Amazon has been one of the most popular brands in recent years, since it has diversified its work in a number of services that are no longer limited solely to providing an online platform for the purchase and sale of goods.

One of these new options offered by the company is the Fire TV Stick application, which It has the function of turning our TV into a Smart TV.

This is achieved through the installation of software that simulates a multimedia content player via streaming with support for resolution up to 4K, in addition to allowing us to connect our smartphone to the platform.

Another of the quite remarkable options of the Amazon Fire Stick is that it can be connected to our computer using Windows 10, where we will only have to log into our Amazon account on both devices and be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

However, they may arise in cases where the default settings that are in an account and are persistent in the new start can cause us inconvenience for the handling of the application and we need a complete restart, being useful make use of the Reset Factory Defaults option.

What are the benefits of factory resetting a FireStick?

Like any device, the Fire TV Stick app is subject to mistakes in specific circumstances that can lead to frozen screens, random opening of some applications, bugs that prevent the use of applications, black screens or excessive memory use.

These problems are usually easily solved with the option of Factory Reset, which after its application also leaves us the following benefits:

Reclaim space

As we discussed earlier, the constant use of applications and services via streaming causes the progressive accumulation of information in the virtual memory of the device.

This information is often not eliminated when deleting the application, gradually saturating the memory, Problem that is solved quickly by starting from 0 FireStick.

Improve performance

The saturation of information in applications can also cause our TV system to need to make use of more resources, so by eliminating all unnecessary information we contribute to optimizing the speed of our TV.

Remove Virus

Malware is present in a myriad of ways, in case we have been vulnerable to an attack by connecting an external device or downloading a contaminated file, restore the default values It will help to remove all the corrupt data in memory.

How to connect the Fire Stick to a computer?

To connect Fire Stick with our computer, we will have to start the Amazon Stick TV application, log in and verify that both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. Later, we will press the start button on our FireStick remote control and, through the Right file, go to Mirror.

Our Amazon device will go to a standby mode where it will start looking for connections. Then we will go to our computer, we will look for the notification to connect, we will click and we will connect to User FireStick.

Once this is done, the projection of screens will automatically occur on our computer and ready we can continue to enjoy platform services such as Amazon Prime.

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Steps to factory reset the device from a PC

There are several methods to perform the factory reset, in the case of PC we will navigate through the menu and go to Settings.

Then, we will go to My Fire TV and then move the cursor to the option Reset Factory Defaults, we will double click and wait for the process to be carried out, which can take up to 10 min.

What to do if you don’t have the remote control?

In case we have problems with our computer and our remote control needs repairs, we can make use of the Fire TV phone application. We will only have to download it, log in, go to configuration, then system and select the option Reset factory settings.

In the event that none of the options raised above has produced favorable results or that we do not directly have access to the menu to perform the factory reset, we can access the service page of Amazon technical support, where we can contact professional technicians to reach a solution.