Misc: Fire TV Stick 2 Screen Cut Off, no display adjustment option
Long story short, Fire TV Stick (2nd Generation) doesn't allow you to calibrate the screen, software wise, forcing you to use your TV settings (if available) to fit the screens content within it's borders. Super annoying for some apps, but you can fix this dumb issue as I was able to.
If your TV allows you to adjust its settings, then you'd be fine as well, but the Vizio I have, has no such setting.
Get the Amazon Fire TV instead. It's only slightly more expensive, but doesn't suffer the problems the Fire Stick does.
- First you have to enable ADB debugging (step 1 here) on your fire stick.
- Next you'll need the ADB provided w/ Android Studio, or you can install w/ brew on the Mac.
- I prefer brew cause it's easier, keep following steps described by Amazon page if you are using Windows.
- Open Terminal
- brew cask install android-platform-tools
- Next find the IP address of your Firestick
- Settings --> Device --> About --> Network
Steps after ADB is installed:
- Connect to your fire stick using adb
- adb connect <IPAddressofYourFireStick>
- For example: adb connect 192.168.20.35
- connected to <IPAddressofYourFireStick>:5555
- adb shell wm overscan 65,40,60,28
- This is what the values stand for:
- wm overscan LEFT, TOP, RIGHT, BOTTOM-Margin
- adb shell reboot
- Settings --> Display & Sounds --> Display --> Calibrate Display
Reset to default values:
My assumption is that no overscan is done at factory default, so you should just be able to do:
adb shell wm overscan 0,0,0,0
Last comment by AmazingNick is what helped get me on the right path.