When you update your official and downloaded apps on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, you get access to the latest features and bug fixes for those apps. It’s easy to update both types of apps, and we’ll show you how.
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Update Official Apps on an Amazon Fire TV Stick
An official app is one that you have downloaded and installed from the Amazon Appstore on your Fire TV Stick. To update these apps, you basically select an update on the app page and the app updates itself.
To do that, on your Fire TV Stick remote, press and hold the Home button. In the menu that opens, choose “Applications”. If the remote isn’t working, there are ways to fix it.
On the “Your apps & games” page, highlight (but don’t open) the app you want to update. Then, on your remote, press the Menu button (three horizontal lines).
You will see a menu on the right of your screen. Here, select “More Information”.
The app store page for your app will open. Here, select “Update” to start updating the app. If you don’t see this option and only see “Open”, your app version is already up to date.
When the Fire TV Stick finishes installing the update, you’ll have the latest version of the app. And everything is ready.
Update Sideloaded Apps on Amazon Fire TV Stick
Since the downloaded apps are not installed from the official Amazon app store, you will need to manually download their latest versions and install them on your Fire TV Stick.
To do that, head over to our guide on how to download apps after jailbreaking your Amazon Fire TV Stick. In the guide, where you specify the link to download an application, enter the link to the latest version of the application. Then install that app on your Stick.
That will give you the latest version of your chosen app on your Fire TV Stick.
Bonus Tip: Enable Automatic Updates for Official Fire TV Stick Apps
For apps that you install from the Amazon Appstore, you can enable automatic updates so that those apps update themselves without your interaction.
If you want to turn that option on, first select “Settings” (a gear icon) on your Fire TV Stick’s home screen.
In the settings, select “Applications”.
Choose “App Store”.
Select “Auto Updates”.
Under “Automatic Updates” you will now see “On”, indicating that the feature has been enabled.
And that is. From now on, your Fire TV Stick will automatically check for and install available updates for all your official apps. Enjoy!
While you’re at it, update your Amazon Fire TV Stick as well to have the latest features and bug fixes.
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