Like all productive technology, Firestick needs Updating too!
Most of the times Amazon Firestick is already set for automatic updates. However, there is a high probability you will be needing this guide on how to Update Firestick anyway.
Firestick is the creation of Amazon, which lets you dive into a whole ocean of amazing streaming options. There is so much you can do about your entertainment with this one tiny stick.
Despite its productivity and efficient technology, Firestick does require to freshen up its module every now and then, and that is exactly why we cannot stress enough on updating your Firestick.
Updates often happen whenever new version is released. If you are connected to a working internet, you will easily find the upgrades next time you fire up your Firestick.
If not, then you need to simply follow these simple easy steps, and you will be able to update your Firestick in absolutely no time.
Wait up Though!
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- On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
- Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
- Click on ‘Download’.
- Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
- Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
- Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.
Updated Versions for Firestick
Check if your new bought Firestick falls under any of the mentioned versions.
|Amazon Fire TV (1st Generation)||Fire OS 22.214.171.124|
|Amazon Fire TV (2nd Generation)||Fire OS 126.96.36.199|
|Amazon Fire TV (3rd Generation)||Fire OS 188.8.131.52|
|Amazon Fire TV stick 4K||Fire OS 184.108.40.206|
|Fire TV stick Alexa Control||Fire OS 220.127.116.11|
|Fire TV stick Voice Remote||Fire OS 18.104.22.168|
|Fire TV stick (1st Generation)||Fire OS 22.214.171.124|
|Fire TV Stick Basic Edition||Fire OS 126.96.36.199|
|Amazon Fire TV Cube||Fire OS 188.8.131.52|
What is my Current Fire OS version?
As we have mentioned earlier, you should always check your latest device version. If you do not know how to do so.
Here is how you can do it by following these quick and easy steps below:
Go to the main FireStick Home.
Look out for Settings.
Once you locate them, click on it.
Fine ‘Fire TV’ option and click on Fire TV.
Click on ‘About’.
Next, click on the option of Fire TV Stick.
Now, what you see in front of you is a list of all the details of your Firestick device.
Under the software version you can see OS version of your Firestick.
In case your Firestick is not updated. Here is how you can update your Firestick.
How to Update Firestick Device?
Go to the Main Menu of your Firestick, and look out for ‘Settings’.
Once you find it, Click on it.
Click on the option of ‘About’.
Scroll a little down and look for the option of ‘Install System Update’.
In case your device automatically updated itself, the option will read something like ‘Check for System Update’.
The updating of your Firestick device will be prompted immediately.
Wait a few beats for complete installation to finish
Soon after the device has been installed, your device will restart on its own.
If it has not restarted on its own, you can simply click on the middle button and the play/pause button at the same time for few seconds.
There are few measures you should always be mindful of, or else you will keep coming across Firestick performance issues.
- Have a good stable connection at all times while using the Firestick.
- If you have the first or second generation of your Firestick, try connecting to an Ethernet cable device. Amazon Fire TV Cube owners can also do so.
- If any specific error messages keep popping up, Amazon officially recommend its users to unplug/disconnect the power for few seconds and re-plugging it again.
- You can also restart your device immediately, if Firestick freezes from time to time.
Update Firestick FAQs
How can I update my apps on Firestick?
Almost all the downloaded apps, either from Amazon or the third party apps, have an in built updating system.In case your app is crashing or giving streaming error, you can look out if it needs the regular update. Here is what you can do;
- On your Firestick go to Applications.
- Click on any of the App you wish to update on your list.
- If the app has not been updated on its own, you will see a pop-up for updating app notice.
- Click on the available option of ‘Update’.
I have old Firestick, has it worn out?
It completely depends on how your Firestick has been used previously. On the question if it has worn out, then yes there is high chance Firestick can, since its a tech device. However there has been no case as such where Firestick stopped working or showed issues after some time.
The best option in our opinion is to keep making the best out of your Firestick is to keep restarting it and constantly looking for updates.
You can do that easily by simultaneously pressing on the Play and Select button on your Fire TV remote.
Cannot get the screen mirroring feature in my Firestick, what to do?
In that case you might not be using a good guide for casting your device onto Firestick. Check out our guide here.
If the issue still persists you need to simply check for any available updates and restart your device.
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Our Final Verdict…
The best way to maintain your device or any devices in general is to keep a good check on the latest updates. At times people overlook this important step and often end up ruining their tech toys.
Let us know in the comment section below, whether you found updating your Firestick easy or tough. We would really appreciate some reader interaction, so we can learn new things from you too!