The Amazon Fire TV Stick allows you to make any television smart without having to change your Smart TV for a new one. We can install applications and games, watch series, etc. But the space may not be enough when there are many apps you want to install. If so, we explain how to increase fire tv memory from Amazon using a flash drive.
The Amazon device has a limited number of gigabytes. Normally you will have enough and you will not need more to install applications and games. Generally you will not have a problem in any model. All have 8 GB of storage except the Amazon Fire TV Cube which has 16 GB of memory in total.
What to keep in mind
The first thing that we must take into account is the type of flash drive that we must use. We have to take into account the limitations or requirements that Amazon puts. Not everything goes. We can not extend thousands of gigabytes the Fire TV but comply with the specific format of the flash drive and with the maximum space allowed according to the requirements.
The maximum that we can add with a USB flash drive to the Amazon Fire TV it’s 128GB. It is much more than what is allowed by default, so you won’t have any problem installing everything you want and need. In addition, the format must also be one in particular: FAT format. Once you have a USB memory that meets the requirements, it only remains to know how we can use it to expand storage.
You will also need to have an OTG cable that is compatible with the Amazon device. There is no USB port on the Fire TV so you will need an adapter with a microUSB port to plug into the USB port. Of course, it is recommended that the microUSB adapter include two outputs. One for the flash drive that you are going to connect and one to be able to connect it to the current with the cable.
How to expand memory
Once we have a flash drive that meets the requirements, we begin.
The first thing you should do is connect the Fire TV using the microUSB adapter you have. Like is logic, connect the power cable through this port if you want it to work and be on. Leave the other port empty because later you will have to connect the flash drive to start expanding the memory.
Once you have it, the device will start to boot normally on the TV and turn on as usual. Once it is turned on, plug the USB memory or flash drive into the port you have empty. A message will appear on the screen indicating that it has been detected and recognized.
When we’ve gotten this far, We must go to the configuration of the Amazon Fire TV. Go to device settings and “USB drive” where there will be several options.
Here we can expel it, format or view the content. Format the flash drive to leave it empty (make sure there was nothing important before) and it will be ready to use. Now you will have those gigabytes to install the applications that you want and need.
It is advisable that you use a dedicated USB memory for this purpose since it is not recommended that you are continuously moving apps from the internal memory to the USB memory and vice versa. You can install the apps you want here from the Amazon Fire TV app store using the remote control. Games, applications and all kinds of services that are compatible because you will have more than 130 GB.