How to Update FireStick to the Latest Version


If you have a FireStick, you know it’s a great way to watch your favourite TV shows, movies, and other video content. But did you know it’s also important to keep your FireStick updated to the latest version? 

Not only will this help you enjoy the newest features and enhancements, but it will also keep your device secure from any potential vulnerabilities. So if you’re wondering how to update FireStick to the latest version, wonder no more! Keep reading for a step-by-step guide.

Update your FireStick to the Latest Version

Amazon releases an update every 10-15 days for the FireStick. Older FireStick devices might not get updates as frequently as the newer ones. Keep in mind that the latest version of the Fire Stick OS is not always compatible with all apps and features. So, if you’re having trouble with a particular app or feature, it’s worth checking to see if there’s an update available and installing it right away.

In this guide, we will show you how you can update your FireStick on both the old and the new interface. We will also show you how you can check the OS version of your FireStick.

Things to Know

Before we hop on to how to update your FireStick, here are some prerequisites or things you need to know:

  1. Firestick Set Up should be completed (if not, read here how to set up Firestick).
  2. Firestick Remote should be synced to TV (if not, read here how to connect Firestick Remote).
  3. You should have a stable internet connection.
  4. Do not unplug the FireStick during an ongoing update.
  5. Make sure all the apps are closed before you begin the update installation.
  6. Make sure you don’t power off your FireStick during the update.

Now that you know the prerequisites, we can begin with the installation. We will discuss how to update FireStick in both the old and new interfaces. Make sure to follow all the steps carefully without any errors.

Update FireStick On Old Interface

If you have an older FireStick device, you might still run on the older UI interface. In this case, you can follow the following step-by-step guide to update your FireStick.

1. Start by opening “Settings” from the top-right of the screen.

2. Scroll to the right and select the “My Fire TV” option.

3. Now, click on “About.”

4. Scroll down and click on “Install Update.”

Note: Some of you might see the “Check for updates” option instead. In this case, click “Check for updates” to search for and download the available updates. Once the update is downloaded, you will see the “Install Update” button on your screen.

The FireStick will now install the latest updates. Once the update is installed, your FireStick will restart

Update FireStick On New Interface

If you have a newer FireStick with the latest interface, follow these steps to update your FireStick.

1. Go to your FireStick home screen and click on the settings icon (gear icon) to open the Settings.

2. From the list of banners, select “My Fire TV.”

3. Now, click on “About.”

4. Scroll down and click on “Install Update.”

Note: If you don’t see the “Install Update” button on your screen, click on “Check for updates” to start downloading the latest available updates. Once the update is downloaded, you will see the “Install Update” button.

Once you hit “Install Update,” the installation will begin. Ensure you do not unplug your FireStick or turn it off during the process. Installation can take some time, depending on your internet speed. Your FireStick will restart automatically once the installation is done.

Check OS Version on FireStick

After buying a Fire Stick, one of the first things you should do is check which OS version it is running. This is important because some apps and features may not be available on older versions of the Fire Stick OS. We will discuss how to check OS Versions on FireStick in both the old and new interfaces. Make sure to follow all the steps carefully.

Check OS Version on Old Interface

To check your FireStick OS version on an older FireStick device with the old interface, follow these steps:

1. Go to the home screen and select “Settings” from the top-left of the screen.

2. Scroll to the right and select “My Fire TV.”

3. Select “About.”

4. Your FireStick’s OS version will be listed under the “Software Version” heading on the right.

Check OS Version on New Interface

If you have a FireStick with the new interface, you can check your FireStick OS Version by following these steps:

1. Go to your FireStick home screen and click on the settings icon (gear icon) to open the Settings.

2. Scroll to and select the “My Fire TV” banner.

3. Click on “About.”

4. Your Fire Stick’s OS version will be listed under the “Software Version” section on the right.

How do I fix the FireStick update stuck during installation?

Your FireStick may sometimes get stuck while installing an update. There could be several reasons behind this issue. You can try the following solutions to fix this issue:

  • Make sure your internet connection is stable.
  • Try connecting an Ethernet cable if Wi-Fi isn’t working correctly.
  • Restart the FireStick by pressing the Select and Play/Pause buttons simultaneously for at least 5 seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to close all apps on my FireStick before installing an update?

Yes, you must close all apps on your FireStick before installing an update. This prevents the FireStick from bricking or getting stuck.

What happens if I unplug or turn off my FireStick device while it is installing an update?

Unplugging or turning off your FireStick device while installing an update can lead to bricking of your device. Therefore, it is highly recommended to abstain from such actions.

How to close all apps on my FireStick?

You need to restart your FireStick to close all apps on it. For this, simply unplug your FireSticks’ power cord from the power outlet, wait for a whole minute, and then plug it back in.

Why should I update my FireStick?

Updating your FireStick has a lot of good things to do with it. It helps eliminate bugs, fixes system instability, and improves the system’s performance and security. So it is always a good idea to keep your FireStick up to date.

How often should I update my FireStick?

It would be best if you always keep your FireStick up to date. Amazon usually releases a FireStick update every 10-15 days, which is automatically downloaded when you are connected to Wi-Fi. So we recommend installing the updates at least twice a month.

Final Words

We hope this article helped you update your FireStick to the latest version. FireStick should now be running the latest software, and you can enjoy all the new features and improvements. We also showed you how to check the OS version on your FireStick. As always, if you have any other questions, feel free to write them down in the comments below.

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