HOW TO CONNECT AMAZON FIRE STICK TO COMPUTER?

The Amazon Fire Stick can be connected to your computer using three methods. It can be mirrored to the computer screen, connected via an HDMI cable or without an HDMI cable. Instructions for all the methods are specified here. Make use of it to connect to your computer.

HOW TO CONNECT FIRE STICK TO COMPUTER MONITOR?

One of the methods to connect your Fire Stick to the computer is to use an HDMI converter.

  • The HDMI converter can transform HDMI into VGA, USB to HDMI, Composite to HDMI, DVI to HDMI, and VGA to HDMI. By following any one the conversion methods, you can use your computer monitor to watch videos.
  • VGA to HDMI: VGA has the capability to convert the analog signal into digital signals. They also acquire an audio input and add it to the HDMI signal.
  • USB to HDMI: This type of adapter is used to connect a USB cable to the TV through it. So, you will be able to connect your device without much hassle.
  • DVI to HDMI: DVI cannot carry audio, so you can use a DVI to HDMI converter if you want to cast the video alone on your monitor.
  • Composite to HDMI: This type of converters allow you to connect devices like DVD players or game consoles to the monitor.
  • HDMI to DVI: As mentioned earlier, you can use this converter if you want to carry the audio alone. Videos can be carried through other types of converters.
  • HDMI to VGA: This is the most difficult conversion to make. On performing this conversion, you can view an HDMI source on a VGA computer monitor.
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HOW TO CONNECT FIRE STICK TO COMPUTER THROUGH HDMI?

Read the below-given firestick remote instructions and follow them How to Connect Amazon Fire Stick and computer.

  • Before proceeding to the setup process, check if you have the following requirements.
  • HDMI Input: Check if your computer has an HDMI input port to connect to the Fire Stick.
  • Audio: Your computer should have an in-built speaker or an Audio jack to play the video.
  • HDCP Compliance: Check if your computer is HDCP compliant. This will avoid the videos from being pirated.
  • Moving on to the setup process, you should connect the Fire Stick to the TV.
  • It should be associated with the HDMI port present on the computer.
  • Attach the Fire Stick to the power adapter and connect it to a power outlet.
  • The power supplied by the computer to the Fire Stick is not enough, so we recommend a power adapter.
  • Now, turn on your monitor, and you will be able to see the Amazon Fire Stick logo on your screen.
  • Read the prompts displayed on the TV and follow it to proceed with the setup process.
  • The proceeding step is to pair the Fire Stick remote with the stick.
  • To do so, press the Play button present on the remote.
  • In the next screen, select a language of your choice. All the information and options will be displayed in the language you have chosen.
  • The computer will then display a list of networks. Choose any one and connect to it.
  • Sign into the Amazon account or create a new account to start streaming videos on your computer.

HOW TO CONNECT AMAZON FIRE STICK TO HOME THEATER SYSTEM?

The guidelines given below will help you connect the device to the home theater system.

  • Instead of connecting the Fire Stick to the TV, you can associate the Fire Stick to the home theater system directly.
  • Follow the procedure given here to establish the connection successfully.
  • The initial step is to connect the speakers to a receiver/amplifier.
  • It will generally have two to five HDMI input ports for devices such as DVD players, Cable Boxes, and many more.
  • One Output HDMI cable is present which can be connected to your TV.
  • Plug the Amazon Fire Stick into one of the input ports.
  • The HDMI input ports are present at the back of the receiver/amplifier.
  • Use the HDMI extender that came with the Fire Stick if the port is present only at the back side.
  • Play any video from the home theater receiver and the audio will be provided by the surround speakers.

HOW TO CONNECT FIRE STICK REMOTE WITHOUT WIFI?

You can do so by following any one of the firestick remote instructions specified below for How to Connect Amazon Fire Stick remote without wifi.

CEC Remote:

  • Newer versions of TV may have the Consumer Electronics Control remote popularly known as CEC remote. This will let you control the HDMI devices using the normal TV remote. Not all remotes are compatible with the Fire Stick, but the CEC remote can help you out. This is one of the easiest methods to control your Amazon Fire TV stick without using a remote.
  • To use this remote, you have to enable the CEC option in the TV after connecting the Amazon Fire Stick to the TV.
  • Go to the Settings and find the feature. Each TV brand has a separate name for this. For example, Samsung has named it Anynet +, Vizio displays this feature as CEC. So, find the feature and enable it.

