How to Change Firestick Name. 2 Easy Methods (2023)

With how economical Amazon Firesticks are in today’s market of streaming devices, chances are you might’ve bought more than one for each room in your house. You can also easily manage them once they’re all linked to your Amazon account. However, some users have asked how to change Firestick name.

How to Change Firestick Name?

Keeping your streaming devices organized is a great way to avoid mistakenly switching one Firestick device over another. This guide will show you how to rename Firestick and the steps to renaming Alexa devices.

Read on to learn more.


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How to Rename Firestick

When using your Amazon Firestick for the first time, it will have its default name. Amazon assigns their devices’ names randomly, so it can be challenging when you’re managing multiple Firestick devices. That’s why it’s essential to rename Firestick before using them on your TVs.

For instance, you can name them depending on what room you intend to use them in—Living Room Firestick, Bedroom Firestick, etc.—so you won’t confuse one over the other.

However, it’s important to know what device name your Firestick devices have before renaming them. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your smart TV with your Firestick plugged in.
  2. Navigate to your Firestick’s Settings and select My Fire TV.
  3. Choose Fire TV Stick and take note of the name under the Device Name portion.
  4. Repeat these steps for your other Firestick devices.

There are two main methods to rename your Firestick: via Amazon’s official site and the Amazon app on your smartphone. Remember to review each method and check which works the best for your Firestick:


Method #1: Via the Amazon Official Website

The most recommended way to change Firestick name is through Amazon’s official website. This allows you to log into your Amazon account and manage all devices linked to it, including your Firestick devices.

Note: You can also follow the same steps below to rename Fire TV and renaming Alexa devices.

To rename your Firestick via the Amazon official site, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch your computer’s default browser and visit Amazon’s official website.
  2. Select the Sign In button on the top-right part of the screen and enter the login details of your Amazon account associated with your Amazon devices.
  3. Next, choose Accounts & Lists and select Account.
  4. Go to Your devices and content > Manage Devices and select Amazon devices.
  5. Find your Firestick devices under the Fire TV group.
  6. Then, select the Firestick you want to rename and choose Edit.
  7. Input your desired name on the Device Name field and choose Save.
  8. Your Firestick will now be renamed with the new device name.
  9. To rename another Firestick, go back to the Amazon devices page and select another Firestick device under the Fire TV section. Follow steps 6-7 to complete.


Method #2: Using the Amazon App

An alternative method that you can follow to rename your Firestick is using the Amazon app on your smartphone. Similar to the first method, you can also use this to change the name of your other Amazon devices.

To rename your Firestick device using the Amazon app, proceed to these steps:

  1. Open the Amazon app on your smartphone and log in to your account.
  2. Tap the Menu (hamburger icon) on the top-left part of the screen and choose Your Account.
  3. Go to Content and Devices > Devices and select the Firestick device that you want to rename.
  4. Choose Edit and enter your desired new device name on the field.
  5. Select Save to confirm. Your Firestick will now be renamed.
  6. If you have multiple Firestick devices, select another device on the Devices page and repeat steps 4-5 to rename them successfully.


Can You Rename Alexa?

Yes. Like your other Amazon smart devices, you can also rename your Alexa-enabled devices—like the Echo Dot, Fire TV Cube, Nest indoor cameras, and more—by following the methods above. However, it’s ideal that they’re linked to a single Amazon account so you can manage them easily.


Final Thoughts

Renaming smart devices—like your Amazon Firestick—is necessary to keep them organized. However, you might have trouble changing their default device name, especially when using them for the first time. Hopefully, this guide helps you know more about changing the device name of your Firestick and other Amazon devices linked to your account.