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Fire OS is the operating system that runs Amazon's Fire TV and tablets. Fire OS is a fork of Android, so if your app runs on Android, it will most likely run on Amazon's Fire devices too. You can quickly check your app's compatibility with Amazon through the App Testing Service. As a developer, you might not have to adjust your Android code at all to publish your app on Amazon's platform.

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Fire OS Versions

There are three versions of Fire OS:

  • Fire OS 7: Based on Android 9 (Pie, API level 28). See Developing for Fire OS 7 for more details.
  • Fire OS 6: Based on Android 7.1 (Nougat, API level 25). See Developing for Fire OS 6 for more details.
  • Fire OS 5: Based on Android 5.1 (Lollipop, API level 22)

The following table shows which Fire TV device runs which Fire OS version.

Fire TV DeviceBuild ModelAndroid LevelFire OS Version
Fire TV Stick - 3rd Gen (2020)AFTSSSAndroid Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Stick Lite - 1st Gen (2020)AFTSSAndroid Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Edition - Toshiba 4K UHD (2020)AFTDCT31Android Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Edition - Insignia 4K UHD (2020)AFTDCT31Android Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Stick - 2nd Gen (2016-2019)AFTTAndroid Level 22 (Android 5.1)Fire OS 5
Fire TV Edition - Toshiba HD (2018-2020)AFTBAMR311API Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV Edition - Insignia HD (2018-2020)AFTEAMR311API Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV Edition - Toshiba 4K (2018-2019)AFTKMST12API Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV Edition - Onida HD (2019)AFTLEAPI Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV Cube - 2nd Gen (2019)AFTRAndroid Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Edition - Grundig OLED 4K (2019)AFTEUFF014Android Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Edition - Grundig Vision 7, 4K (2019)AFTEU014Android Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Edition - JVC 4K (2019)AFTSO001Android Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Edition - Nebula Soundbar (2019)AFTMMAPI Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV Edition - Grundig Vision 6 HD (2019)AFTEU011Android Level 28 (Android 9)Fire OS 7
Fire TV Edition - Insignia 4K (2018)AFTJMST12API Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV Cube - 1st Gen (2018)AFTAAPI Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV Stick 4K - 1st Gen (2018)AFTMMAPI Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV Stick - Basic Edition (2017)AFTTAndroid Level 22 (Android 5.1)Fire OS 5
Fire TV Edition - Element 4K (2017)AFTRSAndroid Level 22 (Android 5.1)Fire OS 5
Fire TV - 3rd Gen (2017)AFTNAPI Level 25 (Android 7.1)Fire OS 6
Fire TV - 2nd Gen (2015)AFTSAndroid Level 22 (Android 5.1)Fire OS 5
Fire TV Stick - 1st Gen (2014)AFTMAndroid Level 22 (Android 5.1)Fire OS 5
Fire TV - 1st Gen (2014)AFTBAndroid Level 22 (Android 5.1)Fire OS 5
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See Device Specifications for Fire TV for more specification information.

Tip: For details on coding Fire TV apps for Fire OS 6, see Developing for Fire TV Devices Running Fire OS 6.

Most Fire devices receive over-the-air updates to get Fire OS updates automatically. Not every Fire device receives a push of the same Fire OS version at the same time. The updates often roll out to different devices at different times.

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You can see your version of Fire OS by going to Settings > Device > Fire TV and looking at the 'Software Version' details. Release notes for Fire OS versions are provided in Amazon Fire TV Device Software Updates in the Fire TV end-user documentation.

Differences in Services

At the core, both Fire OS and Android share the same foundation. The main way Fire OS differs from Android is in the services. Instead of using Google's services (for activities such as browsing, location, messaging, payments, and so on), Fire OS might use Amazon's services. Most notably, Amazon uses the Amazon Appstore to list your app while Google uses Google Play Store.

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If your Android app connects into Google services, porting your Android app to the Fire OS platform may require you to tap into Amazon services instead.

When you're building your app, follow the standard Android documentation. Where there are differences to account for with Amazon's Fire OS platform, they're noted in the documentation on this site.

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The goal is to provide as much parity as possible with Android (minus Google's services) so that you don't have to learn another development platform or make changes to your existing Android app.

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Tip: For details on the differences between Android TV development and Fire TV development, see Fire TV Development Versus Android TV Development.

The following table contrasts services from Google with similar services from Amazon.

Google AndroidFire OS
Google MapsAmazon Maps API
Firebase Cloud MessagingAmazon Device Messaging
Google Play In-App BillingAmazon In-App Purchasing API
Cast SDKFling SDK
Google Mobile Ads SDKAmazon Mobile Ad Network
Advertise Your App
Sign-In with GoogleLogin with Amazon
Google Play Developer APIDeveloper Publishing API

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Last updated: Jun 30, 2017

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