It took me a long time to figure out why my remote for my Fire Stick began flickering orange and how to fix it.
When I searched Amazon’s Fire Stick help forums, I got multiple answers from Amazon staff members on precisely what this orange light represents and how to repair it.
How to Fix a Blinking Orange Remote on a Fire Stick
Your Fire Stick’s remote is stuck in discovery mode as well as is attempting to connect when the orange blinking light appears on it. You must factory reset the remote by pressing the Menu button (3 horizontal bars), Back button, and the Left Navigation Circle button for at least 10 seconds to repair this issue at the same time.
When you press and hold the home button on your Fire Stick remote for around 10 seconds, you can make it flash orange.
This will set the remote into discovery mode manually
Assuming your remote is in discovery mode by now, here are some more thorough instructions on how to remove it from this state.
Set the Fire Stick Remote to Factory Reset.
How to correctly factory reset the fire stick remote if it’s flashing orange is detailed in the following Amazon tutorial.
You probably haven’t attempted all of these steps yet, so be careful to follow them exactly.
- For at least 10 seconds, hold down the Menu button (three horizontal bars), Back button, and the Left Navigation Circle button simultaneously.
- 2. After another 60 seconds, the remote will be reset to factory settings.
- To remove the batteries from your remote, disconnect the Fire Stick’s power supply for 60 seconds, then re-insert the batteries.
- When you’re done, reconnect the Fire Stick to your TV and the power supply.
- Make sure that the Fire TV menu is visible on your TV before recharging the remote.
- Press and hold the Home button on the Fire TV menu for 40 seconds to re-establish the remote connection.
Testing a Fire Stick remote that blinks orange for no apparent reason
Your problem should be solved if you factory reset your Fire Stick control.
The following extra troubleshooting procedures, provided directly by Amazon personnel, might be helpful if you’re still having problems and your remote keeps flickering orange.
Do not interfere with other equipment.
You may have problems with your Fire Stick if you have other devices or appliances nearby.
Keep your Fire Stick gadget a few feet away from your television and other electrical equipment, according to Amazon.
It will be difficult to separate the two since the Fire Stick is likely linked straight into your television. Just try your best to keep it from flattening out on your television.
Ideally, they are separated by a little distance.
The Fire Stick gadget is located at a distance.
As a general rule, you should keep your remote within a range of 3 meters (approximately 10 feet).
Over a distance of three meters, you may have signal problems while trying to use your remote.
Just a little closer.
Check the batteries of remote devices.
While it may seem apparent, a lot of the time the remote’s batteries are to blame when it begins flashing orange.
If your remote doesn’t work, check that the AAA batteries in it are fresh and functioning.
When putting in fresh batteries, keep in mind that both positive ends point toward the remote’s top.
Multiple Fire TVs may be used at the same time
Many people now own numerous Amazon Fire TV devices because of their popularity.
This may create issues with your remote control.
If you have numerous Fire TV devices in your household, be sure that the remote is not associated with one of them.
If you’re not aware of it, it may be incredibly annoying. This is a rather typical event. Keep your Fire TV devices apart from each other and you’ll be OK.
Multiple Bluetooth devices have been synchronized with the TV.
Several smart TVs, like the Fire TV, have Bluetooth built in.
Disconnecting a handful of the seven or more Bluetooth devices associated with your smart TV may help.
Re-pair your Fire Stick remote while they’re apart.
As many Bluetooth devices as possible may affect your remote’s capacity to connect at the same time.
Make sure all of the wires are connected.
Check all of your TV and Fire Stick connections if you’re still experiencing problems.
Make that the Fire TV Stick and power adapter have proper connections to the outlet. The Fire TV Stick has to be plugged in for it to work.
Check the HDMI connection between your Fire TV Stick and your television. When utilizing an HDMI port that isn’t functioning, you may wish to try a new one to see if it helps.
Check for a software update.
Both Amazon’s Fire TVs and Fire Sticks get frequent software upgrades. Check to ensure that you’re using the most recent version.
A known bug or issue may be causing you problems that have previously been addressed in the most current version of the program.
To upgrade your Fire Stick, follow these instructions:
To check for system updates, go to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for System Updates on your Fire TV.
- To update the software on your Fire TV remote, follow these instructions:
- To update your remote’s software, go to your Fire TV’s Settings. If you’re using an Amazon Fire TV remote, pick Amazon Fire TV Remotes under Controllers and Bluetooth Devices. From here, you may download and install any updates that may be available for your device.
- For around 10 seconds, press and hold the Home button until the orange light begins to flash.
- Make sure your Fire Stick TV device and remote are near to each other throughout the pairing process.
Temporary remote control with Fire TV app
Using your tablet or smartphone as a temporary remote is an option if the Fire Stick remote is still glowing orange after trying everything previously mentioned.
Downloading the Fire TV app is the first step.
You must have the same Wi-Fi network when your tablet/smart phone to use this application.
To use your phone or tablet as a temporary remote control:
- The Fire TV app may be downloaded through the app store.
- Use the same Wi-Fi network foryour Fire TV Device to access the Internet on your smartphone or tablet.
- Make sure you have the Fire TV app installed on your phone or tablet to use.
- Select a device from the list of options on the screen.
- To proceed, just follow the on-screen instructions.
- You may operate the chosen Fire TV device by using the keyboard, on-screen navigation, and other menu choices available.
Your Fire Stick’s remote may be stuck in discovery mode and attempting to connect, if the orange flashing light on the device is on.
A factory reset of your Fire Stick control is the most usual solution to this problem. Your problem should be solved by following these instructions.
If the orange light on your remote is still flickering, try the following:
- Avoid interfering with other electronic gadgets.
- Make sure your remote is no more than 3 meters (10 feet) away from your Fire Stick.
- Make sure the AAA batteries in your remote control are in good working order.
- Do not mistakenly link your device to numerous devices if you have many Fire TVs in your house
- To fix a broken remote, try unplugging all but one of your smart TV’s linked gadgets, and then reconnect everything.
- Your TV and Fire Stick devices should be connected to each other.
- Don’t forget to update both your TV and remote to the current version of the Fire Stick software.
Downloading the Fire TV app on your smartphone or tablet will allow you to use it as a temporary remote.