Amazon Fire Stick owners are just realizing they can unlock a “hidden menu” full of numbers that affect how they watch movies

AMAZON Fire Stick owners have been informed of a handy setting that can help them enjoy content better.

The Fire Stick was launched by Amazon in 2014 as a media streaming device for televisions.

Fire Stick owners have been informed about a practical setting


Fire Stick owners have been informed about a practical settingPhoto credit: Alamy

The device quickly became popular around the world – since then, more than 200 million units have been sold.

This is due to both the comfort of the device and its many clever setting options.

One of the best tools that the Amazon Fire Stick comes with is the network diagnostics menu.


Both Fire TVs and Fire Sticks have a hidden network diagnostics menu with information about your device and network connection.

By activating this menu you may be able to troubleshoot problems and thus enjoy our Fire Stick better.

Information in this menu includes your Wi-Fi signal strength, noise level, and channel numbers.

There is also a More button that can help you run a throughput test.

A throughput test examines your device’s performance and determines how many requests your software can handle per second, minute, or even hour.


To access the Network Diagnostics menu, press and hold the Rewind and Left buttons simultaneously for approximately 5 seconds.

Then release both buttons and press the Menu button once.


Another convenient setting allows you to enjoy a movie in the privacy of your own home.

This is thanks to the Fire Stick’s Bluetooth capabilities, which allow you to pair your headphones.

In return, you can enjoy a movie on the big screen without disturbing others in your home.

To pair Bluetooth headphones with your Fire TV Stick, first put your headphones in pairing mode.

Next, open Settings on your Fire Stick and tap on the “Access controllers and Bluetooth devices” option.

Select “Other Bluetooth devices” and then tap the “Add Bluetooth devices” option to connect a device to your Fire Stick.

Hover over your headphones when they appear and press the Select button on your Fire Stick remote.

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Your headphones should now be paired with your Fire Stick.

To test this, play any content on your Fire Stick with your headphones on.

Jake Nichol

Jake Nichol is a WSTNewsPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Jake Nichol joined WSTNewsPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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