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Fire Stick Tips: How to Effortlessly Set Your Favorites

I recently got a comment from Steve Risley asking me: how do you set favorites on our Amazon Fire Stick? I didn’t know either! His query, which you can see here, led me to figure it out.

Let me show you how to quickly set up your favorites so your top picks are always just a few clicks away. Let’s make sure your go-to shows and movies are front and center, waiting for you to press play.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Favorites

Customizing your Amazon Fire Stick to have your favorite apps at the ready is simple. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Open Up the Home Screen: Start by navigating to your Fire Stick’s home screen.
  2. Select ‘Apps’ on the Far Right: Look towards the right end of the home menu and select the “Apps” section. Here, you’ll find all the apps you’ve downloaded or can download.
  1. Choose the App to Favorite: Scroll through your list of apps until you find the one you want to set as a favorite. Highlight it, but don’t open it just yet.
  1. Access the Options Menu: With the desired app highlighted, press the menu button on your remote (it’s the one with three horizontal lines). This action brings up a menu with several options related to the app.
  2. Move the App: One of the options will be to move the app. Select this, and your remote will now control the app’s position.
  3. Set Your Favorite: Move the app to one of the top six positions on your home screen. These top spots are effectively your “Favorites” area. (Another screenshot will show this step.)
  4. Confirm and Enjoy: Once you’ve positioned the app where you want it, confirm the placement. Your Fire Stick doesn’t typically require pressing a confirmation button; simply selecting another app or pressing the home button will save your changes.

The top six apps on your home screen are considered your favorites. Want to update your favorites? Move a new app into the top six or adjust the order to fit your current preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Easily Access My Favorites on the Fire Stick?

Accessing your favorites on the Fire Stick is straightforward once you’ve set them up in the top six apps on your home screen. Press the home button on your remote to return to the main menu. Your favorites will be prominently displayed at the beginning of your apps list, ensuring they’re always just a few clicks away.

Can I Set Up Multiple Favorites Lists on My Fire Stick?

As of the current Fire Stick interface, there isn’t a built-in feature specifically for creating multiple, distinct favorites lists like you might find on some streaming services. However, by effectively organizing your apps and utilizing the top six positions on your home screen for your most frequented apps, you can create a de facto favorites list.


By following the steps outlined, you can ensure your go-to apps and content are always just a click away. 

If you’ve found this guide on how to set favorites on your Amazon Fire Stick helpful, I’d love to hear from you. Your comments and feedback not only inspire future guides but also help others (like Steve!) in our community navigate their smart home devices more effectively. And if you’re hungry for more tips and tricks on making the most of your smart TV and other devices, be sure to visit our TV Archives for a wealth of information.

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