Amazon has today announced the release of a free new software update for their recently launched Amazon Fire TV media streaming and gaming set-top box.
The new Amazon Fire TV update will automatically download when your Fire TV device is connected to your home network wirelessly, and takes the form of version 126.96.36.199_user_514006420.
Features included in the new update enable the ability to now play tablet style games on your Fire TV using the Amazon Fire Game Controller which is sold separately. Amazon explains :
– Play tablet games on Amazon Fire TVYou can now play tablet-style games on your Fire TV with an Amazon Fire Game Controller. Modified game controls allow for a much larger selection of games on Amazon Fire TV. To learn more, go to Play Games & Apps.
– Guest Display MirroringFriends and family can now use their Fire phone, Fire HDX tablet, or Android device running 4.2 (Jelly Bean) or higher to display their screen and audio on Fire TV. The device doesn’t have to be registered to the same Amazon account as the Amazon Fire TV. To learn more, go toUse Amazon Fire TV as a Display Mirroring Destination.
– Use your Amazon Fire TV in another supported countryWith Amazon Fire TV available in new countries, you can bring your Amazon Fire TV with you when you move or travel for extended periods. Currently only supported for U.S. to UK and UK to U.S. To learn more, go to Use Amazon Fire TV in a Different Country
For more information on the new Amazon Fire TV update jump over to the Amazon press release website for details via the link below.