5 Ways To Fix Firestick Stuck On Installing Latest Software Issue

The Amazon Firestick just like any other smart device is powered by software. An updated version of the software is released from time to time. As a Firestick user, there is a need to make sure that you always update to the latest version of the software.

The update helps to fix minor bug issues from previous versions of the software. Also, most updated versions come with better features.

The Amazon Firestick update is set to update automatically. In some instances, you may need to do a manual update. If you are updating the software and you see the ‘Firestick Stuck On Installing Latest Software’ error message for a long while, this post is for you.

You will find out why your software download and update is taking so long, and how to fix the issue.

How Long Does It Take For Firestick To Download Latest Software?

The time it takes to download the latest software version on Firestick depends on factors like internet speed. But on average, with a good internet speed, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete the latest software version.

If after 20 minutes, the Firestick is still stuck on installing the latest software, it means that there’s an issue somewhere. This is when you can check for possible issues.

Why Is My Firestick Stuck On Installing Latest Software?

There are several reasons why your Firestick can be stuck on installing or updating recent software. They include:

a. Slow Internet Speed

The Amazon Firestick requires a high internet speed to download and update software. If your internet speed is slow, then it will take a longer time to complete the update. Visit these sites Speedof and Testmy on your PC to check your internet speed.

b. Insufficient Storage Space

You need to have at least 500MB of storage space available in your FireStick to complete a software update. If you have less than the required space, your download won’t be completed.

c. Minor Glitch

Another minor glitch can delay the software update process. Thankfully, these minor glitches can be fixed by easy tips which will be outlined in detail below.

Ways To Fix Firestick Stuck On Installing Latest Software?

a. Check Your Internet Speed

The first thing to check if your Firestick is stuck on software download is your internet speed. First, stop streaming, and downloading. Then open any of these sites Speedof and Testmy on your Computer to check your internet speed.

If your internet speed is fast, try any of these tips below to fix the issue.

b. Restart Your Device

The issue could be a minor glitch on your Firestick device. One way to fix this is to restart your device. First, unplug the Firestick from your TV’s HDMI port. Then remove the power cord from the power source.

Wait for 5 minutes. Plug back the power cord and also the device to the HDMI boot and allow it to reboot. Try downloading the software again.

c. Reset Your Device

Reset your Firestick only when it’s necessary. This is because resetting your Firestick clears all the prior settings. That means you have to input your settings again after you reset your Firestick. Follow the steps below to reset your Firestick.

. Hold your Firestick remote control close to your device.

. Press and hold the ‘Back button’ for 15 seconds.

. You will see the ‘Reset’ option on your Screen. Select the reset option to complete the process.

. Another option after seeing the reset on your screen is to wait. The Firestick will automatically start the reset after a couple of minutes.

d. Check Storage Space

First, you need to check the storage space available on your Firestick. If you have less than 500MB available, clear up the space to accommodate the software update.

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How to Check Available Storage Space On Firestick

. Select the ‘Settings’ option on the Home screen.

. Click on ‘My Fire TV’. On some devices, it will appear as ‘Device & Software.

. Select ‘About’ from the options.

. Scroll down to ‘Storage’. On the right side, you will see details of the available storage space.

e. Contact Amazon Firestick Customer Support

The last option is to contact Amazon’s customer support. You can reach out to Amazon’s customer support via 1-888-280-4331.


Updating your Amazon Firestick software is very essential. The entire process is always automatic and seamless. But there are times when there will be a minor glitch that can stall the software installation process. This post comes in handy with tips to help you fix the glitch and complete the installation in no time.