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Why is my Firestick remote blinking yellow?

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Online streaming has become quite popular these days with people consuming most of their content from platforms like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, to name a few. There’s also an influx of streaming devices on the market that help turn TVs into streaming displays. 

In this article, we’re looking at some errors in the Amazon Fire Stick remote, in particular, why is it blinking yellow, what’s causing the issue and how you can fix the problem.

What causes the issue?

One of the leading causes of the error is a connectivity issue with your remote. However, other popular reasons include:

  • Low battery.
  • Pairing issues. 
  • Firmware issues or an update is required. 

Also read: Amazon Fire Stick not turning on: 15 Fixes

How to fix this?

Here are eight fixes you can try out. 

Check the batteries

Low battery levels can also cause a yellow light on your remote. Try replacing them with new AAA batteries to see if that resolves the Fire stick remote blinking orange issue.

Check internet connection

Now’s also a good time to check whether or not you have an active internet connection. If you’re on WiFi, make sure you’ve got an active link and that there are no signal issues. Restarting your router can help get rid of a bunch of seemingly random internet and connectivity issues that may be hindering your connection to the servers. 

Check the connections 

Now might also be a good time to check all connections between the Fire TV Stick and the TV as well as between the power adaptor to ensure that the device is getting power, turning on and is actually able to connect to the remote. 

Check for updates

Outdated or buggy software can also cause issues with the Firestick remote. Check to see if you’ve got any updates and install them to see if that resolves the Fire stick remote blinking yellow error.

Check out this detailed guide on how to update Fire TV Stick

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Bluetooth devices

A lot of TVs these days come with Bluetooth. If you’ve got seven or more Bluetooth devices paired to your TV at the same time, you might want to remove a few as they can cause disruptions with the remote causing it to disconnect. 

Multiple Fire TV devices

Similar to Bluetooth, the issue can be caused by multiple Fire TV devices in your house. Turn all of them off and try setting them up again one at a time to get rid of this situation. 

Factory reset the remote

You can factory reset your remote to force it to connect to a Fire TV stick by following these steps. 

Step 1: Press and hold down the Back, Menu and Left Navigation Circle buttons for at least 10 seconds. 

Step 2: Wait for 60 seconds for the remote to reset. 

Step 3: Now unplug your Fire TV Stick and wait a minute before reconnecting the device. 

Step 4: Press and hold the Home button for 40 seconds to re-establish the connection.

Use the Fire TV app

You can also turn your Android or iOS smartphone into a remote for the Fire TV Stick using the Fire TV app available for Android here and iOS here. Although this isn’t a permanent fix, that’ll help you get around the frustration of not having a remote for the time being. 

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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: