Connecting the Amazon Fire TV Stick to 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Amazon Fire Stick has both 2.4GHz and 5GHz compatible devices that provide users with high-definition displays with a connection to the HDMI Port. Before we discuss on the Fire TV Stick 5GHz, let’s know the difference between two of the networks.

Fire TV Stick 5GHz

Fire TV Stick 5GHz

Difference Between 2.4GHz and 5GHz

  • The primary differences between the two is the range and the ability to travel the distance
  • 4GHz frequencies can go farther than the 5GHz; this is because, at higher frequencies, the waves tend to decay faster
  • Maximum coverage is offered by 2.4GHz and majority of the world runs on this frequency because traditional Wi-Fi G standards were built around 2.4GHz
  • Additionally, users have fewer channel options with the 2.4GHz network whereas 5GHz has 23 channels, all of them non-overlapping
  • If you are located in a crowded area, 2.4GHz frequencies can be an issue; in fact, using microwaves and cordless phones can disrupt 2.GHz signals
  • Using Fire TV 5GHz frequencies can isolate you from other networks and has lesser interferences

Firestick 5G Compatible Specifications

If you are looking for an efficient streaming device, then the Amazon Fire Stick is the best option.

Resolution, Processor and Bluetooth

  • Supporting a range of photo formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP the device renders display at 720p and at 1080p resolutions deployed at 60 Frames Per Second
  • Equipped with Broadcom Capri 28155 dual-core processor and with an 8GB internal storage, the Amazon Fire Stick connects with Dual-band 11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • While providing Bluetooth 3.0 support, the device also enables Voice search with the Fire TV’s remote; you can also use the Fire TV app
  • Additionally, the device proffers compatibility with the Nyko Playpad Pro, Amazon Game Controller and other Bluetooth controllers

Controls, Audio and Video

  • If you are an Amazon Drive customer, you will get 5GB free for your Fire TV 5GHz
  • A micro USB port on the device is for power adapter use only and the HDMI port is utilized to connect to the TV through a cable
  • Audio support is offered through the Dolby Audio 5.1, two-channel Stereo
  • The HDMI audio pass-through supports up to 7.1
  • Find support for Video content at H.264
  • Besides the above, Audio support available for Amazon Fire Stick 5G compatible are
    • AAC-LC
    • AC3
    • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)
    • FLAC
    • MP3
    • PCM/Wave
    • Vorbis

Connecting Fire TV Stick 5GHz

  • First, append the Fire Stick device into the TV’s HDMI port and turn the appliance on
  • Thereafter, choose the correct source and then attempt to add power to the Fire Stick
  • For this, use the enclosed micro-USB adapter and power cord; here, you may also use an open USB port on the TV allowing the device to power up from the TV’s port itself


  • Go to the top of the screen and click on ‘Settings’ using the directional arrow buttons on the remote
  • Then go to the main Home screen by pressing the ‘Home’ button on the remote control


  • Choose ‘Network’ – the symbol against this option resembles the Wi-Fi signal
  • Highlight the option and then press ‘Select’ – this button is usually, located in the center of the remote

Preferred Network

  • Choose the network name of your choice and if you do not see it, then simply click on ‘Rescan
  • Select ‘Join Other Network’ if your network is hidden


  • Thereafter, enter the relevant password for the network of your choice and then click on ‘Connect’
  • Once you do this, a ‘Connected’ message is displayed
  • Go back to the Home screen from here to navigate to the channel of your choice

For all clarifications and inquiries about Fire TV Stick 5GHz connection, reach out to our experts at the toll-free number: +1-844-920-4357 or visit Amazon Fire Stick Setup.

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