How do I search on Amazon Fire Stick?

If you have just recently bought an Amazon Fire Stick, navigating through the device is going to be one of the toughest jobs for you. While the Fire OS interface is quite simple and user-friendly, for a first time user, it may come as a challenge.

You can start using your Amazon Fire Sticks soon as you setup your device. You can turn on your device by pressing any button on your Fire Stick remote and enjoy the device after a quick welcome video.

Although, we must tell you, there is not much to use on the device itself. Like smart phones, you have to install applications you want to use on the device to enjoy any content. You can install any application you need from the Amazon Fire App Store. You can download and install applications like browser, YouTube and Netflix etc.

To search for anything on your Amazon Fire Stick, you first need to get to your home screen. From there, you can use all sorts of navigation tools to find your way across the media streaming device. Simply use the directional keypad on your Fire TV remote: If you need help then contact Amazon fire stick tech support team.

Go to Home

You can take a quick view of your recent items, like Your Apps & Games, etc. Apps & Games is the place you will find all your applications including Amazon Music and Prime as well as third-party apps like Netflix, YouTube and Hulu.

Featured and Sponsored content

The section right below the menu spotlights is the featured content. These are the new and featured titles available on Amazon Fire TV, which includes movies, TV shows, apps, and more. These advertisements offer digital (movies, TV shows, apps), as well as physical products sold on the Amazon e-commerce website.

This banner ad cannot be removed and is there to advertise the variety of products available for purchase on the media streaming device. You can select a video from the Fire TV menu, view and manage your Watch list. Everything else is Amazon Prime service.


In case you want to look for something within the device or on the internet, you need to use the search feature. You can find this feature next to Home. Select the Search icon in the Fire TV menu and enter a text search using the on-screen keyboard. You can also use the Alexa voice recognition feature if you have a Fire TV remote with a Voice button. This is called a voice search.

Simply enter the input and search. You can also visit Alexa on Amazon Fire TV to know more about the search feature. You may even be able to enter text with your voice with the keyboard is onscreen. All you need to do is hold down the Voice button and say what you want to look for.

Do you need to have Amazon Prime to use an Amazon Fire Stick?

To answer your question as simply as possible, the answer is no. You don’t need an Amazon Prime subscription to use the Fire Stick media streaming device. Although, it will most certainly be better if you do have an Amazon Prime membership if you are using a Fire Stick

The Fire Stick is a media-streaming device by online shopping giant Amazon. You can use a variety of applications of the device. For video streaming alone, you can use YouTube, Netflix, hulu, plex, news, digital fireplace etc.

Amazon Prime to use an Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon Prime to use an Amazon Fire Stick

These devices are made to stream content online. You can connect these devices to your television via USB/HDMI port and turn your TV into an online streaming device. Just like smartphones, you can search for applications on the application store, download and install the application.

For Prime users
Although, we cannot overlook the fact that the online shopping giant, which owns Amazon Prime is also the manufacturer Fire Stick. Therefore, there are a lot of key features, designed especially for Amazon Prime users.

For example, the ‘For Prime’ menu on the Fire Stick. There are some HBO shows on the “For Prime” menu available, most of which are free to Prime members. You can also use Prime Video, Prime Music, and Prime Photo with your Amazon Prime membership.

It would also be easier to use and doesn’t require any technical education to use as you will be able to use the Amazon voice assistant. Yes, you can use Amazon Alexa to search and stream Prime on your Fire Stick. For more information contact our Amazon Fire Stick customer service.