Amazon Fire Stick is a streaming device used to stream media contents through applications like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and more. You must need a standard internet connection to use those streaming apps on your Firestick. Whenever you launch the Firestick, it will connect automatically to the home network which you used while setting up the device. Once you decided to change the connection or if you changed the router on your home, it is important to know how to connect Amazon Firestick to a new WiFi connection. We will show you the steps to do the same.
There are two ways to connect Firestick to a new WiFi network. You can change the network with or without using the Firestick Remote.
Why you need a VPN
While Streaming online, your IP will be exposed easily. Hence ISPs (Internet Service Providers), app developers, government agencies and hackers can track your online activities with ease. At the end of the day, you may face some legal problems if you have streamed any copyrighted contents. To avoid these problems, we recommend you to use VPN (Virtual Private Network). A good VPN lets you hide your real identity by switching your IP to different locations. On the other hand, VPN is also helpful in accessing the media that are geo-restricted. Some of the apps/services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and more are geo-restricted in certain countries. To bypass those restrictions, you need to install a VPN on your device.
After trying out several free and paid VPN services, we recommend you to use NordVPN. It is regarded as the best VPN to safeguard your privacy. While purchasing the NordVPN, make sure to select the annual plans rather than selecting the monthly plans. Moreover, you will also get a 70% instant discount on a 3-year plan.
- Connect firestick to WiFi using Remote
- Connect Firestick to WiFi without using Remote.
How to Connect Firestick to WiFi using Remote?
#1: Launch your Firestick and go to Settings.
#2: Select the Network menu located next to the Notifications menu.
#3: Select See All Networks.
#4: Select your new network.
#5: Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network (if needed).
#6: Tap the Connect button to change the network.
How to Connect Firestick to WiFi without using Remote?
With the help of Amazon Fire TV app on your Android or iOS device, you can change the WiFi network on your streaming device. For this method, you need to have two smartphones.
#1: On Device 1, create a hotspot network with the same SSID & password of your home network.
#2: On Device 2, download the Amazon Fire TV app on your Smartphone.
#3: Launch your Firestick and it will connect to the hotspot network that you created on Device 1.
#4: Connect your Devive 2 to the same network.
#5: Open the Amazon Fire TV app and you can see your Fire TV device.
#6: Select the name and control your device. Use the controls on the app to reset the connection on your Firestick.
#7: Once you changed the connection, turn off the hotspot on Device 1.
Firestick won’t connect to WiFi
If you encountered any error while connecting to a WiFi connection, try these fixes
- Unplug the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick from the power source and plug it back to the power cord.
- Restart your Firestick.
- Connect your Firestick to the different HDMI port.
- Make sure that your internet connection is active.
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