How to Setup Google Public DNS on Fire TV & Firestick

The Amazon Fire TV is an impressive piece of hardware. It works fast to deliver content to your living room. But is it working as fast as it could? It is likely that your Internet service provider doesn’t have the fastest DNS servers. Users often report many of their problems with slow or choppy performance is instantly solved once they started using Google Public DNS.

Improve your performance by configuring your Fire TV with Google Public DNS using this guide.

Configuring Fire TV with Google Public DNS

To configure Google Public DNS directly on your Fire TV:

  1. Press the Home button on the remote to get to the Home screen.
  2. Go to Settings ⚙️> My Fire TV, Device, or System > About > Network. Write down or take a picture of the screen. We will need this information later.
  3. Go back to Settings ⚙️ and select Network.
  4. If you are connected to the network you will be using, highlight it then press ☰ to forget it.
  5. Select the network name you want to use.
    Fire TV Available Networks
  6. Type the password to the network. Don’t select “Next”. Instead, select “Advanced“.
    FireTV Enter Network Password
  7. Manually type the static IP Address that you viewed in step 2, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set IP Address
  8. Type the address for the Gateway from step 2, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set Gateway
  9. Type the Network Prefix Length, then select “Next“. This value is for your Subnet Mask. If yours is, type 24 if. For other values, use an IP Subnet calculator to find the value for this.
    FireTV Set Network Prefix Length
  10. Type for the first DNS server, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set DNS1
  11. Type for the second DNS server, then select “Next“.
    FireTV Set DNS2
  12. Review the information. If it looks good, select “Connect“. If not, select “Previous” to get to the screen to make the correction.
    Fire TV Network Summary

Setting Google Public DNS on Your Router

It’s wise to use Google Public DNS not just for your Fire TV, but for all of your devices. To do this, you can set the DNS settings of your home router to use Google Public DNS.

To accomplish this, you’ll need to be familiar with how to access your router. You can usually do so via a phone app or from a desktop web browser. The address you use is usually the same as your gateway (Usually If you type that in your browser you might get to a login page where you can type a password and access the settings. Look to the documentation for your router to learn how.

Mine is a Linksys router and was under Configuration > DHCP.

Once you find the DNS setting on your router, set the values to:


Or if you use IPv6:

  • 2001:4860:4860::8888
  • 2001:4860:4860::8844

Linksys DHCP Settings Page

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