Why is my Fire Stick Remote Blinking Orange Light?

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Your Fire Stick remote may start blinking because it is stuck in discovery mode and trying to connect to a device. However, the question is, is there a way to fix this issue? Yes, there is, and in this article, we will discuss several methods you can use to fix this issue.

How to fix the FireStick Remote Blinking Orange Light?

Amazon FireStick Remote

Factory Reset

If an orange light is glowing in your fire stick remote, you can factory reset your fire stick. Here are some steps you must follow:

Step 1

Simultaneously press the left navigation circle button, menu (three horizontal bars), and the back button for ten seconds.

Step 2

After another 60 seconds, the remote will do a factory reset.

Step 3

After removing the batteries from the Fire tv remote, disconnect the Fire tv device from your smart tv and the adapter for approximately 60 seconds.

Step 4

Reconnect the Fire Tv Stick to your smart tv and power adapter.

Step 5

Reinstall the batteries in the Firestick remote only when the Fire Stick menu appears on the appears on your smart tv screen.

Step 6

To reconnect with the remote when the Fire Tv menu is on the screen, press and hold the ‘Home’ button on the remote for 40 seconds.

Software Update

Both Amazon Firestick gadgets and Fire TVs receive regular software updates. You might encounter an issue or problem already solved in the latest software upgrade. Here is how you can upgrade your Fire Stick tv device:

Step 1

Go to the settings menu and then go into My Fire Tv. Once in the My Fire Tv section, go to About and check for a software update on your device.

Step 2

To upgrade the software on your Fire Tv remote, go to the Fire Tv settings.

Step 3

Then, in the Controllers and Bluetooth devices, pick Amazon Fire tv remotes, and select your remote from the list.

Step 4

Press and hold the Home button on the device for around ten seconds. This will enable the Amazon stick’s light to blink.

Step 5

Keep your Fire Stick Tv and remote device close to each other when pairing them.

Use the Fire TV App instead of the Remote

Use your tablet or Smartphone as a substitute remote if you need help with the above-mentioned methods.

However, you must download the Fire Tv application on your device. Your Fire TV device should also be connected to the same Wi-fi network as your tablet or smartphone. Here is what you need to do:

Step 1

Get the Fire TV app on your device.

Step 2

Connect the Fire Tv stick to the same Wi fi network your tablet or smartphone is on.

Step 3

Launch the application on your tablet or smartphone.

Step 4

From the screen’s list, select a device.

Step 5

On the screen, a prompt will appear.

Step 6

Control your chosen Fire Tv stick device by using on-screen control, the keyboard, or other menu options.

There might be too many Fire Tv Stick Devices Connected to the TV

The Amazon Fire Tv stick devices are so popular that every household has them. However, this can usually lead to remote-related issues. If you have many Fire TV units at home, ensure your remote is not associated with any of those devices.

You should not have any problems if you don’t place your Fire Tv stick devices too close to each other.


While Factory resetting your Fire Tv remote should solve your problems and other intermittent issues, you need to take additional troubleshooting steps if your remote is still blinking.

Number of Bluetooth Devices connected to the Smart Tv

Some Fire TV devices are Bluetooth enabled, and if you have six or more Bluetooth devices paired to your TV, you will need to disconnect a few of them.

Sometimes, the amount of Bluetooth devices paired to a smart Tv can impact the remote’s ability to work properly.

The Remote’s Distance from the Fire Tv Stick Device

You must ensure at least a distance of three meters, 10 feet, between your Fire TV stick device and its remote.

If you are using your remote from a distance greater than 10 feet, you may encounter signal issues; in this case, it is better to move a little closer.

Verify all the Connections

Check all your TV and Fire Stick connections if an orange light is still blinking on your remote. Check the power adapter and the connection between the outlet, and ensure your Fire Tv stick device is getting electricity.

Also, ensure the Fire Stick Tv device is connected properly to the HDMI port. The device might not work if your HDMI port isn’t functioning properly, so also check that.

Check the Remote Batteries

While it may be hard to believe, one of the reasons why your remote displays an orange light is because of faulty AAA batteries. Check to see if your remote’s AAA batteries are functional. When installing fresh batteries in the Remote, ensure the positive end faces the remote’s top.

Power Cycle the Amazon Fire Tv Stick Device


Sometimes, if you last used your Fire Tv stick a while ago, you may be unable to pair the remote.

You may need to power cycle the Fire Tv stick device, which will reboot the device, and you can pair the remote again. Follow these steps to power cycle your device:

Step 1

Unplug the Fire TV stick device

Step 2

Wait for about 60 seconds

Step 3

Plug your Fire Tv stick device back into the power source

After the Fire Stick tv device is power cycled, you can pair the remote again.

Ensure there is no Wireless Interference

The Fire Stick remote uses radio waves to communicate, and large metal objects can interfere with the remote’s signal, making it unable to communicate.

Please ensure the Bluetooth option in all devices connected to your smart Tv is turned off. Also, if you own more than one Fire Tv device, ensure the one showing issues is connected to the TV.

Check your WI-Fi Password

If your Fire Stick Tv device is not connected to the Wi-Fi, the remote cannot pair with the device. One thing that you should always check is if someone has changed your Wi-fi password. With the help of the Fire Stick Tv app, connect the Fire Stick device to the Wi-Fi by entering the new password.

Turn off the Firewall or VPN

Make sure your Fire Stick’s internet connection is stable. A VPN or Firewall in your internet router might deny the Fire Stick device a Wi-Fi connection. Login to the setting page of your internet router by typing this in the address bar: You can turn the Firewall or VPN back on if your Fire Stick Tv device connects to the Wi-Fi network.

Restart your Smart TV

Sometimes the issue may lie in the smart Tv, and restarting the television can put all your problems to bed. It is easy to restart a smart Tv, turn it off for a bit and then turn it back on.

Contact the Amazon Customer Support

If nothing works, then the best option is to get expert help. You can contact Amazon customer support and discuss your issue, and you can also go to Amazon’s Fire Stick help page and look for solutions.

Get a new Remote

You can also purchase a new Fire Tv stick remote if you cannot fix it. Either request Amazon customer support to give you a replacement remote, or you can even purchase a Universal remote. The Universal remote will enable you to operate most of your devices.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What to do if the Fire Stick Tv is not working with new Batteries?

The first thing you need to do is ensure the batteries in your new remote aren’t dead. Try pairing the remote with the Firestick; if it doesn’t pair, press and hold the Home button on the device for five seconds until the LED light flashes on the remote.

Why does the Second Fire Stick Tv Remote on the Device blink Orange?

The second Firestick Tv remote on your device is blinking orange because it is in discovery mode or a failed connection. With the help of your remote, go to the settings section and add more remotes to pair the device properly.

What to do if the Amazon Fire Tv Stick remote gets lost?

The first thing you can do if your remote is lost is installing the Amazon Fire Tv stick app on your tablet or smartphone. You can then use the application to turn your smartphone or tablet in the Fire Tv Stick remote. The app is free and is available on both Android and IOs devices.


In this article, our focus was on providing solutions for Fire Stick remote’s blinking orange light. This article will provide some much-needed clarity to those individuals who are struggling to find a solution for this problem. There are many reasons why there may be an orange light blinking on the remote, and we have discussed them.

However, in addition to highlighting the reasons behind the light, we have listed solutions to help you solve the problem yourself.

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