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Introduction

This page lists the media, device, and platform specifications for all Amazon Fire TV devices as well as supported technologies. For details on Fire TV device naming conventions, see Naming Conventions for Fire TV Devices.

Media Specifications (Fire TV Edition)
Type Codec MIME type Details
Video H.263 video/3gpp Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 60fps, 40 Mbps, non-secure
H.264 video/avc Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 60fps. Main/High Profiles with Level up to 5.1. DRC within 16 msec. Secure and unsecure playback
H.265 (HEVC) video/hevc Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 60fps. Main/Main10 profiles, High Tier, Level 5.1. DRC within 16msec.
VP8 video/webm Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps, Profile 0
VP9 video/webm Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 60fps, Profile 0,2, Widevine only
MPEG-4 video/mp4v-es Up to 1080p @ 30fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5, non-secure
Audio AAC-LC audio/mp4a-latm Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit
HE-AACv1 (AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit
HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit
AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio/ac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus) audio/eac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
FLAC audio/flac Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
MIDI N/A MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
MP3 audio/mp3 Up to 48kHz, 16-bit and 24-bit
PCM/Wave N/A Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
Vorbis audio/vorbis Ogg (.ogg)
Matroska (.mkv)
AMR-NB audio/amr-web
AMR-WB audio/3gpp
DRM Widevine Level 1
PlayReady version 2.5 only
PlayReady supports only encrypted video, not audio. If you need to play content with both encrypted audio and video, contact us for specific customization details and steps. Other DRM details depend on the media player you choose to implement.
Image JPEG N/A Base and progressive
GIF N/A
PNG N/A
BMP N/A
Device and Platform Specifications (Fire TV Edition)
Device Element Details
Screen resolution (px) and Refresh rate (Hz) 3840 x 2160 (2160p / 4K) - 60Hz
1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz
HDCP 2.2
Density (dp) 2160p = 104 (43"), 89 (50"), 81 (55"), 68 (65")
1080p = 52 (43"), 45 (50"), 41 (55"), 34 (65")
720p = 35 (43"), 30 (50"), 27 (55"), 23 (65")
Density Identifier xxxhdpi (2160p) 
xhdpi (1080p)
tvdpi (720p)
Storage 16GB
RAM 3 GB
System on Chip (SoC) Platform MStar-T1 938 (MSDUAV16B-A-008T)
CPU Dual CA72 + Dual CA53 up to 1.1Ghz. 64-bit
GPU Mali-T820-MP3
Networking: Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Networking: Ethernet 10/100Mbs
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
HID, A2DP, SPP Profiles
(Note: Other Fire TV remote controllers will either be inoperable or only partially functional with Fire TV Edition.)
USB USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 (both type A)
Expandable Storage SD available up to 128GB. microSD cards can be supported through an adapter.
Device OS/Platform software Based on Android 5.0 - API 22
Location services No
Front-facing camera No
Microphone No
Multi-touch No
Accelerometer No
Compass No
Gyroscope No
Light sensor No
Proximity sensor No
android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER Amazon. See Identifying Amazon Fire TV Devices for more details.
android.os.Build.MODEL AFTRS (Fire TV Edition only)
AFT* (all Fire TV devices)
OpenGL Properties and Limits (Fire TV Edition)
Item Details
Max OpenGL Version OpenGL ES 3.2
MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE 8192
MAX_CUBE_MAP_TEXTURE_SIZE 4096
MAX_RENDERBUFFER_SIZE 8192
MAX_VERTEX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 16
MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 16
MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 96
MAX_VERTEX_UNIFORM_VECTORS 1024
MAX_FRAGMENT_UNIFORM_VECTORS 1024
MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS 16
MAX_VARYING_VECTORS 15
MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS 8192 x 8192

For TV dimensions (e.g., 43", 50"), weights (e.g., 20lbs, 28lbs), stand details, and mounts, see the Comparison Chart and Tech Specs on the Fire TV Edition page on Amazon.com.

