Updating Amazon FireStick to the latest 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 in 2022
Follow the steps below to update your Firestick software to the latest version:
- Press the FireStick Home button to go back to Main Menu
- Click on the 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 holding it for 5 seconds.
What is the latest Firestick Version?
Fire TV Stick 4K Max is the latest Amazon FireStick released on October 7, 2021. It comes with 4K Ultra HD support, Wi-Fi 6 support, Dolby Vision, and much more. The latest Firestick version boasts 40% more power for smoother streaming and graphic support.
Here are the latest versions for every Amazon Fire device:
|Amazon Devices||Latest Version|
|Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen)||Fire OS 184.108.40.206 (632552020)|
|Amazon Fire TV (2nd Gen)||Fire OS 220.127.116.11 (632552020)|
|Amazon Fire TV (3rd Gen)||Fire OS 18.104.22.168 (2047291524)|
|Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K||Fire OS 22.214.171.124 (2047421828)|
|Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote||Fire OS 126.96.36.199 (632552020)|
|Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote||Fire OS 188.8.131.52 (632552020)|
|Fire TV Stick (1st Gen)||Fire OS 184.108.40.206 (632552020)|
|Fire TV Stick Basic Edition||Fire OS 220.127.116.11 (630508320)|
|Amazon Fire TV Cube||Fire OS 18.104.22.168 (2047291524)|
|Amazon Fire TV Recast||Fire OS 22.214.171.124 (1711690628)|
You could always check for the latest FireStick update 2022 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 2022 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 Fire Stick?
Here’s how to update your Fire Stick device’s software:
- Open Home menu
- Go to Settings
- Press My Fire TV
- Click About
- Tap Install System Update
How do I update apps on FireStick 2022?
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.
Hi , I am using second geration FS since 4 years. I am having trouble to control Bluetooth even my FS patch level is 126.96.36.199. . I have volume buttons on remote as well. I can control TV on/off and TV Volume but not Blue tooth device volume . Please suggest in case I am doing anything wrong
I am trying to use my fire stick for the 1st time and create an account.
So I can start using it to watch fights, movies, etc
Struggling through this and need some help..lol
We would be glad to assist.
Kindly share with us the issue in detail so that we can try to assist you accordingly.
Lost my ability to use my fire recast (dvr) after fire stick update ! Any ideas ? Thanks for the post !
Hi, can you please try resetting your Firestick to factory settings. This should work.
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.
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.
How do I get my batteries “online”? Last night my remote 4K would not turn on. It says batteries “offline”. Thanks
Have you tried changing the batteries?
I tried the link and it will not connect.
Thanks for the reply.
Kindly share with us the error message you are getting.
I have a Amazon Fire Qube. It will not allow me to update now unless I shut the VPN off.
Kindly disable the VPN and then update your device.
4k firestick with Alexa purchased nov 20 I can not access the new colour version it states I have latest update 188.8.131.52. Is this correct or have I bought a cuckoo. Thank you for your help.
Thank you for your response.
Unfortunately, with are unable to guide you with the available information.
Kindly share with us in detail the issue you are experiencing.
How can I get 184.108.40.206 on my 3rd Gen FireTV? I need screen mirroring and I am told that this version has it….
Hi Noel, you might find this guide relevant: https://wordpress-144839-1418219.cloudwaysapps.com/firestick/how-to-update-firestick/