The new Firestick remotes come equipped with many features, and most users aren’t fully aware of them. One such helpful feature is the LED indicator which tells you everything about the remote’s status. Are you wondering what the blinking blue light on our Firestick remote means?
Well, the blue light indicates that you have pressed the Alexa or voice command button, and the mic is active. Whenever you press the Alexa button, the mic will get active to listen to your command. If you don’t say anything, the light will go off, and you can use the remote.
In this article, I’ll tell you more about the blue light issue and how to fix it if the light does not turn off.
- What Does the Blue Light on Firestick Remote Indicate?
- Different Lights on the Firestick Remote and What Does they Mean?
- How to Fix the Blinking or Solid Blue Light on Fire TV Stick: 3 Methods
- When Should You Replace the Amazon Fire Stick Remote?
- Frequently Asked Questions
What Does the Blue Light on Firestick Remote Indicate?
There are two types of blue lights you get on the Firestick remote. A solid blue light indicates that you have pressed the Alexa button, and the remote is listening to you. On the other hand, a flashing blue light means that the Alexa is active, but the remote is not listening to you.
Sometimes, the remote may stop functioning, and the blue light flashes whenever you press any button. And in this case, you need to repair the remote with the Firestick.
Different Lights on the Firestick Remote and What Does they Mean?
During the course of fixing the blue light issue, you may notice some other problems, such as amber light flashing on the remote. So before proceeding to the steps, it would be great if you knew what another light indicator means.
Blue Light Blinking Three Times
If the blue light blinks three times, it indicates that the remote has successfully paired to the Firestick. The indicator will blink blue light thrice in a row.
Amber Light Blinking
If the amber light blinks on the indicator, it means the Fire TV remote is ready to pair, and you can connect it to your Firestick.
Red Light Remains Solid
If the red light remains solid, it means that the remote needs a new set of batteries. Whenever you see the solid red light on the remote, replace the batteries, and put them back on again after a few seconds.
Amber Light Blinking Slowly
If the amber light blinks very slowly, it could indicate that the pairing was unsuccessful. One more way to figure out if the pairing was successful or not is by looking for the blue light. If the blue light blinks thrice at the remote, the remote is paired successfully.
How to Fix the Blinking or Solid Blue Light on Fire TV Stick: 3 Methods
There are multiple ways to fix the issue, so if one method does not work for you, try another. Also, I have tried these steps myself, so fret not, as they will surely help you fix the problem.
Method 1: The Alexa Button Method
This is the simplest method and works most of the time, provided there is nothing wrong with the Fire Tv Stick remote. Just follow the steps listed below, and you can get rid of that annoying blue light.
- Press the Alexa button, and wait for 5 seconds. Do not speak, or else the blue light will remain on for longer.
- Now tap on the Back button, and wait.
- The blue light will turn off.
This method may not work if the Firestick remote is faulty or not working properly. Also, if the remote’s mic hears something, it will keep the light on to process your voice command.
Method 2: Unplug the Firestick
Sometimes the software may get glitchy, and it can lead to the blue light staying consistent for minutes. If this is the case, you need to unplug the Firestick from the outlet. Follow the below-mentioned steps to fix the issue:
- Pull the Firestick out from the HDMI port. Now remove the batteries from the remote.
- Wait for at least 30 seconds so that the Firestick and the remote get refreshed.
- Put the Firestick back into the remote, and put the batteries into the remote.
This method works most of the time and helps fix the blue light issue. You can try it every time the light remains solid or keeps blinking.
Is the blue light still there? You need to unpair and repair the remote. Follow the next method to unpair your remote and pair it again.
Method 3: Unpair and Re-pair the Firestick Remote
The software-related issues can be fixed by unpairing the remote. To remove the remote from the list of paired devices, you need to:
- Grab the remote and press the Home button. Now click on Settings.
- Choose Controllers and Bluetooth devices. Use the circle button to navigate and select Amazon Fire TV Remotes.
- Click on it, and select the remote you want to unpair. Press the ☰ button, and you can unpair the remote.
Once done, remove the batteries from the remote and wait for 30 seconds. It helps refresh the remote. You are now all set to pair the remote back to the Firestick.
- Turn on the Firestick, and put the batteries into the remote.
- Press the Home button and hold it for 10-20 seconds.
- The blue light will blink thrice at the remote, which indicates it is successfully paired.
Now you can use the remote to control the Firestick device without worrying about any issues.
When Should You Replace the Amazon Fire Stick Remote?
Sometimes, the remote still blinks the blue light, and the issue remains as it is. If this is the case with you, then the only possible solution is to get a new remote. You can contact Amazon and tell them about the issue you are having. Or you can simply order a new Firestick remote from Amazon.
Some other reasons to replace the remote include a damaged remote. If the remote falls on the ground or gets damaged due to any reason, it can also lead to the blue light issue.
Get a new remote and pair it with the Firestick. To pair the remote, you need to press the Home button for 10 seconds. Go into the settings, unpair the old remote, and trash it.
Frequently Asked Questions
There may be some issue with the mic or the remote. Remove the batteries from the remote and put them back in after 30 seconds. Or you can consider unpairing the remote.
Yes, most new Fire TV Stick remotes have an indicator that flashes blue. The indicator is very common in remotes with the Alexa feature.
No, the remote gets a solid red light when the batteries are running out of charge. Blue light has nothing to do with the battery.
I hope this article has helped you fix the remote flashing blue light issue. Begin with pressing the Alexa button and then pressing the back button. If the issue persists, unpair the remote from the Firestick, and pair it again. The last resort is ordering a new remote, in case the existing remote gets faulty.
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