TV viewing is rapidly changing over the Globe with the herald of video streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime, etc. DTH might very soon become a thing of the past and it will be for the good. Video Streaming services not only offer much more and better content but it also gives the viewers a true choice. They can choose whatever they wish from over millions of TV shows, Movies, Documentaries, etc. The latest entry in the video streaming segment is the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Amazon Fire Stick is an exclusive Amazon offering and offers a multitude of services like Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Gaana and many others. But this isn’t the only highlight of the Fire Stick. You guessed it right. The Fire Stick remote comes with Alexa support. So you can just sit back on your couch now and control everything through your voice. Amazing, isn’t it?
If you’re going to purchase the Amazon Fire TV Stick or have already purchased it and are worrying how to set it up, then sit back and relax. We’re here to help you out with the first setup of Amazon Fire TV Stick for the very first time on your TV. Just follow these steps closely and everything will be a cakewalk.
But before we start up with this tutorial, let us tell you a few of the pre-requisites first. These are the things which you will require to set up and run your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Please note that these things obviously won’t be included in your Fire Stick Box !!! These are:
- A Compatible TV: This is obviously the foremost requirement. You’ll require an at least HDTV with an HDMI port to use the Fire Stick.
- Internet Connection: The Fire Stick doesn’t have an internet connectivity of its own. You will need to connect your Fire Stick to an active and strong WiFi connection so that it can stream high definition videos properly.
- Amazon Account: Last but not the least, you need to register your Amazon Fire Stick to your Amazon account. If you order the Fire Stick from your Amazon account, it’ll come already registered with that account. You can even change it anytime you wish.
How to Set up Amazon Fire TV Stick
Now that you’re all prepared, let’s start. Here’s how to set up your Amazon Fire TV Stick for the first time. Just follow these steps:
STEP 1: Take your Fire TV Stick Device. You’ll find a micro-USB port and an HDMI there. Now plug the USB power cord to the micro-USB port of your Fire Stick and plug the other end of the power cord to the Power Adapter.
STEP 2: Now connect the Power Adapter to a power outlet. (Note: It is recommended to use the Power Adapter and not the powered USB Ports offered by few TVs).
STEP 3: Now plug the Fire Stick to any HDMI port on your TV. Please remember the HDMI Port number as you’ll now be required to turn ON the corresponding HDMI input Channel on your TV.
STEP 4: Turn ON your TV and open the corresponding HDMI input Channel. You’ll see a loading screen with the Fire TV Stick logo. It might take some time to load for the first time, so don’t worry.
STEP 5: Now it’s time to set up your Fire Stick remote. First, insert the two AAA batteries included in the box. Now the remote should automatically pair up with the Fire Stick. However, if it doesn’t pair automatically, just press and hold the Home button on your remote for 10 seconds. This will send your Fire Stick to the Discovery Mode and the pairing will be done.
STEP 6: The next step is to connect your Fire TV Stick to the internet. This is very easy and you can do it by just following the on-screen instructions which will appear for the first time you set up your Fire TV Stick. You just need to connect to your WiFi connection by entering the password. We’ll also advise you to accept Save WiFi Passwords to Amazon option during the first-time setup for future convenience.
STEP 7: Now it’s time to register your device to your Amazon account. Your Amazon Fire TV Stick will be pre-registered if you have ordered it from Amazon. However, if that’s not the case or if you wish to register through a different Amazon account, you can just follow the on-screen instructions to Register or De-register Your Fire TV. (You can learn more about it here .)
STEP 8: Voila, you’re done. You’ll now be greeted with a brief video providing you with tips on how to navigate and use your Fire TV.
That’s it. You have successfully set up your Amazon Fire TV Stick for the first time and can now enjoy the vast ocean of multimedia content with the help of different FireStick apps. If you’re still not satisfied with the amount of content, then you can always jailbreak your Amazon Fire Stick and install some Kodi add-ons as per convenience. In case you install Kodi on Fire TV, I’ll definitely recommend getting a VPN so that you don’t get in trouble with your ISP or legal authorities.
We hope this helped. Still, if you have any queries, feel free to drop your comments below.
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