Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the cheapest and most efficient alternatives to buying a new Android TV as it enables users to convert any old LCD/LED TV with an available HDMI slot into a fully functional Android-powered TV, which can be used to stream content via the internet on services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hotstar, and many others.
Like any other hardware running Android, the Fire TV Stick also receives several updates over time, which include improvements as well as bug fixes and patches. If your Firestick has been glitching or you’re facing other issues with it while browsing or during playback, updating the digital media player might solve the problem.
In this article, we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to help you update your Amazon Fire TV stick.
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How to update Fire TV Stick?
Open your TV and launch FIre TV Stick; then follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Navigate to Settings on the menu at the top of the screen. Step 2: On the Settings menu, scroll to the right and select the My Fire TV option.Step 3: On the next page, select About.Step 4: On the next page, scroll to the bottom so that Install Update/Check for updates option at the bottom is highlighted. If an update is available, the description to the right of Install Update will read “An update is available” (as shown in the screenshot below) and if not it’ll show the current OS version of your Fire TV Stick on the right alongside the Check for updates option.
Click on the Install Update option to continue with the update. Once you’ve followed the steps mentioned above, your Fire TV Stick will be updated automatically next time the device is plugged in but not in use. It’s recommended not to push any buttons on the remote while the update is in progress. After the update is completed, you may need to restart the Fire TV Stick.
How to restart Fire TV Stick?
To restart your Amazon Fire TV Stick, follow Step 1 and 2 mentioned above and then on the third step, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Restart option instead of clicking on About. While you can also restart your Firestick by simply switching off its power source and turning it back on, it’s recommended to restart the device using this option to ensure there are no hiccups with your Fire TV Stick update.
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