What You Will Need
Before you begin, you’ll need a few things. First, you’ll need an Amazon Firestick with a Micro-USB port. You’ll also need a compatible USB drive or MicroSD card. Finally, you’ll need a computer with a USB port.
Step 1: Format Your USB Drive or MicroSD Card
Before you can use your USB drive or MicroSD card with your Firestick, you’ll need to format it. To do this, insert your USB drive or MicroSD card into your computer and open the Disk Management tool. Right-click on the drive and select “Format.” Choose “FAT32” as the file system and click “Start.”
Step 2: Connect Your USB Drive or MicroSD Card to Your Firestick
Once your USB drive or MicroSD card is formatted, you can connect it to your Firestick. Simply insert the drive or card into the Micro-USB port on the side of the Firestick.
Step 3: Set Up Your Storage
When you connect your USB drive or MicroSD card to your Firestick, you’ll be prompted to set it up as external storage. Follow the on-screen instructions to do this.
Step 4: Move Your Apps and Data to Your External Storage
Once your external storage is set up, you can start moving your apps and data to it. To do this, go to “Settings” on your Firestick and select “Applications.” Choose the app you want to move and select “Move to USB Storage” or “Move to SD Card.”
Step 5: Enjoy Your Extra Storage
That’s it! You’re now ready to enjoy your extra storage space on your Firestick. You can move as many apps and data as you want to your external storage.
Can I use any USB drive or MicroSD card with my Firestick?
No, your USB drive or MicroSD card needs to be compatible with your Firestick. Check Amazon’s website for a list of compatible devices.
Can I use my external storage to store movies and TV shows?
Yes, you can use your external storage to store any type of content that you can access on your Firestick.
Do I need to keep my external storage connected to my Firestick all the time?
Yes, if you want to access the apps and data that you’ve moved to your external storage, you need to keep it connected to your Firestick.
Can I use my external storage on multiple Firesticks?
No, once you’ve set up your external storage on one Firestick, you can’t use it on another Firestick.
What happens if I unplug my external storage from my Firestick?
If you unplug your external storage from your Firestick, you won’t be able to access the apps and data that you’ve moved to it. You’ll need to reconnect it to your Firestick to access them again.
Adding storage to your Firestick is an easy way to ensure that you have enough space for all of your favorite apps and content. With this guide, you should be able to add external storage to your Firestick in no time.