How to update your Fire TV to a new ‘experience’: Breathe new life into your Fire TV set, Fire TV Stick or Cube with a new interface for the Alexa-powered platform..
Amazon’s ‘All-New Fire TV Experience’ is currently rolling out to a wide range of Fire TV devices and is quite a big departure for smart TV interfaces.
First announced back in September, the update promises a new home screen, which is a bit more personalized, enabling you to jump into content without having to look through the app.
There are also new profiles for up to six users in Home, making it even easier to find what you’re looking for, while Alexa is more powerful than ever. You can pronounce commands like “Alexa, go to Live TV” or “Alexa, go to Find,” which means less confusion about typing on the on-screen keyboard.
How to Download the New Fire TV Experience
The update should automatically roll out to your Fire TV device. Just last week the company expanded availability for the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick, so those users should start seeing the update roll out soon.
However, if you’re tired of sticking to an older operating system, it’s possible to manually check for upgrades.
- Go to your Fire TV’s Settings.
- Select My Fire TV.
- Select About.
- Select Check for system updates.
From there you will be able to download and install the new experience. An auto restart should appear the next time the Fire TV device catches on fire.
fire tv update availability
The new experience is available if you have Fire TV Stick (2nd and 3rd generation), Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube (1st and 2nd generation), Fire TV (3rd generation, pendant design). , or any of the Amazon Fire TVs from third party manufacturers.