Search results for

All search results
Best daily deals

Affiliate links on Android Authority may earn us a commission. Learn more.

How to update your Fire TV Stick

Burn bright with the latest software.
By

Published onOctober 18, 2023

Ensure your Amazon Fire TV Stick is performing optimally by keeping it updated. Having the latest software can fix bugs, improve performance, prevent Fire TV apps from crashing, and occasionally introduce new features. Below, we’ll explain what you need to do to update your Fire TV Stick’s system software, regardless of model.

QUICK ANSWER

To update your Fire TV Stick, navigate to Settings > My Fire TV (or Device and Software) > About and select Check for System Update. If there's an update available, you can install it right away. Your system will restart once it's done downloading.


KEY SECTIONS

How to update your Fire TV Stick

Your Fire TV Stick should update automatically so long as it’s connected to the internet. But if you want to force an update as soon as possible, here’s what to do.

Note that menu options may have slightly different names depending on the model of your Fire TV Stick, but all devices should have a pathway similar to the Fire TV used in this example.

To start, open Settings from the far right of the homescreen and select My Fire TV or (as in this case) Device and Software.

device and software

Choose About.

About

Select Check for System Update or (as here) Check for Updates.

check for update

If there are any updates available, you can click on Install Update. The download will take a little time, and your Stick will need to restart t complete the install.

How to update your Fire TV Stick remote

Sometimes, your remote will have a firmware update available. To check, open Settings from the far right of the homescreen and select Controllers and Bluetooth Devices or (as shown) Remotes and Bluetooth Devices.

remote and devices

Select your Amazon Fire TV remote from the list.

select remote

If an update is available, you can install it from there.


FAQs

You don’t have to update your Fire TV Stick, but Amazon rolls out new software pretty regularly, whether to fix bugs, improve performance, or introduce new features.

Depending on your internet connection speed, installing an update should take between 5 and 15 minutes. It could take longer if your connection is being lethargic.

You can connect your Fire TV Stick to your computer via an HDMI port, but you’ll still be updating it via the same methods outlined in this article.

Your Stick should update automatically. If you don’t want to wait for the next scheduled update check, you can follow the steps in this guide to update manually.