How To Change Location On Fire TV Stick?
Last updated: Jan 28, 2023
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a popular streaming device that allows users to access a wide range of content, including movies, TV shows, music, and games. However, if you move to a new location, you may find that certain content is not available in your new region. This is because many streaming services use geo-restrictions to limit access to certain content based on the user's location. Fortunately, changing the location on your Fire TV Stick is a relatively simple process. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to change your location on your Fire TV Stick, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite content no matter where you are.
Step 1 : Access Home Page
Make sure your Fire TV device is turned ON. Press “Home” button on your Fire TV Stick remote to reach the Home Page of your Fire TV device.
Step 2 : Select “Settings” Tab
Once you are at your device’s Home Page, scroll right to find the “Settings” and press “Okay” on your Fire TV Stick remote.
Step 3 : Select “Preferences”
The next step to changing location is to find “Preferences” from the Settings Menu options available on the screen. Once you have successfully located the “Preferences” option, select and press “Okay” on your Fire TV remote.
Step 4 : Select “Location” from the options
Once you access the Preferences tab, you will be able to navigate across various Preferences setting options. Scroll down to look for “Location”, press “Okay” on your Fire TV remote to select it.
Step 5 : Enter your current “Postal/Zip Code”
Once you access Location setting, you will now see a message box pop-up on your screen saying:
“Enter Your Postcode”
Enter your new or current postal/zip code and select the “Next” tab provided below the pop-up on the right hand corner. Press “Okay” on your Fire TV remote to change your location.
Step 6 : Go back to “Preferences”
Once you have changed your location, now go back to the previous menu i.e. “Preferences” by pressing the “Back” button on your Fire TV remote.
Step 7 : Select “Time Zone”
In addition to changing the location on your Fire TV Stick, you must also set the “Time Zone” to your current location.
To set your new “Time Zone”, scroll down the “Preferences” settings options and select “Time Zone” by pressing “Okay” on your Fire TV remote.
Step 8 : Select “Time Zone” again
Once you enter the “Time Zone” settings, you will be presented with two options on your Fire TV screen. To continue changing the Time Zone, select “Time Zone” and press “Okay”.
Step 9 : Choose your “Region”
The next step is to scroll down and find your new region out of all the options provided to you on your Fire TV screen. Select your region and press “Okay” on your Fire TV remote.
Step 10 : Choose your new Time Zone
Once you have set your new region, you will be prompted to also look for the Time Zone associated with the new region. Press “Okay” to select your new Time Zone, when you find it.
A few things to note here are:
> The location and time zone change will only affect the Fire TV Stick, not your other Amazon devices or your smart home devices.
> You might lose access to some apps when you change location and time zone because of a country’s restrictions on the usage of that app.
> Certain apps may only be available in your previous region. You may not be able to use them when you change your location and Time Zone.
In conclusion, changing the location and time zone on your Fire TV Stick is a quick and easy process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined above, you can ensure that your device is always set to the correct time, regardless of where you are located. This will make it easier to schedule recordings and watch live events, and will ensure that your device's clock is always in sync with the local time. You must also keep in mind that all the apps on your Fire TV Stick might not be accessible when you change your location and time zone settings.
Do let us know, if you tried these steps and they worked out for you.