About Updating Your Device Firmware
Learn about updating your device firmware, to help resolve issues with the Prime Video app or Prime Video playback.
If you're having trouble watching Prime Video on your TV or game console, you may need to update your device firmware.
Firmware is dynamic software built into most TVs and streaming media devices. Firmware can be modified to enhance the performance of your device, or to adjust for changing video features and technical issues.
Updating your firmware can also help resolve issues with Prime Video, and other applications on your device.
Device manufacturers regularly release firmware updates you can download to your device over an active Internet connection. Some updates are required, and some are optional—you'll typically see an on-screen notification when a new update is available or needed for your device.
Most devices also feature manual steps for firmware updates in the "Settings" menu. The user manual for your device generally includes information about accessing and managing firmware settings.
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