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Set Up Fire TV Stick

Learn about setting up Fire TV Stick, including how to connect the device to your TV, and pair the remote.

Video: Fire TV Stick Setup

What You Need

Here's what you need to set up your Fire TV Stick:

  • Compatible TV (not included) - Fire TV Stick devices are compatible with high-definition and ultra high-definition TVs with an HDMI input port.
  • Internet Connection (not included) - You must connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, so you can complete setup and access all of the content available on Amazon Fire TV.
  • Amazon account - You must register your device to your Amazon account to make sure you can access your content and all the latest software, features, and functionality that power Amazon Fire TV. If you don't already have an Amazon account, you can create one during the setup process.

Set Up

Follow these steps to set up your Fire TV Stick:

1. Connect the power adapter - Plug the small end of the USB power cord into the Micro-USB port on your Fire TV Stick, and the other end into the power adapter. Then, plug the power adapter into a power outlet.

Note: We recommend that you use the included power adapter when setting up your device. Although some TVs have powered USB ports, there may not be enough power for Fire TV Stick to work properly. Do not connect Fire TV Stick through an unpowered HDMI hub or switch, as this can affect the device's performance.

2. Connect to your TV - Plug your Fire TV Stick into an available HDMI port on your TV. We recommend using the included HDMI extender or adapter to make sure that your Fire TV Stick fits securely into your TV.

Tip: Remember which HDMI port you used to connect your Fire TV Stick. You must select the corresponding input channel on your TV for the next step.

3. Select the input channel for your Fire TV Stick - Turn on your TV and select the HDMI input channel for the port you used to connect your Fire TV Stick. A loading screen appears with the Fire TV Stick logo.

4. Set up your remote - Insert the included batteries into your remote:


  1. Use your thumbs to apply pressure on the arrow on the back of the remote. Press up until the entire back cover slides up slightly.
  2. Lift the back cover up and away from the remote.
  3. Insert the two AAA batteries.
  4. Reposition the back cover onto the remote, and slide down to click it into place.
Tip: For more information about setting up and using your remote (including details about other Fire TV remote models), go to Amazon Fire TV Remote Basics.

5. Pair your remote - After you insert the batteries, your remote automatically pairs with your Fire TV Stick. If your remote doesn't pair right away, press and hold the Home Home Button 
		  button for up to 10 sections to send it to "discovery mode" so you can complete the pairing process.

6. Connect to the internet - Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Fire TV Stick to the internet, via a Wi-Fi connection. For more information, go to Set Up Your Wi-Fi Connection.

Tip: A "Save Wi-Fi Passwords to Amazon" option appears during first-time setup. This option allows you to securely upload your Wi-Fi network password with Amazon.

7. Register your device - Follow the on-screen instructions to register your Fire TV Stick to your Amazon account. To learn more, go to Register or Deregister Your Amazon Fire TV.

8. Get Started - After you complete setup, a quick "Welcome" video shows tips on how to use your Fire TV Stick. To learn more, check out Amazon Fire TV Menu Basics and Navigate Your Amazon Fire TV.

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