How To Turn On Amazon Fire TV Stick Device

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is an easy way to make any TV smarter. Once set up, it allows you to access various streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and more. It also gives you access to Alexa voice controls.

Getting your Fire TV Stick up and running is quick and straightforward. Here is a step-by-step guide:

What You Need

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • TV with HDMI port
  • WiFi network
  • Amazon account

Physical Set Up

Step 1: Plug the Fire TV Stick into your TV’s HDMI port. Make sure your TV is powered on and set to the correct input.

Step 2: Attach the USB power cable to the Fire TV Stick and plug it into a power outlet.

Step 3: Insert the included batteries into the Alexa Voice Remote.

Initial Device Set Up

Step 1: Press and hold the center button on the remote for 5 seconds to turn on the Fire TV Stick.

Step 2: Follow the on-screen prompts to select your language and connect to your WiFi network. Enter your WiFi password when prompted.

Step 3: Sign in with your Amazon account credentials or create a new Amazon account if you don’t already have one.

Step 4: Allow your Fire TV Stick to download the latest software update. This may take several minutes. Do not unplug the device during this process.

Step 5: The Fire TV Stick will guide you through additional set up steps:

  • Select streaming apps and channels you want quick access to on the home screen
  • Enable display mirroring if desired
  • Set up HDMI-CEC device control to use Alexa Voice Remote to control TV volume and power
  • Troubleshoot remote pairing if needed

Step 6: When set up is complete, you will be taken to the Fire TV home screen. Your Fire TV Stick is now ready to use!

Using Your Fire TV Stick

The Fire TV Stick is controlled with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Here are some basics on how to use it:

  • Navigation buttons – Use the circular pad to navigate up, down, left and right on the screen
  • Select button – Press the center button to select an item
  • Back button – Go back to the previous screen
  • Home button – Return to the Fire TV home screen
  • Microphone button – Hold and ask Alexa a question, like “Alexa, show me comedies”
  • Power button – Turn TV on or off (must have HDMI-CEC enabled)
  • Volume buttons – Control TV volume (must have HDMI-CEC enabled)

Additional functions like playback controls, app shortcuts, and settings can be accessed by pressing and holding the home button.

Now you can start streaming movies, TV shows, music and more! The Fire TV Stick gives you access to a vast library of content.


Here are some useful tips for getting the most out of your Fire TV Stick:

  • Enable parental controls to restrict content access
  • Customize the home screen by re-arranging apps and removing recommendations
  • Use Alexa voice commands to quickly launch apps, search content, control smart home devices, and more
  • Pair Bluetooth headphones for private listening
  • Use the Fire TV Stick as a baby monitor with a compatible Alexa-enabled camera
  • Enable display mirroring to project your phone or tablet onto your TV screen

The Fire TV Stick makes any TV smarter. With this easy set up guide, you’ll be streaming content in no time. Enjoy your new Fire TV Stick!