Media Specifications (Fire TV Stick, Generation 2)
Type Codec MIME type Details
Video H.263 video/3gpp Hardware accelerated up to WVGA (800x400) @ 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70
H.264 video/avc Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4
H.265 (HEVC) video/mp4 Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps, 25 Mbps, Main Profile Level 4.0, Color space 8-bit support
MPEG-4 video/mp4v-es Decodes at 30fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5
Audio AAC-LC audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
HE-AACv1 (AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio/ac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus) audio/eac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
FLAC audio/flac Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
MIDI N/A MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
MP3 audio/mp3 Up to 48kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16-bit and 24-bit) and software (16-bit)
PCM/Wave N/A Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
Vorbis audio/vorbis Ogg (.ogg)
Matroska (.mkv)
AMR-NB audio/amr-web
AMR-WB audio/3gpp
DRM Widevine Level 1
PlayReady version 2.5 only
PlayReady supports only encrypted video, not audio. If you need to play content with both encrypted audio and video, contact us for specific customization details and steps. Other DRM details depend on the media player you choose to implement.
Image JPEG N/A Base and progressive
GIF N/A
PNG N/A
BMP N/A
Device and Platform Specifications (Fire TV Stick, Generation 2)
Device Element Details
Screen resolution (px) and Refresh rate (Hz) 1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz
HDCP 1.4
Density (dp) 320 (1080p)
213 (720p)
Density Identifier xhdpi (1080p)
tvdpi (720p)
Storage 8 GB internal
Memory 1GB
System on Chip (SoC) Platform Mediatek 8127D
CPU Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz. 32-bit.
GPU Mali-450 MP4
Networking: WiFi Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 2x2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Networking: Ethernet No
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1. Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HID, IOPT.
USB Micro USB 2.0 (Power only)
Expandable Storage No
(See Specifying Your App’s Installation Location for best practices on manifest settings related to storage.)
Device OS/Platform software Based on Android 5.0 - API 22
Location services No
Front-facing camera No
Microphone No
Multi-touch No
Accelerometer No
Compass No
Gyroscope No
Light sensor No
Proximity sensor No
android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER Amazon
android.os.Build.MODEL AFTT (Fire TV Stick Gen 2 only)
AFT* (all Fire TV devices)
OpenGL Properties and Limits (Fire TV Stick, Generation 2)
Property Details
Max OpenGL Version OpenGL ES 2.0
GPU Mali-450 MP4
MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE 4096
MAX_CUBE_MAP_TEXTURE_SIZE 4096
MAX_RENDERBUFFER_SIZE 4096
MAX_VERTEX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 0
MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 8
MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 8
MAX_VERTEX_UNIFORM_VECTORS 256
MAX_FRAGMENT_UNIFORM_VECTORS 256
MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS 16
MAX_VARYING_VECTORS 12
MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS 4096 x 4096
Media Specifications (Fire TV, Generation 2)
Type Codec MIME type Details
Video H.263 video/3gpp Hardware accelerated up to WVGA (800x400) @ 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70
H.264 video/avc Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4
H.265 (HEVC) video/mp4 Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 30fps, 25 Mbps, Main 10 Profile Level 5.0, Color space 8-bit and 10-bit input but just 8-bit output
VP8 video/webm Hardware accelerated, Profile 0
VP9 video/webm Hardware accelerated up to Youtube 4K, Profile 0
MPEG-4 video/mp4v-es Up to 1080p @ 30fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5
Audio AAC-LC audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
HE-AACv1 (AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio/ac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus) audio/eac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
FLAC audio/flac Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
MIDI N/A MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
MP3 audio/mp3 Up to 48kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16-bit and 24-bit) and software (16-bit)
PCM/Wave N/A Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
Vorbis audio/vorbis Ogg (.ogg)
Matroska (.mkv)
AMR-NB audio/amr-web
AMR-WB audio/3gpp
DRM Widevine Level 1
PlayReady version 2.5 only
PlayReady supports only encrypted video, not audio. If you need to play content with both encrypted audio and video, contact us for specific customization details and steps. Other DRM details depend on the media player you choose to implement.
Image JPEG N/A Base and progressive
GIF N/A
PNG N/A
BMP N/A
Device and Platform Specifications (Fire TV, Generation 2)
Device Element Details
Screen resolution (px) and Refresh rate (Hz) 3840 x 2160 (2160p / 4K) - 30Hz
1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz
HDCP 2.2
Density (dp) 640 (2160p)
320 (1080p)
213 (720p)
Density Identifier xxxhdpi (2160p)
xhdpi (1080p)
tvdpi (720p)
Storage 8GB
Memory 2GB
System on Chip (SoC) Platform MediaTek 8173C
CPU Quad Core (dual core ARM Cortex A72 up to 2 GHz, dual core ARM Cortex A53 up to 1.573 Ghz). 64-bit.
GPU PowerVR Rogue GX6250
Networking: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Networking: Ethernet 10/100Mbs
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1, BTLE
HID, HFP, SPP Profiles
USB USB 2.0 Type A (Accessories and media storage)
Expandable Storage MicroSD up to 128GB

