Wired Ethernet adapter on Fire TV Stick
Wired is better than WiFi for streaming so here’s a Fire TV Stick with a wired Ethernet 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:
- Unplug power cable from Fire TV Stick and plug it into the female micro-USB connector on the OTG cable
- Plug the male power connector of the OTG cable into the Fire TV stick
- Connect the USB Ethernet adapter into the full size USB connector on the OTG cable
- 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:
Update! Add a USB Hub for keyboard, mouse etc.
A new adapter from the same company (UGREEN) is a combined Ethernet adapter AND USB hub for £9.99. When bought with a USB OTG Cable for £3.99 you get hard wired internet with a built in 3 port USB hub for a penny less than Amazon’s official FireTV Ethernet adapter which doesn’t have any USB ports!
Check out my test of the new adapter here: Fire TV Stick with wired Ethernet, keyboard, mouse and external storage.
By the way, these UGREEN adapters also work with the all new Ethernet-less 2017 4K Fire TV box.