Just imagine that you are excited to watch your favorite show or movie on your Fire TV, but you notice that there is a green light on your firestick remote and you don’t have any idea what’s going on.
But does the greenlight exactly mean on the firestick or FireTV remote? The green light usually indicates that the remote is connected to the Fire Stick as soon as it’s turned on. So if you are seeing this after, that means you are good to use the remote for your fire TV stick.
Green Light On Firestick Remote
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Green light should be present on the FireTV remote as it indicates the remote is paired to the Fire Stick as soon as it’s turned on. There are cases where the green light turns on even without any command to do so.
Also, if you are not seeing the green light and your fire TV device is not responding to the commands on the remote or the TV screen is not responding, there are few things that you can do to fix it.
Check The Power Cables
If the green light turns on even without doing anything on the remote of your fire TV device, check the power cables, including the power source. Also make sure that the micro USB power connector is properly connected to the device’s port on one end and to the power adapter on the other end.
It is better to avoid using extension cables or plug hubs. To double check that the adapter is working as intended, try connecting a mobile USB charger cable to it and check if the device is receiving the normal amount of power.
If the FireTV remote is not working, check if the batteries are connected properly. If you haven’t changed the remote batteries yet, try doing it before going into the next procedure.
Pair The Firestick Remote
After ensuring you got fresh remote batteries, use the re-pairing method to see if it fixes the issue. To do that simply press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds.
Restart Your Fire TV
Just like human beings, devices such as Fire TV should be given time to rest and restarting is the best way to do that. There are different ways to restart your Fire TV and the best one is to reset it by unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in after one or two minutes.
Though most users might think that putting the device in standby mode means it is not doing anything, it still processes some background tasks and that needs some reset. Doing this procedure allows the device to breathe and perform well as the software gets a refresh. It also gets rid of unnecessary and undesired temporary files that may be taking up too much space on the cache.
Once the FireTV stick is plugged back in, follow these steps:
- Get the remote control and press the “Back” button, “Menu” button (three horizontal bars), and the “Left Navigation Circle” button for at least 10 seconds. This will initiate factory reset.
- Wait 60 seconds for the Remote to factory reset.
- Remove the batteries and unplug the Fire TV device for three minutes from the power and TV.
- Reconnect the Fire TV device to the TV and the power source.
- Wait until the home screen is visible on display, before inserting the batteries into your Fire TV remote.
- Press and hold the “Home” button for 40 seconds to reconnect the remote.
Usually, remote light issues will be fixed after this procedure. If not, follow the next step.
Check The Hardware Connections
If the issue persists, it is now suggested to check all the cable connections to solve the problem. A single misconnected cord could cause the device to experience issues.
Contact Customer Support
If these recommendations have failed and you are unable to fix the issue on your FireTV stick remote, you may need to contact amazon support for further assistance. If it is your first time having trouble with the remote, don’t forget to tell them that details.