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How to Update Your Amazon Fire Stick

It is essential to know how to update your Amazon Fire Stick if you want your device to perform optimally. By installing the latest software, you can also get fixes that prevent apps from crashing or remove features that were incorrectly added in previous versions. While Amazon Fire TV devices install these updates automatically, you also have the option to do a manual install.

How to Update Your Amazon Fire Stick

Since Amazon rolls out new software versions almost every month, it is a good idea to proactively check for updates and manually install them. Doing this is fairly simple. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to Settings. This will be the last option in the menu bar at the top of your Home screen.
  2. Select My Fire TV. You will have to scroll to the right to find this option. If you have an older Fire Stick, it may be labeled as “Device” or “System” instead.
  3. Choose About.
  4. Choose either “Check for Updates” or “Install Update.”
    • If your device is up to date, you will see “Check for Update.”
    • If an update is available, you will see “Install Update.” You will also see a message on the right side of the panel that says the update will automatically begin the next time your Amazon Fire TV is idle. It will also tell you that you need to reboot your system to install the update.
  5. Hit Select on your remote. Once you do this, your TV will power off.
  6. Wait for updates to be installed. You will see a message on your screen that says your device is installing the software.

    Warning: Do not unplug the power cable during the update.

  7. Installing the update will take from 5-15 minutes, depending on your internet connection.

Updating your software will help resolve error messages on your Fire TV device. If you still experience issues, learn how to pair your Fire Stick, with our previous article here.

Updated on May 12, 2020

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