If you are one among the many who have experienced difficulty with updating their Fire TV Stick this tutorial will provide detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot and fix this frustrating issue.
So if your Fire TV stick is showing an unable to update error message, follow my steps provided below – it will help save you time and effort in finding a solution.
Unable to update your Fire TV Stick Fix
The Fire TV Stick is an incredibly popular streaming device due to its convenience and low cost. However, users of the device sometimes find themselves stuck on a screen that says “Unable to update your Fire TV Stick” with no way to get out of it.
This can be very frustrating, but there are some steps you can take to try and resolve the issue.
Try pressing and holding both the Back and Menu buttons simultaneously on your remote control.
This will take you to a new Voiceview screen which may help you navigate away from the update page and back into using your Fire TV Stick device.
Factory Reset Using Your Remote
If the Voiceview screen does not help, you can try resetting your device using your remote. Press and hold both the Back button and Right on the circle pad until a new screen appears that says Reset to Factory Defaults.
After the timer counts down, your Fire TV Stick should automatically factory reset itself and be ready to use.
Check if Device is Reported as Stolen
If you have tried the above steps and bought your Fire TV Stick second hand, it could mean that your device has been reported as stolen.
It’s best to contact Amazon Support to check on this and potentially return the Fire TV Stick.
Updating Fire TV Sticks Frequently Asked Questions
It’s understandable that Fire TV Stick users may have questions regarding updating their device questions regarding updating their device, so this section will provide answers to the most common questions.
How do I force my Amazon Fire Stick to update?
To force your Amazon Fire TV Stick to update, go to Settings > My FireTV > About > Check for System Updates. This will cause your device to check for any available updates and prompt you to install them if they are found.
How to complete the Fire TV Stick initial setup without updating?
During the setup process and once the Fire TV gets to the point where it is getting updates, disconnect its internet connection. This will cause the setup process to continue without downloading any updates, allowing you to complete the initial setup without updating your Fire TV Stick.
Do Firesticks have to be updated?
Yes, Firesticks should be updated regularly to ensure that they are running on the most recent version of their operating system. Updates can help fix bugs and improve performance, so it is recommended users check for updates on a regular basis.
If your Fire TV Stick is stuck on an unable to update page, try the steps above to get you back up and running.
Press and hold both the Back and Menu buttons simultaneously to get to a Voiceview screen or press and hold both the Back button and Right on the circle pad until a new screen appears that says Reset to Factory Defaults.
If this doesn’t work, you may need to contact Amazon Support and return the Fire TV Stick if it is reported as stolen.