Fire TV Stick is a wonderful way to stream content on your TV in your home. You can use many different apps, and with a few clicks of your remote, you can watch almost anything. What’s even better is that if something is wrong, your remote will communicate with you, such as a flashing orange light. What should you do if the Fire Stick remote is flashing orange?
If your Fire TV Stick remote is flashing orange, your Fire Stick is in discovery mode. There are a few quick fixes you can do to get your Fire Stick out of discovery mode.
Fire TV Sticks are a smart way to watch TV, but as with all forms of technology, it can be a little discouraging if your equipment doesn’t work and there isn’t an easy fix. However, fixing the flashing orange light on a Fire Stick remote is easy, and you won’t have to worry about wasting too much time fixing the problem with the following solutions.
Why is the Fire Stick Flashing Orange?
Since your Fire TV Stick remote is flashing orange, it is stuck in discovery mode. There are several different reasons why it could get stuck in this mode while trying to pair the remote with the TV.
- There are more than one Fire TV devices in your home. This can cause your remote to try to pair or be paired with the other TVs in your home.
- The batteries are dead or dying.
- Your Fire TV Stick device is too close to other electronics. Even if they’re a connected device, they can still cause interference between the remote and the TV.
- There are too many devices connected to your Fire TV. Having too many devices connected to your Fire TV can prevent your remote from connecting.
How to Fix These Problems
Since several problems can cause a Fire TV Stick remote to flash orange and remain in discovery mode, there are different fixes you can do.
Factory Resetting the Fire TV Stick Remote
The first thing you should do to try to fix the flashing orange light on a Fire TV Stick is to factory reset the remote. Usually, resetting any form of technology will help it function correctly. You can factory reset your Fire TV Stick remote by:
- On your remote, press the “back,” “menu,” and “left navigation circle button” at the same time for ten seconds. This will trigger the factory reset.
- Wait one minute, and the remote will be factory reset.
- Remove the batteries and unplug your Fire TV Stick device for another minute.
- Reconnect the Fire TV Stick device and place the batteries back in the remote once the Fire TV menu is displayed on the screen.
- You can then reconnect the remote by holding the “home” button for forty seconds.
The process will slightly vary depending on the version of the Fire TV Stick remote that you have. You can find the instructions for your specific remote here.
Changing Your Fire TV Device Location
If factory resetting your Fire TV Stick remote didn’t work to get it out of discovery mode, the next thing you should try is to move the device. It probably isn’t ideal, but if your Fire TV device is too close to another electronic, especially if it’s also another Fire TV device, your remote could be trying to pair with the other one.
Change the Batteries
This may seem self-explanatory, but with all the devices that we can recharge, changing the batteries might be the last thing on anyone’s mind when something goes wrong with a Fire TV Stick remote.
The Fire TV Stick remote takes two AAA batteries. All you have to do is pop off the back of the remote and place the new batteries in. Be sure to dispose of the old ones correctly.
Disconnect Existing Bluetooth Connections
Another thing to try to fix your Fire TV Stick remote flashing orange is to disconnect your existing Bluetooth connections. If you have too many devices connected via Bluetooth, it could cause an overload in the system and prevent the remote from connecting.
You can disconnect each device one by one until the remote pairs to find out how many devices your TV can hold. You can also disconnect all paired devices and pair them again as you use them. Sometimes people have devices paired to a TV that are rarely used, so this is a good time to clean out your paired devices.