A new software update is on the horizon for Amazon Fire HD tablets, the relatively inexpensive slates from the online retail giant, that actually offer great value for money. The company is releasing a new software update over-the-air which is going to add one major feature to these tablets. Amazon’s Firefly feature is going to land on these tablets courtesy of the software update, allowing users to easily recognize songs, movies, music and more so that they can quickly purchase them as and when required.
Amazon’s high-end tablets, the Fire HDX, already have the Firefly feature so those users don’t have to hold out for this update. They’re pretty much set as it is.
The feature is also available on the Amazon Fire Phone, it was actually touted as one of the smartphone’s best features, but unfortunately Amazon’s first smartphone failed to make much of a dent in the market.
Firefly can be used to recognize more than 245,000 TV episodes and movies, 35 million songs and 160 live TV channels. Users can also scan barcodes and use X-Ray to get more information about a TV show or movie from IMDB.
This OTA update will be released for customers in the U.S., UK and Germany. Fire HD users should expect it to arrive in a couple of weeks.