Blue Light on Fire Stick TV Remote:
Sometimes, You’re enjoying your content in peace on your FireStick TV when all of a sudden you notice a blue light on your Fire Stick TV Remote. It can be concerning and may also cause confusion. You may be concerned about your device’s health but you’re not alone in this regard. This issue is quite common and also fairly easy to troubleshoot. Let’s take a look into what’s actually causing this:
A FireTV stick is a device offered by Amazon that you can attach directly to your non smart TV and stream millions of shows, series and movies and documentaries from different platforms.
You can stream and watch content from different platforms like Hulu, HBO Max, Youtube and Netflix or Spotify. It can be extremely useful on non-smart old TVs and quite outdated TVs. All you need is a TV with an HDMI port to access these countless features that Fire TV stick offers.
Features of Fire TV:
Fire TV stick offers a ton of great features like streaming from different platforms like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and even Netflix, Youtube and Spotify. You can enjoy content on these platforms on your non-smart TV with just a single device.
Fire TV Stick is pretty useful for non-smart TVs which don’t have an Operating System already installed to play content from the Internet. It just requires a TV with an HDMI port and also a router. Have that and millions of content is just a click away!
What does the Blue Light on Fire Stick TV remote actually mean?
The blue light on the firestick TV remote can signal different things depending upon the behaviour of the light. Generally it indicates that the device is trying to find and connect to an Internet Connection. Here’s what different behaviours of the Blue Light on a Fire Stick TV remote indicate:
Blue light is constantly flashing:
This can indicate that the Remote is actively trying to connect to the Fire Stick TV through an active Internet Connection but it is unavailable to find any.
A quick way to troubleshoot is to check your Internet connection. If your Internet is fine then try resetting the Remote by Holding Down the Home Button for at least 10 seconds to ensure that the remote is fully paired.
Blue light is solid but the device is not responding:
This indicates a connection problem or a glitch. Try turning off the remote and then turning it back on again.
If the issue still persists, unplug the Firestick TV device and then plug it back in. This will restart it and force it to pair the remote freshly which in most cases will fix the issue.
Blue light is solid but some buttons don’t work:
This indicates a power problem that not enough power is being provided to send the signals to the FireStick or it indicates that the buttons are dirty.
This problem can easily be fixed by replacing the batteries or cleaning the connections and also cleaning the buttons themselves.
Alternatives to the FireTV Stick:
Chromecast with Google TV:
While newly launched, Chromecast with Google TV is a great option to buy if you’re looking for a cheap alternative to FireStick TV. It almost has the same features as the FireTV stick just with a more Modern UI and also Android.
Apple has been making smart TV devices for a long time and they do it the best. The new Apple TV 4K is both affordable and also extremely good. It offers a great UI along with its own App store. It even allows you to play games using Apple Arcade and also offers Apple TV+.
Roku is basically a very cheap alternative to FireStick. It’s much cheaper than FireStick with a decent UI but it does show its price in performance. It is much slower than FireStick and other alternatives.
That’s it! In this blog, we learned about what the blue light on your FireStick TV remote actually indicates. We got to know that there’s nothing to be concerned about and that it has a pretty straightforward fix.
We also discussed some alternatives to the FireStick TV that offer many of the same features as the FireStick with a more modern UI and some in a way cheaper price.