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How to set Fire TV sleep timer?

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If you are one of those who generally like to have some white noise around you when you sleep or drift off while watching the television late at night, then the sleep timer setting can be of immense help. You can find this feature in the Fire TV Stick menu and enable or disable it according to your preference. The sleep timer lets your device go to sleep when not in use.

In this article, we will explore setting up the Fire TV sleep timer by heading to the settings and using either the Fire TV app or the remote.

Also read: Firestick remote volume not working: Quick Fix 

How to enable sleep mode in Fire TV?

Ensure you’ve upgraded to the latest Fire OS, and in the current models, the Amazon FireStick has a default 20-minute inactivity limit, after which it goes to sleep.

Using the remote

To set up the Fire TV sleep time limits, follow the steps as shown:

Step 1: Head to Settings or the gear-shaped icon on the home screen. Select the My Fire TV option.

Step 2: Choose the Sleep option. Your screen will power down unless you press another button.

Your device will automatically shut down whenever the Fire TV remains idle and reaches the set time limit.

Using the app

You can also use the Amazon Fire TV app to place your device on sleep mode if you cannot locate the remote. Follow the steps below to make your life easier:

  • Pair your FireStick with your phone using the Fire TV app.
  • Tap the gear icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
  • Select the Sleep option from the menu options given.

Now you can use your phone to place your Fire TV Stick in sleep mode whenever you are heading out or about to fall asleep.

Ask Alexa to put a Sleep Timer

The quickest and easiest way to put a sleep timer on your Firestick is by pressing the voice control button and asking Alexa to do it for you.

Ensure Alexa is enabled and use the following commands or variations to set timers with Alexa on Firestick.

  • Hey Alexa, set a timer
  • Set a 5-minute timer
  • Set a 30-minute timer
  • Pause timer
  • Cancel Timer

Note that certain voice commands are only available in select geographies and languages.

Also read: How to restart Firestick when frozen?


Sania Usmani

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