(See Specifying Your App’s Installation Location for best practices on manifest settings related to storage.)
Device OS/Platform software Based on Android 5.0 - API 22
Location services No
Front-facing camera No
Microphone No
Multi-touch No
Accelerometer No
Compass No
Gyroscope No
Light sensor No
Proximity sensor No
android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER Amazon.
android.os.Build.MODEL AFTS (Fire TV Gen 2 only)
AFT* (all Fire TV devices)
OpenGL Properties and Limits (Fire TV, Generation 2)
Item Details
Max OpenGL Version OpenGL ES 3.0
MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE 8192
MAX_CUBE_MAP_TEXTURE_SIZE 8192
MAX_RENDERBUFFER_SIZE 8192
MAX_VERTEX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 16
MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 16
MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 48
MAX_VERTEX_UNIFORM_VECTORS 256
MAX_FRAGMENT_UNIFORM_VECTORS 224
MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS 16
MAX_VARYING_VECTORS 15
MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS 8192 x 8192
Media Specifications (Fire TV Stick, Generation 1)
Type Codec MIME type Details
Video H.263 video/3gpp Hardware accelerated up to WVGA (800x400) @ 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70
H.264 video/avc Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4
MPEG-4 video/mp4v-es Up to 1080p @ 30fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5
Audio AAC-LC audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
HE-AACv1 (AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio/ac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus) audio/eac3, audio/ec3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
FLAC audio/flac Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
MIDI N/A MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
MP3 audio/mp3 Up to 48kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16-bit and 24-bit) and software (16-bit)
PCM/Wave N/A Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
Vorbis audio/vorbis Ogg (.ogg)
Matroska (.mkv)
AMR-NB audio/amr-web
AMR-WB audio/3gpp
DRM Widevine Level 3
PlayReady version 2.5 only
PlayReady supports only encrypted video, not audio. If you need to play content with both encrypted audio and video, contact us for specific customization details and steps. Other DRM details depend on the media player you choose to implement.
Image JPEG N/A Base and progressive
GIF N/A
PNG N/A
BMP N/A
Device and Platform Specifications (Fire TV Stick, Generation 1)
Device Elements Details
Screen resolution (px) and Refresh rate (Hz) 1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz
HDCP 1.4
Density (dp) 320 (1080p)
213 (720p)
Density Identifier xhdpi (1080p)
tvdpi (720p)
Storage 8GB
Memory 1GB (512MB system, 512MB video)
System on Chip (SoC) Platform Broadcom Capri 28155
CPU Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 up to 1 GHz. 32-bit.
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU/VPU (Capri VC4)
Networking: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; 2x2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Networking: Ethernet No
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0
HID, SPP Profiles
USB Micro USB 2.0 (Power only)
Expandable Storage No
(See Specifying Your App’s Installation Location for best practices on manifest settings related to storage.)
Device OS/Platform software Based on Android 5.0 - API 22
Location services No
Front-facing camera No
Microphone No
Multi-touch No
Accelerometer No
Compass No
Gyroscope No
Light sensor No
Proximity sensor No
android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER Amazon
android.os.Build.MODEL AFTM (Fire TV Stick Gen 1 only)
AFT* (all Fire TV devices)
OpenGL Properties and Limits (Fire TV Stick, Generation 1)
Property Details
Max OpenGL Version OpenGL ES 2.0
MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE 2048
MAX_CUBE_MAP_TEXTURE_SIZE 2048
MAX_RENDERBUFFER_SIZE 2048
MAX_VERTEX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 8
MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 8
MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 8
MAX_VERTEX_UNIFORM_VECTORS 300
MAX_FRAGMENT_UNIFORM_VECTORS 300
MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS 8
MAX_VARYING_VECTORS 8
MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS 2048 x 2048
Media Specifications (Fire TV, Generation 1)
