How to Test Internet Speed on Amazon FireStick / Fire TV Cube


In this tutorial, I will show you how to test the internet speed on FireStick. The methods used in this guide also work on Amazon Fire Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and other Fire TV devices. Also, the same method works for both Wired and Wi-Fi internet connection.

how to test internet speed on amazon firestickIf you are experiencing buffering on FireStick, the internet connection speed is one of the first things you would want to check. A slow Wi-Fi connection causes streaming issues.

Thankfully, there are some easy ways to check your connection speed on FireStick / Fire TV Cube. That’s what we are going to talk about in this guide.

Note: You don’t require a 100 Mbps connection speed for smooth streaming on Firestick. Even if you stream in 4K UHD, 20 Mbps is a good enough speed.

Attention FireStick Users: Read before you continue

Governments and ISPs across the world monitor their users' online activities. If found streaming copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick, you could get into serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend you to get a good FireStick VPN and hide your identity so that your movie viewing experience doesn’t take a bad turn.

I use ExpressVPN which is the fastest and most secure VPN in the industry. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon Fire TV Stick. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don't like their service, you can always ask for a refund. ExpressVPN also has a special deal where you can get 3 months free and save 49% on annual plan.

Here are the reasons why you must use a VPN all the time.

Read: How to set up and use a VPN on Firestick

How to check internet speed on FireStick

You can check the internet speed on FireStick / Fire TV Cube using one of the following two methods:

  • By using the speed test app called Internet Speed Test
  • By using a speed test app called Analiti
  • By using a browser on FireStick

Both of these methods deliver the same results and should not take more than a minute to find out the results. I personally feel that the browser method is easier.

1. Test Internet Speed with the Internet Speed Test App

Internet Speed Test app for FireStick is one of the most reliable options to check the internet speed. This app is available via the Amazon Store.

Here are the steps:

1. From the home window of FireStick, select the option Search in the top-left corner

test internet speed on firestick

2. Type in the keywords like ‘speed test’

3. Click ‘Speed Test’ in the search results

search for speed test app

4. Next, click the app Internet Speed Test

click the internet speed test app

5. Click Download or Get and wait for the app to install

how to test internet speed on firestick

6. Click Open when the app has installed

click open

7. Click Start Test option

click start test to test the internet speed on firestick

8. Wait for the test results

internet speed test results

2. Test Firestick Internet speed with Analiti

There is another speed test app you can use. It is called Analiti.

You can download these apps from the Amazon Store.

Follow the steps below:

1. Go to the Search option again and search with the keywords like Internet speed test

speed test app for firestick

2. You will see a bunch of apps displayed on the next screen. I am going to go with Analiti. However, you may install any other app of your choice

analiti wifi speed test app on firestick

3. Click Download or Get depending upon what you see on the next window

download internet speed test application for amazon firestick

4. Once the app is installed, open it

how to check the internet speed on fire tv

5. Click detailed test option in the left menu

You will see the test results in a few seconds. The red color indicates download speed while the green color represents upload speed.

firestick internet speed test results

3. Test Firestick Internet Speed with a Browser

This is one of the easiest ways to check the speed on Fire TV Stick. However, it may not be completely reliable. The apps I have mentioned above are more reliable.

You can download one of the compatible browsers from the Amazon Store, such as the Silk Browser or Firefox. I prefer Firefox.

Here is how to test the internet speed in a browser:

1. From the home screen of your FireStick, select the Search option in the top-left corner

firestick search icon

2. Lookup for the browser you want to download, say Firefox

Click Firefox in the search results

firefox browser to test internet speed on amazon firestick

3. Click Firefox on the window that follows next

installing firefox browser on fire stick

4. Go ahead and click Download or Get

test internet speed on firestick

5. Open the browser once it is installed

how to check wifi speed on firestick

6. You may run into a couple of prompts on the first run. Make the appropriate selections as per your preferences

firestick wifi speed test

7. Once you are on the main window of the Firefox browser, click the address bar on the top

how to test firestick internet speed

8. Using the on-screen keyboard, type in the URL (this speed test website is powered by Netflix)

Click Next or press the Play/Pause button on your Fire TV Stick remote

testing internet speed on amazon firestick and fire tv cube

9. Wait now! The webpage will start testing the speed automatically.

Here is how the result will look like

internet speed test results on fire tv stick

Wrapping Up

These are the methods you can use to test the internet speed on FireStick, Fire TV Cube, and Firestick 4K. Slow internet connection could be the reason behind Fire TV Stick buffering issues. If your connection is slow, you can look for the relevant solutions – such as contacting your ISP or maybe even changing the broadband plan. If you think your ISP is throttling the speed, you can bypass the ISP tracking with the help of a good Firestick VPN.

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