Wired Ethernet adapter on Fire TV Stick

Wired is better than WiFi for streaming so here’s a Fire TV Stick with a wired network connection

The second generation Amazon ‘All-New’ Fire TV Stick allows you to connect USB devices such as keyboards, mice and Ethernet adapters using a simple OTG cable.

I wanted to test it out so I bought this cheap USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter* off Amazon for £6.99 and a USB OTG Cable* for £3.99 – you can get them cheaper but I needed one that would ship to me in Cyprus.

Here’s a video showing working perfectly:

For reference here’s the steps to go through:

  1. Unplug power cable from Fire TV Stick and plug it into the female micro-USB connector on the OTG cable
  2. Plug the male power connector of the OTG cable into the Fire TV stick
  3. Plug the USB Ethernet adapter into the full size USB connector on the OTG cable
  4. Plug your Ethernet cable into the USB Ethernet adapter

With the Fire TV powered up go to Settings -> Network and it should now say Wired Connection on the right:

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