The steps in this guide are going to show you how to change a setting on your Amazon Fire TV Stick so that your installed apps update automatically.
- Open the Settings menu.
- Choose the Applications option.
- Select the Appstore option.
- Select the Automatic Updates option to switch the setting to On.
One of the most useful options on the Amazon Fire TV Stick is the ability to install new apps. This gives you access to a huge variety of different streaming apps and games, allowing you to make your Fire TV Stick even better.
But, like the apps on your computer or your smartphone, these apps need to be updated periodically. These updates often add new features, and fix problems that exist in the current version of the app.
Our tutorial below will show you where to find a setting on the device so that your installed apps will update automatically.
You may also want to check out our guide on how to delete apps on Firestick if you need to get rid of some of the apps you have on the device.
How to Update Fire TV Stick Apps Automatically
The steps in this guide were performed on an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, but will work on other Fire TV Stick models as well.
Step 1: Choose the Settings option at the top of the screen. You may need to press the Home button on your remote to get to this screen.
Step 2: Navigate to the Applications option and select it.
Step 3: Select the Appstore option.
Step 4: Click the Automatic Updates option to switch it to the “On” setting.
Find out about the bell symbol that you might be seeing above the Settings item on the menu, and learn how you can remove it.
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