How To Connect Firestick To TV [Step-by-Step Guides]

Is connecting to Amazon Fire TV Stick difficult? Fortunately, the short answer is no. So, let's find out how to connect Firestick to TV in this article.

How To Connect Firestick To TV [Step-by-Step Guides]

The Amazon Fire TV Stick has become one of the most popular gadgets today for many good reasons. It allows you to explore the features of a smart TV.

All you need to do is plug this unit into the HDMI port of your HD or UHD TV. If you recently purchased an Amazon Fire, you should not skip this article.

Our article will help you set up this smart device without the help of an expert.

So, without further ado, let’s explore how to connect Firestick to TV!

How To Install Your Firestick To TV - 3 Basic Steps

Are you ready? Let's explore connecting your Fire TV to the smart TV. 

Hardware Requirements 

  • The Amazon Fire is only compatible with an HD (High-definition) or UHD (Ultra high definition) TV.

  • A working wireless internet connection with good speed

  • It is essential to have an Amazon account to benefit from the Amazon Fire, such as the latest movies, your favorite music, entire episodes of TV shows. Don't have an Amazon account yet? Do not worry! You can create one in the process below.

Step 1

Let's start by attaching the Fire TV adapter to an outlet. After that, plug the end of your USB into this power adapter.

Plug the one end of your USB into this power adapter. Source

Step 2

Connect the Fire TV to the other end of the USB cable. Then, plug your Firestick into an HDMI port in your TV.

 Plug your Firestick into an HDMI port in your TV. Source

Step 3

In case you choose the Fire TV 4k Stick, you must own the HDMI 2.2 port. It means your TV's HDMI must be marked 2.2 or 4K. You can find this parameter at the labels with a bit of light.

If the space around the TV's ports is tight, it is best to use the HDMI extender cable.

Using the HDMI extender cable. Source

Set Up Your Fire TV To the Alexa Voice

Once you are done hooking your amazon fire to your TV, it's time to pair your TV remote, which comes with your Fire TV Stick.

Step 1

Insert AAA batteries into your Fire TV remote. In most cases, 2 AAA batteries are included in the Fire TV box. If not, it is possible to find them at local convenience stores.

Insert AAA batteries into your Fire TV remote. Source

Step 2

Next up, turn on the TV and then select a suitable HDMI input.

The Fire TV remote will then be connected to your device automatically. If pairing is not available, all you need to do is remove and reinsert the battery.

If this does not work, try to unplug the power supply from your Fire TV Stick, wait about a minute, and then plug that back in.

Step 3

Press Play/Pause on your remote and stick to the screen recommendations.

Step 4

Select your language, then choose your Wi-Fi. Type the password on the screen keyboard, then press the "Connect" button. If you have trouble with this step, you should use the HDMI extender and see if the situation improves.

Select your language. Source

Next up, click "Sign In" if you already have an Amazon account. Otherwise, select "Create an Account" to create an account using the remote.

Click "Sign In" if you already have an Amazon account. Source

 

Step 5

Open amazon.com/code on your mobile device or computer and enter the unique activation code you receive on the TV screen. 

Next, click "Continue" to continue the process. If this isn't available, you've most likely just logged in with the wrong ID.

Step 6

On the next screen, choose "Yes" or "No" to opt-in or out of saving Wifi passwords to Amazon. Once done, you will come to the following process..

Step 7

Next, opt out or in of controls for the Firestick. It allows you to control what program your kids would buy.

If you choose yes, you need to enter your parental control PIN using the virtual keyboard. Make a note of it in a secret place where your child can't find it, then click OK.

Opt out or in of parental controls for the Fire TV stick. Source

Step 8

If the pairing is successful, press "Next" to go to the last step.

Step 9

Follow the on-screen to finish the pairing process. It includes volume adjusting.

Volume adjusting. Source

And there you have it! You have finished your Fire Stick setup. In the rest of the article, we will look at installing your favorite programs.

Select the Popular Services and TV Channel Apps You Want

Once you've finished setting up your Fire Stick, the next thing you need to do is sign up for Amazon Kids + or opt-out.

Then, select the popular services by right-clicking on your favorite TV channels, and then left-click on the "arrow" button to proceed.

Select the popular services by right-clicking on your favorite TV channels. Source

Next up, right-click on the sports apps you want. 

Then, Right-click on the featured services you want, click the "arrow" button, and click finish to load all the programs and applications you want.

Last but not least, click "Got It" and then enter the parental controls pin that you set up in step 7.

To better understand this step-by-step guide, please check out this video:

 

What’s In the Box 

A standard Amazon Fire box comes with the following devices and accessories:

  • 1 x Fire TV Stick

  • 1 x Fire TV remote

  • 2 x AAA batteries 

  • 1 x HDMI extender

  • USB Cable

A standard Amazon Fire box. Source

The Bottom Line

By now, you should know how to connect Firestick to TV. On average, it takes you no more than an hour to complete all of the above operations.

If this article is helpful to you, please share it with your loved ones.  Thank you for reading. See you in the next posts!

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John Campbell, or Jax as his friends call him, is a tech lover and home theater enthusiast. He's always on the lookout for the latest and greatest gadget or gizmo, and loves nothing more than spending hours tinkering with his latest find. If you need help setting up your home theater system, Jax is your man!