Update Apps on Your Amazon Fire TV Stick – Automatic

Just like the operating system updates, you can set your Fire Stick to automatically scan and update apps in the background, keeping them on the latest version without you having to lift a finger. This is set to “on” out of the box, so you may not need to change anything at all. The steps below walk you through the process.

  1. Open your Fire TV interface and go to the home menu.
  2. On the menu items at the top of the screen, scroll to the right and choose “Settings”.
  3. Scroll right and select “Applications” followed by “Appstore”.
  4. Go to “Automatic Updates” and toggle it to “on”.

Update Screen App on Your Amazon Fire TV Stick – Manual

A Fire TV Stick is a pretty boring device without its apps. Software you install through Fire’s main interface lets you access content well beyond the Amazon ecosystem, including Netflix movies, TV shows through Hulu, YouTube videos, and much more. Manual updates are only necessary if you don’t have regular access to the internet or if your automatic app updates have been switched off. The steps below will show you how to check individual apps and update them as necessary.

  1. Open your Fire TV interface and go to the home menu.
  2. Scroll down to the row marked “Your Apps & Games”
  3. Find the Screens app icon
  4. Highlight the app image and press the triple line menu button on your remote. This brings up a small menu with a few options at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  5. Highlight “More Info” and click the remote.
  6. If an update is available a new option will appear next to “Open”. Clicking it will bring up a prompt to confirm downloading and installing the update.
  7. If no update is available you won’t see any special notifications. Feel free to go binge watch Game of Thrones instead!

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