How to Update your Amazon Firestick / Fire TV to the Latest Version for 2021
This step-by-step quick and easy guide will show you How to Update your Firestick/Fire TV to the latest version.
Amazons Firestick is the most widely used an very popular streaming device available today, and it’s important to keep updates on this device for the best performance.
Most Firestick and Fire TV users “jailbreak” the device then sideload great 3rd party applications, and a system update ensures these apps remain usable and run properly.
Learn How to Jailbreak Firestick/Fire TV here
With Amazon’s announcement of their New Fire TV Interface towards the end of 2020 year, many users have been looking to update their device to the latest Fire TV software.
It’s important to note that the majority of Amazon’s newer devices like the Fire TV Stick Lite and 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick have already received this new Fire TV interface update.
Amazon will be rolling this new interface update to older Fire TV devices such as the Firestick 4K, Fire TVs, 1st Gen Fire TV Cube, and more in 2021.
Updating your Firestick/Fire TV is also one of the methods listed in our popular tutorial on How to Stop Firestick Buffering.
Regardless of getting a new interface or not, installing the latest software update on your Firestick or Fire TV will help you remove buggy features from previous updates, prevent apps from crashing, and improve user experience.
If you use any version of the Firestick/Fire TV, your device likely has a software update available.
Normally, these updates will install automatically. However, sometimes these devices require this to be done manually which we provide steps for below.
Prior to the newest update, the software on each Fire TV device varied. But by installing the latest version, all variations of this device will be synced with the same software.
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How To Update Firestick/Fire TV
Below you will find screenshot guides for updating your Amazon Firestick/Fire TV on two different Fire TV interfaces.
The first set of instructions is for those using older Fire TV devices such as the Firestick 4K, Fire TVs, and 1st Gen Fire TV Cube.
The second guide is for those using newer Fire TV devices like the Fire TV Stick Lite or 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick.
Old Fire TV Interface Instructions
Since Amazon hasn’t pushed the new interface to most Fires TV devices yet, many Firestick/Fire TV users are still running the old interface.
The instructions below show how to update your Firestick/Fire TV using an Amazon Firestick 4K.
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