There are a lot of apps that you can download and install into your Amazon Fire TV Stick. It gives you more entertainment options when you want to explore and discover new content on your streaming nights. But, there are also instances when you face issues concerning the apps you downloaded.
One of the main reasons there are problems with Amazon Fire TV Stick or Firestick apps is the outdated software version. App developers release new software versions for their applications to improve their features and functions. In some cases, it is a way for them to manage and integrate fixes for bugs reported from the previous iterations.
Not updating the apps on your Amazon Fire TV Stick device will deprive you of having the best experience when using them. An out-of-date software will also get you stuck with potential issues and harrowing streaming errors.
How to Download & Install Updates on Third-Party Apps on your Amazon Fire TV Stick/Firestick
Amazon Fire TV Stick automatically download and install updates on all the apps, whether official or 3rd party apps, installed on your device if you set it properly. Once an update is available, your Amazon Firestick will install it without you doing anything. If you haven’t enabled it yet, follow the process below.
How to Set up Automatic Updates on Installed Apps on Amazon Fire TV Stick Device
- Navigate to the Settings menu on your Amazon TV by clicking the Gear icon.
- Select Applications.
- Go to the App Store.
- Look for Automatic Updates and click it.
- Select On.
If you enabled the automatic updates but want to install a new version immediately, you can also update the apps manually.
How to Manually Update Apps on Amazon Firestick Device
- Go to the home screen of your Fire TV.
- Click the Apps button or the three-squared icon.
- Highlight the app you want to update.
- On your remote, press the three-lined button.
- Go to the right side and select More info.
- Click the Update button.
You can update official apps on your Fire TV streamer manually or automatically. Official apps are those that you downloaded and installed via the Amazon Appstore. However, if you side-loaded some apps, you need to perform a jailbreak on your Amazon Fire TV Stick again and side-load the latest versions of your sideloaded apps. It means you do the side loading process again when you first installed these apps.
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