Like all Android devices, Amazon's various Fire TVs allow access to developer options. You need this for access via adbFireor installing apps like Kodi on the Fire TV. For a long time you could open these developer settings quite easily, but recently Amazon started hiding the useful options. But don't worry: We'll show you how to bring back the developer options with just a few clicks on the Fire TV remote.
Fire TV: How to re-enable the developer options
Even though Amazon no longer makes the developer options available directly via the menu on the Fire TV family, they are still there. You just have to take a few extra steps.
As of June 2022, you activate the developer options on the Fire TV in the following way:
- From the Fire TV home screen, navigate to the Settings.
- Opens the submenu here in the list My Fire TV.
- Switch to the submenu Info.
- Now mark the name of the device (in my case Fire TV Cube) and repeatedly press the Select button.
- After seven clicks you will receive confirmation that the developer options are enabeld again.
From now on you will find the important functions such as USB debugging or the installation of "unknown" apps (coughKodicough) on the Fire TV.
In principle, it is a pity that Amazon is introducing this intermediate step after so many years. To be fair, however, it should also be said that the Fire TV interface ultimately only approaches the standard that already exists under Android for activating the developer options for many years. So as long as the options don't disappear completely, that's not great, but from my point of view it's not a issue either. Or do you see it differently? Feel free to tell us in the comments :)