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Updating Amazon FireStick to the latest 2021 version is something that every streamer dreams of. So in this guide, I will be telling you how to update FireStick to the recent version.

Every device needs an upgrade and Amazon FireStick is no exception. Regardless of whichever FireStick/Fire TV (1st or 2nd Gen) you are using, you will always have a software update available.

Usually, it automatically updates FireStick to the newer version itself when an internet connection is available. But if you want to do it manually, you will need to follow 5 easy steps.

How to Update Amazon FireStick to the Latest Version 2021

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Follow the steps below for a FireStick update to the new version in just 5 minutes:
Press the FireStick Home button to go back to Main Menu
Click on Settings menu at the top
Select My Fire TV or Device
Tap on About
Click on Install System Update
The FireStick update will now start

Once it is updated, your Fire Stick will automatically restart. If you check for its Fire OS, you will find that a new version is installed.

If your device hasn’t restarted, you can do it manually by pressing on the Middle button and Play/Pause button at the same time and hold it for 5 seconds.

Even you can easily learn how to jailbreak firestick by following these steps.

Latest Software Versions for FireStick/Fire TV Devices

These are the latest versions for every Amazon Fire devices:

DevicesLatest Version
Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen)Fire OS (632552020)
Amazon Fire TV (2nd Gen)Fire OS (632552020)
Amazon Fire TV (3rd Gen)Fire OS (2047291524)
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4KFire OS (2047421828)
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice RemoteFire OS (632552020)
Fire TV Stick with Voice RemoteFire OS (632552020)
Fire TV Stick (1st Gen)Fire OS (632552020)
Fire TV Stick Basic EditionFire OS (630508320)
Amazon Fire TV CubeFire OS (2047291524)
Amazon Fire TV RecastFire OS (1711690628)

You could always check for the latest FireStick update 2021 on Amazon and then compare it with your current version.

How to Check for your Current Fire OS Version

To check for your current version of Fire OS, just simply follow the steps below:

  • Go to FireStick Home


  • Select Settings


  • Click on My Fire TV


  • Then select About


  • Hover onto Fire TV Stick


  • You will see all the details of your device including Fire OS on the right side

When to Update FireStick Device

A lot of people keep asking me when is the right time to update the Amazon Fire Stick device? The answer I usually give is ‘after every 2 months.

Actually, Fire TV Stick users do not even have to update their device manually because every time an update becomes available, Amazon devices are smart enough to update it automatically whenever it is connected to the internet.

But if you want to manually update FireStick 2021 and take matters into your own hands, then the 5 steps I have mentioned above is the way to go forward.

Things to Remember When Updating FireStick Device


Before you start updating your Fire Stick device, you must have a stable internet connection.

Without the internet, the downloading won’t start. If there’s a problem with your Wi-Fi, you can connect an Ethernet cable directly to the device.

If the problem persists, Amazon recommends you restart the device by pressing the Middle (Select) button and the Play/Pause button at the same time for at least 5 seconds.

It is recommended every time the device gets stuck or frozen by any chance.

Once you are done updating, don’t forget to download the best FireStick apps that stream movies and TV shows, especially Amazon Prime Video.

With that, you will need to get the Fire TV Stick VPN apps to remain anonymous. Even you can follow the guide of how to setup NordVPN on Firestick, ExpressVPN on firestick, and Surfshark on Firestick. It just that easy.


FAQs about Updating FireStick

How do I update my Amazon Fire Stick?

Updating your Fire Stick requires 5 easy steps:

  • Open Home menu
  • Go to Settings
  • Press My Fire TV
  • Click About
  • Tap Install System Update

How do I update apps on FireStick 2021?

To update an app on FireStick, simply:

  • Go to Applications
  • Select an App you wish to update
  • If the update is available, it will give a pop-up notice before the app opens
  • Click Update

Do FireSticks wear out?

Yes, FireStick devices do wear out and the best way to keep it afresh is to restart the device. By simultaneously pressing the Play and Select button, it will restart.


The Wrap Up

Amazon FireStick is the best streaming device you will ever find. You will want it to work exceptionally well for the rest of its days so you need to update it after every two months.

Updating FireStick to the latest version is what I have discussed in this guide. To get the best streaming experience, you will need to update manually.

Otherwise, leave it to the device itself as it will automatically update to its time.

Also, if you need a VPN and don’t wanna spend a lot of money, check out some totally free VPN for firestick.

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6 Responses to How to Update FireStick 2021

  1. Keith says:

    Lost my ability to use my fire recast (dvr) after fire stick update ! Any ideas ? Thanks for the post !

  2. Jim Nelson says:

    The current amazon fire stick sucks if you have a fire recast. It took 30 minutes to find where they hid the DVR controls. Given the cost of the recast , this is a real slap in the face to any recast owned. Amazon needs to vet off their lazy ass and put the Fire Recast controls back on the opening screen instead of hidden in library.

    • Abdul Rehman says:

      Hi Jim, you’re absolutely right. You won’t how many times I’ve heard people complain about this. Amazon should really look into this ASAP.


  3. Noel Wolf says:

    How can I get on my 3rd Gen FireTV? I need screen mirroring and I am told that this version has it….

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