Use Amazon Fire TV Replacement remote:

  • Log into your Amazon account from your TV and navigate to the Settings option.
  • Select the Controllers and Bluetooth Devices option.
  • Choose the Amazon Fire TV Remotes option and then tap Add a New Remote.
  • Unpack your new remote. Press the Home button and hold it for at least 10 seconds.
  • Your new remote is now paired with the TV.

Reset Amazon Fire Stick Pin

Your PIN can be changed or reset anytime. To do so, you should follow the instructions that are given below.

The Prime video PIN is mainly set to make use of functions such as Parental Controls and purchase restrictions. It will give you the authorization to purchase Prime videos and break the viewing restrictions that have been set for the other connected devices.

To reset your PIN:

  • Navigate to the Parental Controls section under the Settings option.
  • Specify a new 5-digit PIN under the Prime Video PIN section.
  • Select the Reset your PIN option.
  • Your PIN will be now reset.
  • After resetting, you can set a new PIN and modify the Purchase Restrictions and the Viewing Restrictions.

To set you Prime PIN:

  • Navigate to the Prime Video Settings option and select the Parental Controls option.
  • Specify a PIN of your choice and tap Save to set the PIN.
  • Your PIN is now reset.
  • The PIN can also be reset from the Prime Video app.

To enable purchase restrictions:

  • Go to the Settings menu and choose the Parental Control option.
  • Visit the PIN or Purchase section and turn it on.

To set viewing restrictions:

  • To do so, select the Settings menu.
  • Tap the Parental Controls option.
  • Under the Viewing Restrictions section, choose the rating categories to restrict and then select the device to which you want to apply these restrictions.

How Do you Remove the Pin from Amazon Fire Stick?

Follow the procedure given here to remove the Prime Video PIN for your Amazon Fire Stick easily.

  • Turn on your computer using the Power button.
  • Open a browser like Edge or Chrome of your choice.
  • Go to the search bar and key in https://www.amazon.com.
  • Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
  • Tap the Return button if you are using a Mac system.
  • Log into your Amazon account and click the three-lined icon present in the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select the Prime Video option. Under the Prime Video Menu, choose the Prime Video option again.
  • Click the Menu option, and a drop-down list will appear.
  • Choose the Settings option and then go to the Parental Controls tab.
  • Clear the PIN in the Prime Video PIN menu.
  • Press the Save option to save the settings.
  • You have now successfully removed the PIN for your Fire Stick.

HOW TO UPDATE APPS ON AMAZON FIRE STICK?

It is one of the best streaming services using which you can stream your favorite contents. You can update the apps on Amazon Fire Stick either manually or automatically. Go through the firestick remote instructions below to get to know how to update apps on it manually.

  • Ensure that you have connected your device to the TV.
  • Make sure the network connections are active and the signal is strong enough to perform the update.
  • Launch the home screen of your Fire TV via the remote and navigate to the main menu.
  • Scroll the screen towards the right to locate the Settings option and select it.
  • Search through the Settings option to find the Device icon and click on it.
  • Select the About link from the list, and the related options appear.
  • Scroll down towards the end of the list and locate the Check For System Update option.
  • Go through the information about the previous update that appears on the right pane and select the Check For System Update option.
  • Wait until the Fire TV recognizes the new updates and prompts you to download it.
  • Proceed with the on-screen instructions and complete the installation process.

HOW TO UPDATE KODI APP ON FIRE STICK DEVICE?

Before you update Kodi, make sure you have enabled the Apps From Unknown Sources option to permit the installation of third party applications on your device. Since apps like Kodi are sideloaded on your Fire Stick, you can update them through other apps and not directly.

  • Install the ES File Explorer on your Amazon Fire Stick and run the application.
  • Locate the Downloader icon on the right pane of the window and click it.
  • Click the +New icon at the bottom of the window.
  • Mention the path name of the Kodi application in the corresponding field and select the Download Now option.
  • Wait till the process is complete and select the Open File option in the download dialog box.Head to the next screen by clicking the Install option on the Properties dialog box.
  • The following screen will ask you to confirm the installation of Kodi on your device.
  • Locate the Install option at the bottom of the screen and select it.
  • Wait until the process of installation is complete. This will overwrite the contents of the Kodi installed previously.
  • You can start using the app once the update is complete.

