Setting Up Your Fire Stick Device

Setting up Your Firestick Is Simple

Initial Setup For Firestick

Initial Setup For Firestick
You must plug the power cable into the wall jack and the other side of the cable plugs into the Amazon fire tv stick.

You cannot plug the fire stick power cable into the USB port of the TV. It must get power from the wall jack, not your tv. The Amazon fire tv stick itself plugs directly into the HDMI port of your tv.

There is an HDMI extender that comes with the Amazon fire stick and its optional to use.

Now you should have your amazon fire stick plugged into the HDMI port of your tv, the power cable should be connected to the fire stick while is plugged into the wall jack for power.

Turn to the correct HDMI channel on your TV, and you will see amazon fire tv splash screen.

Next, you will need to connect to your wifi and enter your password.

Once you connect your Amazon Fire Stick to your wifi, the screen will ask for your Amazon login information.

You can make a free account here if you don't already have an Amazon account.

You can use a free account or an Amazon prime account. Both simple get you access to the home page, and then you can use Kodi.

If you make an Amazon account on your computer or phone, it will not ask for credit card information.

Once you log in with your Amazon Account, you will be on the Amazon home page. Once you turn on Kodi (for the first time) let Kodi go thru the process of installing its apps for at least 3-5 minutes. After loading the first time, it should only take a couple of minutes to load when viewing again.

Note: Always give Kodi 2 to 3 minutes to Load its Builds before clicking any button on your Fire Stick Remote.

Initial Setup for FireTv Box

Initial Setup for FireTv Box
Plug in the power cable to your Amazon fire tv Box

Plug in the HDMI cable to your Jailbroken Amazon box and connect the other side to the HDMI port of your tv.

If possible, it is preferred to connect your Amazon fire tv box to your modem or router via an ethernet cable. You Amazon box will perform at its best if its connect directly.

If an ethernet connection to your modem is not possible for your Jailbroken amazon fire tv box, you can connect your Amazon fire tv to your wifi. You will be prompted for your wifi information as soon as the screen turns on and moves past the Amazon fire splash screen.

Once you connect your Amazon box to your wifi, the screen will ask for your Amazon login information.

You can make a free account here if you don't already have an Amazon account.

You can use a free Amazon account or an amazon prime account. Both simply get you access to the Amazon home page, and then you can use Kodi.
If you make an Amazon account on your computer or phone, it will not ask for credit card information.

Once you are on the Amazon home page, to access Kodi go to settings-applications-install all applications- Kodi - launch Kodi. Remember to Allow Kodi 2-3 minutes to launch all its applications for the first time.

Remote To FireTv Box/Firestick Stopped working

If for some reason the remote does not seem to work with Your device, it simply needs to be programmed to the box. Follow this Method.

Step 1
Put new batteries in the remote.

Then hold down the home button for 2-3 minutes, and then wait 20 seconds, see if the remote is now working with your amazon fire tv box or amazon fire tv stick

Step 2
If it doesn't work, hold down the home button for roughly 1 minute, then wait 10 seconds, and hold it down for another minute.  Try this a few times, sometimes it takes a couple tries before it works.

Make sure the batteries are in the remote, and the batteries are in the right way.

Step 3
reset Remote by holding down the (Back) key and the key with the (three lines) for 1 minute.  Then Place Remote close to your device and press home key for 1 minute.

How To Optimize Your Firestick

How To Optimize Fire Stick 

 1) Remove extra apps from your Fire Stick by going to Apps in the FireStick’s main menu.  Then select an app you don’t need and press Uninstall.

 2) Install Clean Master for TV on your Fire Stick and use it to boost your Fire Stick’s available memory “RAM” by closing apps and processes that use resources in the background without any benefit to the user.

3) Make sure your FireStick isn’t overheating!  This is extremely common for FireStick, so place a small running fan next to your Fire Stick to keep it cool.

4) Make more distance from your TV to the Fire Stick.  Why?  Because electromagnetic interference can cause the Fire Stick’s WiFi to get confused.  So get a $5 HDMI cable that’s about 6 feet long (2 meters) and use it to keep your Fire Stick away from your TV to prevent EM interference.

Optimize Firestick: Explained 

The Amazon Fire Stick is basically an inexpensive Android tablet that has no screen and runs a custom version of Android OS, known as Fire OS.  So the Fire Stick has some physical limitations regarding how much memory it has available to put toward streaming movies & TV shows.  Therefore it’s a good idea to go through your Fire Stick/FireTV box on a regular basis and With (Clean Master) optimize it.

Just like your phone, the Fire Stick gets bogged down with little “temporary” files that never get deleted by the system, so we must delete them ourselves using these steps.

Effects of Optimizing FireStick & Fire TV 

You’ll see reduced Kodi buffering after you Optimize your FireStick ,  In addition you will see a greater ability for Kodi and Our Builds to connect to Streaming sources when you choose a stream in a TV Addon such as Kodi, Mobdro, and several Other Apps we add.   The menu lag is usually significantly reduced after optimizing Your Device. Another way to greatly reduce your Bufferin,g is to install a VPN, IPvanish is the best out there today.


