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How to Use Amazon Fire Stick with an LG Smart TV

How to Use Amazon Fire Stick with an LG Smart TV

LG makes some of the most popular smart TVs out there. If you own a smart TV, there’s no need for a streaming stick like the Fire TV. But what if you have both devices and want to use the Fire TV Stick with your LG smart TV? In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of using your Amazon Fire TV Stick with an LG smart TV while also taking a look at the requirements to execute this process.

Compatibility and Requirements

First, you should know that not all LG TVs will be compatible with the Fire Stick. As long as you have a fairly recent LG smart TV with an HDMI port, you are sorted.

Secondly, streaming devices and services require an internet connection in order to operate. Unlike regular cable or satellite TV, you’ll need internet access to use a Fire Stick. If you want to watch your favorite movies and TV shows in full HD, it is suggested that you opt for at least a mid-tier internet plan with good upload and download speeds.

Finally, you’ll need an Amazon account to use your Fire Stick. If you have ordered your Fire Stick via a pre-existing Amazon account, the device should already be registered to it. Don’t worry, though, you can always log out, log in with a new account, or use multiple accounts on one device.

Amazon Fire Stick TV Remote

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The installation process isn’t too complex and shouldn’t take too long to complete. That being said, it may not be as straightforward as turning on your TV and going to its app store. It may take some legwork and minor tweaking along the way.

Install Fire Stick TV on LG Smart TV

Physically Connecting the Device

First, you should physically connect your Fire Stick to the LG smart TV and the power source. On the Fire Stick device, you’ll see two ports, a micro-USB, and an HDMI. The micro-USB port is used for power supply.

Take the cable that arrived in the box, plug the micro-USB end into the Fire Stick, and connect the other end to the provided power adapter. Then, plug the adapter into the preferred power outlet. This should get your Fire Stick up and running.

Insert the Fire Stick into the TV’s HDMI port. Make sure that you memorize which HDMI port you’ve plugged it into.

The Virtual Side

Now that you’ve got the two devices connected physically, it’s time to move on to the software side. Don’t worry because it’s nothing overly complex. All you need to do is turn the TV on, press the Input button in the top right corner of your LG smart TV remote, and select the right HDMI port. Next, you should see the Fire Stick logo appear on your TV screen. The loading process may take some time.

Do not turn either of the two devices while the Fire Stick loading screen is displayed. The Fire Stick may take a while to load because it is booting for the first time.

The Fire Stick Remote

You’ll control your Fire Stick via its own remote rather than the LG remote that came with the TV. You should receive a set of AAA batteries with your Fire Stick. Find them and install them. Open the backplate on the remote device and insert the provided batteries inside. Once you’ve done this, the remote should pair with the Fire Stick device automatically.

On the off-chance that this doesn’t happen, press the remote’s Home button and hold it for about 10 seconds. Be patient, you may have to hold it a bit longer. This should pair the remote with the Fire Stick.

The Setup

Once your Fire Stick is ready, you should press the Play/Pause button in order to enter the setup process. You will first be prompted to select your preferred language. Use the remote’s navigation keys to highlight the preferred language and press Select/OK to set it.

Now, the Fire Stick should start scanning for Wi-Fi networks. When your network appears on the screen, select it and, if required, enter your credentials. Now, your Fire Stick should be connected to the internet and fully functional. You won’t need to do this if you have an Amazon Fire Stick Ethernet Adapter, just connect an ethernet cable to the device, and you’re good to go. 

The Registration

As mentioned before, your Fire Stick will arrive preregistered if you’ve ordered it through an existing Amazon account. If you haven’t ordered the device using your account, don’t have an Amazon account, or want to sign in with a different one, simply follow the instructions that appear on the screen to register/de-register the Fire Stick.

In case your Fire Stick didn’t come pre-registered, you’ll see a window with two options: I already have an Amazon account and I am new to Amazon. Choose the appropriate option and follow the on-screen instructions. If you don’t want to use your Amazon account, check out our guide about how to use an Amazon Fire TV Stick without registration of an Amazon account

After you’re done, your Fire Stick will start the registration process. Don’t be surprised if this process takes more than a few seconds.

That’s All, Folks

After the registration process is done, your Fire Stick will be ready to use on your LG smart TV. The device itself will guide you through a tutorial on how to use it and that should be enough to get you going.

