How to update Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube

Amazon’s many versions of the Fire TV Stick, along with the bigger and better Amazon Fire TV Cube, offer one of the most immersive and Alexa-friendly interfaces for connecting with all your favorite streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, while also acts. as a command center for your smart home devices (with the Voice Remote Pro. But like any do-it-all device that’s connected to the web, you’ll want to make sure your Fire TV hardware is running the latest software.

This ensures that your Fire TV device runs smoothly, from navigation to Alexa commands, and is as resistant to hacking as possible when connected to your home Wi-Fi network.

Fortunately, most Fire TV devices will perform automatic updates, but if you want to manually download the latest software or check which version your Fire TV device is running, we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to show you how.

Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED with Fire TV OS on screen.

How to update your Fire TV Stick or Cube

While your Fire TV device should be set to automatically download and install software updates, you can also do this manually. Here’s how to check for and install an update with the latest version of Fire TV OS.

Step 1: About him Home screen, select the settings icon (a gear) on the far right of the screen.

Step 2: From the list of available settings, choose my fire tvthen select On.

Step 3: choose any install update (if there is an update to install) or Search for updates to see if any are available for download.

Step 4: Once the update begins, do not disconnect your Fire TV device. When the update is complete, your Fire TV device will automatically reboot.

Search screen of the new 2020 Amazon Fire TV experience


Updating a Fire TV device running a legacy operating system

Depending on how old your Fire TV device is, the hardware may be running an older version of Fire OS that looks and works a bit differently, though you’ll still be able to download and install software updates.

Step 1: On the home screen, select settingslocated on the far right of the screen.

Step 2: From the list of options, select my fire tvthen choose On.

Step 3: Like the most recent version of Fire OS, you’ll see an option to install update either Search for updates. Select which option is available, and make sure to keep your Fire TV plugged in if you’re downloading and installing new software.

How to check what software your Fire TV device is running

Checking what version of software your Fire TV hardware is running is as easy as downloading and installing updates. That is how.

Step 1: To go settingsthen choose my fire tv.

Step 2: select On.

Step 3: You will then see a submenu on the right side of the page that shows what version of Fire OS software your Fire TV device is running (in software version), as well as how much storage space is available, and a few other fields.

Not sure which Amazon Fire TV device to buy? We compare the Fire TV Stick with the Fire TV Cube to help you decide.

Looking for tips on how to update your Roku streaming device? We also have a guide for that.

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