Nowadays, people use Amazon Fire TV Stick on a common note. They prefer to switch to Fire TV Stick as they find the regular TV highly inefficient.
People love the Amazon Fire TV Stick as it offers unlimited streaming options and is feasible. It has taken everyone by a storm.
But, sometimes, the Fire TV Stick lags. So, to avoid such things, I bring you an article wherein I’ll teach you how you can improve the speed of your Fire TV Stick. I’ll also talk about the reason behind the buffer and how we can prevent it from getting slow. Read the article till the end to gain a good insight!
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Why Do Amazon Fire TV Sticks Slow Down?
Amazon Fire TV sticks slow down due to two reasons:
- Your device might be overheated.
- Your device might be overly bloated.
Amazon Fire TV Sticks are prone to get heated quickly, which causes them to become inefficient. Almost all the owners complain about this issue.
Although the problem has reduced with the coming of the 4K Model, it has not ended completely. This could also cause the device to lose its connection quite frequently. Thus, causing buffering issues.
If you want to prevent buffering, this blog talks about troubleshooting buffering on Fire TV devices in the easiest ways.
You can also read the eight tips listed below to improve the speed of your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
How to Make an Amazon Fire TV Stick Work Faster?
Given below are some ways that can allow your Amazon Fire TV Stick to work faster:
1. Through Settings
Here are some settings that you can mingle up with to improve the speed of your Amazon Fire TV Stick. By implementing these changes in your settings, the load on your device’s CPU will reduce, causing the speed to improve.
By default, Amazon Fire TV Sticks use the Featured Section, which is present on the Home Screen, to play the videos the owner will be most interested in. Those videos play on a continuous loop.
Stopping this might lead to speed improvement. To disable this feature, go to Settings. Then click on Preferences. After you’ve done that, you’ll see an option called Featured Content.
There you’ll see two options:
- Allow Video Autoplay
- Allow Sound Autoplay
You will have to turn off both these options to see a boost in speed. Now we’ll look at the second method to boost the speed of your Fire TV Stick.
2. Turn Off Notifications
There are different types of notifications on the Fire TV Stick. Unnecessary notifications on your Fire TV Stick could slow down the TV. To prevent this, you can switch off the Notifications from the Settings.
To turn off these notifications, go to Settings, open Applications. Tap on the App Store, then open Notifications.
From here, you can turn off notifications for the smooth processing of your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
3. Automatic Updates
Automatic Updates are in-built into your device. They keep your device up-to-date with the latest features and security updates.
When you enable this feature, your device gets updated automatically. If you disable this feature, you’ll be able to control the update process.
You can manually enable it whenever you want to. This feature can be disabled if you go to Settings and open Applications. Then, open the App Store, tap on Automatic Updates and turn it off.
4. Disable Unused Services
There are some unused services available on Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can turn off these services through Settings.
Tap onto Applications and open Prime Photos from there. Turn off both the following features- Access Prime Photos and Allow Guest Connections.
5. Collection of Data
While you use the Fire TV Stick, Amazon collects data about you. Turning these settings off will improve your security and the speed of your device.
Go to Settings, click on Preferences, then tap on Privacy Settings. Turn off these settings:
- Device Usage Data
- Interest-based ads
- Collect app usage data
After you’ve done this, go to settings, tap on preferences and go to Data Monitoring. From here, turn off a single setting.
6. Deleting Apps
You can delete the unwanted apps from your device, this will cool your CPU, and when the Fire TV Stick works, the CPU will not get heated up.
7. Holes in Plastic Case
If you make holes in the plastic case of the Amazon Fire TV Stick, it will allow air to pass through these air holes more efficiently. Thus, leading to improvement in speed.
8. Switch the USB Socket
Powering the Fire Stick from the main switch will lead to overheating. Switch the connection to reduce overheating. This way, your device will heat up only when you turn the device on.
Although the Amazon Fire TV stick is one of the best streaming devices, it still has its limitations. Hopefully, this guide will help you improve your Fire TV stick’s speed and have an excellent streaming experience.