Set Up Your Network Connection

Set Up Your Network Connection

Connect to the Internet to complete device setup, and to access all of the streaming content available on Amazon Fire TV devices.

Amazon Fire TV

You can connect your Amazon Fire TV device using a Wi-Fi or wired (Ethernet) connection.

To connect to a Wi-Fi network:

  1. Select SettingsNetwork from the Fire TV menu. Your device automatically detects nearby networks (that broadcast their network name).
  2. Select your preferred network. If you don’t see your preferred network, it might be hidden—try selecting the Join Other Networkor Rescan options at the bottom of the list.
  3. Enter the network password, if needed. Some networks are open for everyone to join, while others require a password to connect.
  4. You’ll see a confirmation message on-screen when your device is connected to your selected network.

Note: If you’re switching from a wired connection to a Wi-Fi connection, first make sure to disconnect the Ethernet cable from your Fire TV before trying to connect your device to Wi-Fi.

To connect to a wired network via an Ethernet cable (not included):

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the back of your Fire TV, and then connect the other end to an available Ethernet port on your router or modem.
  2. Select SettingsNetwork from the Fire TV menu.
  3. Select the Wired You’ll see a confirmation message on-screen when the connection is complete.

Note: Amazon Fire TV (3rd Generation) needs an Amazon Ethernet Adapter for Amazon Fire TV Devices (sold separately) to connect to an Ethernet cable. You can choose to purchase this adapter if you’d prefer not to connect through Wi-Fi.

Fire TV Stick

You can connect your Fire TV Stick using a Wi-Fi connection.

Tip: We recommend using the HDMI extender or adapter included with your Fire TV Stick, which can optimize the physical location of your device and improve Wi-Fi connectivity. Also make sure to use the power adapter included with your device for optimal performance.

To connect to a Wi-Fi Network:

  1. Select SettingsNetwork from the Fire TV menu. Your device automatically detects nearby networks (that broadcast their network name).
  2. Select your preferred network. If you don’t see your preferred network, it might be hidden—try selecting the Join Other Networkor Rescan options at the bottom of the list.
  3. Enter the network password, if needed. Some networks are open for everyone to join, while others require a password to connect.
  4. You’ll see a confirmation message on-screen when your device is connected to your selected network.

To connect a Fire TV Stick (2nd Generation) to a wired network with an Amazon Ethernet Adapter for Amazon Fire TV Devices (not included):

 

  1. Connect the Amazon Ethernet Adapter for Fire TV Devices to your Fire TV Stick’s USB port, then plug the USB power cable into the Ethernet adapter.
  2. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the back of your Ethernet adapter, and then connect the other end to an available Ethernet port on your router or modem.
  3. Select Settings> Network from the Fire TV menu.
  4. Select the Wired You’ll see a confirmation message on-screen when the connection is complete.

Trouble Connecting to Your Network?

For solutions that can help with Wi-Fi connection issues, check out Can’t Connect to Wi-Fi .

To learn more about connecting to a public Wi-Fi network (e.g. from a hotel or school), go to Connect Your Amazon Fire TV to a Public Wi-Fi Network.

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