Important news regarding Minecraft on Android and FireTV

Players on older operating systems and devices – your attention please!

To continue to ensure that we can devote our resources to the platforms where most of our miners and crafters are playing, we're ending support for certain older devices and platforms where Minecraft is available. Effective in June 2021, Minecraft will no longer be updated or supported on FireTV Gen1, FireTV Gen2, and Android KitKat OS v20 and below.  

Players on affected FireTV and Android OS who have a Realms subscription will be able to continue accessing their Realm from affected devices until they choose to update it on a different device. Multiplayer will only work between devices on the same version. On Android OS, if you are able to update your device to Lollipop or higher, you will continue to receive updates.  

If you’re playing on any of these devices, after June 2021, you can continue to play Minecraft, you can keep building in your world, and your Marketplace purchases (including Minecoins) will continue to be available. If you have signed in with a Microsoft/Xbox Live account, your Marketplace purchases & Minecoins and your Realms subscription will be available on other platforms.

If you would like to move your world from this device to another device, you can do so by uploading the world to a Realm and downloading a backup onto your new device. You can also transfer your world files off the device directly by following these instructions.   

If you have been playing Minecraft Realms subscription on one of these devices and would like to request a refund after June 2021, please contact the support teams for the store applicable to your device: 

Android (OS 20 ‘KitKat’ and below)  

Amazon (FireTV First and Second Generation or Kindle devices impacted by Android OS)

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