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Discuss streaming devices such as Fire TV/Stick, Android TV Box, and hardware that goes with them… game controllers, USB drives, remotes, etc.


Sorry I don’t know where I should be asking this. I have my Fire TV/Stick set up on my Sony TV. Last weekend I took it to my parents home to use on their Samsung TV. After many attempts to remember their internet password I was able to “install” my Fire TV/Stick or so I thought. I saw all my apps BUT the regular program on the TV sound was playing in the background and I could not watch anything or figure out why this happened? Would you know why or what I should have done to be able to watch a movie on my Fire TV/Stick? Thank you in advance.

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Is there an external speaker set up on the TV?


No, but my friend thinks maybe what I have to do is unhook the shaw cable box. I am going to try that next week when I visit my parents. Will let you know if that works. Thanks.

anyone else using this box?..it’s been flawless for me so far! :+1:

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I think this is the right place to ask this question. I have a Fire TV Stick 4K. The software version I have installed is Fire OS (NS6281/4061) and the Fire TV Home version is 6341067.1.

I have noticed that there are some options and some functionality missing from he Fire Stick software that I have. When I check for updates, it tells me that I am current and up to date.

I am missing some settings around Security, and the main thing I noticed is I only have the one question about Apps from Unknown Sources. I cannot authorize the individual transactions to update my Fire Stick.

Is there something I’m missing? Thanks for any insights you can provide.

I also have the same 4K OS6. You authorize once for all apps. The FS also doesn’t give information on the USB memory. I contacted Amazon on this, and it looks like they are not going to fix the problem

They want you to buy the 4K Max.

On the new Fire sticks 4K and 4K Max there is no way to side load any apps that I really use. There is no Manage apps from unknown Sources. So Firestick is useless to me now. But my question is really this: If the fire stick updates automatically will it erase all my apps and the app I use for IPTV?

https://troypoint.com/how-to-jailbreak-a-firestick/, No you will not lose your IPTV settings with updates

I just bought a new 4K Max, had no problem loading it. Ur u saying no developer options?

I read something the other week about how to make your developer options show up, but I can’t remember the process, or where I read it. Maybe google. But I had to do it to a 4k max stick, and developer options showed up. There is a way.

Developer Options Missing From Your Firestick? How to Fix (troypoint.com)

this may or may not help. settings, TV, find my TV