Was your Fire Stick installation successful? Are you experiencing any strange issues? Feel free to hit the comments section below with any tips and/or questions that you may have. If you find this post helpful, consider checking out our guide about using the Amazon Fire Stick on a laptop


Q. Can I use a Fire TV Stick with an LG Smart TV?

A. Yes, you can use a Fire Stick TV with your LG Smart TV. The process of using the Fire Stick TV with Smart TV is pretty straightforward: just plug the device into your TV and select it as an input from the menu.

Q. Why won’t my Fire Sick connect to my LG TV?

A. If you’re having trouble connecting your Fire Stick with your LG TV, chances are the device is not properly connected, and that is causing connectivity issues.

However, if that’s not the case, restart your device, and unplug the power cord from the TV. Wait for a few seconds before plugging it back in and starting your device.

Q. How do I control my Fire Stick on my LG TV?

A. To control your Fire Stick on your LG TV, open Settings on your Fire Stick TV and go to Equipment Control. Select Set Up Equipment and choose your TV brand from the on-screen list.

If your TV’s brand isn’t on the list, scroll down and select Brand not listed. You should be able to control your LG TV using the Fire Stick TV Remote after this.

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27 thoughts on “How to Use Amazon Fire Stick with an LG Smart TV”

zeyen alex says:
Hello can i have an webos LG Nano Tv and i want to ask if i can download apps from playstore over the fire stick because LG tv has no play store itself
Thank you
mark corson says:
My new LG Is junk. Blocks PBS and now a fire stick! Last LG product I buy.
Wes says:
I just received an LG TV model 55UR80 for Christmas to replace my 8 YO Samsung and I can not get my Firestick to connect. I use FRNDLY streaming service for several channels. Since it is not available on LG I find I must have the Firestick to get that service.
In trying to follow the write-up, I noticed that the new remote does not have an INPUT selector. Nor can I find an input selection in any of the settings. Does anyone have any ideas. If not, I may have to have the giver return the TV.
Patrick says:
Your directions deal only with connecting the Fire TV Stick 4k Max to the LG TV. I am connecting through a Yamaha A/V Receiver to access my sound system. My LG Smart TV continues to give me connection problems but I eventually get my program through my Fire Stick but it is an inconvenient hassle each time I turn it on.
I have an old LG TV, not a Smart TV, I have set up at my lady friend’s place and I have a Fire TV Stick 4K Max connected to a Yamaha A/V Receiver as well and it works flawlessly.
It has to be the Smart TV that is causing my problems.
M Terri says:
My fire stick remote will turn the tv on and off, but I have to use the tv remote to get to the correct input for the fire stick.
Jan says:
To use your Fire Stick with your TV, you’ll need to make sure it’s connected to the correct HDMI input on your TV. If you have to use your TV remote to switch to the correct input, it’s likely because your TV is not set to automatically switch to the correct input when it detects a signal from the Fire Stick.

Here’s how to fix that:

1.) Turn on your TV and Fire Stick. Make sure the Fire Stick is connected to your TV and plugged into a power outlet.

2.) Using your TV remote, navigate to the settings menu of your TV.

3.) Look for an option called “HDMI-CEC,” “Anynet+,” or “Bravia Sync” (depending on your TV brand) and turn it on. This setting enables your TV to automatically switch to the correct input when it detects a signal from a connected device.

4.) Once you’ve turned on HDMI-CEC, switch to a different input on your TV and then switch back to the HDMI input that the Fire Stick is connected to. This will allow your TV to detect the Fire Stick and set it as the active input.

You should be able to use your Fire Stick remote to navigate through the Fire Stick interface without having to use your TV remote to switch inputs.

