How to Update Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

It's as easy as picking up a stick.
Ash Ash (362)
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Your Fire TV stick needs regular updates to keep your device secure and provide it with the latest firmware. Thankfully, the team at Amazon made the process simple for us. You will need an internet connection for this update to work, and be sure your device is connected before proceeding.

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Fire TV Stick settings

First we'll need to open the Settings menu found at the top of the screen.

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Next open My Fire TV. Older models may label this option as Device instead. Open whichever selection is available on your device.

Fire TV Stick About

The update option is under the About screen. Select it from the menu.

Fire TV Stick Update

From here, you should have the option to Install System Update. If your Firestick device has no updates available for install, it will say Check for Updates instead. Select whichever option you have to ensure the device is up to date.

The update will install automatically. You may need to wait a few minutes for the installation to complete. Once everything is finished, the Fire Stick device will reboot. Congratulations! Your Fire TV Stick is up to date.

Looking for a cool Fire TV Stick app to add to your home screen? Check out our guide on how to install Kodi on the Firestick. Kodi is an open source streaming app that lets you play videos from your personal computer.

If you want something even more intense, you may want to install RetroArch on the Firestick to build your own retro gaming system!

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