If your Amazon Fire TV stick keeps rebooting then you can rest easy knowing that you’ve landed in the right place.
Amazon launched Fire TV in the USA in the Spring of 2014.
Then, in November 2014, Amazon released this technology condensed into a nifty little dongle – the Fire TV Stick – which can be discreetly kept behind the TV via one of its HDMI ports.
This “plug and play” device can turn any regular TV into a Smart TV, providing access to tonnes of apps and content that without it, we wouldn’t have had.
Given the cheap and cheerful price of the Amazon Fire TV Stick, there’s little to complain about, however, if you find that the device keeps rebooting then this can, of course, be quite disruptive to your viewing.
My Amazon Fire TV stick keeps rebooting
If your Amazon Fire TV stick keeps rebooting, let’s run through some steps to get it fixed.
- First off, ensure that if you are using any accessories that they are official.
- Check that the Firestick is up-to-date and running on the latest software.
- Something as small as replacing the batteries in the Amazon Fire TV Stick remote control can fix the issue.
- Clear the Amazon Fire TV Stick cache. To do this, please follow the below steps.
Systems > Apps > Manage installed Apps > Clear the cache of apps you often use.
- Remove any USB or power extensions as well as any other HDMI devices.
- While controlling your Firestick via the TV remote control is useful, it could actually be something that’s interfering with the Firestick working correctly in this case. So, try disabling HDMI-CEC via your TV settings.
- Is the USB connection from your TV providing enough power? If you suspect that this could be an issue, try plugging your Firestick into a power outlet and see if this alleviates the issue.
- Consider how long you’ve had your Micro-USB cable, often a faulty or broken cable can be the cause of your Firestick repeatedly rebooting. Replace the Micro-USB cable, you can pick one up on Amazon for around £6.
- Finally, if you’re still experiencing issues, try a factory reset. You can factory reset the Amazon Fire TV Stick by heading to Settings > System > Factory Reset.
Amazon Fire TV will restart in a few minutes
Another common error message seen with the Amazon Fire TV Stick is “Amazon Fire TV will restart in a few minutes”, this is sometimes followed by a blank screen.
To combat this error, please follow the troubleshooting tips below.
- First, try restarting the Firestick.
- As outlined above, only use official additional equipment.
- Turn everything off, unplug the TV from the mains. Disconnect the Firestick from the HDMI port then turn everything back on. Plug the Firestick back in and reboot the TV.
- Replacing any cables including HDMI or Micro-USB, a high-speed cable may be required for streaming content in 4K.
- Also, try clearing the cache on your device as outlined above.
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How to reset Amazon Fire Stick without remote
Thankfully, if you’ve lost your remote control, there are other ways to reset your Firestick in its absence.
You’ll need to connect to the same Wi-Fi network as the Firestick once you’ve downloaded the app.
Then, head to ‘Settings’, ‘System’ and ‘Factory Reset’.
If you have HDMI-CEC enabled on your TV, you should be able to control the Firestick using the TV remote control. To enable this setting, head to the ‘settings’ on your TV.
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