With all the different Amazon Fire TV Sticks have been released over the last few years, it’s difficult for some people to figure out exactly which model, version, year, or generation device that they own. This guide will help you easily determine which generation and model you have.

1. Software Method (Recommended Method)

If your Fire TV is turned on, the recommended and easiest way to determine exactly which model you have is to install my Informer app. It’s available for free in the Amazon appstore and it will tell you which Fire TV model you have, what generation it is, when it was released, its specs, and much more. To install the app, simply search for “Informer” right from your Fire TV and the app should come up. Once you launch the app, it will display all the information about your specific Fire TV.

2. Hardware Method

If your Fire TV is turned off and you don’t want to power it on to use the Informer app to identify your device, scroll to the section below that describes the shape of your device to determine which model you have.

From top to bottom:
1st-generation Fire TV Stick (2014)
2nd-generation Fire TV Stick (2016)
1st-generation Fire TV Stick Lite (2020)
3rd-generation Fire TV Stick (2020)
1st-generation Fire TV Stick 4K (2018)