It’s important to have the correct time set on the Amazon Fire TV / Firestick. Some apps rely on the time settings to stream certain videos. Program guides will not display correctly if the time settings are incorrect.
There are many reasons why a Fire TV may display the wrong time. If you have problems with the time settings on your Fire TV, use these steps to troubleshoot the problem.
Check Region Setting
- From the Home screen, go to “Settings“.
- Select “Preferences“.
- Choose “Time Zone“, then “Time Zone” again.
- Select the proper region, and the proper time setting.
The Fire TV may use the location it detects to display the correct time. If you are using a VPN service with your router or Fire TV device, it could affect the time settings.
If you have a VPN app installed on your Fire TV, open the app and see if there are any settings for automatically starting and disable it.
If you have a VPN configured on your network equipment, you may need to disable it or reconfigure it for Split Tunneling so that time setting related traffic isn’t going through the VPN tunnel.
I hope the suggestions above have solved problems with your Fire TV or Firestick displaying the wrong time. Still have problems? Leave me a comment below.