Amazon Rolls Out Update for Kindle Fire HDX, Adds Support for Fire TV

Amazon AmazonFireTV-FireStandingquietly rolled out an update for their latest Android tablets on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Few details have been released concerning the update, but I can see that my Kindle Fire HD (2013) received one, and I have also been told that the Kindle Fire HDX has also been updated.

Amazon says that the update “includes general improvements and performance enhancements”, but it is my guess that the update actually added new features which support the Fire TV.

Amazon’s media streaming device launched in NYC yesterday, and one of its more interesting features is that you can stream content from a Kindle Fire HDX to the Fire TV. I think support for that feature was added to the Kindle Fire HDX earlier this week, but of course that is merely speculation.

On a related note, I can also see that the older Kindle Fire HD tablets also received a vague update, but I don’t have any information on when that update happened or whether that update added similar support for the Fire TV.

Does anyone know the last time the Kindle Fire HD (2012) was updated?

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Tyler3 April, 2014

    My Fire HD 8.9 was upgraded yesterday. Mostly seems to rearrange the video menu making it a bit harder to find movies to me. I am sure I will get use to it. I can now download Prime movies. Also, interestingly enough, I can scan through movies with my finger and see a small box which shows where I am at in the fast forwarding much like Netflix will do. Previously, this did not work on the Fire.


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