HOW TO UPDATE HULU APP ON YOUR FIRE STICK?

Since HULU apps are downloaded directly on the Amazon Fire Stick, it doesn’t require a separate or an additional process for updating them. Updating the Fire Stick will, in turn, upgrade the HULU app.

  • The following guidelines will help you to assist in updating the HULU app.
  • Launch the Fire TV interface and head to the Home menu.
  • Look for the Settings option in the menu and select it.
  • Move towards the right and choose the Application settings.
  • Select the App Store icon from the menu and a list of options displays.
  • Enable the Automatic Update option that appears on the top of the list.
  • The HULU app will now get updated automatically.
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HOW TO DELETE APPS ON AMAZON FIRE STICK?

You have multiple ways to delete apps on Fire Stick. Certain apps on the Fire Stick cannot be removed. The pre-installed apps that allow your TV to function smoothly cannot be erased.

Method 1:

  • Head to the Settings section on the screen and select the icon named Applications on it.
  • Choose Manage Installed Applications from the list.
  • Go through the list of apps and locate the one that you want to delete.
  • Select the Uninstall option from the list.
  • You can choose the Cancel option if you do not wish to delete the app else select Uninstall.

Method 2:

  • To delete apps from the Amazon account, log into your account and head to the Your Apps and Devices segment.
  • Select the Your Apps option.
  • Locate the Actions button and click on it.
  • Select the Delete This App option to erase the application on all the devices registered with your Amazon account.
  • Deleting the apps before the subscription ends will not disable it. You need to unsubscribe them separately from Your Apps and Devices.

HOW TO FIX JAILBROKEN ON FIRE STICK?

Initially, the extent of the problem has to be rectified to know whether the issue is with a particular addon, the Fire Stick, internet connection, or with the Kodi app itself.

  • The firestick remote instructions below may help you resolve issues that a jailbroken amazon fire stick encounters.
  • Launch the Network settings from the Fire TV menu and check if the network has been connected to your network.
  • Check if the issue is with a particular app or all the applications.
  • Delete and re-install the app if you find it problematic.
  • Download and install an authenticated VPN to ensure if the ISP is blocking the streaming service.
  • At times, a blank screen appears or the app returns to the home screen. This may happen when the memory is full and in such cases, try clearing the Cache.
  • If you cannot stream videos on a jailbreaking app like Kodi, try updating the app as your addon may be outdated.
  • Update the operating system of your Fire TV, if you are not able to install jailbreaking apps on your device.
  • Modify the advanced settings like cache memory buffer size, CURL timeout, buffer factor if the app gets crashed while streaming.
  • Remove the repositories that don’t work so that Kodi or other jailbreaking apps will look for other working repositories.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Connection Problems

If this device faces issues while connecting with your network. Perform some basic troubleshooting steps to ensure connectivity, else contact the ISP or the manufacturer’s support team in case of additional assistance.

HOW TO TROUBLE THE CONNECTION PROBLEMS WITH FIRE STICK?

  • Wi-Fi Password Error.
  • Do not use the Amazon account password as the Wi-Fi passkey as they are not the same.
  • Remember passwords are case-sensitive. Make sure you appropriately enter them.

Check for Network Connection

  • Make use of the network status tool available in your Amazon Fire Stick to analyze the connectivity issues and get to know the ways to fix them.
  • Head to the Network Settings menu to access the tool.
  • The tool checks if the Fire TV is connected to the selected network and verifies if the signal is strong and active.

Restart Your Fire TV Device & Network Connections

  • This solution will help to resolve most of the problems occurring in the Amazon Fire TV.
  • Disconnect the power cable from the TV and the power adapter from the electrical outlet.
  • Plug them back into the respective ports and then turn the devices on. Check if the problem has been solved.

Miscellaneous Steps

  • Check and remove any object blocking the path of the signal and remove them.
  • Move your Modem closer to the Fire TV and check if they are placed in a suitable range.
  • Switch to the Ethernet connection to check if the problem is with the Wi-Fi network.
  • Try connecting your Amazon Fire Stick to your TV via an HDMI extender cable, and check if the Wi-Fi network can recognize your device.
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