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How to update your Fire TV Stick

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March 3, 2022

Make sure your Amazon Fire TV Stick is performing optimally by keeping it updated. For example, having the latest software helps prevent apps from crashing and adds new features. Here’s how to update your Fire TV Stick.

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QUICK ANSWER

To update your Fire TV Stick, navigate to Settings-->My Fire TV-->About-->Check for System Update.


KEY SECTIONS

How to update your Fire TV Stick

Your Amazon Fire Tv Stick should update automatically so long as it is connected to the internet. But in case you missed an update, here’s how to check manually.

To start, open Settings from the far right of the home screen and select Device & Software.

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Choose About.

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Select Check for System Update.

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If there are any updates available, you can choose Install Update.

How to update your Fire TV Stick remote

Sometimes, the remote controller software will have an update available too. Open Settings from the far right of the home screen and select Remotes and Bluetooth Devices.

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Select your Amazon Fire TV remote from the list.

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


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FAQs

You don’t have to update your Fire TV Stick, but Amazon rolls out new software versions nearly every month, so it’s a good idea to keep your device up to date to take advantage of the latest features and fixes.

Depending on your internet connection speed, installing an update can take between five and fifteen minutes.

You can connect your Fire TV Stick to your laptop via an HDMI port and then update the software via the same methods outlined in this article.