Part 1: Getting Started
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.
Part 2: Connect Amazon Fire Stick to Wifi
Step 6: Your FireStick will now scan for the available Wi-Fi networks within the range. When you see the list of the networks, choose your Wi-Fi and enter your SSID and password (if required) to connect
Part 3: Register Fire TV/Stick with an Amazon Account
Step 7: Now it’s time to register your device to your Amazon account.
If your FireStick isn’t preregistered, you should see the following window. If you have an Amazon account, go ahead and select the first option. If not, create an Amazon account first by clicking I am new to Amazon.
Step 8: Your FireStick will now register. Wait for a few seconds.
Part 4: Winding Up the Setup Process
Step 9: When the registration is finished, FireStick will ask if you wish to save your Wi-Fi password to your Amazon account.
If you use multiple Amazon devices registered to the same Amazon account as FireStick, it would be a good idea to choose Yes to allow those devices to quickly connect to your Wi-Fi network. If you don’t have any other Amazon devices and don’t even intend to buy one in the future, you might just as well select No
Step 10: If you wish to enable Parental Controls on your FireStick, click Enable Parental Controls on the next screen. If you do so, you will be asked to set up a PIN on the subsequent window. You will need to enter the PIN for most activities on FireStick.
If you don’t need Parental Controls, simply click No Parental Controls to proceed.
Step 11: Voila, you’re done. While your FireStick is being set up in the background, you’ll be greeted with a brief video providing you with tips on how to navigate and use your Fire TV.
I really like this new remote that comes equipped with power and volume buttons that will control your television, soundbar or other peripherals of your choice.
Pairing your Fire TV Stick 4K remote with your television is simple.
You are first asked to pick the model of television that you are using from a list (Vizio, Samsung, LG, etc.).
You are directed to point your remote at the TV and then toggle the volume buttons up and down.
When you do this, your television will pair with your remote and you will be all set.
If you would like to control a different device with those buttons, you can easily configure that within the Settings area under “Equipment Control”.
Install FireStick Apps
No media device is any good without its apps and FireStick supports dozens of them. There are plenty of apps, both free and paid, you can install on your FireStick and enjoy endless hours of streaming. Amazon Store is a huge repository of cool apps like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime is built into your device. But, if that’s not enough, you could get loads of amazing third-party apps that let you watch movies and shows for free.
FireStick runs on a modified Android, but at its core, it is much like any other Android device. That’s why plenty of third-party Android apps work flawlessly on your FireStick. A lot of them are remote-friendly and the ones that are not can always be used with Mouse Toggle on FireStick. Take a look at our best FireStick apps and get started.