How Do I Connect My Fire Stick To Another TV?

Having an Amazon Fire TV Stick is like enjoying the facilities of a Smart TV in your non-smart TV. The best part about having a Fire Stick is that you can move it to another TV of the same or a different location. 

Unplug the Stick from the current TV, plug it into the other TV, and set it up. It won’t require additional setup as you will be within the same Wi-Fi range. However, you will need some workarounds for a different Wi-Fi in a new location. 

In this article, I will share how to connect the Fire Stick to another TV and what workarounds you need to do during a new Wi-Fi. Besides that, I will also share some solutions to the problems you may face after connecting the Stick to a different TV. 

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Introduction to Fire Stick and Its Portability

Amazon Fire Stick, or just Fire Stick, is a streaming device by Amazon.

The Fire Stick is shaped like a USB flash drive, which can be plugged directly into the TV’s HDMI port. 

Despite the flash drive’s small size, it is a full-featured streaming player that can make any non-smart TV into a smart TV where you can binge-watch shows from your favorite apps and even download apps. 

You can watch movies and TV shows from several streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and YouTube. 

You can connect the Fire Stick to any TV, be it your TV or someone else’s TV, for example, your friend or cousin. 

I had my Fire Stick a few years back, and I love enjoying shows with it on my TV. 

I even carry it when I go on a trip or vacation where TV is available. 

I can enjoy my favorite content on a big screen on a vacation.

You can connect the Fire Stick to other Amazon smart devices, like Amazon Echo, and unlock new features. 

It has a remote control that allows you to control the TV after connecting the Fire Stick. 

Since the remote control is an Alexa voice remote, you can also give commands to the Stick using Alexa. 

Checking Compatibility

Before you connect the Fire Stick to any TV, ensure the compatibility of the Stick and your TV. 

 The Fire Stick is famous for its massive streaming content options, user-friendly interface, and affordability. 

A Fire Stick will work with any HD or UHD TV with at least one HDMI port. 

It can work with any TV in recent times, including a low-resolution TV. 

To check the compatibility of your TV and Fire Stick, check for the following requirements: 

  • An HD or UHD TV with one HDMI port. 
  • An internet connection, preferably a Wi-Fi. You can also buy an Ethernet adapter for a wired connection. 
  • An Amazon Account. You are already registered if you bought the Fire Stick with your Amazon account. 

However, the old HD TVs with 720p may not support Fire Stick. 

In these situations, the users will find an INVALID FORMAT error message on their screen. 

All the old TVs are not like that. 

You can still connect the Fire Stick to some old TVs. 

The Stick needs to know your TV’s resolution via the HDMI connection and then Downscale the signal to the best resolution obtainable. 

How to connect a Fire Stick to another TV?

I bought my new Fire TV Stick a few years ago and was excited to use it. I loved watching TV much more than before.

But I wondered if I could switch it to another TV if I ever buy another one. 

That’s when I thought of researching online. 

I was surprised that many users have been searching for the same thing and shared their thoughts and experiences. 

That’s when I thought of educating myself on this topic in case I need it later.  

The process is relatively easy, but many are unaware of the proper steps. 

Here, I will share a complete guide on connecting the Fire Stick to another TV.

Preparing the Target TV

Preparing the target TV involves preparing the TV with whom you will connect the Fire Stick.

There is little preparation required. 

Ensure that the TV has an HDMI port. 

After that, unplug the Fire Stick and its power adapter from the current TV. 

Connecting the Fire Stick

Plug in the adapter and the Fire Stick in the same way as you have connected to the previous TV. 

Plug the small USB power adapter of the Stick into the electrical outlet close to the other TV. 

You can also plug in the adapter to a power strip. 

Find the HDMI input or port on the TV at the side or back. 

Connect the Fire Stick to the HDMI input and remember where you have connected the Stick. 

If the Fire Stick does not fit the HDMI port, use the HDMI extension that comes with the Fire Stick and then connect the Stick. 

Powering On and Configuring

Turn on your TV. 

The TV will show Amazon Fire TV Stick. 

Next, use the TV remote and press the Source button to select HDMI if the TV is not set to the correct input source. 

On the TV’s HDMI port settings, select the one where you have connected the Fire Stick. 

If you do not remember, recheck the port and select it. 

It happens when you have more than one HDMI port. 

So it is common to forget. 

Unless you select the correct one, you cannot use the Stick. 

You will see an AMAZON BOOT SCREEN. Please wait until it boots entirely. 

Pairing the Remote

You have to pair up the Fire Stick remote to operate the TV. 

