How To Update Firestick or Fire TV

In this short article, we will show you how to update your Firestick or Fire TV device in just a few easy-to-follow steps.

Usually software updates are installed automatically on your Firestick. But there are cases when we have to do the update manually by following the steps below. This guide works with every Firestick or Fire TV, so no matter what version you are using, this will help you too!

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Let’s jump right into the guide!

Step-by-step Guide on How to Update Firestick or Fire TV

1. Launch your Firestick or Fire TV and on the top menu and search for “Settings.”

2. Scroll on the right until you find “My Fire TV” option.

my fire tv on settings
3. Choose the first option “About.”
About on My Fire Tv

4. If your Firestick hasn’t been automatically updated, it should say “Install System Update.” Otherwise you should only see the “Check for Updates” option.

Click on “Install System Update” to continue updating your Firestick.

Install System Update on Firestick

5. Patiently wait for the update process to finish!

Important note: Do not unplug the power cable during the update as the process shouldn’t be interrupted. 

Installing the latest software on Firestick

6. You have now successfully updated your Firestick to the latest release!

Check this guide if you want to reset your Firestick to Factory Settings. 

7. If we go back to step 4, we mentioned the “Check for Updates” is an option if the Firestick is already updated. What happens if we click on it?

Check for Updates on Firestick

8. A note on the right will show us that the Firestick device is up to date, so we can’t do anything else rather enjoy it!

Firestick is updated

Congratulations! Now you know how to update your Firestick to get the most from it.

Let us know in the comments section below if you updated your Firestick or Fire TV device with new software! We would love to hear from you!

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Janice WATERS
Janice WATERS
1 year ago

Thank you for your help, what updates were entered Into my firestick, l wasn’t informed?

Pistonstick
Pistonstick
8 months ago
Reply to  Janice WATERS

What happens when it already shut my firestick down and it won’t start again and I bought a new one?

Forever Grateful
Forever Grateful
1 year ago

It was automatically updated, but thank you for the Tutorial

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 year ago

Thanks for this helpful and easy to follow info.

Suresh
Suresh
1 year ago

Quick and easy,
Thanks

Keitha Pennell
Keitha Pennell
1 year ago

yes I did my updates thank u

Charles521
Charles521
1 year ago

How often do got to update a firestick?

Gino
Gino
1 year ago

Updated with no problems!…Thanks!

Linda Williams
Linda Williams
1 year ago

Updated October 4, 2019. Thank you for informing me. Now my firestick is up to date

Frank
Frank
1 year ago

updated with no problems thanks

Eugene Tensley
Eugene Tensley
1 year ago

I need to know how to get local channels in Columbus Ohio

Mark
Mark
10 months ago
Reply to  Eugene Tensley

Locast

Mark
Mark
10 months ago
Reply to  Mark

Locast app will get you what you need for local media

Karen thompson
Karen thompson
1 year ago

Hi will this sort out my firestick regards watching football. I watch most through live football but most of the programs have nothing on them this week

Wilmie
Wilmie
11 months ago
Reply to  Karen thompson

Any new methods to prevent buffering and what is the best add blocker

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

how do I update with my own app?

PK
PK
1 year ago

Thank You
Already updated!!

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Always great information, thanks

ALEXANDER HARKES
ALEXANDER HARKES
1 year ago

Thank you for your help in a lot of facts they are very helpful thank you

Rozlyn Wade
Rozlyn Wade
10 months ago

How do I get local channels in Springfield, IL?

Cynthia Johnson
Cynthia Johnson
10 months ago

Mine is up to date?

Billy Price
Billy Price
10 months ago

Just updated mine had to check for updates as it didn’t say there was an update available but took 2 mins to update so thanks to the team of this page for letting me know about it and recommend that others follow

Marc
Marc
8 months ago

I’ve updated a few times in the last 12 months.

Orlando
Orlando
8 months ago

I did update with some of the movies I still get online series extreme CDN . stating this link can’t be resolved it’s the only one that comes up

Regina
Regina
7 months ago

Thank you so much it helped tremendously.

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