How to Fix Firestick Not Updating

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  • To fix firestick not updating issues -> Make sure you are not having wifi disconnecting and connecting issues or frequent wifi disconnection issues.
  • Reset your router or modem and press and hold play pause button and middle button and wait for your firestick tv to restart.
  • Try power or hard reset by unplugging power cable of firestick cable from wall socket and wait for 60 seconds and plug it back and restart your firestick.

When you are trying to update your firestick and you are getting an error message saying “Unable to update firestick tv” and firestick won’t update or firestick stuck on downloading latest software and you will receive and error sometimes “unfortunately we encountered an error while trying to update your system software” firestick wont update.

Check with your wifi internet connection and make sure that your are not having slow internet connecting or wifi disconnecting and connecting or any wifi connectivity issues and reset your wifi internet modem or router once and try updating firestick tv.

Fix Firestick Not Updating

Below methods will help you fix firestick tv not updating issues.

Press and Hold Play Pause Button and Middle button – Select Button

Step 1: Grab your remote and and hold play pause button and at the same time you need to press and hold center button on your  firestci ktv remote.

Step 2: Press and hold play pause button and middle ok button on your remote

Step 3: Hold these both buttons until you see a message on your firestick tv screen -> your amazon fire tv is powering off.

Step 4: Once you see the message “Firestick tv is powering off” then release these two keys and wait for your firestick tv to reboot and restart on its own.

Once you use these play pause button and select button (middle ok button) and restart your fire tv then you wont be having any issue updating your firestick tv and now, go ahead and update your firestick tv and your issue of firestick not updating error will be fixed successfully.

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Hard Reset

Step 1: Just simply unplug power cable of firestick tv and wait for 60 seconds

Step 2: After 60 seconds plug back power cable back to the wall socket.

Step 3: now, turn on your firestick tv and your issue of firestick not updating will be resolved.

This simple power reset method will fix all issues with firestick not only this firestick not updating but also other issues like firestick not connecting to wifi, firestick laggy or apps not working on firestick and other issue.

Reset Router or Modem

Step 1: Press reset button on back of your router or modem

Step 2: wait for 60 seconds

Step 3: Press the power button and turn on your router or modem and turn it on.

Once you turn your router or modem then connect your firestick tv to wifi interent and try updating your firestick tv and now, firestick tv will update without any issues or error message like unable to update firestick or stuck on updatating.

Why is My Firestick Not Updating?

If you are having any wifi internet connectivity issues on your firestick and your wifi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting without your notice or slow internet then you will experience firestick not updating issues.

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