How to Connect Keyboard to Firestick

Unlike other models of the Amazon Fire TV, the Firestick and Fire TV Stick Lite does not have a USB port. You can still connect a keyboard to the Firestick with a little tech know-how though. We cover what you need in this guide.

Connecting Keyboard to Firestick

  1. If you don’t own one already, purchase a Micro USB to USB adapter (otherwise known as an OTG adapter).
  2. Connect the power cable to the adapter’s Micro USB port.
  3. Connect the Firestick to the other Micro USB port on the adapter.
  4. Connect a USB keyboard to the standard USB port on the adapter.
    Firestick Connect Keyboard Diagram

That’s it! The keyboard will now work with the Fire TV. If you use a keyboard with a built in touch-pad, that will work in the Silk browser and a few other Fire TV apps as well. Wireless keyboards also work!

Keyboard Functions on Fire TV
Use these keyboard keys like you would on the remote.

I hope this guide has got you successfully using a keyboard with your Amazon Firestick. Please leave a comment if you need further help.

4 thoughts on “How to Connect Keyboard to Firestick”

  1. I did exactly what you said but the keyboard touch pad & mouse are not sensitive to the finger motion & the mouse movement respectively, it’s like moving the cursor without seeing it on the screen, then you will see parts on the screen highlights as the invisible cursor moves. The arrows on the keyboard though works fine but why use it if the Firestick remote does the same job?

  2. When connected it doesn’t respond, is the num lock light indicator telling us whether the device is working properly. I tried with keyboards with lighting keys I know the power is going in.
    I’m trying to resolve the loop problem, so I’m not sure whether the keyboard works.
    Thank you

  3. This seems to do little more than use some keys the same as the remote. I was looking to use keyboard input to enter search terms, logins, etc.


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