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How to Update FireStick 2020

For your Amazon Fire TV Stick to work and function properly, you would need to update it regularly and for those who do not know how to update their Amazon Fire TV Stick, you came to the right place as through this article, we shall guide you step by step on how to update your FireStick to the latest version.

For those who loves to stream, being able to update Amazon Firestick is a dream come true. Hence, through this article, we shall help you in five easy steps.

All devices need upgrading and updating and Amazon Fire TV stick is not an exception. Either you have the 1st generation or 2nd generation, you will always have to update and there are software update/s available.

Normally, FireStick has automatic updates and would update your device to a newer version via internet connection but if you would like to do it manually all you have to do is follow the steps below.

  1. Press FireStick Home button to go back to the Main Menu.
  2. Go to settings menu found on the top portion.
  3. Select My Fire TV or Device
  4. Press or Tap on About
  5. Click Install System Update. This will start your FireStick to update.

Once the updating process is complete, your FireStick will automatically restart. To check if your FireStick is updated, you could check your Fire OS and you will find a new version has already been installed.

If your FireStick has not restarted, you could do it manually by pressing the middle button, paly/pause button simultaneously for five seconds.

Latest Versions of Amazon Fire devices:

FireStick DeviceLatest Version
Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen)Fire OS 5.2.6.9 (632552020)
Amazon Fire TV (2nd Gen)Fire OS 5.2.6.9 (632552020)
Fire TV (3rd Gen)Fire OS 6.2.6.0 (2047291524)
Fire TV Stick 4KFire OS 6.2.6.3 (2047421828)
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice RemoteFire OS 5.2.6.9 (632552020)
Fire TV Stick with Voice RemoteFire OS 5.2.6.9 (632552020)
Fire TV Stick (1st Gen)Fire OS 5.2.6.9 (632552020)
Fire TV Stick Basic EditionFire OS 5.2.6.8 (630508320)
Fire TV CubeFire OS 6.2.6.0 (2047291524)
Fire TV RecastFire OS 6.2.5.8 (1711690628)

How to check for your current Fire OS version

  1. Go to FireStick Home
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click My Fire TV
  4. Select About
  5. Hover to Fire TV Stick
  6. You will find details of your device including Fire OS on the right side.

When to update FireStick Device

One of the most important question is when is the correct and right time to update your Amazon FireStick device? Our answer is roughly every after two months.

As mentioned above, FireStick TV usually updates automatically which means you do not have to be worried about updating it at a specific time. However, if you would wish to update it manually, all you have to do is follow the steps mentioned above.

Things to remember when updating FireStick Device

1. Ensure that you have a stable internet connection.

Take note that without an internet connection, you will not be able to start the process of downloading. Hence, if you are having some WiFi problems, we suggest to use an Ethernet cable directly to your device.

2. If problems still continue, press simultaneously the select button and play/pause button for at least 5 seconds.

This step is recommended every time your device gets frozen.

FAQs

How do you update Amazon FireStick?

  1. Open Home menu
  2. Go to settings
  3. Press My Fire TV
  4. Click About
  5. Tap Install System Update

How do you update apps on FireStick 2020?

  • Go to Applications
  • Select App which you would like to update
  • If the update is available, a notification will pop-up before the app will open
  • Click Update

Do FireSticks wear out?

Unfortunately, yes FireSticks do get wear out. To restart your device, all you have to do is press Play and Select button.

Conclusion:

One of the best streaming devices is Amazon FireStick and one of the most important thing you will need to do is update your device regularly. Though Amazon updates its devices automatically, there are times that you would wish to update your device yourself and we hope that through this article, we were able help you able to learn how to update your Amazon FireStick manually.

Renee Biana

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