How to change the device name of your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

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If you’re like me and have multiple Amazon Fire TVs and/or Fire TV Sticks, the default device names assigned by Amazon can start to get confusing. When purchasing a new app or managing your device from Amazon’s website, it’s nice to have a descriptive name to make it easy to determine which device you’re modifying. This guide will show you how to change those device names.

  1. View your device’s current name by navigating to Settings > System > About.
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  2. Open Amazon’s “Manage Your Content and Devices” page by following this link.
    (If the link doesn’t work, you can find the page by selecting the “Your Android Apps & Devices” link under the “Your Account” menu on Amazon’s Homepage. Then select “Your Devices” from the navigation menu on the left.)
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  3. Select the device you want to rename.
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  4. Click the small “Edit” link next to the device name.
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  5. Enter the new name and click “Save”.
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11 comments
  1. Cyclone says:

    Thanks a lot I got a few fire tv changing name helped.

  2. Alex says:

    Thank you a lot!!

  3. diane de leon simmons says:

    Thank You!!!!

  4. GAP says:

    Amazing!! Thank you so much… such a great help!!!

  5. Genezio says:

    Thanks a lot! It works fine!

  6. Ant says:

    Is there any way of changing the host name of the Fire? eg, what it shows up as on the router?

  7. Terry says:

    14 months ago Ant asked (above) “Is there any way of changing the host name of the Fire? eg, what it shows up as on the router?”

    From which I take it that, like me he’s changed the name of his device – but on the router it still displays the original name. In the case of my Fire the device is renamed just like in the instructions above. On my WiFi hub it is still appearing as a “Kindle+(string of letters and numbers)”. So the change of device name clearly doesn’t extend to how the device identifies itself on the WiFi network.

  8. Rachel cooke says:

    I have 6 amazon sticks none of which are showing up when I go into my account under manage my devices.. Help

  9. Carlos says:

    Nice. Thanks man.

  10. Kim Veat says:

    I gave my firestick to my son but it won’t let him use it because it’s assigned to Mt amazon account. How can I change this so he can use this device.
    Thanks
    Kim

  11. AmazonFireStickFan1 says:

    I changed my fire stick’s name on Amazon but like another poster mentioned it did not extend to my Wi-Fi. It is still showing up on Wi-Fi as “first name’s fire stick.” Help! How can I change it there?

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