How to Use an Ethernet Connection to Boost Fire TV


The most annoying thing about an Amazon Fire TV might be the buffering you experience while streaming your favorite shows. This is because the wireless connection has latency 10 times worse as compared to the wired internet connection. So, if you are looking to boost your Fire TV, one good method will be to invest in an Ethernet adapter. Ethernet adapter will give a power boost to the speed of your Fire TV and will let you watch content without having to buffer.

There are several types of Ethernet adapters available for Fire TV, you can choose one based on your budget and need and connect it to your TV according to the particular’ adapter’s instructions. Once you are done with the physical setup, following are the steps that you need to perform in order to check that your Internet is up and working, on the Ethernet.

Step 1. Click on ‘Settings’
To start with, you have to go to the ‘Settings’ on the Home screen of your TV. You can do that by scrolling to the option on the home screen or you can press and hold the ‘Home’ button on your remotes and choose the ‘Settings’ option.

Step 2. Click on ‘Network’
Click on ‘Network’, in the ‘Settings’ menu. This will open a list of network devices connected to your Fire TV.

Step 3. Click on ‘Configure Network’
Click on ‘Configure Network’ and you should see ‘Wired (Connected)’ on the right side of the ‘Network’ menu. If you are unable to see this, you will have to recheck the physical connection of your Ethernet adapter.

Step 4. Click on ‘Your show’
If all is well, you can go back to your home screen and start watching your favorite show, non-stop.
An Ethernet adapter, if connected well physically, is a simple plug and play device and does not need setting up on the Fire TV interface. So, this is how you can use an Ethernet to boost your Fire TV.