Play Thousands of Retro Games on Firestick / Fire TV with RetroArch

Play thousands of Retro Games on Firestick, Fire TV, Android TV Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, and more with RetroArch.

RetroArch is a free application that can be side-loaded onto the Firestick, Fire TV, or any Android-powered device.

RetroArch includes emulators for all popular gaming systems including Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega, GameBoy, Atari, PlayStation, and more.

🕑 Timestamps

1:26 – Prepare USB drive

8:30 – Install RetroArch

13:16 – Pair Matricom G-Pad BX Bluetooth Game Pad with Fire TV Stick 4K

15:35 – Configure initial settings for RetroArch

18:02 – Setup Game Pad button mapping

24:22 – Setup RetroArch Cores (emulators)

26:50 – Add ROMs (games) to RetroArch

28:55 – Download thumbnails for games

30:32 – Add games as favorites

31:58 – In-game options and features

33:18 – A few tips I learned along the way

* See notes below for downloading thumbnails to USB drive.

⚡ Links Mentioned In Video

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K –

OTG Cable/Adapter –

Matricom G-Pad BX Bluetooth Game Pad – No longer available, however most Bluetooth gamepads will work. See this –

SanDisk Ultra CZ48 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive –

Rufus USB FAT32 Formatter –

How To Format a Flash Drive With A Mac to FAT32 –

7-Zip File Archiver –

Google Search for “No Intro Rom Set” –

Retro Game / RetroArch TROYPOINT Post –

📺 Note: If you are having problems downloading the Thumbnails through the Online updater or you want to save space on your device, you may Download them onto your USB Drive instead.

1. Create a new directory on your USB Drive named “Thumbnails”.

2. Download your respective game system thumbnails to this directory by using this site on GitHub –

3. Unzip the zip file into same directory.

4. Rename the folder to the matching name of the Game System that you see on the GitHub page.

Example: Super Nintendo Thumbnails folder should be renamed to “Nintendo – Super Nintendo Entertainment System” because this is how the name of the file is listed on the GitHub page.

5. In RetroArch, change the directory of where Thumbnails are stored under Settings / Directory.


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