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How to Update Apps on Amazon Firestick [3 Ways]



How to Update Apps on Firestick

If you are facing issues with a particular app on your Firestick streaming device, it might be due to outdated app firmware. By default, most of the apps will update automatically when your update your Firestick device. Firestick also provides the user the choice between automatically or manually updating apps.

However, if you sideload apps on your Firestick, you should manually update the sideloaded third-party apps using the adbLink software. Alternatively, you can uninstall the app and sideload the APK file of the newest version of the app without updating the app manually.

How to Update Apps on Firestick

When you update your Firestick device, it also updates the apps automatically. In addition, you can upgrade the apps on your Firestick either manually or automatically.

Manually Update Apps on Firestick / Fire TV

1. Select Apps on the Firestick Home screen.

2. You can see a bunch of apps on the screen.

3. Choose the desired app you like to update.

4. Press the Menu button on the Firestick remote and select More Info.

Select More Info to update apps on Firestick

4. Select Update to upgrade the app to the latest version.

Automatically Upgrade Apps on Fire TV Cube

If you can’t update the apps manually, you can enable the automatic feature, which doesn’t requires manual intervention.

1. Power on your Firestick device and ensure it is connected to the internet.

2. From the Firestick home screen, navigate to the top menu and select Settings.

3. Within the settings menu, scroll right and choose Applications.

Select Applications

4. In the Applications menu, select Appstore.

5. Inside the Appstore settings, select Automatic Updates to enable.

Enable Automatic Updates to update apps on Firestick

How to Upgrade Sideloaded Apps on Firestick

1. On the Firestick Home screen, select Settings.

2. Navigate to My Fire TV and choose Developer Options.

Select Developer Options

3. Enable both ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources.

4. Get back to the previous step and select About.

5. Choose Network and note down your device IP address.

6. Visit the adbLink page on a PC browser to connect your Firestick to your computer.

7. Install and open the adbLink software.

8. Click New. Enter the device name in the description.

9. Next, add the IP address, and click Save.

10. Choose Firestick from the Select Device dropdown and click Connect.

11. Once connected, click Install APK.

12. Upload the APK file from your PC and select Yes.

13. The sideloaded apps will be updated on your Firestick device.


1. Can you update apps on a jailbroken Firestick?

Yes, you can upgrade the apps to the latest version on a jailbroken Firestick/ Fire TV.

2. Why are the apps not updating on Firestick?

Make sure you have connected the Firestick to the internet. Check the storage space on your Firestick. Restart the Firestick device to fix the issue.

3. How to refresh apps on Firestick?

There is no direct method to refresh apps on Firestick devices. However, you can refresh the apps by
1. Restart the app.
2. Removing the app cache from Firestick.
3. Rebooting your device.

4. Do I need to update apps on Firestick?

Yes. You have to keep your apps on Firestick updated to the latest version for effective functioning and a newly added content library.

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