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:
- 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
- Plug 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: I just learned about a new adapter from the same company (UGREEN) which is a combined Ethernet adapter AND USB hub and at the moment it’s only £9.99. So when bought with a USB OTG Cable for £3.99 you’ll 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!
I’ve just ordered one (Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2iUEeAI) so when it arrives I’ll check it out with a new post and video.
By the way, these UGREEN adapters also work with the all new Ethernet-less 2017 4K Fire TV box.