Generally, the Stick can automatically connect to the remote if it is nearby. But at times, you have to connect it manually:

  1. Grab the remote close to the TV, press the Home button for 10-15 seconds, and release it. 
  2. Press 3 buttons together – The Navigation Left, the Back button, and the Menu button containing 3 horizontal lines beside the Home button. 

Your remote should connect to the Fire Stick, and now you can operate your TV. 

Sometimes, the Fire Stick remote may not work. 

In that case, you can operate the TV’s standard remote. 

You need to go to the Menu option and select Settings. 

Find the HDMI-CEC option and turn it on. See if it works. 

Another way is to download the Fire TV app, find the REMOTE option, and use your phone as the TV remote.

Wi-Fi Setup (if applicable)

Once the TV is booted, it will connect to the Wi-Fi network. 

Here are two aspects: Connecting the Fire Stick to the same Wi-Fi or connecting it with a different Wi-Fi of a different location. 

It may seem complicated, but it is effortless. 

Same location 

If you are using the same Wi-Fi network at the exact location, it will automatically connect. 

The Fire Stick has already been connected to the Wi-Fi when you have used it for the first time on the previous TV. 

So it will remember the Wi-Fi and connect to it.  

Different location 

For example, you went on a vacation and have carried your Fire Stick to enjoy it. 

The hotel room where you stay contains a TV, which isn’t smart. 

But you can put the Fire Stick to watch your favorite shows. 

Now, you need to connect to the hotel’s Wi-Fi if available. 

For that, you need some workarounds and learn the Wi-Fi password. 

You have to follow the same steps when you have bought a new Fire Stick and connected it to your home network. 

Ensure the TV has an HDMI port and supports a resolution compatible with the Fire Stick. 

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to SETTINGS and select NETWORK. 
  2. Find and select the network available. You will need to choose the network of the place where you are staying. 
  3. Enter the username and Wi-Fi password, and select CONNECT. Sometimes, you will already be provided with the information at this juncture.
  4. Your Fire Stick is not connected to the available network, and you can enjoy streaming videos. 

After connecting the Wi-Fi, you can see the Home Screen with all the installed apps. 

While connecting the Fire Stick to a different Wi-Fi, ensure the ADB Debugging is turned off. 

Even if you never turned it on, it is better to check. 

Settings → My Fire TV → Developer Options → Check ADB Debugging option. 

Log in to the Amazon account

Enter your Amazon account username and password to complete the Fire TV Stick syncing. 

Once you have verified yourself with your Amazon account, press the HOME icon on the remote and browse the apps, shows, and movies. 

Testing and Adjusting Settings

After everything is complete, check the TV with your remote to see if it works. 

If everything works, you can adjust the settings according to your preferences, for example, the content, the brightness, and other things. 

How to connect a Fire Stick to another TV without an HDMI port?

Without an HDMI port, using Fire Stick on your TV becomes impossible.

However, there is a solution. 

You can use an HDMI-to-component converter or an HDMI-to-composite converter. 

Buy the converter

A composite or component converter is a small box that can convert the HDMI to a component (red, blue, green, and white) or composite (yellow, red, and white). 

You will use an analog TV with devices that only connect via an HDMI port. Here are some converter products:

Plug the Fire TV Stick into the power outlet with the USB converter

The Fire Stick will need a power source to function. 

Plug the Fire Stick into the nearest power outlet with the converter. 

Connect the Fire Stick to the HDMI input

The converter is a small box-shaped device that contains an in-built HDMI port. 

You need to connect the Fire Stick to the HDMI port of the converter. 

It will be the same as the HDMI input on your TV. 

Connect the component or composite

The converter will have composite or AV cables. 

Connect the cable to the video input of your TV. 

After this, the TV will be in sync with the Fire Stick. 

Select the input converter

Turn on the TV and go to the input settings.

Select the input you have the converter into. 

Insert the batteries into the remote

Now, pair the Fire Stick battery. 

Put the AAA batteries and pair them. Usually, the remote automatically pairs. 

If it doesn’t work, do it manually. 

I have already shared the steps for pairing the remote control. 

Connect to Wi-Fi and sign in to the Amazon account

Once you have connected the Fire Stick to the HDMI port, you need to connect the Stick to the Wi-Fi. 

Go to network and choose your home network. 

Follow the on-screen prompts for the Wi-Fi setup and connection. 

After that, sign up for your Amazon account with your username and password and press ENTER. 

Your page will open, and you can start watching your favorite shows.

You can also use these converters if your TV HDMI ports are filled with other USBs. 

Multiple TV Considerations

One of my relative’s houses has recently bought a new Fire Stick. 

They have more than two TVs in your house, but one Fire Stick. 

They keep switching the Fire Stick from one TV to another by the above-shared methods. 

