This series tracks the epic pilgrimage of a young, ambitious couple to the oil fields of the Bakken seeking their fortune and a better life — it’s a classic tale with modern twists.
As we follow their trials and tribulations in a modern day “Wild West”, they negotiate a colorful ensemble of roughnecks, grifters, oil barons, criminals, and fellow prospectors against a stark and beautiful backdrop.
In my video I use my computer to share its internet connection with the Fire TV Stick so that I have full control of the connection. Instead, you can use your routers settings to stop the connection, or even just pull the power to your modem or router. You can try to follow this method without blocking updates, but be aware that the Fire TV Stick continues to try downloading updates in the background, even after you pass the “Checking for Updates” screen.
From this article ( we can see that Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data was converted from Zap2It to Rovi.If you are blocking updates, the Fire TV Stick will not allow you to complete the initial setup.The video above and instructions below will show you how to get past the forced update in order to complete the initial setup without updating.Note: Automatic update will not happen for a major update where system consistency across software versions cannot be guaranteed (for example, version 4.2.1 will not automatically update to version 5.0).Note: Automatic updates are also available for the beta and release candidate versions.