Amazon’s Fire Stick brings more to the table than any of us expected. But sometimes these gadgets need to communicate with you. So why is your Firestick flashing blue?
It’s hard to believe, but streaming sticks like the Amazon Firestick didn’t exist even ten years ago. Now there are various streaming sticks on the market with features at practically unheard-of costs.
What is the Amazon Firestick?
The Amazon Firestick is by far one of the most popular media streaming devices available today. It’s undoubtedly in the top three in terms of sales, and it shows no indications of yielding popularity anytime soon.
It’s hard not to fall in love with this little stick the first time you try it out because it’s small, sleek, superpowered, and incredibly easy to use owing to an ingeniously built remote that takes advantage of the Alexa voice commands.
Like anything else man-made, firesticks can occasionally “misbehave” and fail to perform as we anticipate. Fortunately, Amazon anticipated such problems and troubles and included minor warning indications that anything was wrong with your Firestick.
Below, we delve a little more into why your Firestick is flashing blue lights shouldn’t worry you, what you should do to fix the problem, and what to do if you see additional lights blinking at you.
Each color has its meaning.
Amazon has developed the light to communicate with the users and to aid you in the process of fixing whatever isn’t working. Below are all the meanings of all the various colors.
A yellow/orange light
This indicates that your Firestick remote is in “discovery mode” and is attempting to connect to a Firestick.
Three-times-quickly-blinking blue lights
This indicates that your Firestick remote has paired with a device from “discovery mode” and is ready to use.
Very slow blinking yellow/orange lights
This indicates that the “discovery mode” was a failure.
A bright red light
This warning indicates that the batteries in your Firestick remote should be replaced as soon as possible.
Why is My Firestick Remote Flashing Blue?
The little microphone button on the top of the Firestick remotes provides you with complete control over the Alexa voice command system. All you have to do is press the button for a few seconds until you see a solid blue light that indicates Alexa is listening.
However, a sequence of blinking blue lights will appear before that happens, indicating that the Alexa system is initializing but isn’t quite ready for you yet.
The Firestick flashing blue means that the Alexa voice command system has been triggered but isn’t actively listening to a command.
What should I do to stop the Firestick flashing blue?
So, right away, you must determine whether the flashing blue lights are happening as a result of the remote activity, such as you clicking the Alexa button, or as a result of something unusual.
Most of the time, simply pressing the Alexa button again will solve the problem. It’s sometimes necessary to push and hold the button until the lights turn solid from blinking, but that’s about it.
On the other hand, if the blue light refuses to quit blinking, you’ll need to attempt a few alternative ways.
To soft reset the system, disconnect the Firestick fully from your TV. This includes the HDMI and USB cables. After that, you should consider taking the batteries out of your Firestick control for 30 seconds or so.
Reassemble the remote control after plugging the Firestick into your TV or monitor, and then try to use it when the Firestick comes back to life. If everything appears to be in order, you should be good to go; but if you’re still having issues, you may need to “reset” the Firestick.
Resetting the Firestick
The process of resetting the stick is quick and uncomplicated.
Simply press and hold the Firestick’s center button (the large circle button) and the play button at the same time for a few seconds – generally, three or four – until the Firestick says it’s resetting.
If you’re still having problems once everything has been reset, you should contact Amazon to see if they can send you a replacement.
They will send one and probably won’t charge you either. 99
The bottom line
Amazon has made it clear that the Firestick is a must-have for every TV in your home. Apart from being extremely affordable, the Firestick communicates with you when it is not working and is easily reset.
The Firestick is a need in my home, especially since you do not have to point the remote straight at the TV for it to work. It is one of my favorite teachers.
Additionally, the remote is small and straightforward, unlike those big remotes that are flooded with buttons. It is a great entertainer for you and your family. I definitely recommend it.
I hope this post answered your question: “Why is your Firestick flashing blue? “