How to Install Software Updates on Amazon Fire TV & Firestick Devices

Amazon Firestick and Fire TV devices allow you to stream your favorite TV shows and movies on various streaming apps and services. However, these streaming players may encounter problems that may disrupt your viewing experience. One way to avoid these app issues and keep your Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick working at optimal performance is to update its software regularly.

Your Amazon Fire TV and Firestick download and install available firmware upgrades automatically. But, you also have the option to do it manually in the event that your software version remains the same despite the release of new updates.

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So, why update the software version of your Amazon Fire TV and Firestick? If you do not want to miss out on new improvements for your Amazon Fire devices, you need to install new upgrades as they come. Amazon releases new features and functions for its devices through version updates.

When you install new updates to your Amazon Fire TV device, you also enhance its functions. It will also provide fixes to bugs and issues experienced in the previous version.

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How to Update to the Latest Amazon Firestick or Fire TV Stick Software Version

Before you install new software versions on your Amazon Fire TV and Firestick, connect to a reliable and fast Internet network connection first. Avoid unplugging your devices during the installation of the updates to avoid errors.

  • Go to the home screen of your Amazon Fire TV stick.
  • Click the Gear icon to open the Settings.
  • Select My Fire TV.
  • Choose About.
  • Select Check for System Update.
  • Click Install Update.

How to Install the Latest Software Update on Amazon Fire TV Device

  • On your Amazon Fire TV device, navigate to the Settings menu.
  • Select My Fire TV.
  • Go to About.
  • Choose Check for System Update.
  • Select Install Update.
  • Wait for Amazon Fire TV to download and install the available update.

Another way is to download and install firware updates on Fire TV is through these steps:

  • Head over to the Settings menu.
  • Select Device or System.
  • Choose About.
  • Click Check for System Update.
  • Select Install System Update.

How to Check Software Version Installed on your Amazon Firestick

  • Launch the Settings menu of your Amazon Firestick.
  • Go to My Fire TV.
  • Select About.
  • Choose your Firestick.
  • You will see the current software version of your Firestick.

Install the Latest Software Version of Amazon Fire TV Remote

Your Amazon Fire TV remote has software updates to keep it running efficiently. You can download new updates on your remote via the Fire TV app.

  • On your device, launch the Fire TV app.
  • Choose Controllers and Bluetooth Devices.
  • Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes.
  • Click on your Fire TV remote.
  • Install available updates.

Were you able to upgrade your Amazon Fire TV and Firestick device software or firmware to the latest version? How was your experience? You can tell us in the comment section below.

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Eddie Mendoza
Eddie Mendoza
With a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Eddie has a natural knack for troubleshooting gadget issues. With more than 10 years of blogging experience under his belt, writing and publishing articles for streaming and related services is one of his main act. When not on his computer, you can find him tinkering his guitars.

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