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General OS Update to 1.5 on Amazon FireTV!

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    Received the following email in our inbox, check it out. Anyone have this yet? What do you think??

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    Learn about new features of OS 1.5
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    Good news! Your Amazon Fire TV has received a software update that contains features requested by customers like you. The update has been applied automatically to your device and you will notice the new features when you next use it. We appreciate your enthusiasm and feedback and we are hard at work on future updates.

    Expandable USB storage—Use a connected USB flash drive to expand your Amazon Fire TV storage for downloaded apps and games—this enables you to have more games downloaded for easy access.
    See compatible USB storage devices

    Connect to your hotel or dorm room Wi-Fi with captive portal support—Take your favorite movies, TV shows, games, and more with you when you're away from home. Amazon Fire TV enables you to connect to Wi-Fi that requires web authentication—this includes Wi-Fi at most major hotels, as well as some universities.

    New X-Ray on Amazon Fire TV—You can now use X-Ray on Amazon Fire TV to explore your favorite movies and TV shows on Amazon Instant Video directly on your TV screen. Powered by IMDb, identify actors and songs in the current scene, explore actor bios, and more by simply clicking the "Up" button on your Amazon Fire TV remote.

    Private listening on Amazon Fire TV—Support for wireless Bluetooth headphones lets you listen to your favorite movie, TV show, or music without bothering others in your household.

    Browse and search Prime Playlists—Prime members can now take advantage of Prime Music playlists directly from Amazon Fire TV—there are hundreds of expertly curated Prime Playlists to choose from based on your mood, activity, artist, or decade of choice.
    Browse Prime Music Playlists

    Hidden PIN entry—With the new PIN entry screen that hides the numbers selected, you can now make sure your kids can't see your device PIN as you enter it on-screen to confirm a purchase.

    New shortcuts—Quickly put your Amazon Fire TV to sleep or enable display mirroring by pressing and holding the Home button on your remote.


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