How to enable auto-start on the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Gen 2s (2023 model)

Amazon's new Gen 2 Fire Sticks boast hardware and OS updates. While OptiSigns performs well on these devices, there's an auto-start issue, likely linked to the updated Fire OS version.

In this guide, we will show you how you can properly enable OptiSigns to auto-start on these new Gen 2 Fire Sticks.

Before we begin, please be sure you have the following ready:

Step 1:

On your Fire Stick, navigate to the settings select “My Fire TV” then click on “Developer Options” and ensure that ABD Debugging is enabled.

Note, to enable the developer options, follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Settings” from the home screen of your Fire Stick.

  2. Select the “My Fire TV” or “Device” option.

  3. Click on “About”.
  4. Click on the first option where it labels the model of your Fire TV stick, quickly 7 times. You will see a notification at the bottom saying, "No need, you are already a developer" when this is complete.

  5. Press the back button once or go back to “Settings” > “My Fire TV” and you will now see "Developer Options".

Step 2:

Exit out of developer options then select “About” then “Network”. You will see the Fire Stick’s network information. In this case, we will want to write down the IP address:

Step 3:

On your computer, you will need to have the Android SDK Platform Tools installed.

You can install this by clicking on the link earlier in this guide. Make sure to create a folder somewhere on your computer such as your desktop then extract the contents of the Android SDK Platform Tools into that folder.

Step 4:

On your desktop, open the command prompt. On Windows, you can do this by typing “cmd” in the search bar on your taskbar. On Mac, it will be called the Terminal.

Once you have this opened, type “cd \”

Then type “cd android”

Then type “dir”:

Type “adb connect <The Firestick IP Address from step 2>”

NOTE: If you receive a message where it mentions “failed to authenticate to <ip address>” you will need to allow access from your Firestick.

Check “Always allow from this computer” and press “OK”. Then back on the command prompt, type “adb disconnect” and hit enter.

Type adb connect <Firestick’s IP address> once more. Once connected, it should look like this:

After you’ve successfully connected, enter this command then hit enter:

adb shell pm grant com.optisigns.player android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW

This command will now be sent to your Firestick to allow OptiSigns to have its auto-start function enabled.

And that’s it! You’re all set!

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