Amazon Fire TV

 

With the recent Amazon Fire TV OS update (version 5.0.5), Fire TV devices (boxes and sticks) will ignore IPv4 DNS settings in favor of IPv6 if available. If you're still getting blackouts, you'll need to disable IPv6 on your router in order to allow your Fire TV to use our DNS.

Before we get started, we need to figure out what your Default Gateway is. The most popular ones are 192.168.1.1192.168.0.1 or 10.0.1.1. The easiest way to find out which one is yours, is to simply try entering those numbers one at time in your browser's url bar until one of those brings you to a login page. If none of those work, check out this article for instructions on finding the correct address for your network. Once you have your Default Gateway address, proceed with the following on your Fire TV:

  1. Go to Settings -> Systems -> Wi-Fi
  2. Select your WI-FI network and forget that network by pressing the button with 3 lines on it.
  3. Press the SELECT button on your remote.
  4. Select your WI-FI network.

Still getting blackouts?

You'll need to disable IPv6. If you know how to access your router's control panel, look for an IPv6 option, make sure it's disabled, and restart your router before trying again. The control panel can normally be accessed by entering 192.168.0.1 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 in your browser's URL bar.

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