What input should TV be on for Fire Stick?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To use the Fire TV Stick, you need to make sure your TV is set to the correct input. The input you need to select will depend on the HDMI port you have connected your Fire TV Stick to.

First, locate the HDMI port on the back or side of your TV where you have plugged in your Fire TV Stick. It is usually labeled as “HDMI” followed by a number (e.g., HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc.).

Once you have identified the HDMI port, you will need to change the input source on your TV to that specific HDMI port. This can typically be done by using the input or source button on your TV remote.

Here are the steps to change the input source on some common TV brands:

1. Samsung: Press the “Source” button on your remote and select the corresponding HDMI input.
2. LG: Press the “Input” button on your remote and choose the appropriate HDMI input.
3. Sony: Press the “Input” or “TV/Video” button on your remote and select the correct HDMI input.
4. Panasonic: Press the “TV/AV” button on your remote and choose the desired HDMI input.

If you’re unsure about the specific steps for your TV, consult your TV’s user manual or refer to the manufacturer’s website for detailed instructions.

In some cases, you may encounter an issue where your TV does not automatically recognize the Fire TV Stick when you change the input. If this happens, you can try the following troubleshooting steps:

1. Ensure that the Fire TV Stick is securely plugged into the HDMI port on your TV. Sometimes, loose connections can cause issues.
2. If your TV has multiple HDMI ports, try plugging the Fire TV Stick into a different HDMI port and change the input accordingly.
3. Restart both your TV and the Fire TV Stick. Unplug the power cord from both devices, wait for a few seconds, and then plug them back in.
4. If you have an HDMI extender or adapter, try using it to connect the Fire TV Stick. This can help improve the fit and compatibility with your TV’s HDMI port.

By following these steps, you should be able to set the correct input on your TV to use the Fire TV Stick. Enjoy streaming your favorite content!