How do you update your Amazon Fire Stick?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To update your Amazon Fire Stick, follow these steps:

1. Go to the Settings menu: Using your Fire TV remote, navigate to the home screen and select the Settings option. It is represented by a gear icon.

2. Access the My Fire TV menu: In the Settings menu, scroll down and select the “My Fire TV” option. This menu contains various settings related to your Fire TV device.

3. Open the About section: Inside the My Fire TV menu, scroll down and select the “About” option. This section provides information about your Fire TV, including its software version.

4. Check for system update: In the About section, select the “Check for System Update” option. Your Fire TV will now connect to the internet and check for any available software updates.

5. Install the update (if available): If a software update is found, your Fire TV will prompt you to install it. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the update installation. Make sure your Fire TV is connected to a stable internet connection during this process.

6. Wait for the update to complete: The update installation may take a few minutes, depending on the size of the update and the speed of your internet connection. Your Fire TV will restart automatically once the update is complete.

7. Verify the software version: After the restart, you can go back to the About section in the Settings menu to confirm that your Fire TV is now running the latest software version.

It’s worth noting that Amazon regularly releases software updates for Fire TV devices to improve performance, add new features, and address any security vulnerabilities. Keeping your Fire TV updated ensures that you have the best possible experience with your device.

I personally have updated my Fire TV Stick several times using this process. It’s a straightforward and hassle-free way to ensure that my device is running the latest software version.