Firestick Remote Blinking Orange? Fix It In 6 Steps

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Is your Fire Stick remote blinking orange?

You’re not alone! Believe it or not, this issue affects hundreds of people.

There are several reasons that might be causing it, and while that’s frustrating, you’re in luck. In this article, you’ll find different ways to solve the issue.

Your Fire Stick remote may start blinking with an orange light because it has been unpaired and is currently in discovery mode trying to connect to your Fire TV Stick.

Luckily, you can easily get rid of this annoying issue with the following 6 fixes:

  1. Change the batteries.
  2. Reduce interference
  3. Reset your remote.
  4. Check your Internet connection.
  5. Restart your Fire Stick.
  6. Use the Fire TV app as a remote.

Keep reading to stop your Fire Stick remote from blinking orange.

#1 Change the Batteries

Let’s start off with the obvious. 

You might think that there’s no way you could have missed checking your batteries, but sometimes testing them can be tricky.

Don’t worry, though! The easiest way to know if your batteries are failing is to test them on other devices or drop them on a table.

Yes, it’s that easy!

Batteries shouldn’t bounce when you drop them. The deader the battery, the higher it bounces.

But, why do batteries bounce when they’re dead? Simple. These have zinc oxide inside them, which is a bouncy material. The more a battery is used, the more zinc oxide gets produced in the battery, and the bouncier it becomes.

If your batteries bounce, your Fire Stick remote can disconnect, leading to an orange light. You can easily avoid this by replacing them with new ones.

Tip: Before changing your batteries, use a dry tissue or cloth to clean the battery compartment.

#2 Reduce Interference

Moving on, let’s make sure that your Fire Stick is away from other electronics.

You see, your Fire Stick remote connects to your TV via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This connection can be easily interfered with by large metal objects, thick walls, fish tanks, and other electronics such as microwaves, Bluetooth speakers, and even baby monitors.

Also, you might want to take into consideration the area of coverage.

Normally, the coverage range of a Bluetooth connection is 33 feet (10 m). If you’re further away from your Fire TV, you might want to get closer until you’re within range.

If you’re constantly in and out of the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi range (100 ft /30 m), your remote will pair and unpair with your Fire Stick intermittently, leading to an orange light.

Fire Sticks have become very popular over the years, so if you have more than one Fire Stick in your home, make sure that the remote you’re trying to use is not already connected to any other device.

#3 Reset Your Remote

If your Fire Stick remote is still blinking with an orange light, try resetting it.

As simple as it seems, this process can give your Bluetooth connection a fresh restart. Follow these quick steps to do it:

  1. Unplug your Fire TV from the power source and wait 60 seconds.
  2. Press the left button, the horizontal lines button, and the back button at the same time for 15 seconds.
  3. Release the buttons and remove the batteries from your remote.
  4. Plug in your Fire TV and wait 1 minute.
  5. Put the batteries back in your remote.
  6. Press the home button on your remote.
  7. Wait until the blue light on your remote starts to blink. If this doesn’t happen, press the home button on your remote again for 10 seconds.
Restart your Fire TV remote

#4 Check Your Internet Connection

Next, let’s make sure your Internet connection is not compromised.

Your Fire Stick remote can start blinking with an orange light if you have a weak Wi-Fi signal. Luckily, you can easily test your Internet speed by entering and pressing “Go”.

If the results show that your connection is running slow, try restarting your modem and router. To do it:

  1. Locate your modem and router.
  2. Unplug them and wait 30 seconds to let the devices cool down.
  3. Plug in the modem and wait one minute.
  4. Plug in the router. If your router has a power button, press it. Then, wait two minutes.
Restart your modem and router
Restarting your modem and router can fix different network issues.

Tip: This fix may also solve different performance issues, such as glitching problems and playback errors.

Once you’ve completed the steps above, please make sure your Internet plan is fast enough to meet the demand of your devices.

You see, if you live with more people and everyone is connected to the same network, your connection may run slow. To avoid this situation from happening again, you can upgrade your Internet plan.

To know what Internet plan is best for your needs, try multiplying the number of people living in your home by 25 Mbps. This way, if you have a family of 4, you’ll need a plan of at least 100 Mbps.

#5 Restart Your Fire Stick

As simple as it seems, restarting your Fire TV Stick can get rid of bugs, glitches, or other elements that are preventing your remote from functioning correctly.

Follow these simple instructions to restart your Fire Stick:

  1. Press your remote’s Select and Play/Pause button for ten seconds. You can also try unplugging the USB power supply from your Fire Stick and waiting 30 seconds before plugging it back in.
  2. Your Fire Stick will automatically restart.
Restart your Fire Stick

If this fix didn’t do the trick, don’t worry! The following just might.

#6 Use the Fire TV App as a Remote

If none of the fixes above have solved the issue, try downloading the Fire TV app on your remote.

This app allows users to control their Fire Stick with their phones. It includes different features, such as voice search and a keyboard.

Follow these steps to install the Fire TV app on your phone

  1. Go to the App Store (iOS devices) or to the Google Play Store (Android).
  2. Search for “Fire TV”.
  3. Select the app and tap on “Get” or “Install”.
Download the Fire TV app on your iPhone

Once you’ve downloaded the app, please make sure that your phone and Fire TV Stick are connected to the same network because they’ll communicate via Wi-Fi.

Then, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Open the Fire TV app on your phone.
  3. Select your Fire TV to connect.
  4. Enter the code on your mobile device.

Next, please make sure your Fire TV is running on its latest software version.

You see, Amazon often releases new Fire OS versions to offer new features and fix different performance issues.

Normally, updates will be automatically installed on your device, but this process may be interrupted if you have strict privacy settings or a bad Internet connection. Luckily, you can manually update your device.

Follow these simple steps to do it:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Select “My Fire TV” and click on “About”.
  3. Click on “Check for Updates”.
  4. Install the new software version.

Once you’ve installed the latest version, try pairing your remote again.


That about covers it! Hopefully, with the help of this article, you’ll be able to stop your Fire Stick from blinking orange.

More often than not, simple actions like changing your batteries, placing your Fire TV away from other electronics, resetting your remote, restarting your modem and router, and using the Fire TV app on your phone can solve the problem.

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