Amazon fire stick is one of the greatest ways to get access to millions of movies and TV shows on your smart TV. Not only your favorite TV shows and movies, but also you can enjoy other streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube as well. Hassle-free entertainment is guaranteed with an Amazon fire stick if you know how to set up Amazon fire stick.
If you have bought a brand new fire stick or your old fire stick is not functioning as expected, worry not. You can contact us and get assisted quickly. Else, you can read this helping post and learn the simple steps about Amazon fire stick account set up and fix errors. So, as we always do, let's start with basics.
How do I connect an Amazon fire stick to my TV?
The process to connect an Amazon fire stick to TV is quite simple and straightforward. Before everything else, let me clear one important point. You can connect an Amazon fire stick to only the smart TV which comes with the HDMI feature. Each fire stick comes with three important accessories such as remote, power adapter, and the fire stick. You need to connect your fire stick to your TV and power cable to your fire stick. And further then with the help of remote, you can set up your Amazon fire stick account. We will get over it in detail in the following sections.
How do you set up Amazon fire stick for the first time?
Can I use Amazon fire stick without Prime Membership? Many new users of fire stick ask this question. The answer to this question is - Yes. You definitely can set up your Amazon fire stick account even if you are not a subscriber of Amazon Prime. As far as the matter of Amazon fire stick set up is concerned, note that you must have three things: a compatible TV, Internet connection, and Amazon Account. Make sure your internet connection is wireless, for example Wi-Fi. In addition to that, you will require to have 2 AAA batteries for your fire TV stick remote. If you are done with these requirements, you can proceed and set up your fire stick with ease of mind.
If you do as mentioned below, you will be able to set up Amazon fire sticks in just a few minutes. So, if you have already unboxed your fire stick and picked up remote, fire stick, and power adaptor then follow these steps:
First turn off your TV if it is on.
Then plug the fire stick into your TV's HDMI port. Different TVs have HDMI ports on different sides: left, right, or back side. Check all sides of your TV to find the HDMI port and put a fire stick into it.
Now connect the power cable to the fire stick and plug the switch into the power outlet on the wall.
Now switch on your TV and navigate to the input channel or source that you plugged the fire stick or select the HDMI port number 1 or 2.
Once you get into the correct HDMI port number, an Amazon fire stick logo will come to your view.
Most probably, you will find your Amazon fire stick TV is paired with your TV automatically. But. if it is not then press the home button and start button for at least 10 seconds.
The next important thing is to connect your fire stick to the internet through Wi-Fi.
Now to register your device and complete the Amazon fire stick set up process, login to your Amazon account with your id or password.
After the successful login to your account do as mentioned on the screen.
Why is my Amazon fire stick not working? Try these steps
If your Amazon fire stick is not responding or you are getting a black TV screen, not an issue. These are some common problems that quite often appear time and again. Following are some simple but effective steps to fix Amazon fire stick not working problems.
A simple switch off and on of TV can fix a broad range of issues including fire TV not working problems.
Make sure your device is getting sufficient and uninterrupted internet signals.
Turning off and on any A/V receivers or sound bars connected to your fire TV device might be helpful.
According to experts, sometimes, by disconnecting and reconnecting the fire stick black screen problem could be fixed. So, you also can do so and see if the problem is fixed.
Make sure that the remote source or you can say input button and HDMI port in which you have plugged your fire stick is the same.
Last, but most importantly, ensure that all the connections are not loosen and well connected. Also, check the condition of your HDMI cable. It must be free from cuts and dents.