Set up Firestick for the first time in 2021 – [Updated Illustrated tutorial]

Amazon Inc. has taken the digital media industry by storm ever since it has launched its innovative product Firestick. Firestick offers a lot of online streaming content. From on-demand movies & shows to Live Television, it’s got you covered. You can watch your regular TV channels with it. This article helps you understand How to Set up Firestick.

How to Set up Firestick for the First time

Set up Firestick

You can access your regular TV channels with Firestick, but that’s not it. There are a lot more options you can choose from. The device offers a huge deal of entertainment from around the internet.

Firestick has shaken up the World of Home TV entertainment ever since the beginning of its reign. TV enthusiasts have a soft spot in their hearts for this tiny product. The device brings the whole world of entertainment to you, but that is with the help of the apps, which makes Firestick what it is. Further, in this article.

This tiny device allows its users to stream all kinds of entertainment content on their Television screen with the help of third-party apps and a good internet connection. One thing to keep in mind when using third-party applications is that they’re not verified by any platforms.

How to Set up Firestick for the first time

Step 1. Prepare your devices

Step 1. Take your Firestick out of the Box. You’ll find a Firestick Device, a Power adapter, A micro-USB to USB-A, and an HDMI extension cable.

Step 2. Plug the micro-USB end of the cable in the Firestick. You will find a micro-USB port at the side of your Firestick. Now plug the USB-A into the Power adapter and connect it to a Power outlet.

Note: Do not plug USB-A end of the cable into any of the USB ports in the Television.

Set up Firestick

Set up Firestick

Step 3. Now plug your Firestick in one of the HDMI ports in your TV (try and remember which port you plug it into, it will help you find the corresponding channel in your TV). Use the HDMI extension cable if you are facing difficulties attaching your Firestick directly to your TV.

Set up Firestick

Set up Firestick

Step 4. Turn on the devices, TV and the Firestick. Select the HDMI port you plugged your Firestick in to with your Television controller.

Step 5. Set up Firestick remote: Insert the batteries included in the box (two AAA) at the back of your Firestick Remote. It will automatically pair up with the Firestick. If it doesn’t, press and hold the Home button on the remote for about 10 seconds and it will send a discovery signal to your Firestick, and it will be paired.

Set up Firestick

Step 2. Setting up the Firestick

Step 1. After the remote is paired with the Firestick it will ask you press the Play/Pause button. That’s exactly what you have to do.

Set up Firestick

Step 2. It will ask to choose your preferred language. Choose whichever language you prefer and press Select/OK.

Set up Firestick

Step 3. It will now scan the surroundings for available Wi-Fi Networks. Select your Network and enter the Wi-Fi password.

Set up Firestick

Set up Firestick

Step 4. Signing in to your Amazon Account: Now you will be required to register your Firestick with your Amazon Account. It is most likely that you ordered it from Amazon, in that case it will be pre-registered and you can skip this step. Or you can perform this step if you want to register it on a different Amazon Account.

It will ask you to Sign in or Signup. You will see two options, “I already have an Amazon Account”, and “I am new to Amazon.” If you don’t have an Amazon account then create one by selecting “I am New to Amazon.”

Set up Firestick

Step 5. After you login/register into your Amazon Account, you will have to wait for a few seconds while the device is being registered.

Set up Firestick

Step 6. After the registration is completed the Firestick will ask you if you would like to save your Wi-Fi passwords to your Amazon Account.

It is up to you whether you want to save your Wi-Fi passwords or not. If you use this Amazon account on different devices then you might consider selecting “Yes” for a more convenient and fast connectivity. If not, select “No.”

Step 7. You will now be asked if you want to enable “Parental Controls” on your device. You can select “No Parental Controls” if you don’t have any kids. Or you can select “Enable Parental Controls.”

If you select “Enable Parental Controls,” it will ask for the PIN for almost everything you want to do on your device.

Set up Firestick

Step 8. Wait while the Firestick sets up the Remote.

Set up Firestick

Step 9. In the next window, you will be asked to select the brand of the Television that you have. Look up the brand of TV you are using, select it and hit “OK” on your remote.

Set up Firestick

Step 10. Now you will see a window where it asks you to turn up the volume to test that the music is playing correctly and from the device that you want chose. Click on “Next.”

Set up Firestick

Step 11. Do as shown in the next prompt window (toggle the volume buttons and see if the music volume changes and see that it is coming from the device that you expected) and select “Yes” if so. Select “No” if not.

Step 12. Your Fire TV remote’s successfully set up after that.

Step 13. Once the remote and Account set up is completed, it will let you choose the popular services you want in your Firestick. You can choose the ones you want and proceed.

Step 14. Click on “Finish” after verifying the services that you selected.

Step 15. After clicking on “Finish,” you will be redirected to the Home screen of your Firestick. Here you will see the services preinstalled and the services you chose to have on your Firestick.

Step 16. If you want to install an app after setting up your Firestick, all you have to do is navigate to your Home screen and go to “Apps” present at the top of your screen.

Step 17. If you want to access or change any settings on your device, you can find the “Settings” option right next to the “Apps” option. You can access or change your Firestick settings from there.

Wrapping up

So, that is pretty much it people. Hope you found this article helpful and didn’t face any difficulties setting up your Firestick. Check out my article on Best Firestick Apps to learn how much you can get out of your Firestick.

FAQs

Q. WHAT IS THE BEST MOVIE STREAMING APPLICATION FOR FIRESTICK?

Ans. There are many apps that offer great entertainment content all round. The answer may vary according to the preferences of different users. It solely depends on your choice of what kind of experience do you prefer on your Firestick, although some facts need to be considered.

You evaluate certain things like in what quality a certain app is delivering content, the speed it is providing, the type of links it is providing you, etc. If you haven’t read our article about Best Firestick Apps thoroughly, I recommend you follow up and spare a couple of minutes to do so.

Q. WHAT IS THE BEST LIVE TV STREAMING APPLICATION FOR FIRESTICK?

Ans. Again, there are many apps that allow different features. Some provide a decent number of satellite channels for free, and some give a large number of channels for a premium price. It will be your personal choice that which app suits your expectations best.

Q. WHAT IS THE BEST APPLICATION FOR JAILBROKEN FIRESTICK?

It depends. While it is not entirely illegal to Jailbreaking a Firestick, you may end up in Jail for illegally accessing copyrighted content. If you have Jailbroken your Firestick, the first thing I would recommend is installing ExpressVPN.

If you have Jailbroken your Firestick, it is pretty obvious that you are going to experiment on different kinds of services, which might not be entirely healthy for your network. Accessing the content for which you don’t have rights, knowingly or unknowingly, is a felony. It’s better to take precautions before you proceed any further.

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