Amazon has just released a new firmware update for their 1st generation Fire TV. The operating system is now running Android 5.1 and the Alexa Voice Assistant is now available.
Sometimes Amazon lets older devices sit by the wayside and most of their efforts are focused on new products. This is certainly very evident with their older tablets and e-readers.
The Amazon Fire TV update brings a number of notable enhancements, including improvements to Amazon Video add-on subscription service, including an easier way to sign-up, discover and access your Amazon Video add-on subscriptions and Bluetooth headphone support for Fire TV Stick devices (previously only on Fire TV devices), allowing for private listening while watching your favorite movies, TV shows or gaming.
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