Type Codec MIME type Details
Video H.263 video/3gpp Hardware accelerated up to WVGA (800x400) @ 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70
H.264 video/avc Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4
MPEG-4 video/mp4v-es Up to 1080p @ 30fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5
Audio AAC-LC audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
HE-AACv1 (AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio/ac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus) audio/eac3 Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
FLAC audio/flac Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
MIDI N/A MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
MP3 audio/mp3 Up to 48kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16-bit and 24-bit) and software (16-bit)
PCM/Wave N/A Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
Vorbis audio/vorbis Ogg (.ogg)
Matroska (.mkv)
AMR-NB audio/amr-web
AMR-WB audio/3gpp
DRM Widevine Level 3
PlayReady version 2.5 only
PlayReady supports only encrypted video, not audio. If you need to play content with both encrypted audio and video, contact us for specific customization details and steps. Other DRM details depend on the media player you choose to implement.
Image JPEG N/A Base and progressive
GIF N/A
PNG N/A
BMP N/A
Device and Platform Specifications (Fire TV, Generation 1)
Device Element Details
Screen resolution (px) and Refresh rate (Hz) 1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz
HDCP 1.4
Density (dp) 320 (1080p)
213 (720p)
Density Identifier xhdpi (1080p)
tvdpi (720p)
Storage 8GB
RAM 2GB
System on Chip (SoC) Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 8064
CPU Quad Core Qualcomm Krait 300 up to 1.7 GHz. 32-bit.
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 320
Networking: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; 2x2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz & 5.0 GHz dual band)
Networking: Ethernet 10/100Mbs
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
HID, SPP Profiles
USB USB 2.0 Type A (Accessories and storage)
Expandable Storage USB up to 128GB
(See Specifying Your App’s Installation Location for best practices on manifest settings related to storage.)
Device OS/Platform software Based on Android 5.0 - API 22
Location services No
Front-facing camera No
Microphone No
Multi-touch No
Accelerometer No
Compass No
Gyroscope No
Light sensor No
Proximity sensor No
android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER Amazon
android.os.Build.MODEL AFTB (Fire TV Gen 1 only)
AFT* (all Fire TV devices)
OpenGL Properties and Limits (Fire TV, Generation 1)
Property Details
OpenGL Version OpenGL ES 3.0
MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE 4096
MAX_CUBE_MAP_TEXTURE_SIZE 4096
MAX_RENDERBUFFER_SIZE 4096
MAX_VERTEX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 16
MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 16
MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS 32
MAX_VERTEX_UNIFORM_VECTORS 256
MAX_FRAGMENT_UNIFORM_VECTORS 224
MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS 16
MAX_VARYING_VECTORS 16
MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS 4096 x 4096

All Fire TV Devices

Remotes and Game Controllers

Controller Input Device Name
Amazon Fire TV Remote
Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote (all models)
"Amazon Fire TV Remote"
Amazon Fire TV Game Controller
Amazon Fire Game Controller
"Amazon Fire Game Controller"

Technology Support for Fire TV

Supported technologies are the same for all Amazon Fire TV devices.

Technology Notes
Miracast Supported (sink) on all devices except Fire TV Edition.
DIAL Supported. Apps for Fire TV require changes to your app’s Android manifest to be discoverable. See DIAL integration.
Web Browsing/external links No web browser is available. Use Android WebView.
Amazon In-App Purchasing Supported. Use the latest version of the App Tester.
Amazon Mobile Associates Not supported
Amazon GameCircle Supported. Use version 2.1 or higher
Login with Amazon Supported
Amazon Maps Not supported
Amazon Device Messaging Supported for push messages
Amazon Mobile Ads Not supported

Device Release Dates

Device Release Date
Fire TV Edition May 2017
Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) September 2016
Fire TV (Gen 2) December 2015
Fire TV Stick (Gen 1) November 2014
Fire TV (Gen 1) April 2014