Amazon Kindle Fire update to software version 6.3.1 now rolling out

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| May 3, 2012
Amazon Kindle Fire
Heads up, Kindle Fire owners: a new update is making its way to your 7-inch tablet. Amazon has revealed on its website that it's begun rolling out an update to software version 6.3.1 to the Kindle Fire, which brings with it "additional parental controls." More specifically, Amazon says that these parental controls will include the ability to password-protect purchases, disable access to certain content libraries, and prevent access to the Fire's Silk browser.
This latest Kindle Fire update may not be quite as exciting as some of the previous updates that've rolled out to the device, but these new parental controls are still a welcome addition, especially considering that the Fire can be loaded up with kid-friendly content like movies and games. If you've got a Fire, you can check to see what software version you're currently on by hitting the Quick Settings button and then tapping "More" and "Device." If you find something below 6.3.1 in there, this new update can be installed by hitting the "Sync" button in the Quick Settings menu or by manually loading it up using the instructions at the Amazon link below. How many of you currently own a Kindle Fire? Has the 6.3.1 update made its way to your neck of the woods?

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