How To Check Serial Number, Name, and Generation of Your Firestick

The 'About' screen of a Fire TV Stick interface showing the device's name 'Lukasz's FireTVStick' and other details like storage capacity and software version, with a focus on the 'Device Name'.

Welcome to my guide on uncovering the crucial details of your Fire TV Stick – its serial number, device name, and generation.

I’m here to simplify the process for you, breaking down the steps to easily access this essential information.

Step-by-Step Guide to Accessing Your Serial Number

  1. Start on the Home Screen: First things first, make sure your Fire TV Stick Lite is turned on and navigate to the home screen.
  2. Navigate to Settings: Look for the ‘Settings’ option on your screen.
  3. Access ‘My Fire TV’: Once in settings, press one button to find the ‘My Fire TV’ section and select it.
  4. Go to ‘About’: In the ‘My Fire TV’ menu, you’ll see an option for ‘About.’ Select this to procee d.
A screenshot of the Fire TV interface highlighting the 'About' section in the 'My Fire TV' menu, with an arrow pointing to the 'About' option.

In the ‘About’ section, you’ll find various details about your device. Here’s what to expect:

An image of the 'About' screen on a Fire TV Stick displaying device information such as the device type 'Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen)' and the serial number, with the serial number section highlighted."
  • Serial Number: Displayed prominently, making it easy to locate.
  • Account Information: This shows the account name linked to the device.
  • Device Type: Identifies your device as the Fire TV Stick Lite.
  • Storage Capacity: It is useful to know how much space you have left.
  • Software Version and Fire TV Home Version: Important for updates and troubleshooting.

Alternative Method: Locating the Serial Number on the Amazon Website

Another convenient method involves using your Amazon account:

  1. Log In to Amazon: Make sure to use the same account you registered your Fire TV with.
  2. Navigate to ‘Accounts and Lists’: Then, select ‘Content and Devices.’
  3. Check Under ‘Devices’: Here, you’ll see a list of all your devices registered to your Amazon account, including Fire TVs.
  4. Find Your Device: Locate your Fire TV in the list and view its serial number.
A screenshot from the Amazon 'Manage Your Content and Devices' page showing a Fire TV Stick named 'Lukasz's FireTVStick' with the serial number field highlighted.

Alternative Way of Determining the Generation

Understanding the generation of your Fire Stick is crucial for compatibility with certain apps and features. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • First Generation: Noticeably lacks volume controls.
  • Second Generation: An improvement over the first, but still without certain features.
  • Basic Edition: A simplified version for basic needs.
  • Third Generation (4K Variant): Offers enhanced resolution and features.
  • 4K Max: The latest offering with maximum capabilities.


Checking the serial number on your Fire TV Stick Lite is a straightforward process that can be crucial for various reasons, including customer support or device identification. I hope this short tutorial was helpful!

I'm Luke, and I'm passionate about unlocking the world of streaming. My mission is to help you access and stream the best content on any platform. From reviewing services to writing in-depth how-to articles, I always have my finger on the pulse of the latest Fire Stick news and streaming trends. I understand that technology can sometimes be overwhelming, so I'm here to simplify its complexities. With every piece I write, my aim is to create beginner-friendly guides that make your streaming journey smoother and more enjoyable.

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