John says:
I have an LG 55lm7600 all I get is wifi settings but won’t connect at all.useless tv along with useless firstick.
Carol Penn says:
My firestick will not load on my tv it just keeps spending like it’s trying to connect
steve hurrell says:
thinking of buying 32 inch lg smart tv for bedroom and was just checking if amazon firestick is compatable with the lg 32 inch smart tv and can i just take it out of my other lg tv in the lounge
Shiva says:
I have LG tv 43inches. When I tried connecting it shows no signal. I tried different sources but the same message appears
Ken says:
I have an older LG TV. And my Firestick first said invalid format and then no signal. I ended up having to hold down the rewind button and the up direction button simultaneously for about 10 seconds on the remote until it put the firestick into some sort of video format selecting. And then I could hit okay on the firestick remote when I saw one of the formats. It works now but what a pain.
Loren Arveson says:
I have a LG Model $43lh5700-hd. Will a firestick or roku express4k work on this tv?
Robert J Haney says:
DirecTV aka ATT, should be tried for disingenuous advertising: They don’t ask if you have an LG TV before inducing a purchase with HBO MAX. When you have a problem downloading the HBO MAX app from the LG Content Store because it isn’t available, you find DirecTV has lied to you. But they got your business and you signed a contract for 24 months of service. There’s a penalty if you cancel; either a blow to your credit if you don’t pay, or a shot to your bank account if you do. Bad people. Fron the president on down the executive list. They have known about this problem since 2019.
Michael DelRossi says:
We have LG SKS9000PUA TV and we have cable HBO and trying to get HBO MAX was told we need a Amazon Firestick, you go through all the steps and it is still asking for another credit card to load HBO MAX when we are already paying for it? Called Tech Support and they remotely tried to Setup with NO Results? Told that LG HDMI Ports will not except the Amazon Fire stick; just be satisfied with what you already have? We will try it on another TV a 32″ Samsung, that’ll be tomorrow’s project! Disguised with this LG Tv!
Laurence Perryman says:
When I hook up fire stick to my LG Smart TV the screen just displays Amazon in the middle and that’s it it. It doesn’t show the fire stick and Amazon doesn’t go anywhere so what’s next anybody have any suggestions?
richard roffey says:
I have got through this stage of the installation. The problem comes when I try to download apps like itv or iPlayer. It is unable to download so am intendiy on returning the 4k firestick.
Bhav says:
I want to purchase firestick. Can anyone tel if it will support 2012 model LG tv model number LM6410?
Mike says:
I have a lg webOS TV UH7650 and hooked up fire stick & it says no signal. I follow the YouTube instructions and still no signal I did not purchase the sticks it was a gift what can I do
rohit says:
same issue
did you have any solution
Rosemary Coomber says:
We all seem to have the same problems in general. I can’t connect to the wireless network. It keeps saying password incorrect. And when I do it on another tv it connects and works but no sound. What do I do?
Jeet Dutta says:
My Amazon Fire Stick Was Not Working In My LG LV3000 Series 26 Inches. The TV Have 2 HDMI Port.
But My Another TV Was Sony and it’s working Properly.
Doris Robinson says:
Hook my Amazon Firestick up to my LG TV and it kept saying the there was no signal and invalid connection what could be the problem with this because i was able to hook up other tv with firestick and there was no problem
Mike Yount says:
My brand new fire stick does not connect either at all or sometimes connects but with static lines running across the screen on my LG. 42LD550 TV, but connects just fine and works perfectly on another LG TV, model 32LS3400. Any idea why.? The older model (42LD550) HAS 4 HDMI ports and they all work fine with satellite service. Could it be a firmware problem. It does have some apps built in the tv(Netflix, YouTube, Pandora). Any ideas?
Mike Yount says:
Update! Problem solved. Turns out that the resolution in the settings of the fire stick were to high for the tv. Lowered the resolution in the settings in the fire stick and now works fine. Sorry This might be helpful to pass along if others in case they are experiencing a similar problem. Thanks.
Rachel says:
My Amazon fire stick works but has no sound. I have done a lot of googling and its something to do with the hdmi ports. So i need to buy a cable to convert the hdmi to have sound. Any idea what cable i need to buy?
Many thanks
Sam says:
Mine came up but continually showed an error message about optimizing the screen “To provide an optimized picture quality, the ULTRA HD Deep Color…- and it wouldn’t go away, however, I was able to initialize it and even download an app – but the white error message box just stays on the screen. It also disabled the use of my FIOS remote control and I could no longer select between HDMI1 and HEMI2.
Gloria F Adler says:
Mine won’t come on either.
it’s been 1 hour
no my firestick wont come on its been loading for nearly an hour and just says “optimising system storeage and applications ” it also says it will take approx 10 mins…

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Ronil Thakkar

Jul 21, 2023

Ronil is a Computer Engineer graduate who has a knack for writing about consumer technology. He has been covering news and guides about consumer electronics for around three years. His work has appeared on esteemed publications such as MakeUseOf, 91Mobiles, FossBytes, and Greenbot.

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