New Firestick 4K Interface to Be Released Soon for All Devices

Amazon has finally updated its Firestick interface. However, the new interface is only available on its latest devices, including the Firestick Lite and third-gen Firestick devices. The new Firestick 4K interface looks very similar to Google TV though and I know there will be a lot of mixed reactions towards it out there.

While some people will love it, others may prefer the older interface that they were already used to.

When Will the Update Roll Out for All Firestick Devices?

As we have noted above, the brand-new Firestick interface is only available for third-gen devices and the Firestick Lite. However, we have seen reports online that this will not remain the case for long.

Amazon intends to roll out the interface to other devices soon. In fact, we know that the interface will be available for Firestick 4K and Fire TV Cube users as early as next month.

How Do I Get the Update?

If your Firestick device is set to update automatically, then you will get the new interface automatically.

In fact, all Amazon Firestick devices have the automatic update as a default setting. Unless you changed it, it should be able to do this without any further input from you.

But, if your Firestick TV hasn’t updated yet, you can check for new updates manually using the steps below:

  1. Hit the home button on your remote and head to Settings
  2. Scroll across the settings page and locate “My Fire TV” to click it
My Fire TV

3. On the drop-down menu that appears head to “About

about Firestick

4. Scroll, down the screen and hit “Check for Updates

check for updates

Your device will scan for new updates and if they are available, it will install them. However, if there aren’t any new updates to report, you will simply get a message saying your device is up to date.

fire tv is up to date

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What If I Want to Keep the Old Interface?

No doubt the new Firestick 4K interface has so much to offer but we also know that there are a lot of people out there who don’t like to change things that much. Besides, the older Amazon interface is still pretty good.

So, if you want to keep it, the best way to do so is to prevent your Firestick TV from automatically updating.

But before we get to the steps on how to do this, check to see that you have the FileLinked app  installed on your device

Secondly, you will need to enable Apps from Unknown Sources

After doing this, open the FileLinked app and search for “Amazon Update Blocker” file, after you enter the WST FileLinked code of 11111111 (eight ones).

amazon update blocker via Filelinked

Hit Install.

install amazon update blocker via Filelinked

Go to Open.

open amazon update blocker via Filelinked

Carefully read the instructions as in the image added below and enter your Wi-Fi Network.

connect to FireOs Update Blocker

Scroll across to My Fire TV and on the drop-down menu, hit “About” and then “Network.” Get the IP Address

my fire tv network

Enter the IP Address and hit CONNECT.

fireOS Update Blocker ip

After you notice that your Firestick is Connected, click on the BLOCK button. 

fireos Update blocker connected

That’s it, you will now not be able to get Amazon OS updates. And while we understand that this is a bit risky, it will prevent you from getting the new Firestick 4K interface.

You can check everything if you go to Settings > My Fire TV > Check for Updates
There will be a message saying Update Error, try again later.

my fire tv update error

Conclusion

Are you looking forward to the new Firestick 4K interface? If the answer is yes, let us know in the comments below what exactly excites you about it.

And for those of you who have already used it, what is your experience so far? How does the interface compare to the old one? Make sure to leave your comments down below.

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Mike
Mike
3 months ago

I though this was coming in March for 4K

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

what is the new interface going to change. is it going to stop kodi.

IMP
IMP
3 months ago

The new interface makes it difficult for seniors and/or people who cannot see well identify the thumbnails without talking extra steps. The app thumbnails/icons are just TOO SMALL. This was the first thing I noticed when I saw the new interface on a friend’s FireStick Lite.

Earl Jackson
Earl Jackson
3 months ago
Reply to  IMP

I totally agree. I said that in my comments a while back. It’s just to bland as well. More like an eyesore now.

Rwc
Rwc
3 months ago

Will wolf launcher intergrate with the new interface, and will apps loaded on a usb still be recognized?

Sorakebv
Sorakebv
3 months ago

I find this update good for Fire Tv Cubes, where not all the icons are shown properly.
In my situatiation, on Fire Cube, I have a lot of icons of the apps, shown as empty logo.

Bendov
Bendov
3 months ago

NO. Dont want it. Returned the new Firestick because it downloaded the new operating system

opteria
opteria
3 months ago

The new OS allows the use of usb memory sticks for some applications.
This can free up considerable internal memory.

Nicky
Nicky
3 months ago

hey anybody,question please help. I have never been able to get a VPN because it wont go through because my firestick is registered in a fake name and address like I was told to do years ago.How can I put a VPN on my firestick is there a way to do it?

Sa
Admin
Sa
3 months ago
Reply to  Nicky
Orlando Reyna
Orlando Reyna
2 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

Why and what’s the reason behind you being told not to register with your name and address. That’s new to me honestly and would love to hear what you gain out of doing that because if it was for safety reasons you really can’t be safe now cause you can’t even use a vpn?

andrew holmes
andrew holmes
2 months ago

when this new interface for firestick 4k coming.thought it was march with eight days left

lorenzo
lorenzo
1 month ago

I already got the new interfaces on my 4k fire stick but I used a tool & it went away & I’m trying to get back but don’t how I’m afraid do mess up something else I want to how can recover the interface back on my fire can somebody help me

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

When will it be available for firestick version 2

Gary Reagles
Gary Reagles
3 months ago

Fire stick is a adequate device for streaming but lacks in storage space. I upgraded to a MECOOL KM6. It puts fire stick to shame and works as well as a Shield. And costs less then a Shield.

John c
John c
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary Reagles

I I am a shield tv tube user,One of the reasons I didn’t buy a mecool Was worries about customer service,How has your experience been,if you had call for service?I love my shield and got it when it was on sale for 129$ So I really can’t complain about the price.

Michael McCaa
Michael McCaa
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary Reagles

I got the km3 and have ordered the km6 and it should be here in a couple of days.

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