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How To Test Internet Speed On Your Amazon Firestick in Seconds

How to Test Internet Speed on Firestick

Is your Amazon Firestick running slow? This guide will show you how to test Internet speed on Firestick or any Fire TV device in seconds.

Checking your Internet speed is the first step to diagnosing any buffering issues on your Firestick. Internet speed is the number one factor that determines your device’s ability to stream videos and more.

Our experts suggest using one of these three methods to test your Internet speed:

  1. Amazon’s built-in speed test within your Network Settings
  2. Installing the Analiti Speed Test application
  3. Visiting a reliable speed test website on the Silk Browser

We provide step-by-step screenshot tutorials for each one of these methods below.

TROYPOINT Tip: You only need approximately 15 Mbps to enjoy quality playback for 1080p streams. Internet speeds above 25 Mbps are suitable for streaming 4K HD videos. See our Internet Speed Guide for more details.

How to Test Internet Speed On Firestick/Fire TV

All three of the methods below for testing Wi-Fi speed will work on any Amazon Fire TV device. We are testing network speeds on our Amazon Firestick 4K Max using a Gigabit Internet package.

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Firestick Buffering Guide

Method One: Fire TV Speed Test

Amazon has a built-in Wi-Fi speed test on its Fire TV devices that provides a convenient way to check network speeds in seconds.

1. On the Fire TV home screen, hover over the Settings icon.

On the Fire TV home screen hover over the Settings icon.

2. Scroll down and click Network.

Scroll down and click Network.

3. Select your Wi-Fi Network.

Select your Wi-Fi Network.

4. Press the Play/Pause button on your Firestick remote.

Press the Play/Pause button on your Firestick remote.

5. This will bring you to a Connection Status screen. Click Run Speed Test.


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This will bring you to a Connection Status screen. Click Run Speed Test.

6. Wait a few seconds for your Firestick to test the network download speed.

Wait a few seconds for your Firestick to test the network download speed.

7. After the speed test is complete you will find your Internet speed results. In this example, my Internet speed is 391.13 Mbps. Now click Advanced for more details on your network.

After the speed test is complete you will find your Internet speed results.

8. The Advanced Status screen will provide details on your network status, quality, and data usage.


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The Advanced Status screen will provide details on your network status, quality, and data usage.

Method Two: Analiti Speed Test

Using the Analiti Speed Test application is another quick way to test Internet speed on your Firestick or Fire TV.

1. From the device home screen, hover over find and click Search.

From the device home screen, hover over find and click Search.

2. Enter “Analiti” and select the Analiti Speed Test Wifi Analyzer option.

Enter "Analiti" and select the Analiti Speed Test Wifi Analyzer option.

3. Choose Analiti Speed Test under Apps and Games.

Choose Analiti Speed Test under Apps and Games.



4. Click Download.

Click Download.

5. After Analiti Speed Test has installed, click Open to launch the application.

After Analiti Speed Test has installed, click Open to launch the application.

6. Analiti will automatically start pinging your Internet speeds when you launch the application.

Analiti will automatically start pinging your Internet speeds when you launch the application.


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7. Wait a few seconds and Analiti will provide results for your speed test. The benefit of using this tool is the detailed chart below your results that shows compatibility for different resolutions.

Method Three: Speed Test Website

Another quick way to test Wi-Fi speeds on your Firestick is by using a realible speed test website. In this example we are using Speedtest.net.

1. Launch the Silk Browser. This is Amazon’s pre-installed web browser on all Firesticks and Fire TV devices.

Launch the Silk Browser.

2. Click the search bar on top.

Click the search bar on top.

3. Enter the URL “speedtest.net” and click Go.

Enter the following URL - speedtest.net and click Go.

4. When you are directed to the website, click the Go button.

When you are directed to the website, click the Go button.

5. Wait a minute or two for this website to ping your Internet speeds.

Final Thoughts

Testing Internet speed on your Firestick or Fire TV device should be the first step to solving any network issues. For best results, we suggest using all of the methods listed above and then comparing speed test results.

If results show that your speed is lagging, you can look into solutions like upgrading your Internet package, using an ethernet adapter, deleting applications, moving your Firestick closer to your Wi-Fi router, or even using a VPN to prevent ISP throttling.

For more tutorials related to Firestick speed, we suggest visiting our popular resources below:

Are you having issues with Internet speeds on your Firestick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

FAQs

How do I test Internet Speed on Firestick?

The best methods for testing Internet speed on your Firestick include Amazon’s built-in speed test, installing Analiti Speed Test, or visiting a reliable speed test website on the Silk Browser.

How do I Improve Internet speed on Firestick?

You can improve network speeds on your Firestick by upgrading your Internet package, adjusting settings, deleting apps, using an ethernet adapter, or moving the device closer to your Wi-Fi router.

Why is my Firestick Slow?

Your Firestick may be running slow due to bad Internet connection, low storage, cluttered cache, and several unused applications running in the background.

What Internet Speed is required for Firestick?

Internet speeds of at least 10-15 Mbps are required to enjoy quality playback on your Firestick.

Does VPN Slow Down my Internet Speed?

Yes, using a virtual private network (VPN) on your Firestick will slow down internet speeds. However, sometimes your ISP can throttle connections and connecting to a VPN can help improve speeds in this scenario.

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