If you want your Amazon Fire Stick to work optimally, it is important to learn how to update it. You can get updates that fix bugs or remove features that were wrongly added to previous versions. These updates are automatically installed on Amazon Fire TV, but you can also manually install them.
How to update your Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon releases new software versions nearly every month. It is worth checking for updates regularly and manually installing them. This is easy. Follow these steps.
- Navigate To Settings. You will find this option at the bottom of your Home screen’s menu bar.
- Select My FireTV. Scroll to the right for this option. You may see an older Fire Stick labeled “Device” and “System”.
- Choose About.
- You can choose to “Check for Updates”, or “Install Update”.
- You will see “Check For Update” if your device is current.
- You will see the option to “Install Update” if an update is available. A message will appear on the right-hand side of the panel saying that the update will start automatically the next time your Amazon Fire TV goes off. You will be prompted to restart your computer in order to install the update.
- Press the Select button on the remote to turn your TV off.
- Wait for updates to be applied. A message will appear on your screen indicating that your device is installing the software.
Warning: Do NOT unplug your power cable during an update.
- Depending on your internet connection, the time it takes to install the update is between 5-15 minutes.
Your Fire TV device will stop displaying error messages if you update your software. You can still have issues with your Fire Stick if you read our previous article.