reader. These features will be available for all Fire TV customers as a free, over-the-air update, starting with the new Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote and next generation Fire TV later this year.
However, there seems to be one catch. The older apps that are available on the current Fire TV and Fire Stick do not seem to be supported by the new Fire TV OS. If you go to Amazon’s Fire TV app store you will see that you can only search for (previous generation) Fire TV apps.
It is likely a small update app makers need to make but with so many apps it is likely that the new Fire TV OS will result in many apps not working on the new OS.
We do not have an exact date for the new Fire TV OS, and it is expected to come out after the new Fire Stick is released.
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