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My Fire updated yesterday and today I noticed the Firefly icon in the toolbar. Am I terribly behind and this is old news for everybody  or it is a very recent thing? I thought Firefly wasn't available for the baby Fire...
 

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Its in the swipe down bar thingy. Where the wifi and brightness stuff is. This is really neat. I have the F6. I didn't even check to see what was different with this update.

The icon also added itself to my home screen the firefly one that is. So look for it there.
 

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Seleya and Atunah, what version OS do you have? To find it, swipe down from top right corner, pick Settings, then Device Options, then System Updates. I have 4.5.3.

Atunah, when I swipe down, I see Rotation, Brightness, wireless, quiet time, help, and settings. You see it in that list? And to be clear, you both have the 6"? Luckily, I don't really care too much about Firefly, it's more a curiosity thing about why some Fire 6s got it and some didn't.
 

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Seleya and Atunah, what version OS do you have? To find it, swipe down from top right corner, pick Settings, then Device Options, then System Updates. I have 4.5.3.

Atunah, when I swipe down, I see Rotation, Brightness, wireless, quiet time, help, and settings. You see it in that list? And to be clear, you both have the 6"? Luckily, I don't really care too much about Firefly, it's more a curiosity thing about why some Fire 6s got it and some didn't.
I have the Fire6, baby Fire. ;D. I am on 4.5.3 installed Monday 23rd. I haven't touched my Fire since Monday actually, been busy reading on the Voyage. Just checked when I saw this post.

When I swipe down I have
Rotation-brightness-wireless-firefly-help-settings.

I don't have anything quiet time but I don't think I ever turned that on, whatever that is. Once I used Firefly, I noticed the firefly icon on my home screen. Under the carousel.
 

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I am a horrible picture taker, there is no hope for me so forgive the image. It was the clearest I could make with my phone. Can never figure out why my stuff is always blurry. And holy moly finger prints. ;D But here is where the icon is

 

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Eltanin Publishing said:
Seleya and Atunah, what version OS do you have? To find it, swipe down from top right corner, pick Settings, then Device Options, then System Updates. I have 4.5.3.

Atunah, when I swipe down, I see Rotation, Brightness, wireless, quiet time, help, and settings. You see it in that list? And to be clear, you both have the 6"? Luckily, I don't really care too much about Firefly, it's more a curiosity thing about why some Fire 6s got it and some didn't.
Same as you and Atunah: 4.5.3, on the toolbar I have : rotation, brightness, wireless, firefly, help and settings.
 

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If you've gotten it lately, do the devices that have it also have a camera?

I've had Firefly on my 8.9 for some time . . . which does have a camera . . . but it's pretty clear it doesn't use the image on the TV to find stuff.  If there's no audio it's stumped. Of course it would need the camera to scan a bar code . . .that also works. . . you point it at the code and it tells you how to buy the thing on Amazon.

Seems like it could be partially functional without a camera, though. I'll have to check if my HDX 7 might have gotten it . . . . .
 

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There is a music note and a TV icon on the top once I turn on Firefly. I am watching a TV episode and as soon as I held it up to the tv from the sofa and touched the TV icon, the flies changed and honed in on the TV. It was a bit creepy  ;D

It then pulled up the correct episode of the show on the screen. Only took like 2-4 seconds. That is pretty awesome. And there was no talking going on at the time, just a dark scene in a cave with TV backround music.


eta: when I mute the TV it cannot find it, if I unmute if finds it again. So its listening.
 

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Atunah said:
There is a music note and a TV icon on the top once I turn on Firefly. I am watching a TV episode and as soon as I held it up to the tv from the sofa and touched the TV icon, the flies changed and honed in on the TV. It was a bit creepy ;D

It then pulled up the correct episode of the show on the screen. Only took like 2-4 seconds. That is pretty awesome. And there was no talking going on at the time, just a dark scene in a cave with TV backround music.
Hmmm . . . . . maybe the update improved it a bit . . . . . I'll have to go check it out. :)
 

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I have the Fire6, baby Fire. ;D. I am on 4.5.3 installed Monday 23rd. I haven't touched my Fire since Monday actually, been busy reading on the Voyage. Just checked when I saw this post.

When I swipe down I have
Rotation-brightness-wireless-firefly-help-settings.
My Fire HD6 is updated to 4.5.3, installed Tuesday, February 24, and I don't see Firefly anywhere on the swipe-down menu or main screen icons. It's not in Settings-->Applications either. :(

When I swipe down from the top, I see only:

Auto-Rotate | Brightness | Wireless | Quiet Time | Help | Settings
 

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That is odd, its the same update, it should have the same stuff in it.  :-\. I never seen the quiet time, but I can't say that it hasn't been in my swipe bar before or not. I am not sure what it is exactly to be honest.

Even searching elsewhere online there are posts of folks saying they don't have it. Confusing that.
 

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I just got off the phone with Amazon Fire Customer Service. They will investigate the matter further and get back to me via email. The CS rep said she will pass along the link to this thread, so they can view the comments (and your screenshots, Atunah). :)

Everyone: In your post, it may be helpful to mention when you received the 4.5.3 update and whether you have Firefly on the HD6 or not. Perhaps they pulled it from updates sent later for some reason? To see when your device updated, swipe down from the top, select Settings, click on Device Options,  and then select System Updates. It'll give the install date and time there.

The 4.5.3 update was installed on my Fire HD6 February 24, 2015 at 2:48 PM PST. I do not have Firefly.
 

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I received the update and I have firefly. I don't see quiet time.  I don't know when I received it.


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For folks that want to do so, you can take a screenshot of the Fire by pressing the on/off button and the volume down button (the lower of the buttons) firmly at the same time.  The screen should flash and a miniature of the screen should appear briefly with a white border.

Easiest way to post here, I've found, is to use Tapatalk...but otherwise the image must be stored somewhere online.

Betsy
 
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