Amazon has several versions of the Fire TV Stick, as well as the bigger and better Amazon Fire TV Cube, which offer one of the most immersive and Alexa-friendly interfaces for connecting to your apps. Stream all the best like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, while you work. as a command center for your smart home devices (and. But like any full-function device connected to the web, you’ll want to make sure your Fire TV device is running the latest software.
This will allow your Fire TV device to function properly, from navigation to Alexa commands, and even be hack-proof when connected to your home Wi-Fi.
Fortunately, most Fire TV devices do automatic updates, but if you want to manually download the latest software or check to see which version your Fire TV device is running, compiled by We have this step-by-step guide to teach you how.
How to update your Fire TV Stick or Cube
Although your Fire TV device must be configured to download and install software updates automatically, you can also do this manually. Here’s how to check for and install an update using the latest version of the Fire TV operating system.
Step 1: On the Home screen, select the Identification icon (a tool) on the right side of the screen.
Step 2: From the list of available settings, select it My fire TVwill be selected About.
Step 3: Or choose Install update (if there is an update to install) or Check for updates to see if any are available for download.
Step 4: Once the update starts, do not unplug your Fire TV device. After the update is complete, your Fire TV device will restart.
Updating a Fire TV device running an older OS
Depending on how old your Fire TV device is, the device may be running an older version of Fire OS that looks and functions differently, although you can still download and install software updates.
Step 1: On the home screen, select Identificationon the right side of the screen.
Step 2: From the list of options, select it My fire TVchoose About.
Step 3: As with the latest version of Fire OS, you will see one option after another Install update or Check for updates. Select which option is available, and be sure to install your Fire TV if downloading and installing new software.
How to check what software your Fire TV device is running
Checking what software version your Fire TV device is running makes it easy to download and install updates. Here’s how.
Step 1: Go to Identificationchoose My fire TV.
Step 2: Select it About.
Step 3: You’ll see a sub-menu on the right side of the page that tells you what version of Fire OS software your Fire TV device is running (under Software Version), and the amount of storage space available, and other fields.
Not sure which Amazon Fire TV device to buy? We compared the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube to help you decide.
Looking for tips on updating your Roku streaming device? We also have a guide for that.