The software program that runs on Amazon’s Fireplace TV streaming units is ready to endure a big overhaul within the coming weeks, and the rollout of the “new Fireplace TV expertise” begins at present on some units. After the replace is put in, you’ll have entry to new options like multiuser assist (with customized suggestions and watch lists for every profile) and a streamlined interface that makes it sooner to achieve your favourite leisure apps.
Once you’re within the temper to look at one thing however you’re undecided what, there’s additionally a brand new “Discover” tab that brings collectively films, TV reveals, free ad-supported content material, and sports activities from numerous providers.
Amazon has additionally improved Alexa integration with the brand new Fireplace TV dashboard. When you arrange a voice profile, Alexa will have the ability to acknowledge your voice and robotically change to the proper profile whenever you ask it to, and you may change between numerous sections (dwell TV, information, and so forth.) with voice instructions.
The brand new expertise additionally provides assist for picture-in-picture and fewer intrusive on-screen Alexa responses whenever you ask for issues just like the climate; it’ll now seem on the backside of the display as an alternative of overlaying the content material you’re watching.
Oddly, Amazon is rolling out this new software program first to its just lately launched Fireplace TV Stick and Fireplace TV Stick Lite; higher-end units just like the Fireplace TV Stick 4K and Fireplace TV Dice should wait till early 2021. Solely a small subset of eligible units will get it instantly; Amazon doesn’t revamp the Fireplace TV interface typically, so the corporate is taking its time to ensure all the pieces goes easily.