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 update FireStick to the newer version itself when an internet connection is available.
But in this guide, I will show you how to manually update in 5 easy steps.
First, you must know:
- Which FireStick/Fire TV version you are using
- Does it need updating?
I will tell you all you need to know in this guide.
Latest Software Versions for FireStick/Fire TV Devices
These are the latest versions for every Amazon Fire devices:
|Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen)||Fire OS 18.104.22.168 (632552020)|
|Amazon Fire TV (2nd Gen)||Fire OS 22.214.171.124 (632552020)|
|Amazon Fire TV (3rd Gen)||Fire OS 126.96.36.199 (2047291524)|
|Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K||Fire OS 188.8.131.52 (2047421828)|
|Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote||Fire OS 184.108.40.206 (632552020)|
|Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote||Fire OS 220.127.116.11 (632552020)|
|Fire TV Stick (1st Gen)||Fire OS 18.104.22.168 (632552020)|
|Fire TV Stick Basic Edition||Fire OS 22.214.171.124 (630508320)|
|Amazon Fire TV Cube||Fire OS 126.96.36.199 (2047291524)|
|Amazon Fire TV Recast||Fire OS 188.8.131.52 (1711690628)|
You could always check for the latest FireStick update 2019 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
How to Update Amazon FireStick to the Latest Version
Follow the steps below for a FireStick update to the new version:
Step 1: Press the FireStick Home button to go back to Main Menu
Step 2: Click on Settings menu at the top
Step 3: Select My Fire TV or Device
Step 4: Tap on About
Step 5: Click on Install System Update
Step 6: 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.
When to Update FireStick Device
People keep asking me when is the right time to update 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 internet.
But if you want to manually update FireStick 2019 and take matters in to 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 to restart the device by pressing the Middle (Select) button and 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 streams Movies and TV Shows.
With that, you will need to get the Fire TV VPN to remain anonymous.
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 2019?
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.