How to Update Apps on Amazon Firestick / Fire TV

How to Update Apps on Firestick

Updating the app on your smartphones and streaming devices will give you the best experience and allow you to enjoy the new features. Like other devices, you need to update the apps that you’ve installed on your Firestick. Amazon Firestick is one of the best streaming devices where you can enjoy unlimited channels, movies, series, TV shows, and so on. It comes with an easy and great user interface. Like installing the apps on Firestick, you can easily update the apps to the newer version.

How to Manually Update Apps on Firestick

Quick Guide: Go to Apps –> Choose the app –> Click the Menu button –> Click the Update button.

[1] Go to the Apps tab on the home screen.

 How to Update Apps on Firestick- choose Apps

[2] You will see the list of apps installed on your Firestick device.

[3] Select the application which you want to update and click on the Menu button on your Firestick.

[4] Next to that, click the More Info option. Now, you will see the Update button if any update is available. If not, you will get the Open button

 How to Update Apps on Firestick- choose more info

[5] Click on the Update option to update the app.

How to Update Sideloaded Apps on Firestick TV

Like every other installed app, you can also update the sideloaded apps on your Amazon Fire TV device. To do so, follow the below instructions.

[1] Turn on your Firestick device and navigate to the Settings icon on the Firestick home screen.

[2] For the older version (2020), select My Fire TV –> Developer Option and then turn on ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Source. For the new version, go to Developer Options and choose Install Unknown Apps. Turn on the respective app’s toggle.

[3] Return back to the home screen and select Network under the About section.

[4] The IP address will display on the screen. Make a note of it.

[5] On your PC, download the adbLink software from the official website.

[6] When .exe file gets downloaded, install it.

[7] Launch the adbLink software and click the New button from the home page.

[8] Type Firestick in the description box and your IP address in the Address Field and tap the Save button.

[9] Select the device as Firestick and click Connect button.

[10] Now, start downloading the latest version of the APF file you want on your PC.

[11] Click on the Install APK button and select the APF file from your PC’s storage.

[12] Finally, click the Yes button. Now, the sideload application on your Fire TV is updated successfully.

How to Update Apps in Firestick [Alternate Way]

In order to update the apps on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, you need to update your Firestick device to the new version. To do so,

[1] Go to the home screen of the Firestick.

[2] Navigate to the Settings option, and choose Device/My fire TV.

[3] Following that, click on the About option.

[4] Now, select Check for Updates. If a new update is available, you will get the Install Update option.

Click Install Update option.

[5] Click on it to start updating your device. Once updated, the Firestick will restart automatically. If it doesn’t, press & hold the OK button and the Play button for a few seconds to restart the Firestick.

Steps to Update Firestick Apps Automatically

Quick Guide: Go to Apps –> Choose the Appstore –> Turn on Automatic Updates.

By enabling the automatic update option, the app in the device will get updated automatically whenever the new update is available.

[1] Go to the Settings menu and select Applications.

[2] Under the Application section, locate the App Store option.

 How to Update Apps on Firestick- select App Store

[3] Turn on the Automatic Updates option and this will update the apps to their new version automatically.

Turn on the Automatic Updates option


1. Does Fire Stick automatically update apps?

Yes, you can turn on the automatic update option to update the apps automatically.

2. How do you update 3rd party apps on Fire Stick?

Using the adbLink, you can update the third-party apps on your Fire TV Stick.

3. How to update apps on jailbroken Firestick?

To update apps on jailbroken Firestick, you can use the Downloader app or any third-party apk installers.