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New Fire TV Edition Smart TV for India Marketplace Announced

The first Fire TV Edition Smart TV for the India Marketplace was announced. You can see the specs for Onida (2019) or view the retail page in the Amazon India marketplace.

New Fire TV Edition Smart TVs in Germany, UK/Ireland Announced

Many new 2019 devices have been announced. See the post Fire TV Announces More Than 20 New Products for the latest Fire TV device details. See Fire TV Device Specifications for the developer specifications for these new devices.

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
January 10, 2020 Web App Starter Kit (WASK) The Web App Starter Kit has been discontinued. This toolkit is no longer supported.
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.