How to Connect Fire Stick to Hotel Wi-Fi

How to use your Fire Stick when you're staying at a hotel

What to Know

  • Connect your Amazon Fire Stick to your hotel room TV's HDMI port and plug in the USB cable to the TV or a wall outlet.
  • Log into the hotel's Wi-Fi via your Fire Stick as you would at home.
  • Make sure to ask hotel staff about Wi-Fi access limits and extra data download fees.

This article will take you through the entire process of using your Amazon Fire Stick in a hotel room with detailed steps for connecting it to your room's TV and tips on what to look out for when it comes to accessing your room's Wi-Fi internet service.

The steps on this page apply to most major Amazon streaming stick devices, including Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube.

How Do I Connect My Fire Stick to Hotel Wi-Fi?

Here’s what you need to do to get your Amazon Fire Stick working in a hotel room.

  1. Locate the HDMI port on the rear or side of your hotel room’s TV.

    You may need to unplug another connected device to use an HDMI port, but this is fine as long as you remember to plug it back in before you check out of your hotel room.

  2. Plug your Amazon Fire TV Stick into the TV’s HDMI port.

    An Amazon Fire Stick being plugged into an HDMI port on the back of a TV.
  3. Plug the USB cable into the TV’s USB port if it has one.

    A USB cable being plugged into a USB port on the back of a TV.
  4. If the TV doesn’t have a USB port or its USB port doesn’t support charging, you will need to connect the Fire Stick’s USB power adapter to the cable and plug it into a power socket on the wall for power.

    Amazon Fire Stick USB power adapter.

    If you forgot to bring the Fire Stick’s USB adapter, you should still be able to use the one for your phone or electric toothbrush. Hotel staff may also have a spare one you can borrow.

  5. Turn the TV and the Amazon Fire TV Stick on with their respective remotes.

    Amazon Fire Stick remote.

    Press the Home button on the Fire Stick remote to wake it up.

  6. Use the TV’s remote to browse the input sources until you see your usual Fire Stick home screen.

    Sony Smart TV remote.

    The input option on the TV remote is often labeled as Input or Sources. Sometimes an icon of a square with an arrow in it is also used.

  7. Select the Settings icon on the top menu.

    Home screen on an Amazon Fire Stick.
  8. Select Network.

    Amazon Fire Stick Settings screen with Network highlighted.
  9. Select your hotel's Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks. If you can't see the Wi-Fi network name, select See All Networks to view the entire list of available wireless internet connections.

    Take extra care to select the official hotel network and not a network run by someone else.

    Fire Stick internet settings.
  10. Enter the login information provided to you when you checked in. If you don’t have this information, the hotel staff should be able to help you.

    Some hotels implement a web portal that requires you to enter your information into the website. This method should still work on your Fire Stick though it’s essential to wait for the web portal to load or activate as canceling this process could cause login issues.

    Amazon Fire Stick Network Wi-Fi screen.

Why Is My Fire Stick Not Connecting to My Hotel Wi-Fi? 

There are two main reasons why your Amazon Fire Stick might be experiencing issues with your hotel’s Wi-Fi network.

  • The Wi-Fi login process is too complex for the Fire Stick.
  • The hotel has placed limits on what kind of devices can connect to the Wi-Fi.

The easiest way to get around a frustrating hotel Wi-Fi login experience is to log into the network on your laptop and create a wireless hotspot that your Fire Stick can use. Mac and Windows computers can both be used to share a Wi-Fi connection, as can iPhone and Android smartphones.

Why Is My Fire Stick So Slow in My Hotel Room?

Keep in mind when planning to use your Amazon Fire TV Stick during a hotel stay that many hotels cap their Wi-Fi’s internet speed at a very low level, making it almost unusable for streaming video content. It’s also common for hotels in some countries to charge exorbitant fees for higher speeds or when low data limits are reached.

You may be charged a lot for streaming media over the hotel’s Wi-Fi network, so it’s important to check with staff beforehand to prevent bill shock when you check out.

One solution to this problem is to pre-download Prime Video media on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop before your trip, which you can then cast to your hotel room’s TV or your connected Fire Stick. 

Can I Use My Amazon Fire Stick at a Hotel?

It’s possible to use your Amazon Fire Stick while staying in a hotel room or Airbnb.

An Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick and USB charging adapter.

To do this, you'll need the following:

  • Your Amazon Fire Stick and its remote.
  • The USB power adapter in case the TV lacks a USB port or can't power your Fire Stick.
  • A power adapter, if traveling to a region with different power sockets.
  • A Wi-Fi network in your room with support for media streaming and no data limits.

You only need your Fire Stick to watch content on your hotel room's TV. You can also access your favorite shows and films via a web browser or Amazon Prime Video smartphone and tablet apps as an Amazon Prime member.

You can also view the vast majority of the content you watch on a Fire Stick on your computer, smartphone, and tablet via a web browser or an app.

Can I Take My Fire Stick on Vacation?

There’s no reason why you can’t take your Amazon Fire TV Stick on vacation when traveling domestically or abroad. However, while traveling overseas, there are some things you may want to keep in mind.

  • Different Fire Stick regional content. While most shows and films created by Amazon are available globally, you may find that other content is missing and replaced by fresh content local to your holiday destination.
  • Don’t forget a power adapter. You may need to plug your Fire Stick into a wall, so don’t forget to bring along an adapter to power it and charge all your other devices.
  • Internet connections may be unusable for streaming. So despite what the hotel and Air BNB listings promise, it’s best to pre-download at least some content on your smart devices in case you can’t stream any content on your Fire Stick.
FAQ
  • Can I connect a Fire Stick to hotel Wi-Fi without a remote?

    You can connect your Fire Stick to Wi-Fi without the remote using the Fire TV Remote app on your phone. On the Fire TV Remote app, select Sign In > enter email and password > Sign In > select device > enter connection request code number.

  • Why is the volume disabled when connecting my Fire Stick to a hotel television?

    You can try several troubleshooting steps to fix it when the volume is not working on a Fire Stick remote. First, press the Mute button to make sure you didn't accidentally mute it, then put in new batteries, as low battery power could cause volume problems. Finally, try using the hotel television remote to control the volume.

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