This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to test Internet speed on Fire TV or Firestick.
Many people often have buffering problems with their Fire TV or Fire TV Stick and one of the first things that should be checked is the download speed on the device. There are many reasons why your Fire TV or Firestick would have problems streaming and an Internet speed test will help with the troubleshooting process.
It is important to understand that you only need approximately 7-10 Mbps to enjoy a quality HD stream. Also, most servers that you are streaming from won’t download much faster than that anyway, especially when using Kodi on your Fire TV or Firestick. Many people get hung up on the notion that their buffering problems are caused due to the fact that they aren’t getting 50Mbps or higher download speed. I would confidently make the claim that if your Internet speed is 10 Mbps or higher and you are experiencing poor performance, the culprit is the server you are streaming from and really nothing can be done about that.
TIP: If you’re trying to install large unverified apps, this could also take time when you have a slow internet speed. In addition, you can only complete it by side-loading or installing anything into your device without using the official app-distribution method from the Amazon App Store. I recommend using a VPN to install such apps. Click this link to learn how to install a VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube.
I suggest using the video below because I cover important details that aren’t outlined in the general steps.
How To Test Internet Speed On Fire TV or Firestick Tutorial
- Install Firefox Browser
- Launch Firefox Browser
- Type the following URL into adddress box troypoint.com/st
- Click Start Test button to begin speed test
- View report following test
- Follow recommendations in video if you have speed problems
Watch video below for details not covered in general steps above.
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