We are excited to announce the release of Fire OS 6 for Fire TV, based on Android Nougat (Android 7.1.2, level 25). This will be a major update for Fire OS, currently based on Android Lollipop (Android 5.1, level 21), adding several new features such as:
- Picture in Picture (PiP): Allowing users to pin a video to a corner of the screen while navigating to other areas in an app.
- Content Recording: Allowing users to record content on Fire TV, similar to a DVR.
- Time-shifting APIs: Allowing users to pause, rewind, or fast-forward live content.
The all-new Fire TV, announced on September 27th, marks the debut of Fire OS 6. Previous Fire TV devices will not be up-leveled to at this time.
For more information on developing for devices running on Fire OS 6, check out our documentation.
Want to get acquainted with Android N? Check out some of these additional resources: