Best Amazon Fire TV Stick tips and tricks: Get the most out of Fire TV Stick using these tips

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Best Amazon Fire TV Stick tips and tricks: Get the most out of Fire TV Stick using these tips
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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the most popular streaming devices available in India. It can be plugged into the TV’s HDMI port, allowing you to convert your regular TV into a smart TV and giving you access to various subscription services such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and more.
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While using a Fire TV Stick is not very complex, there are some features that not everyone may know about. These features will help you get the most out of your Fire TV Stick.

Best tips for Fire TV Stick users

Name your Fire TV Stick

You can change the name of your Fire TV Stick from the default name. This is useful especially when you have multiple devices.

  • Go to Manage your Content and Devices page and login.
  • Go to ‘Your Devices’ and select the Fire TV Stick you wish to rename.
  • Click on ‘Edit’ next to the name of the device.
  • Once you have entered the name, click on ‘Save’.
Sideload apps

While Fire TV Stick comes with several in-built apps, you can also sideload apps on the device.
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  • Go to Fire TV home page
  • Go to Settings, select ‘Device’ and then select ‘Developer Options’.
  • Now enable ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’ and ‘ADB Debugging’.
  • Now, download the Apps2Fire app on an Android phone and make sure you are on the same Wi-Fi network as the Fire Stick.
  • Open the Apps2Fire on your phone, tap the overflow button (three dots) and select ‘Setup’.
  • Now, click on ‘Network’ and select your Fire TV Stick from the available devices.
  • Now, tap on ‘local apps’ and select the app you wish to install.
  • The app will be sent over the network to your Fire Stick TV and it will be installed in the background.
Fire TV Remote app

If you are someone who often loses the Fire Stick remote, you can install the official remote app for your Android or iOS device.

  • Download the Android app or the iOS app as per your requirement.
  • Make sure you are on the same Wi-Fi network as the Fire Stick.
  • Open the app on your phone and you will be able to select your Fire TV.
  • You will get a code on your TV that needs to be entered in the app.
  • You can now control your Fire TV with your phone.
Disable personalized Ads

Like most services these days, Amazon also tracks your activities for personalized Ads. You can stop this easily.

  • From the Fire TV home page, click on ‘Settings’.
  • Now, go to ‘Preferences’ and click on ‘Privacy Settings’.
  • Now, turn off Internet-based Ads.
Mirror your phone

  • From the Fire TV home page, click on ‘Settings’.
  • Now, click on ‘Display and Sounds’.
  • Now, enable ‘Display Mirroring’.
  • Now, search for the screen mirroring option on your smartphone. This may vary depending on your device.
  • If you are on the same network as the Fire TV, the mirroring will begin.
Delete your voice recordings

Amazon Fire TV automatically records everything you search for using the mic. You can clear all such recordings from your Fire TV.
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  • Go to the Manage your Content and Devices page.
  • Select your device.
  • Now, click on ‘Delete voice recordings’ and select ‘Delete’.
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