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Old 09-11-2018, 11:38 AM   #1
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How do you install a firestick? We have a 2018 25ft FC. Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:21 PM   #2
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Firestick install

We installed one on TV in our 2017 Int. 23D. I found it hard to believe that Airstream would equip these high end coaches without a smart TV. The Firestick we purchased had easy to follow screen prompt instructions. I am not a techie and it took maybe 10 minutes. You will need the pre-share or security code off of your Modem/Router. It was about $40.00 at Best Buy. Have to have our Netflix! On our 23D, the outlet that the TV plugged into was just a single outlet with a full size coverplate. Well, being curious, I took an 1/8" drill bit and carefully drilled out the indents on the coverplate marking where the other plug would be. I took a small file to complete the cleanup around the openings then vacuumed any residual scraps from outlet. Presto! Instant spot to plug in the Firestick. Make sure you drop shore power before doing this. We have used this to watch Netflix at several of the RV parks we have stayed at.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:29 PM   #3
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Real nice video on "youTube" titled "Installing a Firestick". About 14 minutes long. Should help you. Welcome to the Airstream world!
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:36 PM   #4
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one more thing

You do need to have an Amazon account to activate Firestick.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:25 AM   #5
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Modem needed?

Do you have a have a modem in the trailer for a Firestick to work?
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:26 AM   #6
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Not sure if yous is the same as our 2019 Classic but we have 2 TVs and to give them both access to the BluRay, there is a splitter. A 2 to 1. The BluRay HDMI goes in and 2 HDMIs come out going to each TV.

I bought a fairly cheap 5 to 1 splitter from Amazon (around $35 I think). It has 5 input HDMI sources and 1 output. I plugged the BluRay into that splitter as an input, AmazonFire as an input, AppleTV as an input and the output went to the original 2 way splitter where the BluRay used to be plugged in. The new HDMI has a switch and a remote to shift between the various inputs but I haven't needed it. If I use the Fire remote, the switch knows that is active and uses that input. Same with Apple TV.

I need to clean up in the overhead and I ended up needing to add a multiplug to add more receptacles to plug things into and I had to get a couple more HDMI cables (get short ones if you can - even 3' is long). To access the switch, I had to take off the 'house' the BlueRay is in. Snap off the little screw hiding buttons (one on the front and 2 on the side). Unscrew the screws and it all lifts up. The 2 way switch is under there held down with velcro.

I could have put the Fire and Apple TV directly into the back of the TV but for some reason I wanted to see them on both TVs. We don't need a bedroom TV so it was just a more complicated solution.
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Do you have a have a modem in the trailer for a Firestick to work?
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:53 PM   #8
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How do you install a firestick? We have a 2018 25ft FC. Thanks!
Used my Fire stick for three days-nights at Cedar Key Low Key Hide Way. They installed a new internet with great capability. Signed on with their phone number and

was off and running with free news, and movies from Amazon Prime. Cold not be happier with mine!
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You don't need a modem, but you do need WiFi or wired Ethernet connection (with an adapter). Firestick wants to connect to the internet. Mine is connected to my home network via WiFi. If you don't have a hot spot with WiFi in your trailer or on your phone you are at the mercy of the Wifi in the campground. Most will barely do e-mail, not streaming.
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