But constantly switching the Fire Stick can be a hassle. 

So, my cousin and I were researching whether one Stick can be used for more than one TV without switching.

After some research, we came across a small hack. 

An HDMI splitter or Wireless HDMI Extender can help mirror the content of the main TV to the secondary TV. 

You need a few workarounds to use one Fire Stick with two TVs and simultaneously enjoy your favorite content on both screens. 

Here are the steps: 

  1. Connect the Fire Stick to the HDMI Splitter with the HDMI cable that comes with the product. Plug one end of the cable into the HDMI port of the Fire Stick and the other end into the input of the HDMI splitter.
  2. Connect the Splitter to both the TVs using two different HDMI cables. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the output of the Splitter and the other end into the HDMI port of your TV. 
  3. Connect the Fire Stick to the power source with the adapter and turn on the TV.
  4. You can now watch the Fire Stick’s content on both TV simultaneously.

Though you can use it, there are some limitations for which we did not approach the method.

The distance between the two TVs should be less so that the Splitter and Fire Stick can connect correctly. 

Otherwise, it won’t work. 

The content you play on both TVs should stay the same because the Splitter will mirror the main TV’s content to the secondary TV. 

You can’t watch two different shows. 

A few troubleshooting steps for HDMI splitters:

  • Ensure that the devices where you use the Splitter are compatible with the HDMI splitter; the latest is 2.1. Check that all the components are compatible with this version. Otherwise, you have to update the device or the Splitter.
  • The HDMI cables should be connected securely to both the Splitter and the device you are connecting. The cables should not be frayed or damaged. 
  • Make sure the Splitter is functioning correctly. Check the power source and connection. Check the ports to ensure they are securely connected. 
  • Check the video settings on the connected devices. The resolution and refresh sets should be correctly set. Otherwise, you have to adjust the settings. 
  • Check the Splitter’s maximum bandwidth. It determines the amount of data sent through the Splitter at a time. If the bandwidth is low, you will experience lagging. 

Troubleshooting Common Issues

You might face a few issues when you connect the Fire Stick to another TV. 

Fortunately, we have solutions to troubleshoot them. 

In this section, I will share the issues and their solutions:

No signal message 

When a NO SIGNAL message appears on the screen after connecting the Fire Stick, the problem might be with the screen resolution. 

It occurs when the resolution of the old TV is different from what Fire tick supports. The new TV has a different resolution setup. 

To fix this, try the following steps:

  1. Check the new TV‘s display resolution. 
  2. Unplug your Fire Stick and plug it back into the old TV. 
  3. Change the resolution to match the new TV.
  4. Reconnect to the new TV, complete the setup, and you are done. 

Remote not pairing

When you use the remote control keys, and they do not function, the remote has not been paired. 

You have tried all the manual steps but failed. In that case, follow the following steps:

  • Unplug the Fire Stick and TV and wait for 10-15 seconds. 
  • Now plug them back into the power source. 
  • Complete the setup. The Fire Stick will start booting. 
  • Wait for the Home Screen to appear. 
  • The Stick should automatically pair up with the remote, provided it is within the Stick’s range.
  • Or, try the manual methods to pair the remote with the Fire Stick. 
  • You will see that the screen shows REMOTE PAIRED SUCCESSFULLY. 

Cannot connect to the Wi-Fi

After you connect the Fire Stick to the TV, you need to connect it to the Wi-Fi to stream videos on your TV. 

At this time, you might encounter an issue where the Fire Stick won’t easily connect to the Wi-Fi. 

It results from using a new Wi-Fi in a different location. 

Usually, finding the network and connecting to it by the password helps. 

But if it doesn’t, try the following steps to overcome the issue:

  1. Go to the MOBILE HOTSPOT AND TETHERING option of your smartphone. 
  2. Edit the Hotspot name and password. Set the one on your Wi-Fi router. 
  3. Turn on the Fire Stick, disconnect it from the TV, and reconnect. 
  4. Please set up your Fire TV Stick again, boot it, and connect to the device hotspot. 
  5. Now, your Fire Stick will connect to your mobile hotspot and use your phone’s internet to stream. 

