Published On: Sat, Sep 30th, 2017

Amazon’s Fire OS Gets Updated to Nougat With The Debut of Version 6, Brings Picture-in-Picture and Other Features on Fire TV

Amazon’s Fire OS powers a whole operation of Fire tablets and streaming inclination from a maker. Today, Fire OS has got updated to chronicle 6, that brings Android 7.1.2 Nougat on board. This refurbish is flattering vital for a OS as it brings facilities like Picture-in-Picture (PiP) functionality to Fire TV, though sadly, a refurbish will be singular to only a few Fire OS devices.

The refurbish was initial speckled by a folks during Android Police as it seemed on one of Amazon’s developer pages. The association did not offer most information in a changelog, though it does discuss a new chronicle on Nougat to concede “checking permissions during runtime and joining to private libraries.”

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On a developer page, Amazon writes:

Amazon Fire TV Gen 3 runs on Fire OS 6, that is formed on Android Nougat (Android 7.1.2, turn 25). However, prior Fire TV inclination (Fire TV Stick Gen 1 and 2, Fire TV Gen 1 and 2, and Fire TV Edition) sojourn on Fire OS 5 (which is formed on Lollipop, or Android 5.1, turn 22, and some backported Marshmallow). At this time, a prior Fire TV inclination will not uplevel to Fire OS 6.

It is flattering transparent that a 4K Fire TV will boat with Fire OS 6 while a rest of a lineup might not be upgraded to a latest version. Even if Amazon does move a chronicle 6 to prior models of Fire TV, it would still take some time.

PiP, Time Shifting, and Content Recording on Fire TV

With a chronicle 6, other Nougat facilities to entrance on Fire TV are Content Recording and Time-shifting APIs. As we know, PiP will concede Fire TV to play videos in a tiny window while browsing for other videos. On a other hand, a Time Shifting underline will assistance a third-party apps that support live video streaming that will concede users to rewind and postponement live videos. While Content Recording underline will concede mixed programs to be available concurrently on Fire TV. Users will also get to report recordings, only like a good aged DVR.

As nifty as these facilities might sound, eventually it will count on a developers to confederate them.

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