By Trae Jacobs,
When you buy through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
There are many options out there to utilize to watch television and movies. Not everyone subscribes to a cable plan anymore. Many people are switching to popular streaming services and using hardware such as the Firestick to watch TV. Now that you’ve brought your Firestick home, you are probably wondering, can you use a Firestick on an Insignia TV?
You can use a Firestick on an Insignia TV. You need to plug the Firestick into the USB port on the TV and download the Amazon Firestick application on your phone.
Now that you know your Insignia TV supports using an Amazon Firestick, you must be wondering how to set it up and how it works. Our guide will break down the best way to set up your Firestick.
Opening the Box
After purchasing your Firestick, you are likely very eager to get it home and out of the box. Do not just rip open the box and throw it in the trash. Try to open the box and place it aside neatly. Sometimes electronics do not work properly straight out of the box. This can be because of shipping damage or faulty hardware. Either way, a neat box makes for an easier return.
After getting the device out of the box, you will notice that the Firestick is a USB device. This USB device can be controlled with a remote, which is also supplied in the packaging. For $40.00, it is an affordable smart home device to use on your Insignia TV.
An additional perk of having a Firestick is that you can use it with other devices, such as the Peloton App.
Plug It In
Now that you have everything out of the box, it is time to set up your Firestick with your Insignia TV. Here are the steps to tackle this.
Locate Ports and Power
First, you need to locate the USB and HDMI ports on your Insignia TV. Once these are located, you can take the Firestick and plug its power adapter into an outlet. Plug one end of the USB into the power source and the other end into your Firestick.
Take the firestick and connect it to your Insignia TVs HDMI port. If you have a 4K Insignia with an HDMI HDCP 2.2 port and bought the 4K version of the Firestick, be sure to plug it into the 4K port.
Hey Alexa, Can I Use You as My Remote?
The remote that comes with your Firestick is Alexa Voice-enabled and compatible with your Insignia TV. This means you can talk to your remote and ask it to help you turn on Hulu, Netflix, turn up the volume and turn the TV off. It is a powerful technological tool that needs to be set up to work. Here is how to do it:
Unpackage the Remote
The Firestick remote usually comes wrapped up in plastic or in a plastic bag. It also comes with a set of AAA batteries, so you do not have to buy them separately. Open up these batteries and place them inside the battery compartment in the remote. Remember to look for the positive and negative indicators to place the batteries correctly.
Turn on Your TV
Turn the power on your TV either manually or with your Insignia remote. Next, navigate to the HDMI port that you are using for your Firestick. Select this HDMI port as your input source. The Firestick should automatically start up and begin the pairing process with the remote.
If your remote does not automatically pair with the TV and Firestick, hold down the home button until light beings to flash. This indicates that the pairing process has begun, and it should pair from here. Press the play/pause button and follow the instructions for your Firestick setup.
The Firestick needs WiFi to run properly. Be sure to set up your WiFi connection to the Firestick so that it can regularly update and stream the content you want to watch straight to your TV. Without WiFi, the Firestick may malfunction or stop working altogether.
Create an Amazon Account
If you do not have an Amazon account yet, you will need to create one for your Firestick. You do not have to subscribe as a Prime member to create an account. However, if you are a Prime member and have a Firestick, you will get exclusive access to free Prime shows and movies. Use your account to sign in to your Firestick.
Who Should Be Watching
The next screen that the Firestick will bring you to is the parental control options menu.
Determine who will be watching content on the Firestick and who will have regular access to it. With this in mind, you can create parental restrictions and passcodes to bar underaged children from watching mature content.
Firestick and Chill
Now that you have set up your Firestick on your Insignia TV, you can sit back and enjoy the show. The Firestick has thousands of shows waiting for you and your family to enjoy. All you need to do is ask Alexa to pop it on!