Amazon Fire Stick Setup Instructions

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Take your Fire TV Stick Device. You’ll find a micro-USB port and an HDMI there. Now plug the USB power cord into the micro-USB port of your Fire Stick and plug the other end of the power cord to the Power Adapter.

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Now connect the Power Adapter to a power outlet. (Note: It is recommended to use the Power Adapter and not the powered USB Ports offered by few TVs).

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Now plug the Fire Stick into any HDMI port on your TV. Please remember the HDMI Port number as you’ll now be required to turn ON the corresponding HDMI input Channel on your TV.

Turn ON your TV and open the corresponding HDMI input Channel. You’ll see a loading screen with the Fire TV Stick logo. It might take some time to load for the first time, so don’t worry.

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Now it’s time to set up your Fire Stick remote. First, insert the two AAA batteries included in the box. Now the remote should automatically pair up with the Fire Stick. However, if it doesn’t pair automatically, just press and hold the Home button on your remote for 10 seconds.


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Once the remote is paired with FireStick, press the Play/Pause button to start the set-up process

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FireStick will now ask you to choose your preferred language. Highlight the desired language using the navigation keys on the remote and press the Select/OK button on the remote to set the language.

Note: Select/OK is the circular button on the remote enclosed inside the navigation buttons

Part 2: Connect Amazon Fire Stick to Wifi

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Your FireStick will now scan for the available Wi-Fi networks within the range.

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When you see the list of the networks, choose your Wi-Fi and enter your SSID and password (if required) to connect

Part 3: Register FireStick with an Amazon Account

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Now it’s time to register your device to your Amazon account. Your Amazon Fire TV Stick will be pre-registered if you have ordered it from NextGen IPTV.

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STEP 10:

However, if that’s not the case or if you wish to register through a different Amazon account, you can just follow the on-screen instructions to Register or De-register Your Fire TV. (You can learn more about it here.)

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STEP 11:

Your FireStick will now register. Wait for a few seconds.

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STEP 12:

When the registration is finished, FireStick will ask if you wish to save your Wi-Fi password to your Amazon account.

If you use multiple Amazon devices registered to the same Amazon account as FireStick, it would be a good idea to choose Yes to allow those devices to quickly connect to your Wi-Fi network. If you don’t have any other Amazon devices and don’t even intend to buy one in the future, you might just as well select No 

Part 4: Pair FireStick remote with TV

The following steps are only for Remotes with TV controls. If you don’t have a remote with volume buttons, you can skip this part and move to the next section.

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STEP 13:

When you see this window, click Next

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STEP 14:

Press the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons on your remote

Make sure the remote points at the TV. The TV control buttons use the IR profile for your TV. Therefore, your TV and remote need to be in the line of sight for TV control functions to work.

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STEP 15:

Click Yes if you heard the sound. If not, click NO to repeat the process

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STEP 16:

When the Fire TV remote has successfully synced, you will see the following message on the screen

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STEP 17:

You have successfully set up your FireStick

How to Start Using Your Fire Stick

Now that your FireStick is all set up, you would want to get started right away. Here are some exciting things you would like to know that is sure to offer a much better FireStick experience.

Install FireStick Apps

No media device is any good without its apps and FireStick supports dozens of them. There are plenty of apps, both free and paid, you can install on your FireStick and enjoy endless hours of streaming. Amazon Store is a huge repository of cool apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime is built into your device. But, if that’s not enough, you could get loads of amazing third-party apps that let you watch movies and shows for free.

FireStick runs on a modified Android, but at its core, it is much like any other Android device. That’s why plenty of third-party Android apps work flawlessly on your FireStick.

Stay Protected with a VPN

I believe I could never say enough about how important it is to exercise caution and take proper measures to ensure your online safety. The Internet exposes you to the prying eyes of your ISP, third-parties like hackers and even your own government. All your online activities can be traced back to you easily. And, when you stream free movies and shows through third-party apps, there is a chance you might land in trouble.

I am not condoning copyright violations. But, I rigidly uphold the concept of rights to our privacy and it must never be compromised. Therefore, I recommend using a VPN with FireStick.

A VPN redirects your online activities through an encrypted server and makes sure your presence on the internet remains private and anonymous.


That’s it. You have successfully set up your Amazon Fire TV Stick for the first time and now can enjoy the vast ocean of multimedia content with the help of different apps or jailbreak process as I suggested above. I hope this helped. Still, should you encounter any Amazon Fire Stick setup problems, feel free to let me know through the comments section below.