FireStick Remote Not Working

I have outlined common reasons that cause issues with FireStick / Fire TV / Fire TV Cube remote. Go through them one-by-one and I am sure your remote will be working again.

1. Check the Fire Stick Remote Batteries

Amazon Fire Stick Remote is one power-hungry accessory. After having used FireStick for a while and having run into the battery draining issues more than just a few times, I can safely say that if the remote isn’t working, there is a huge chance the batteries have run out of charge.
The battery depletes without any warning. If your Fire Stick remote stopped working suddenly (annoyingly in the middle of the night when you don’t even have any spare batteries), I will put my bet on the battery.

Sometimes, the battery runs dry in just a couple of weeks. The Fire Stick remote uses Alexa, the voice recognition, and voice command technology. Some might want to pin the blame on Alexa. But, it’s not like that the remote is always listening. You must hold down the Alexa button on the remote for it to start listening.
Notwithstanding the reasons, the only likely solution is to use good quality, alkaline batteries and keep the spares handy. Alkaline batteries are the best by far and they keep your Fire Stick remote working the longest. Though, don’t buy just any alkaline. Buy the branded from a reputed manufacturer.

2. Did You Pair the FireStick Remote Already?
Usually, the out of the box FireStick remote comes pre-paired with the device. In case it is not paired, you will have to do it automatically. Or, if your new/replacement FireStick remote is not working, there is a chance it isn’t paired correctly.
Pairing is simple. Plug in FireStick into your TV. Turn on both FireStick and your TV. When FireStick boots up, hold down the ‘Home’ button on the remote for at least 10 seconds. This will pair the Amazon FireStick remote and it must start working.

FireStick can be connected to up to 7 Bluetooth devices including the remote controllers. If you have already connected 7 devices, you will need to disconnect at least one of them. Here is how you can do that:

  • Select Settings from the FireStick home screen. Settings option is on the top menu bar
  • Open Controllers & Bluetooth Devices on the next screen
  • You will see the list of all the connected devices. Just choose the device you wish to unpair and follow the onscreen instructions.
Please also keep in mind that if the remote doesn’t pair with your FireStick device in the first attempt, try again. Usually, it connects the first time, but in rare cases, it may take 2-3 attempts.

3. Is Your Fire Stick Remote Compatible?
This question isn’t for those who are experiencing issues with their out of the box remote. I am talking about the remotes bought separately. There is a decent range of in-house as well as third-party remotes that work with FireStick & Fire TV devices.

FireStick also supports Amazon and third-party game controllers that can be used as remotes to interact with the device. Any Amazon official product that clearly states its compatibility with FireStick will work with your device. But, if you are thinking about buying a third-party remote or game controller, make sure you ascertain it is designed to work with the Fire TV or FireStick device.

There are also some cheap replicas of the remote with the same design and layout. These products easily pass off as original but eventually do not function. Before you buy Amazon Fire Stick remote, verify the authenticity of the seller.

4. Is Your FireStick Remote Damaged?
If you have the original product, you have also put in the new batteries, and have tried all other solutions, probably this is time to consider the possibility that the remote is damaged.
If that’s the case, the only option is to buy a replacement remote. The good news is that the replacement remotes don’t cost a lot. You can buy them for around $10. Go and look it up on Amazon. You will find plenty of options. You may also find a customized remote with additional, dedicated buttons for Netflix and other apps. Some remotes also have the volume control.
Remember that custom remotes are not necessarily from Amazon. Buy the product with a high rating (at least 4) and positive reviews.

5. Amazon Fire TV Remote App – Your Backup
Amazon Fire TV remote not working yet? Or, you just ran out of batteries at midnight and there are no spare batteries.
This doesn’t have to render your FireStick device useless. You can still control the device using the Amazon Fire TV Remote App.

This app converts your smartphone into a remote and lets you interact with FireStick just as you would do with the physical remote. Amazon Fire TV Remote app is available for both Android and iOS platforms. Go ahead and download the app and set it up with your FireStick or Fire TV device. Just make sure that your smartphone and FireStick device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

6. Other Generic Solutions
There are other reasons also that might cause the remote troubles. These are usually unlikely, but it would be remiss of me to not mention them.
  • The distance of the Amazon Fire Stick remote from the device is a factor to consider. The remote works well when it is within 10 ft of the device. If you have a large room or hall, bring the remote closer to the TV, within the range.
  • The FireStick remote connects to the device via Bluetooth and not infrared rays. This means that the remote and FireStick do not have to be in the line of sight of each other. But, keeping the device inside a cabinet or in an enclosure might obstruct the signals. It will be a good idea to bring it out in the open to see if that’s what was causing the problem
  • Try not to keep a lot of electrical devices near FireStick as it may cause interference in the signal.