Firestick is the streaming device developed by Amazon. Firestick looks like a USB flash drive which is directly plugged into HDMI port on TV. It turns your regular TV into a smart TV. Once connected to the internet, you need to register your Firestick with Amazon account. It is provided with the Amazon App store which contains more than 3000 Firestick supported apps to install. In addition to official apps it even supports plenty of third party app for streaming. It will let you stream movies, TV shows and live TV from various streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hotstar, Hulu, HBO Now and many more. You have to turn on your Firestick to access it on your TV. It is done by using Firestick Remote which come along the Firestick.
Methods to Turn On Firestick
Once the Firestick is connected to your TV, you need to turn on your Firestick. It can be done in two ways
- Turn on Firestick with the Remote
- Turn on Firestick with Firestick Remote Mobile app
Method 1: Turn On Amazon Firestick with Remote
It is the basic method to turn on your Firestick device.
Step 1: Turn on your Firestick connected TV and choose HDMI channel.
Step 2: The Firestick logo is displayed on your TV screen.
Step 3: Take the remote come along came with the Firestick. It will be paired with the Firestick automatically.
Note: If your Firestick and the remote is not paired automatically, it can be done manually. Take your remote, press and hold the home button for few seconds. It will enable Discovery mode on you TV, now your Firestick and the Remote is paired
Step 4: Once the pairing is done, you can use the remote to switch between the options easily.
Step 5: Now your Firestick is turned on and starts loading automatically. After that, you have to follow the on-screen steps to complete the setup process.
Method 2: Turn On Firestick with the Firestick Mobile App
Firestick mobile app is the alternative way to turn on your Firestick device. Amazon has developed a Firestick Remote App for mobile devices. This app is available on both Android and iOS devices. You may use this app when your Firestick remote is not working.
Step 1: Connect your Firestick with your TV.
Step 2: Connect your mobile and Firestick connected TV with the same WiFi connection.
Step 3: Open the Google Play Store app on your mobile and search for the Firestick remote app.
Step 4: Select the app and click Install, the app will start installing.
Step 5: Once the app is installed click Open to launch.
Step 6: The app will search for the available Firestick device. Now select your Firestick device.
Step 7: If your app does not find your device, you have to sign in with the same Amazon account used on your Firestick.
Step 8: The activation code will be displayed on the TV screen. You have to enter the code on the Firestick remote app.
Step 8: Once your mobile app is paired, the Firestick will remove all the previously connected remote apps. Now you can use your mobile app as a remote to turn on and switch between options on your the Amazon Firestick device.
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Firestick is the best selling streaming media player which offers thousands of movies and TV episodes. You can enjoy all your favourites from Prime Video, Apple TV, Hotstar, Netflix, Sony Live and many others on the streaming platform. The latest version of Firestick comes with Alexa voice feature, you can use this feature to control your device (turn on or off, find, play and control movies, TV shows). Comment below if you have something to share.