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Wny nave a got a slow speed on my firestick to my mobile

When I do a speed check in my lounge with my mobile devices I bet near 100 mbps when I speed test my firestick connected to my TV I'm getting a download speed below 25 mbps. Any suggestions? 

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Probably because it’s connecting on the slower 2.4Ghz band


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Re: Wny nave a got a slow speed on my firestick to my mobile

Firesticks aren't designed to conduct speedtests either 

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Any ideas how it can be improved ?

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Nope

Though the speed is more than sufficient enough for streaming HD and 4K content. 


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Re: Wny nave a got a slow speed on my firestick to my mobile

If it's a recent firestick, check whether it's  using the 2.4g or 5g band.

25mbps is not far off what my stick reports on 2.4g but it does manage 166 mbps on 5g.

Edit:  That's  using an app from the Amazon app store🙂

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True, my router shows the stick barely peaks more than 20-30mbps, even when playing 4k Titles.

The cube (2nd gen) I have though, does spike to 80mbs watching 4K Atmos titles on Netflix - I'm guessing because it has more memory than the stick that it's just buffering more.
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Its original firestick so might be on its last legs 

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Re: Wny nave a got a slow speed on my firestick to my mobile

Fire sticks are not gonna be designed for speed checks - meant to have Wi-Fi fast enough for streaming! Amazon do sell an Ethernet adapter for users needing more speed 

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