Do you own an Amazon Fire TV Stick but can’t seem to figure out how to find its IP address? This is a problem that many people encounter when they try to use their Fire TV Stick with adbLink. It’s actually a lot easier than you think.
In this tutorial, I will show you exactly what steps you need to take in order to quickly and easily locate the IP address of your Fire TV Stick.
What is a Fire TV Stick IP Address?
Your Fire TV Stick IP Address is the address that identifies your device on a network. This is what allows other devices, such as your computer or smartphone, to connect to and communicate with the Fire TV Stick over a Wi-Fi connection.
Why do you need it?
The main reason why you need to know your Fire TV Stick’s IP address is because it is necessary in order to use adbLink. adbLink is a powerful utility that can be used to remotely access and manage your Fire TV Stick.
It’s the perfect tool for advanced users who want to get the most out of their device such as to disable sleep mode. However, in order to use adbLink you need to know your Fire TV Stick’s IP address.
How to Find Your Fire TV Stick IP Address
The easiest way to find your Fire TV Stick’s IP address is through the device’s settings menu.
Navigate to the home screen and open the Settings menu.
Then, select My Fire TV from the list of options.
Once inside the My Fire TV menu, you should see an option that says About.
Scroll down & select Network. Your Fire TV Stick’s IP address will be visible, listed on the right hand side.
Different method for finding the Fire TV Stick IP Address
Alternatively, if you are using a computer on the same network as your Fire TV Stick, you can use your router (192.168.1.254) or an IP scanner locate its address. An IP scanner is a utility that scans your network and identifies all connected devices. These programs are usually available for free download on the internet.
Once you have downloaded and installed the IP Scanner, open it up and begin scanning your network. After the scan is complete, the IP addresses of all connected devices will be displayed on screen including your Fire TV Stick.
If you’ve followed the above steps but still can’t find your device’s IP address, don’t worry. There are a few things that you can try in order to troubleshoot the issue.
First, check to make sure that your Fire TV Stick is connected to the same network as your computer or smartphone. If it isn’t, then your device won’t show up in the IP scanner or on the network list.
Second, try restarting both your Fire TV Stick and router. This often solves any connectivity issues that may be preventing you from seeing the device’s address.
Finally, if the above steps don’t work, then you may need to perform a factory reset on your Fire TV Stick. This will erase all of the device’s settings and start it from scratch. Once you have performed the factory reset, reconnect your Fire TV Stick to your network and try to find its IP address again.
Finding your Fire TV Stick IP address is essential if you want to use adbLink or other advanced features e.g. sideload apps. Knowing the IP address of a device helps you connect other devices on the same network, allowing for greater control over how you use it.
To find the IP address of your Fire TV Stick, simply navigate to the settings menu and select About from the My Fire TV section. Alternatively, you can use an IP scanner if you are connected to the same network as your device.
If neither of these methods work, then try restarting both your router and Fire TV Stick or performing a factory reset on the device.