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How to Update Your Firestick / Fire TV



How to Update Firestick?

Amazon frequently rolls out the Fire OS updates to the Firestick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube devices. The Fire OS updates are bundled with security patches, general improvements, and bug fixes. Update the Firestick device to the latest version to get rid of the problems like app freezing, crashing, etc. To run your device smoothly and improve its performance, you should update the system software on your Fire TV whenever it is available. You can easily update the Firestick by navigating to the About section and selecting the option Install Update.

Update Firestick

How to Update Firestick to the Latest Version [New Interface]

Before updating the device, connect the Firestick to a stable WiFi.

#1. Navigate to the Home screen on Firestick and hit the Settings icon.

Click the Settings icon

#2. Locate and select the My Fire TV tile.

Tap My Fire TV

#3. Hit the option About.

#4. Next, click the option Check for Updates.

#5. If an update is available, select the option Install Update to update the FireOS to the latest firmware.

Click Install Update

To check the current version of your Firestick or Fire TV, navigate to the About section and select your Firestick device to check the current version.

How to Update Firestick / Fire TV [Old Interface]

#1: On the Firestick home page, move to the Settings menu.

Select Settings

#2: Hit the option My Fire TV on the settings page. 

Click My Fire TV

#3: Under My Fire TV, Select the About option. 

Tap About

#4: The About section contains all the details about your Firestick. It contains the device details, storage, network, and you can check the current version of your Firestick device as well.

Select Fire TV Stick

#5: Click the Check for System Update button. 

Click Check for System Update

#6: Finally, hit the option Install Update to update your Firestick to the latest Fire OS version.

System update approximately takes around 15-30 minutes to complete. Don’t turn Off the device while the update is in progress. After updating the device, restart your Firestick.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does Firestick updates automatically?

Yes. Firestick updates automatically when connected to the Internet.

2. Why can’t I update my Firestick?

If you have a poor Internet connection, you will face this problem. Connect the Firestick to a stable WiFi and try updating the device again.

3. How to update apps on my Firestick?

You can automatically update apps on Firestick by enabling the option Automatic Updates in the Firestick Settings.

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