Amazon has redesigned the user interface on the Fire TV streamers and last week it started pushing the new experience out via a firmware upgrade. Over the coming weeks the revamped user interface will arrive on all Fire TV devices.
Kindly wait for your turn
The new firmware version 5.2.40 is rolling out slowly and gradually. We have yet to receive it on our second-generation Fire TV Stick for example but some owners received it last week, according to Cordcuttersnews.com and AFTVnews.
It is a major change that will completely change the look and feel of your Fire TV device. In some areas it looks like Android TV, in other segments like Netflix. It appears that Amazon has found inspiration in several places and implemented the best elements in one package.
The company describes it as follows: - “Coming later this year, a free software update for Fire TV will give customers a new on-screen experience that makes finding what to watch next even easier and more enjoyable. Fire TV will present 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 easier too with new 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 latest generation Fire TV later this year.
The new user interface will be introduced on all Fire TV devices; first on the second-generation Fire TV Stick and Fire TV box and later on the first-generation products.
It appears there is no way to force your device to update so we guess you just have to kindly wait for your turn to get pinged by one of Amazon’s servers.