10 troubleshooting ideas for Your Amazon Fire Stick

The Amazon Fire Stick comes with many functions, and you can add third-party apps to expand its capabilities. However, your Fire Stick may stop working at any time. It's possible that you'll see a blank screen, have trouble streaming material, or that the remote control for the features won't work.

10 troubleshooting ideas for Your Amazon Fire Stick

The Amazon Fire Stick comes with many functions, and you can add third-party apps to expand its capabilities. However, your Fire Stick may stop working at any time. It's possible that you'll see a blank screen, have trouble streaming material, or that the remote control for the features won't work.

When your Amazon Fire Stick stops operating, there are several options for resolving the problem.

This article walks you through ten of the most common issues with Fire TV software and hardware, as well as how to fix each one.

 

  1. Restart The Fire Stick Again

Rebooting your Fire Stick is an effective way to fix a lot of problems with it. It clears the temporary files from your computer's storage and allows you to start over.

  1. Select the Settings option at the top of the main screen while still on the main screen.
  2. Scroll to the right and pick My Fire TV from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down and select Restart from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the prompt that comes on your screen, select Restart. Then restart the Fire Stick.

 

  1. Troubleshoot Screen Mirroring on the Fire Stick

If you're experiencing trouble mirroring your devices' screens to the Fire Stick, check if they're compatible with the feature. The following devices do not allow screen mirroring on the Fire Stick.

  1. Apple's iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.
  2. Every Mac computer.

An Android device can be used; however, it must be running Android 4.2 or later. Versions before this aren't supported.

Make sure your Fire Stick supports screen mirroring as well:

  1. On your remote, press and hold the Home button.
  2. If the Mirroring option appears, your Fire Stick can be mirroring your devices to it.

 

  • Fix the blank screen problem

If your Fire Stick only shows a blank screen when you turn it on, it could be due to a loose or broken cable connection.

  1. Make sure you're utilizing the Fire Stick's included wires.
  2. Double-check that the HDMI cable is connected properly to your TV/screen.
  3. If the HDMI cable is in poor condition, replace it.
  4. Turn your Fire Stick on and off a few times.

 

  1. Troubleshoot Buffering Issues With The Fire Stick

When streaming internet content, buffering is a regular problem. Turning off the data monitoring option on your Fire Stick is one approach to address this.

  1. From the main Fire Stick interface, go to Settings.
  2. Select Preferences from the drop-down menu on the right.
  3. Select Data Monitoring from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Data Monitoring from the drop-down menu.
  5. Now, you should be able to disable the option.

  1. Troubleshoot Buffering Issues With The Fire Stick

When streaming internet content, buffering is a regular problem. Turning off the data monitoring option on your Fire Stick is one approach to address this.

  1. From the main Fire Stick interface, go to Settings.
  2. Select Preferences from the drop-down menu on the right.
  3. Select Data Monitoring from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Data Monitoring from the drop-down menu.
  5. Now, you should be able to disable the option.

 

  1. Fixing Fire Stick App Crashes

If one or more apps on your Fire Stick are frequently crashing, delete the cache and data files for those apps. You may be able to resolve issues by reinstalling the programs in some circumstances.

  1. On the main screen, select the Settings option.
  2. On the next screen, choose Applications.
  3. To see your programs, go to Manage Installed Applications.
  4. Choose the app with which you're having problems and click it.
  5. Select the Clear cache option from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select the option to Clear Data as well.
  7. Run the software, and if it continues to cause problems, pick Uninstall to remove it.
  8. Go to the Amazon Appstore and reinstall the app on your Fire Stick.

  • Stop the Fire Stick from looking at your computer screen

It's not an issue if your Fire Stick reads all of the content on your screen out loud; it's a feature of the stick. To get rid of the inconvenience, you can disable the feature.

  1. From the main screen, select the Settings option.
  2. Select Accessibility from the drop-down menu on the right.
  3. Select VoiceView from the drop-down menu.
  4. Disable the VoiceView feature.

 

  • Troubleshoot Internet Issues on the Fire TV Stick

If you're having trouble connecting to the Internet with your Fire Stick, ensure sure your Internet connection is turned on and working. Then, re-connect your Fire Stick to your modem after rebooting it.

You can forget about your WiFi network and re-connect to it as follows.

  1. From your home screen, go to the Settings menu.
  2. On the next screen, choose Network.
  3. Press the hamburger button on your Fire Stick control to select your WiFi network.
  4. Re-establish a connection to your WiFi network.

 

  1. Troubleshoot the Fire Stick's Remote Issues

It's not uncommon for your Amazon automation control to stop working, and there are simple solutions to these problems. Unfortunately, most of the time, your remote doesn't have active and working batteries, which is why it won't operate with your stick.

You can verify it by doing the following.

  1. Go to your Fire Stick's Settings screen.
  2. Select Remotes & Bluetooth Devices from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes from the drop-down menu.
  4. Look in the list for your remote and see what the Battery option says. If it shows Dead, that means your batteries are dead and need to be replaced.
  5. Alternatively, you can use the Fire Stick app on your smartphone to control your Fire Stick.

 

  1. Fire Stick should be updated

Like your PCs and smartphones, your Amazon Fire Stick receives software updates to repair bugs and improve your experience. If you haven't updated your stick in a while, now is the time to resolve the issues.

  1. Go to your Fire Stick's Settings menu.
  2. Choose My Fire TV from the drop-down menu.
  3. On the next screen, select About.
  4. If an update is available to be installed, select Install Update.

 

Lastly, Restart the Amazon Fire TV Stick

If your problems persist, you can restore your Fire Stick to its original factory settings. This will clear all your stick's settings, apps, and preferences.

  1. Go to your stick's Settings menu.
  2. Select My Fire TV from the right-hand menu.
  3. Scroll down and select Reset to Factory Defaults from the drop-down menu.
  4. A prompt will appear asking if you wish to reset the stick. To continue, click Reset.

After every troubleshoot, you will need to re-connect your Amazon account with your Fire Stick.

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