Fire Stick not working: Other troubleshooting steps

If your Fire Stick does not start working, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  1. Restart the Fire Stick. Long press the Play/Pause button and select RESTART. Or, go to Settings → My Fire TV → Restart. Another method is to disconnect the Stick and reinstall it. 
  2. Sometimes, the developer provides updates for some features. If the Stick is not updated, it will create issues. Update the stick: Home Screen → Settings → Menu – My Fire TV → About → Install Update. 
  3. Check the cables, like the Fire Stick cable, the TV cables, the power adapter cables, and other cables, are correctly connected in the right place. 
  4. Check for network issues. The Wi-Fi signal strength may be weak or disturbing. The Stick may start working again once the internet is stable. 
  5. Some apps can cause buffering. Turn off these apps for the best performance. 
  6. If you see that apps are crashing, go to the App settings and clear the cache for those particular apps. Home Screen → Settings → Applications → Manage Installed Apps → Open the app name → Clear Cache and Data. 
  7. If you still cannot find any other solution, reset your Fire Stick and set it up again. Settings → Menu → My Fire TV → Reset. 

Exploring Fire Stick Features

As I mentioned earlier, a Fire Stick is a device that makes your non-Smart TV smart and allows you to stream content from your favorite channels. 

It is not only a streaming device but also a complete entertainment hub with diverse interests. 

Here are some of its features to fall in love with:

  • Amazon Fire Stick supports high-quality streaming with resolutions containing full HD, 4k Ultra HD, and HDR content. The compatibility can extend to any modern TV with a HDMI input. 
  • One of the attractive features is the Alexa voice assistant. Users can search for content and music and control other home gadgets with the voice-controlled remote or compatible Alexa devices. 
  • Fire Stick provides a vast platform of apps and OTT channels. It can cover Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, games, fitness apps, children’s content and many more. 
  • You can search the internet and YouTube and connect to online games after connecting the Stick to your TV. 
  • Fire TV Stick even allows you to share photos on the TV Screen. 
  • Fire TV Stick can provide an optimized Amazon Prime member experience. You can access several movies and TV episodes without any additional charges. 
  • The Fire TV Stick is not limited to any external devices. It is available as a built-in feature in smart TVs, too. It offers a seamless and enhanced entertainment experience called Fire TV Edition. Several brands offer Fire TV Edition; Amazon, Toshiba, Insignia, and many more have partnered with Amazon for various tastes and needs. 

Considerations before moving the Fire Stick to another TV

Though there are several ways to use the Fire Stick on any non-smart TV, a few considerations should be taken into account for fast and easy setup:

  • Ensure that your TV has an HDMI port. Some TVs have more than one HDMI port. If you are running out of the HDMI port of your new TV, unplug a device from the HDMI port for the Fire Stick. Use an adapter or converter for an older TV with no HDMI port.
  • Amazon recommends using Fire Stick with an enhanced HDMI port with HDCP 2.0 or 2.2 compliant. Check the TV’s documentation before connecting the Fire Stick.  
  • Usually, Fire Stick can automatically adjust the display resolution to a compatible setting with your TV. Once you make the switch, press and hold the UP and REWIND button on your remote for 10 seconds to switch the resolution. Or, Settings → Display → Video Resolution. 
  • If the device name of the Fire Stick is named after the room it was installed before, change the device name to something new. 

Final thoughts

Fire Stick allows you to stream videos of your choice from your favorite channels, shows, and even music whenever and wherever you want. The device is small, but it’s a complete studio and a comprehensive entertainment hub. It is an alternative to the internet you carry with you. 

It can turn any non-smart TV into a smart TV where you can enjoy the shows and contents of your choice. You can move it to another TV. Unplug the Stick from the current TV, replug it with the other TV, reconnect it with Wi-Fi, pair the remote, sign in with your Amazon account, and turn it on to enjoy. 

If the Wi-Fi network is different because you are in a different location, go to Network, find the strongest connection, and apply the password and username of the location you are staying (if you know it). Use a composite or component converter if there isn’t any HDMI port for your secondary TV. To use one Fire Stick for more than one TV without switching, use an HDMI Splitter. 

Can I use the same account for multiple Fire Sticks?

You can use the same account on multiple Fire Sticks with a stable internet connection. Once you log in, you can enjoy loads of content without limitations.

Do I need a Fire Stick for each TV?

You can connect your Fire Stick to any TV and do not need to purchase another one. Another method is to use an HDMI Splitter. However, if you don’t want to switch multiple times and want to enjoy two TVs together with different shows, you will need a Fire Stick for each TV.

Reference: Amazon Fire TV

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Jeniffer Smith

Hi, I am Jeniffer Smith, a housemaker and blogger, and I grew up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. I have been researching and fixing appliances and other things around the home and kitchen from a young age to help my single mother. Every time something went wrong, I couldn't rest until I fixed it. And ever since, I have enjoyed fixing things around my home, and I am always ready to help my friends and family with advice and hands-on help. Since we were always looking for affordable ways of fixing things, we rarely hired experts and tried to fix most things ourselves. That interest brought me to write for this blog, as I realized my knowledge could help many people trying to fix things around their homes on their own without spending hundreds of dollars.

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