For years now, Amazon Fire TV has been sold as a package which included an antenna, leaving consumers wondering why Fire TV won’t utilize it. There could be a reason for that after all…
Elias, from AFTVnews, continued to explain the latest update made for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. At the same time, he revealed something big.
“I found that Amazon included Linux software libraries — essential for Amazon Fire TV tuner support,” said Elias. “I shot down this theory at first since I thought it belonged to the Android core that Fire OS is using. The fact that Android TV is beginning to gain traction as an operating system for TVs, puts in a situation where it will need to support tuners. Now I’m assuming Fire TV will gain TV tuner support for many years to come.
There are a few reasons why Amazon will have to include tuner support to its Fire TV. One of them is the possibility of Fire TV to offer USB Tuner support. The other would be increased chances for TVs to come Fire TV — similar to those seen in Roku TVs.
At this point, we’re not sure when or how the latest software will be carried out. But it’s expected that the latest Amazon Fire TV software update could lead to a major announcement from Amazon sometime soon.