Set Up Amazon Fire TV

Learn about setting up your Amazon Fire TV, including how to connect the device to your TV and pair the remote.

Video: Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD Setup

What You Need

Here's what you need to set up your Amazon Fire TV:

  • Compatible TV (not included) - Amazon Fire TV devices are compatible with high-definition and ultra high-definition TVs with an HDMI input port.

    Note: To learn more about system requirements for watching video in 4K Ultra HD on Amazon Fire TV (2nd or 3rd Generation), or Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K go to Watching Video in 4K Ultra HD on Fire TV.

  • HDMI cable (not included) for 1st and 2nd Generation models - Use an HDMI cable to connect your Fire TV to your compatible TV. Fire TV devices support HDMI A Male-to-Male cables.
  • Internet Connection (not included) - Connect your device to a Wi-Fi or wired (Ethernet) network, so you can complete setup and access all of the content available on Fire TV.

    Note: Amazon Fire TV (3rd Generation), and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K needs an Amazon Ethernet Adapter for Amazon Fire TV Devices (sold separately) to connect to an Ethernet cable.

  • Amazon account - Register your device to your Amazon account to make sure you can access your content and all the latest software, features, and functionality that power Fire TV. If you don't already have an Amazon account, you can create one during the setup process.

Set Up

Follow these steps to set up your Fire TV:

1. Connect the power adapter - Connect the included power adapter into the Power port on the back of your Fire TV, then plug the other end into a power outlet.

2. Connect to your TV - Plug one end of your HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the back of your Fire TV, then plug the other end into an available HDMI port on your TV.

Note: Fire TV (3rd Generation) has a built-in HDMI cable.

Tip: Remember which HDMI port you used to connect your Fire TV. You must select the corresponding input channel on your TV for the next step.

3. Select the input channel for your Fire TV - Turn on your TV, and select the input channel for the HDMI port you used to connect your Fire TV. A loading screen appears with the Amazon Fire TV logo.

4. Set up your remote - Insert the included batteries into your remote:


  1. Use your thumbs to apply pressure on the arrow on the back of the remote. Press up until the entire back cover slides up slightly.
  2. Lift the back cover up and away from the remote.
  3. Insert the 2 AAA batteries.
  4. Reposition the back cover onto the remote, and slide down to click it into place.
Tip: For more information about setting up and using your remote (including details about other Fire TV remote models), go to Amazon Fire TV Remote Basics.

5. Pair your remote - After you insert the batteries, your remote should automatically pair with your Fire TV. If your remote doesn't pair right away, press and hold the Home Home Button 
		  button for up to 10 seconds to send it to "discovery mode" so you can complete the pairing process.

6. Connect to the Internet - Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Fire TV to the Internet, via a Wi-Fi or wired (Ethernet) connection. For more information, go to Set Up Your Wi-Fi Connection.

Tip: A "Save Wi-Fi Passwords to Amazon" option appears during first-time setup. This option allows you to securely upload your Wi-Fi network password with Amazon. To learn more, go to Saving Your Wi-Fi Passwords to Amazon FAQs .

7. Register your device - Follow the on-screen instructions to register your Fire TV to your Amazon account. To learn more, go to Register or Deregister Your Fire TV.

8. Get Started - Once you complete setup, a quick "Welcome" video shows tips on how to use your Fire TV. You can also set parental controls for your device, and sign up for Prime. To learn more, check out Fire TV Menu Basics and Navigate Your Fire TV.

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