Switching your Amazon Fire TV Stick to another TV is an easy process that can be done with just simple steps. The Fire TV Stick is designed to be portable, so you can easily unplug it and move it between TVs whenever needed. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the steps to safely disconnect your Firestick from one TV and connect it to a new one while keeping all your apps, settings, and account info intact.
Connect Fire Stick to Another TV
Before getting started, make sure you have everything you’ll need:
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Power adapter for Firestick
- HDMI extender cable (optional)
- TV with available HDMI port
Step 1: Disconnect the Firestick from the Original TV
- The first step is to disconnect your Amazon Firestick safely from the TV it is currently connected to.
- Ensure the Firestick is turned off by selecting ” Restart ” and Settings > System > Restart and selecting “Restart.”
- Once it has powered off, simply disconnect the HDMI cable from the back of the Firestick and unplug the power adapter.
- If the original TV location makes accessing the ports in the back of the Firestick difficult, you can use an HDMI extender cable. This allows you to keep the main Firestick body plugged in while only having to disconnect the smaller extender cable end.
You now have the Fire TV Stick unplugged and ready to move.
Step 2: Plug Firestick into New TV
- Bring your Amazon Fire TV Stick and power adapter to the new TV you want to use.
- Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet near the TV first.
- Then, connect the HDMI cable from the Firestick directly to an available HDMI port on the back of the new TV.
- Ensure the TV is turned on and switched to the correct input channel to display the Firestick interface. You may first need to scan for channels or inputs on the new TV.
Once everything is securely connected to the new TV’s ports, turn on the Firestick by pressing the power button on the remote. It may take a few minutes for it to boot up on the new TV for the first time.
Step 3: Connect to Wi-Fi Network
After powering on the Firestick on the new TV, you may need to reconnect it to your local Wi-Fi network to regain functionality.
- Go to Settings > Network > Available Networks on the Firestick home screen.
- Select your desired Wi-Fi network and enter the correct Wi-Fi password when prompted.
- Give it a few seconds to establish a connection.
To test your connection to the internet, try opening one of your streaming or entertainment apps like Netflix or YouTube. If the content loads successfully, your network connection is successful. If not, recheck the Wi-Fi settings.
Step 4: Log Into your Amazon Account
The final step in moving your Firestick to a new TV is ensuring your Amazon account is active. After switching TVs, this keeps all of your content, app logins, and payment methods intact.
- Select Settings > My Account > Manage Account on the Firestick main menu.
- Sign in using your existing Amazon email and password.
- If you’ve forgotten the login info, you can recover it using email verification.
Once your Amazon account is successfully logged in, all of your apps, streaming services, Alexa voice remote functionality, and account-related settings will be restored on the new TV.
Set Up New Firestick Location
With your Amazon account linked and Wi-Fi connected, there are just a few final settings to check to finish setting up your Firestick on the new TV environment.
In Settings, you can go to Display & Sounds to adjust screen resolution, captions, and audio settings appropriately for the new TV model. You can also customize the power options, like sleep timers, to match your usage needs in the new location.
The final setting to check is your HDMI control, which can be found in System > External Device Compatibility. Toggle on all the available Control HDMI and CEC settings, so your TV remote can power the Firestick on and off and control the volume seamlessly.
Once these preferences are set up, your Firestick is fully ready to use on the new TV! All of your downloaded apps, services, preferences, and account details now reside securely on this Firestick exactly as they were set up on the previous television. You can start streaming your favorite movies and shows or casting content from other devices to the big screen!
Troubleshooting Common Firestick Switch Issues
You may encounter minor technical issues during setup when transitioning your Amazon Firestick and account details to another TV. Here are some common problems and quick solutions to get your Firestick working properly again.
Can’t Connect Firestick Remote: First, press and hold the home button for 10 seconds to try to reconnect the remote. Check batteries if the problem persists. Go to Settings > Controllers & Bluetooth Devices > Other Bluetooth Devices to pair the remote again if needed.
Apps Crashing or Force Closing: Check for any available app or software updates and install them. Restart the Firestick and reopen the problematic apps. Reinstall a persistently crashing app to refresh cached data.
Account Login Issues: Double check your email/password credentials if you encounter account or sign-in issues after switching TVs. Use the Forgot Password option or contact Amazon Customer Service if your account will not validate.
Videos Buffering/Loss of Video Quality: Make sure your Firestick is connected to a 5Ghz Wi-Fi network if available for optimal streaming bandwidth. Test internet speeds to confirm the new location has sufficient connectivity. Upgrade router if needed.
Missing Content or Profile Info: Sign out and back into your Amazon account, streaming apps (like Netflix or Hulu), and Alexa profile if any settings, watch history, or preferences failed to transfer during the Firestick switch.
Following this simple guide makes it easy to disconnect your Firestick from an old TV and reconnect it to a new television while preserving all of your important apps, settings, and details after switching locations!