How to Connect to Firestick

Here is the complete guide information about How to Connect to Firestick. This page teaches you how to connect your Amazon Fire Stick to Wi-Fi. Once connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you’ll be able to use the Amazon Fire Stick to stream videos, shows, movies, and music to your TV using your Amazon account.

As part of the setup, you connect the Fire TV Stick to your TV, configure the remote and link your streaming services. Here’s how to get started setting up your device.

How to Connect Amazon Fire Stick to WiFi

 Amazon Fire Stick to WiFi

Steps:

  • Step 1: Connect the Amazon Fire Stick to your TV. The Amazon Fire Stick connects directly to an HDMI port on the back of your TV. Turn on your TV and make sure you have the correct source input is selected.
  • Step21: Connect the Fire Stick to power. Make sure the Fire Stick’s micro-USB power cord is plugged into the Fire Stick and the other end of the USB cord is attached to the included power adapter and plugged into an open power outlet. If your TV has an open USB port, you can plug it into the TV directly instead of using the included adapter.
    • Use the included adapter and plug the Fire Stick directly into a power outlet on the wall if you see a message saying the Fire Stick is getting insufficient power.
  • Step 3: Select Settings. Use the directional buttons on the remote to go to the very top of the Home screen, then select “Settings” which is at the far-right of the options at the very top of the screen.
    • Press the Home button on the controller to go to the Home menu if you aren’t already on the main Home screen. It’s the button with the outline of a house on it.
  • Step 4: Select Network. It’s the second option in the menu with the icon of three curved lines that resemble a Wi-Fi signal. Use the directional buttons on the remote to go down and to the right to highlight the “Network” option in yellow, then press the Select button in the center of the remote. The Fire Stick will automatically start scanning for nearby networks.
  • Step 5: Select your preferred network. As soon as you see the name of your home network in the list of nearby networks, use the directional buttons on the remote to highlight it in yellow, and then press the Select button in the center of the remote to select it.
    • If you don’t see your preferred network, select “Re scan” at the bottom of the list.
    • If your preferred network is hidden, select “Join Other Network” at the bottom of the list and manually type the name of the network you want to connect to.
  • Step 6: Enter the Wi-Fi network password. If your network has a password, use the remote to navigate the on-screen keyboard and type the password for your Wi-Fi network.
    • If your home network is not password protected, it will attempt to connect automatically.
  • Step 7: Select Connect. It’s in the lower-right corner of the on-screen keyboard. The Fire Stick will then connect to your home Wi-Fi network. Once the Fire Stick is connected it will say “Connected” below the network’s name on the list of nearby networks.
    • You can press the Home button on the remote to return to the Fire Stick’s Home screen.

How to update the Fire TV Stick

In late 2020 and early 2021, Amazon began rolling out a new interface for the Fire TV Sticks and Cube. If your device hasn’t updated yet, it’s easy to get it there in 5 easy steps, listed below. The new interface is a bit slicker, but is still full of ways to maximize your Prime membership, if you have one.

  • Open Settings at the top of the home screen.
  • Scroll right to select Device.
  • Select About.
  • Select Check for System Update.
  • Follow the prompts to update your Fire TV Stick.

How to set up the Fire TV Stick

 Set up the Fire TV Stick

Yes, that USB Micro cord and power adapter that came with the Fire TV Stick might not be necessary for getting the Fire Stick up and running, but you’ll want it to ensure faster performance.

Here’s everything you need to get the Fire TV Stick up and running and streaming all of your favorite content.

  • Plug the USB Micro cable into the power adapter.
Plug the USB Micro cable into the power adapter
  • Plug the other end into into the Fire TV Stick.
  • Plug the Fire TV Stick into an HDMI port in your TV.
 Fire TV Stick into an HDMI port in TV
  • Press Home on your remote.
Press Home on your remote

f you have trouble with this step, try using the remote control closer to the Fire TV Stick, holding Home for 10 seconds and changing out to fresh batteries. If those steps don’t work (they didn’t for us), just unplug the power supply from the Fire TV Stick, wait a minute and plug that back in.

  • Press Play/Pause on your remote.
  • Select Your Language.
  • Select your Wi-Fi network.
Select your Wi-Fi network
  • Enter your password and select Connect.
  • Select Sign In or Create an Account. Let’s assume that you have an Amazon account, and the below steps follow selecting Sign In.
Sign In or Create Amazon account
  • On a phone, tablet or computer, open amazon.com/code, sign in and enter the unique activation code you get in step 2.
Phone, tablet or computer, open Amazon account
  • Select Continue, because selecting Change account would imply you just signed in with the wrong ID.
  • Select Yes or No to opt in or out of storing connected network passwords with Amazon. I personally opt for No.
  • Opt in or out of parental controls.
  • If you selected yes, enter your parental control PIN number, and make a note of it somewhere your kid won’t find.
  • Select OK after noting where Parental Controls are managed.
  • If your Fire TV Stick’s remote is TV controls compatible, you’ll now hit Next to make sure it works right
  • Adjust volume and then click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.
  • Sign up for Amazon Kids+ (it may show you a message for Prime if you don’t have Prime) or opt-out. Wondering why you’d want Prime? Check out our guide to the best Prime Video movies and shows to learn more.
  • Select Get Started to walk through Amazon’s app downloads on-boarding, or click No Thanks to skip past. It’s always very weird to see what apps get suggested and which don’t.
  • Select the popular services you want, and click right to TV channels. The selected apps below are the ones I’d actually use.
  • Select the TV channel apps you want, and click right to sports apps.
  • Select the sports apps you want, and click right to the featured apps. If you can’t watch the apps you want in your country, you may want to check out our Do you need a VPN on Fire Stick? explainer.
  • Select the featured services you want, and click Play to proceed.
  • Click Finish to download apps.
  • Click Got It to proceed.
  • Enter Parental Controls PIN (obviously, skip this step if you didn’t set up a Parental Controls PIN).
  • Select a user profile (check out our guide for how to add Fire TV profiles if you need this feature).

How to set up the Fire TV Stick’s apps on home screen

 Fire TV Stick's apps on home screen

Here’s an annoying part of the Fire TV: it’s home screen is primarily out of your control. You get a little sliver, and it defaults to a bunch of Amazon apps of varying value (sure, IMDb TV, right).

Fortunately, we’ve got a guide on how to customize the Fire TV’s home screen app row. This way, you can immediately rearrange the applications that appear in those six blocks at the top of your home screen. In short, click that grey button with the square and the + symbol, and then tinker on the next screen.

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