How to connect Amazon Fire Stick to WiFi

Streaming keeps growing in popularity and nowadays we can say for sure that’s the next thing in watching movies and series. It’s convenient and easy to use. Moreover, video-streaming devices allow you to enhance your non-Smart TV and turn them into a useful thing, not just a device to watch broadcasts.

Amazon Fire Stick is one of the most popular streaming devices, and this guide will help you connect your Amazon Fire Stick to Wi-Fi. 

Here’s a list of steps to make it happen.

How to connect the Amazon Fire Stick to your TV

The Amazon Fire Stick connects directly to the HDMI port on the back of your TV. Turn on your TV and make sure the correct source input is selected.

How to connect the Amazon Fire Stick to power

Make sure the micro-USB Fire Stick power cord is connected to the Fire Stick and the other end of the USB cord is plugged into the included power adapter and plugged into a power outlet. If your TV has an open USB port, you can connect it to the TV directly instead of using the included adapter.

Use the included adapter and plug the Fire Stick directly into a power outlet in case you see a message that the Fire Stick isn’t getting enough power.

How to open settings

Use the directional buttons on the remote control to go to the very top of the main screen, then select “Settings”, which is at the far right of the list of options at the very top of the screen.

Press the Home button on the remote control to access the Home menu if you aren’t already on the Home screen. This is the button with the Home image on it.

How to setup network settings

This is the second option of the menu with an icon in the form of three curved lines resembling a Wi-Fi signal. Use the directional buttons on the remote control to move down and to the right to select the “Network” option, then press the Select button in the center of the remote control. 

Fire Stick will automatically start scanning for nearby networks.

Once you see the name of your home network in the list of nearby networks, use the directional buttons on the remote control to select it, then press the Select button in the center of the remote control.

If you don’t see your preferred network, select “Rescan” at the bottom of the list.

If your preferred network is hidden, select “Join Other Network” at the bottom of the list and manually type the name of the network you want to connect to.

If your network has a password, use the remote control to navigate the on-screen keyboard and enter the password for your Wi-Fi network.

If your home network isn’t secured with a password, it will try to connect automatically.

Then press the Connect button. The Fire Stick will connect to your home Wi-Fi network. Once the Fire Stick is connected, “Connected” will appear in the list of nearby networks under the network name.

You can press the Home button on the remote control to return to the Fire Stick home screen.

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