If you’re inexpensive Amazon media streaming stick has been causing you issues with the remote control. This brief guide will explain how to pair a remote with an Amazon Fire TV Stick and address any other issues you may be experiencing. Ensuring that you can access the control panel once more and make the appropriate configuration changes. Enabling you to stream movies and TV shows from services like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, and others on your large-screen TV.
The most recent iteration of Amazon’s video streaming sticks offers a 50% increase in power over the previous model, and it costs just £25 (or $25) on Amazon. A free HDMI port on your large-screen TV is all you need to set up a new Firestick, but occasionally the setup won’t work. Users have reported that they occasionally have signal troubles, black displays, or difficulties loading media from a specific application. We’ll try to help you repair any issues you might be having with your Amazon Firestick using these basic tips and tricks.
As before, try to find solutions to any Firestick-related issues you may be having. It’s a good idea to check that Amazon’s services are operational and that your home is linked to the Internet. Even though downtime for Amazon’s servers or streaming service is quite uncommon, it is nevertheless wise to verify before continuing. Whether you have an Internet connection, check to see if you can stream Amazon Prime content on your tablet or smartphone. Make sure your Firestick is correctly inserted into the HDMI port and linked to your home network if you can see the menu settings and the service is usable on other devices. Try remedies below if you’re having trouble and all you see is a blank screen.
Black or blank TV screen
If, while trying to access your Amazon Firestick, you encounter a black or blank screen rather than the Amazon Menu seen above. Make sure your TV is plugged into the correct HDMI port. Your remote control’s source or input button is often used to activate this input feature. Allowing you to cycle over each HDMI port in order.
Make sure your Firestick is fully and securely put into the HDMI port as well as taking note of the port number your TV has designated. This will allow you to use the remote to choose the correct HDMI port on your TV. It’s crucial to check that your TV is on as well. Even though it might seem obvious, the TV periodically goes into a sleep mode or a similar mode. To check this, change the channel on the TV using the source or input button on the remote control, then go back to the HDMI port your Firestick is connected to.
Automatic software install
If you can reach the main menu on your Firestick but are still having problems playing back media. Additionally, check sure your stick’s software is current and running the most recent Amazon update. Due Amazon typically installs this immediately during startup, if you notice the Amazon logo when the device first turns on and it appears to be there for a longer amount of time than usual, it is because of a configuration issue. It is recommended waiting at least ten minutes for the Firestick to automatically install any updates to its software that it may have downloaded and is now attempting to install for you. It might be worthwhile to perform a factory reset if, after about 15 minutes, your stick is still displaying the Amazon logo.
Update the software
Assuming you can access the main menu. Navigate to Settings, My Fire TV, and About. To manually upgrade the Firestick software, check for updates. Here, you can see the most recent check and the software version that is presently installed. If you are still experiencing loading or playing issues and your Firestick is still not operating properly, the next thing to try is resetting the Firestick to its factory default settings.
Reset your Fire TV Stick
Before you reset your Firestick to its factory preset settings. It’s also beneficial to just restart the Fire Stick by simultaneously pressing “Select + Play” on the remote control for 10 seconds. This process will restart your stick correctly and might possibly fix the issue you’re experiencing. If not, follow the steps below to reset your Firestick to its default settings.
- Go back to Settings > My Fire TV and select “Reset to Factory Defaults” this time.
- After a short while of work, your stick will be reset, enabling it to boot up normally once more. Hopefully, this will fix any issues you may have had with remote pairing or playback.
Pair an Amazon TV Stick remote
If you are experiencing problems connecting your remote control to your Firestick, the first thing to check is whether the batteries are dead. Simply snap off the battery cover to change the batteries inside.
To connect an Amazon Fire TV Stick remote control with the streaming adapter, just click a button.
- Press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds, or until the LED light on the remote control begins to strobe wildly.
- Following the third blue flash, the LED on your remote should become solid blue, signalling that it has successfully connected to the Apple Fire TV Stick.
If you are still having difficulties pairing your remote, follow Amazon’s advice and make sure you are within 10 feet of your adaptor. If the issue still exists, unplug your Amazon Fire TV Stick for a moment and then plug it back in. Next, hold down the menu and back buttons on your remote control while simultaneously pressing and holding the left side of the circular control for 12 seconds. If you’re using a first-generation Amazon Fire TV Stick, just press the Left and Menu buttons simultaneously.
Wait a short while after you’re finished before taking out the batteries in your remote. By pushing the Home button for 10 seconds, you may link the remote control with your Amazon Fire TV Stick once more.
Use your phone as a remote
You can also use your phone as a Fire TV Stick remote by downloading and installing the official Amazon Fire TV Stick app. After installation, the programme will make an attempt to establish a connection with your Fire TV streaming adapter. If you don’t see it listed, just select Set up New Device in the app and enter the four-digit pin that appears on your TV screen.
Adding a new remote to your Amazon TV Stick
If you already have a remote linked and working, you may simply link a new one with your Amazon streaming stick by going to:
- Settings, then Bluetooth controllers and devices
- Making use of the Amazon Fire TV remotes’ Add New Remote feature.
- Press the Home button on your new remote and the Select button on your old remote to detect and link your new remote with your Fire TV Stick.
App not loading
One of the issues that might cause playback issues is the cache, which is typically used by apps to delay content as it is transferred from the Internet to your TV.
- To once more clear the money on your stick, choose “Applications” from the “Settings” menu.
- After that, select “Manage Installed Applications” and then choose the programme that’s causing you problems.
- A list of choices allowing you to delete the cache and data for that particular app will appear here.
- After selecting “Cache,” return to the main menu to be that the playback issue has been resolved.
- Regrettably, Amazon does not currently provide a quick way to clear the caches for all of your applications at once without carrying out the factory reset previously mentioned.
Uninstall problematic TV apps
If clearing the cache does not fix the issue, the programme may need to be entirely removed from the Firestick and then reinstalled.
- To do this operation once again, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications.
- Next, choose “Uninstall” from the menu after selecting the application from the list.
- After the uninstall process is complete, restart your Firestick by disconnecting it from power or the TV, depending on the model you have, and then plugging it back in.
- Reinstall the software to see whether the issue has been fixed when the stick has resumed.