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How to Update Apps on Firestick [2 Ways]

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How to update Apps on Firestick

Amazon Firestick is the best streaming device that allows you to install any apps from the Amazon App Store. In addition, you can also sideload apps on Firestick. Generally, most apps on Firestick need to be updated to the latest version to function properly. If you haven’t updated any app for a long time, you may find several issues like application freezing, buffering, and more. Updating an app on your Amazon Firestick helps you to solve all the issues associated with the app. You can quickly update the apps on your Firestick manually or automatically. If you have sideloaded apps on your Firestick, you need to use adb Link to update the app.

Pre-Requisite:

How to Set Firestick to Update Apps Automatically

By enabling the auto-update feature, the Firestick will automatically update the apps when connected to the internet.

1. On your Firestick home screen, look for the Settings icon and click it.

Click Settings icon on Firestick

2. Select Applications on the settings screen.

Select Applications

3. Scroll down and click the option Appstore.

Tap App Store

4. Tap Automatic Updates and turn it ON.

Enable Automatic Updates to update apps on Firestick

5. That’s it. Your Firestick will update the apps automatically.

How to Manually Update the Apps on Firestick

1. Go to the Apps section on your Firestick by clicking the Apps icon on the home screen.

Click Apps icon

2. Navigate to the app you want to update.

3. Tap the three horizontal lines button (Options button) on your Firestick remote.

Select More Info to update the apps on Firestick

4. A menu will pop up on the right side of the screen. Scroll down and select the option More Info.

5. If there is an update available, you will find the option Update.

6. Click the Update option to update the apps to the latest version.

How to Update Sideloaded Apps on Firestick

Updating sideloaded apps on Firestick is quite difficult to do. So, make sure to follow the steps below without skipping them.

1. Hit the Settings icon on the home screen.

2. Navigate to My Fire TV and click it.

Tap My Fire TV

3. Select Developer options and enable the options ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources.

Enable ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources to update apps

4. Go back to My Fire TV settings and click the option About.

Select About on Firestick

5. Scroll down and select Network.

6. Note the IP address of your Firestick exhibited on the right side.

Tap Network

7. Visit the adbLink website on a browser from your PC.

8. Install the adbLink on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.

9. Once installed, open the adbLink and click the New button.

Tap New

10. Navigate to the Address field and type the IP address of your Firestick you have noted in step 6.

11. Then, type FireStick in the Description field.

12. Select the Save button.

Click Save

13. Click the Select Device drop-down and tap FireStick.

14. Then, hit the Connect button.

Select Firestick

15. Download the APK File of an app from a reliable source.

16. Tap Install APK and select the downloaded APK file from your PC.

17. Select Yes on the pop-up to update the app on Firestick.

Tap Yes to update sideloaded apps on Firestick

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you update a third-party app on Firestick?

You can update the third-party app on Firestick by using adbLink.

2. How to update Amazon Firestick?

You can update the Amazon Firestick from the About section.

3. How do I stop my Firestick apps from freezing?

You can update the app on Firestick to fix the freezing issue. In addition, you can also try clearing caches on Firestick to fix the problem.

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