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Amazon Fire Stick not loading home: Quick Fix

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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is an HDMI device that can turn any ordinary TV or display with an HDMI port into a smart TV allowing you to stream content from your favourite platforms like Netflix or Youtube.

However, just like with every other piece of tech, the Firestick also faces occasional bugs and glitches. In this article, we’re going over how to fix the Amazon Fire TV Stick not loading the home screen.

Power cycle your router

Restarting your router can fix a bunch of seemingly random issues with your network, which could, in turn, be causing problems with the device. If you don’t have internet connectivity or an active connection, you will get such issues.

So try restarting your router to rule out any network issues that may be causing problems.

Also read: Amazon Fire Stick black screen: 13 Fixes

Check the input source

TV’s with multiple HDMI inputs can decide between input sources. Check to ensure you’ve got the right input source active in your TV corresponding to the HDMI port your Fire TV Stick is plugged into. 

Try a different HDMI port

There’s also a possibility that the HDMI port you’re using on your TV is broken. Try switching to a different HDMI port and changing the corresponding input source to see if that solves your problem.

If the aforementioned method didn’t help, your device probably isn’t facing a hardware issue. Try out the fixes mentioned below to see if the Amazon Fire Stick not loading home error gets resolved.

Also read: Firestick remote blinking orange: 9 Fixes

Check Amazon Servers

There’s a possibility that the black screen you’re seeing could be because of an issue with Amazon’s servers. Check to see if there are any updates about the servers being down and if there are, all you can do is wait. 

Update the Firestick 

The issue can also be caused by outdated firmware on the Firestick. Try updating it to see if that solves your problem. To update your device, head over to Fire TV Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for System update

You can check out this guide for more information on how to update the Fire TV Stick.

Reset the Firestick

Lastly, if nothing else works, try resetting your Firestick. Head over to Fire TV Settings > My Fire TV > My Fire TV > Reset to Factory Defaults. If nothing else works, resetting should fix the Amazon Fire Stick not loading home issue.

You can check out the complete guide to reset Amazon Fire Stick here

Also read: Firestick keeps restarting: 8 Fixes

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: