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Amazon Fire TV Documentation Updates

The following table lists significant updates or new pages to the general Amazon Fire TV documentation. Updates related to Fire App Builder are provided in the release notes section of their documentation.

Date Page Details
Sept 28, 2020 Fire TV Stick - 3rd Gen Tech specs for the new Fire TV Stick - 3rd Gen device have been published.
Sept 28, 2020 Fire TV Stick Lite - 1st Gen Tech specs for the new Fire TV Stick Lite - 1st Gen device have been published.
Sept 28, 2020 Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) The device is now available in France, Italy, and Spain marketplaces.
May 13, 2020 DIAL Integration Updated with more code samples and other details specific to the second-screen app integration.
July 15, 2020 Comparison Table for Fire TV Devices Added comparison table that lets you select the Fire TV devices to compare. Comparison columns show the specs for that device.
May 8, 2020 Live TV Integration
TV Input Framework on Fire TV
Live TV Resources
Live TV integration is primarily focused on helping your existing customers experience live TV (programs scheduled in a 24/7 linear feed) in a content-forward way.
January 10, 2020 Web App Starter Kit (WASK) The Web App Starter Kit has been discontinued. This toolkit is no longer supported.
January 1, 2020 How to Build an Android App for Fire TV This tutorial was ported from the Appstore blog into the documentation. It explains how to create a Fire TV app from the Android Leanback Support Library.
December 11, 2019 Device Specifications: Fire TV Edition Smart TVs Device specifications for Fire TV Edition - Onida published.
October 15, 2019 Device Specifications: Fire TV Edition Smart TVs Device specifications for all new 2019 Fire TV devices added. This includes specs for Grundig OLED, Grundig Vision 7 (4k), Grundig Vision 6, JVC 4k, Toshiba 4K with Dolby Vision, and Nebula D3000 Soundbar. To accommodate the larger number of devices, the specs page was also reorganized into multiple sub-pages based on the type of Fire TV.
Sept 24, 2019 Testing Audio Focus Google deprioritized background services due to the abuse; only foreground services are started by intents. Code samples have been updated accordingly on this page.
Sept 18, 2019 Developing for Amazon Fire TV Devices Running Fire OS 7 2019 Fire TV devices will run on Fire OS 7, which is based on Android 9 Pie. This documentation provides guidelines for ensuring your app is compatible with FOS 7.
July 9, 2019 Device Specifications for Fire TV Updated the specs for Fire TV Edition - Toshiba 4K (2018/2019) to indicate support for Dolby Vision for some models. Also changed year in name to "2018/2019."
July 7, 2019 In-App Voice Scrolling and Selection Updates to doc content regarding testing steps and rollout.
May 29, 2019 Deep Linking with Featured Content in the Fire TV UI Deep linking refers to links that direct users past the homepage of an app to specific content inside the app.
January 22, 2018 In-App Voice Scrolling and Selection Support for voice-based scrolling and selection in your app.
November 21, 2018 AV Synchronization in Android Applications Replaced the content here with an updated version.
October 3, 2018 Fire TV Stick 4K (2018)
Distribute Your App Internationally
Specifications for Fire TV Stick 4K. Updates to Fire TV Edition Toshiba smart TV availability in the Canada marketplace.

Amazon Fire TV Blog Updates

You can follow the latest news about Fire TV by reading the Fire TV category on the blog.