When you connect your Amazon Fire TV to an AVR (AV receiver), you’ll take your Internet streaming experience to a whole new level. With an Amazon Fire TV, (Fire Cube) and an AV receiver, you can have the perfect home theater streaming experience. This article will explain how you can connect your Amazon Fire Cube (Fire TV) to your AVR.
To connect your Amazon Fire TV cube to an AV receiver, use a high-speed rated HDMI (4k enabled HDMI). Simply plug the HDMI cable into the rear port of the Fire TV Cube and connect the other end to the 4K-enabled port on the AV receiver, which is marked HDCPP 2.2.
We explain in further detail below.
What Is A Fire TV?
The Amazon Fire TV is any media player that streams video, music, and games to your smart TV. examples include the Fire Cube and the Fire TV Stick.
What Is a Fire Cube?
The Amazon Fire Cube is a device that makes your TV Amazon Fire enabled. This means it is a smart TV streaming box that provides an Alexa-powered smart speaker as well.
Connecting Your AVR To Your Fire TV Cube
Connecting your Amazon Fire Cube to your receiver is similar to connecting a Fire Stick to the receiver. The only difference is with the Fire Stick, you would directly plug it in whereas, with the Fire Cube, you would connect it via HDMI.
This means you have to make sure your home theater system has HDMI ports with visual pass-through functionality.
When you do this, the receiver will send video content signals to the TV while keeping the audio on the receiver.
You can directly decode sound quality compatibility and get good sound quality when you set up your Firestick in this way.
Before we go into the necessary step you should take, let’s look at the things you’ll need to get this done smoothly.
• A good AV Receiver
• A Smart TV
• High-Speed working HDMI cable; and of course
• AN Amazon Fire TV Cube or Amazon FireTV stick
Step 1: How To Connect Your Amazon Fire TV To Your AV Receiver
Take your high-speed HDMI cable and connect one end to the HDMI input ARC of your TV and the other end to the HDMI output of your AVR.
For more details, check out our article on how to connect your smart TV to your AV receiver.
HDMI is the preferred port for most modern digital devices, including digital televisions, home theater receivers, projectors, laptops, and many others. HDMI cables can carry high-quality audio, high-resolution digital video, and command signals all on a single connection, which is why they are so popular.
Best HDMI Cables To Connect Your Smart TV To Your AV Receiver
HDMI cables are available in a variety of sizes and specifications. As a result, make sure you obtain the right cable to connect your smart TV to your AVR. For this connection, a High-Speed HDMI cable would be advisable as it is specifically built to support 1080p and 4K video formats. They’re also 3D and Deep color compatible. As an example, you could get this Highwings 4K 60HZ HDMI Cable.
Step 2: Connect Your Amazon FireTV Cube To Your AV Receiver
The Amazon FireTV Cube can display 4K Ultra HD content. Because of this, you have to first ensure your AVR can handle that resolution. There are many good 4k receivers out there like the Sony STR-DN1080 and the Denon AVR-X3600H.
In this case also, we’ll use an HDMI cable to connect the Cube and the AV receiver.
The back of the Amazon FireTV Cube features an HDMI port. Connect the Amazon Cube to one end of the High-Speed HDMI cable, and the AVR to the other.
Keep in mind that only the AVR input HDMI port that supports 4K resolution must be used. Look for the labels 4K or HDCP2.2 (these are the ports that support 4K) and plug in your HDMI. If your AVR doesn’t have a 4K port, you can plug it into any of the HDMI ports available. But note that you won’t get 4K output on your TV.
Depending on your AVR device, the port position and label may differ from what is written in this article. It would be best to consult your manual to find the right port.
How Can I Connect My Fire TV Without HDMI
Some older TV models may not support HDMI features. Instead, analog connections, such as the standard yellow-white-red composite connectors, are used. Therefore, for you to connect your Fire TV you need to get an HDMI to Composite converter.
Follow the following steps:
- After putting on the adapter, change the output setting of the adapter to match the signal in the region.
- Connect the HDMI port on the adaptor to your Amazon Fire TV stick.
- Connect the adapter’s RCA cables to the composite in ports on your TV. These are usually found on the back of the television. Each color should be matched to the TV’s corresponding color.
- Set your television to the proper input (e.g. AV1, Video or something similar)
- Switch on both the Fire TV Stick and the adapter. After a minute or so, the image of your Fire TV Stick should appear on your old television.
Setting Up The Amazon Fire TV Cube
The Amazon Fire Stick is simple to set up. Simply follow the steps outlined below.
- The Firestick must be inserted into the designated slot and then turned on.
- When the device is turned on, the screen will display the Fire Stick logo and the Next prompt option.
- Now switch on the TV and connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. The Fire Stick will automatically search for available networks.
- Choose your wireless network and enter the Wi-Fi network code.
- Now go to the regular product registration page and sign in with your Amazon account (or create one if you don’t already have one).
- Go to the parental settings page and the Quick downloads app page after you’ve completed the registration process. You can customize the features according to your preferences.
Is My Device Compatible With Amazon Fire TV Cube?
The Amazon Fire TV cube can control thousands of devices such as AVRs, Smart TVs, Soundbars, and even satellites boxes provided they are from popular brands. Some brands that have been proven to be compatible are;
• LG, AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV,
• RC and even many more.
Some devices can not work with Amazon Fire TV Cube. Some examples are;
• universal remotes (e.g. Logitech Harmony)
• HDMI switches and hubs
Some other compatible devices are limited in their compatibility especially with the use of Alexa Voice functionality. Most compatible devices support voice control of functions like Power, input switching, and volume control.
For voice commands to operate from your remote, your Fire TV device must be turned on. Use the power adapter and cable that came with your initial purchase for the best results.
To use voice control, your TV must be IR-enabled. Over 90% of televisions feature infrared (IR) sensors. Alexa supports input switching on most TVs. This feature may not be supported by all TVs, particularly some older models.
Voice control is not compatible with Bang & Olufsen televisions.
Why HDCPP 2.2?
Why do I need to connect the Fire Cube to the port on the receiver marked HDCPP 2.2? Well, let’s first understand HDCP. HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. It is a copy prevention technology with version 2.2 is the latest, designed to prevent illegal copying of 4K Ultra HD content.
There you have it, our Amazon Fire TV Av receiver setup guide. With the above-outlined steps, we hope that this guide effectively explained how to connect your Amazon Fire TV to an AV receiver. Sometimes it gets quite tricky with smart TVs, but now you can stream your videos with both high-quality 4k video and high-quality sounds. Enjoy!