Closeup of an Amazon Fire TV Stick remote in front of a television screen.
Picturesque Japan/

Amazon Fire TV Sticks are standard streaming devices, and loads TVs attain with Fire TV OS as the principle interface. Amazon correct rolled out an update that hides a crucial feature, nevertheless chances are you’ll maybe have the selection to net it help.

Fire TV OS has a Developer Alternatives menu within the Settings app, which comprises the settings for Android Debug Bridge (ADB) and sideloading capabilities. Both of these facets are crucial for installing apps no longer available within the market on the Amazon Appstore, and even installing third-celebration app stores enjoy F-Droid.

The Developer Alternatives menu used to consistently be visible within the Settings, nevertheless in accordance with AFTVNews, Amazon is rolling out an update to a pair devices that hides it by default. Fortunately, it’s no longer long gone with out a extinguish in sight — you correct enjoy to navigate to Settings > My Fire TV > About, after which reduction clicking the tool name except you look a “You are now a developer” popup. After that, the Developer Alternatives menu presentations up enjoy habitual.

Device menu with popup that reads
Enabling Developer Alternatives on a Fire TV Stick AFTVNews

The fresh habits is about a additional steps, nevertheless it with out a doubt’s closer to how habitual Android and Android TV/Google TV devices address Developer Alternatives. The menu has many settings that can ruin apps or diverse expected efficiency, so hiding it from other folks that can also unintentionally press about a buttons is presumably for the finest.

Supply: AFTVNews

The Only Amazon Fire TVs of 2022

Only Amazon Fire TV Total

Amazon Fire TV Omni

Only Amazon Fire TV Below $500

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series

Only Amazon Fire TV Below $300

Insignia F30

Only Amazon Fire TV for Gaming

Toshiba C350

Only Amazon Fire TV for Movies

Amazon Fire TV Omni