Amazon Adds Voice Dictation, Screen Magnifier, & More to The Fire TV

Amazon just started to roll out a major update to the Fire TV. They have added a long list of new features including the ability to type with your voice.

Thanks to AFTVnews we know that this new software update is being rolled out to all Fire TV, Fire Stick, and Fire TV Edition Smart TV owners.

Here is a quick break down of the new features you will find.

Voice Dictation:

Hate typing in passwords? Well now with your Alexa powered remote you can use your voice to type on the screen. This new voice dictation will work with both Amazon services and most 3rd party apps.

Past being a fun easy way to enter text the new voice dictation will make the Fire TV more accessible to those with disabilities.

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Screen Magnifier:

Do you struggle to see smaller texted on your Fire TV? Well, now you can zoom in with the new screen magnifier option.

This new option will help visually impaired users still be able to access their favorite content on the Fire TV.


Amazon has also moved the ads in this new update. No longer are they at the top but you can now find the banner ads at the bottom of the home page. This makes the ads on the Fire TV feel much less intrusive.

Want to see screen shots and learn more about these updates? Head over to for a full breakdown of the new update.

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2 Responses to Amazon Adds Voice Dictation, Screen Magnifier, & More to The Fire TV

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    Chatman September 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

    Interesting…I do hope they spent time optimizing the code, and maybe finding a way to allow Teamviewer to run with proper rights…it would help me troubleshoot my in-laws and parents FTV!

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    Chris September 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

    I wonder if its going to fix the dts issue