Amazon fire TV stick is a streaming media player that is been plugged into a TV to have access to selections of streaming video channels. It is plugged to the TV’s HDMI port with an easy setup using the fires stick remote.
The Amazon fire TV stick can be used on both smart TV and none smart TV. This Amazon device is portable and can be used with any television that has HDMI video input. Although, looking like a USB flash drive but have less similar feature.
The Amazon fire Tv has two versions, the original TV stick and 4k version. In comparison, Fire TV Stick is priced at $39.99 while the Fire TV Stick 4K at $49.99. Although there’s no much difference between the two, but the 4K version costs a little more and works with 4K video while the Fire TV Stick sends standard 1080p high definition video instead
Uses of Amazon fire TV stick
With the Amazon Fire TV stick, you will have access to thousands of TV channels including most popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and a list of others. With the streaming device, you can get a variety of sport channels, documentaries and a host of uncommon tv channels.
With a well-programmed remote, you can easily set up and customise your TV with the voice control feature.
How to setup Amazon fire TV stick
To install Amazon Fire TV stick, first, insert it into the provided power adapter and then plug it to the HDMI video input on your TV. After that, power on your TV and set it to HDMI input you plugged the fire TV stick.
After the setup, use the Amazon fire stick remote to set your TV to the HDMI input you plugged the fire tv stick to. Occasionally, you may notice that your Amazon fire stick won’t connect to WIFI, here’s how to fix it.
How to fix Amazon fire stick won’t connect to wifi
If your newly installed fire stick won’t connect to WIFI or it keeps losing connection even when you can’t find any physical error, follow the below steps to solve it.
Restart your fire TV stick – you can restart your fire stick in three ways, they are;
- Physical restart
- restarting via remote
- restarting from menu
With the use of fire stick remote, you can handily do it yourself in few minutes. Here’s, STEP BY STEP HOW TO RESTART AMAZON FIRESTICK IN EASE
Restart your WiFi router
To restart your modem or WIFI, turn off your modem, plug it out and wait for some seconds before plugging it back. Subsequently, turn your device on and allow it to establish a connection, and then try connecting the fire stick again.
If after the restarting and yet, the Amazon Fire TV stick is not connecting to WIFI, try forgetting the home network reconnect to it with your Firestick.
how to forget your home WiFi network on your Amazon Firestick:
Proceed to the Settings menu and choose the Network option. Find the faulty network and click on the Menu button for further selections. Disconnect the existing network by pressing disconnect. Then, try connecting it back.
This will require you to provide the wifi password. Type in your password and try reconnecting it. Incase you forgot toe existing password, reset it and connect it back.
How to fix no signal on fire TV stick
Amazon firestick no signal on HDMI issue is mostly caused by HDCP and as result of previous connected device. To this, follow below steps:
- Turn off your TV set, switch off the power source and then remove the firestick from the HDMI port on the TV set.
- Wait for 5-10 minutes at least and then plug-in the firestick to the power source.
- Turn on your TV set.
- Now, connect the fire stick to the HDMI port you unplugged it from.
- After that, tap any button on your TV set.
How to pair Amazon fire stick remote
To pair your Amazon Fire Stick remote, press and hold the Home button for ten seconds. And you will notice that the flash at the top of your remote will start blinking.
Once the blinking starts, your Amazon Fire Stick will automatically pair with your Fire TV. However, you may experience your remote losing connection with your Fire TV, so this is how to pair your remote manually.
- Firstly, Disconnect the Fire Stick from the power source for at least one minute. And remove the batteries from your remote and fix them back in.
- Secondly, re-connect the Fire Stick back to the power outlet.
- Immediately the device starts to come-up, press and hold the ‘Home’ button on your remote to start pairing mode.