How To Use A Firestick On A Non-Smart TV? – 2 Methods

Well, are you looking to use a Firestick on a non-smart TV? Do you think your old TV can support the Fire Stick?

If so, you’re on the right track, and yes, you can connect your Firestick to an old or non-smart TV.

We’ve brought two methods for TV with or without an HDMI port.

Fire TV Stick works on all TVs having an HDMI port, and you don’t need to get anything extra for it.

However, on some old or non-smart TVs, we don’t have an HDMI port, making it a bit tricky to enjoy streaming.

But no worries, you can still use a Fire Stick on both new and old TVs.

We recommend you read this blog if you’re still unsure how to make this happen.

For your non-smart TV, you have options to enjoy what a Firestick and smart TV user does.

So, keep reading, and you’ll find answers to your questions and, hopefully, the solution.

Using Firestick On A Non-Smart TV – Works Or Not

Firestick On A Non-Smart TV

We all know that it’s not easy to use modern devices like Fire Stick on old devices, such as non-smart TVs. Why is this the case?

Because your non-smart TV doesn’t have some features that the modern TV has.

But you don’t need to worry, and you can get the traits of a smart TV.

You can use Firestick on both smart and non-smart TVs.

Your Firestick only needs an HDMI port to plug into.

Your non-smart TV does not need to have an HDMI port.

In a TV with an HDMI port, you can plug it directly, while in a TV with no HDMI port, you can use a converter.

Firestick On A Non-Smart TV Having An HDMI Port

Firestick On A Non-Smart TV Having An HDMI Port

To have more fun with your non-smart TV, you can use Fire TV Stick if your TV has an HDMI port.

For this, you need to perform some steps to access the content you have in your Fire TV Stick.

So, you can connect your Firestick to your non-smart TV with an HDMI port.

Plug Your Firestick Into A Power Outlet

First, your Firestick needs the power source to turn on and operate.

You get a USB adapter with your device; if not or don’t have one, you can buy this adapter.

Using the adapter, plug your Fire TV Stick into a power outlet. Ensure that the HDMI cable reaches your TV’s HDMI port.

Plug-In Your Firestick Into Your TV

Once you plug your Firestick into the power outlet, plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of your TV.

You can find the ports either on the sides or the back.

Plug-In Your Firestick Into Your TV

Remember the port you have plugged the stick into.

After that, turn on both the TV and Fire Stick simultaneously.

Setup HDMI Settings In Your TV

When you get on the screen, open the HDMI input settings and select the port your stick is in.

This is necessary because if the setting is for another port, you won’t get signals from your Fire TV stick.

Setup HDMI Settings In Your TV

Connect Remote To Your TV

For connecting the remote, you don’t need to do enough stuff.

If it’s your first time, the remote will get paired automatically.

However, if it’s not working for some reason, you must check its batteries or try something else.

When paired, you can go with the next steps.

Connect Your Firestick To Wi-Fi

Once your Firestick gets connected to your TV, you need a Wi-Fi network as you can’t use it without the internet.

Make sure you are in the range of your router to avoid any issues with the connection.

Sign Up or Sign In To Your Account

If you don’t have an Amazon account, sign up for one with your credentials.

However, if you’ve already registered, use your username and password to log in.

Sign Up or Sign In To Your Account

Once you log in, press the “Home” button, and you’re good to go.

Firestick On A Non-Smart TV Having No HDMI Port

Some non-smart TVs don’t have an HDMI port but support a Fire Stick.

If you want to spend a little more, this method is for you.

It’s almost the same as the first one.

You need an HDMI to composite or an HDMI to component converter.

Before buying any of these converters, check your TV’s input options. We have two inputs based on their shapes and colors, each with three ports.

The Composite has yellow, red, and white or black colors.

However, the component has green, blue, and red.

Once you identify if your TV has a composite or component input, you can move to the next step.

Plug your Fire Stick into the HDMI port of the converter and plug the converter into your TV.

Firestick On A Non-Smart TV Having No HDMI Port

Do all the remaining steps the same as mentioned in the first method.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you use Firestick on a non-smart TV?

Yes, you can use your Fire TV Stick on a non-smart TV without hassle.
Here we’re talking about the TVs having an HDMI port.
So, you just have to plug in your Fire Stick, do the entire setup, connect to Wi-Fi, and you’re all set.

Can a Firestick be used on any TV?

Yes, you can connect your Fire TV Stick to any TV as long as you have an HDMI port on that TV.
Also, if your TV supports the resolution requirement of a Fire Stick, you can connect them.
What’s more, you need an internet connection to stream your favorite shows or movies.

Does the Amazon Firestick need to be plugged in all the time?

Yes, your Fire Stick needs a continuous power supply to work.
It comes with an HDMI cable and a USB adapter.
The HDMI cable connects the Fire Stick to a TV, while the adapter is plugged into a power outlet.


Well, you might have learned how to use a Firestick on a non-smart TV.

We discussed two possible solutions to your problem.

If your device is not connecting, reread this article and try again.

You can convert your old TV into a smart TV by following these simple methods.

For us, these methods are pretty cost-effective and must be for you. If your TV has an HDMI port, you don’t need to buy another TV.

Also, if your TV does not have an HDMI port and you think a converter can work, go for it.

Now, it’s time to enjoy your Fire TV Stick on your old TV.

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