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Amazon Fire TVs Receive “Wi-Fi Simple Setup” Functionality

By Nitish Singh / March 7, 2019

Amazon pushed a new software update for all Fire TV devices that allows the devices to connect to Wi-Fi automatically. The company had launched its “Frustration-Free Setup” program with the Amazon Smart Plug which has expanded to Echo devices as well. Amazon seeks to make the setup process as simple as possible with minimal user input for users with multiple devices.

Once you update to 5.2.6.9 for older Fire TVs and 6.2.6.0 for newer Fire TVs, you will receive a prompt to save your passwords online. Once set up, the next time you walk into a saved Wi-Fi zone or an open Wi-Fi network area all your compatible devices will be connected automatically. The new feature works only on devices that are purchased directly from Amazon as they are pre-registered to the customer’s account.

To get “Wi-Fi Simple Setup” to work for your Fire TV device you need to be connected to your Wi-Fi using any compatible Amazon device and allow it to save your Wi-Fi password. Once your password is saved, your Fire TV device will connect to all saved networks automatically.

The new feature is worth it only if you have multiple devices that can take advantage of it. It also ensures that all future Amazon devices that you purchase will have your passwords pre-configured, so you do not have to go through the tedious setup process over and over again. If you do not want your passwords to be saved online, you can head to your account and locate the “Device Management” settings to delete Wi-Fi passwords or opt out of the feature completely.

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