How to Fix Blue Light on Firestick Remote

Blue Light on Firestick Remote [What It Means + Quick Fix]

A FireStick remote blue light can make you wonder if your streaming device is telling you it’s in big trouble. Well, one thing’s sure: your FireStick is sending you a message, and decoding that should be your priority so you can enjoy the show. 

A FireStick remote blue light indicates that Alexa Voice is active and listening to you. If the blue light blinks, your FireStick remote is in pairing mode and trying to connect to a nearby Fire TV.

In this post, we’ll help you get to the bottom of it all to know what to expect when the blue light on your FireStick remote glows or blinks. Plus, we’ll share timely troubleshooting tips to deal with the issue when it’s giving you a headache.

All about the Blue Light on Amazon FireStick Remote and Alexa Voice

The blue light on the FireStick Voice Remote often indicates that its Alexa Voice function is running and waiting for a voice command. However, the blue light on the FireStick remote may mean other things depending on its behavior.

All about the Blue Light on Amazon FireStick Remote and Alexa Voice

For example, this blue light may blink to indicate that the Alexa Voice remote is currently in pairing mode and trying to connect to a FireStick device. Frequently, when the indicator light is a solid blue glow, the remote is listening.

Sometimes, even a solid blue light on the FireStick Alexa Voice remote may indicate a minor device error. You must perform troubleshooting tricks whenever your FireStick remote isn’t working correctly due to the blue indicator light.

However, before we discuss the recommended troubleshooting tricks, you must note that identifying the cause of the blue light issue is essential. After all, narrowing down the culprit behind the FireStick remote’s blue light helps find the correct solution.

Believe it or not, there are rare cases when the blue light can blink even when your FireStick Alexa Voice Remote is in working condition. Therefore, we suggest looking into your FireStick device’s active features to determine if one is causing the issue.

How to Turn Off Your FireStick Remote’s Blinking Blue Light 

Below are tried and tested solutions for the recurring FireStick remote blue light issue. Use these troubleshooting tricks whenever your FireStick remote is flashing blue or staying solid due to a device error and other feature-induced malfunctions.

FIX 1. Restart your FireStick 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps6
Time to Perform Fix50 seconds
Things NeededA TV FireStick or Fire TV
A Fire TV Stick remote

When you think of ways to address the blinking blue light, it won’t be surprising to go after the FireStick remote. But we believe it’s better to start with troubleshooting your FireStick device since it’s also a frequent cause of pairing issues.

Since troubleshooting the remote control is inevitable, performing this action now will stop you from overlooking your FireStick device. After all, minor software issues on your streaming device could be why there’s a blue light on your FireStick remote.

Your FireStick device is as likely a culprit as its remote control because the pairing process is a two-way street. It means the issues on your FireStick device can also mess with the connection and cause the remote’s blue light to blink.

While there are various ways to troubleshoot a faulty FireStick device, we suggest sticking to a restart procedure for now. Ultimately, deciding whether your problematic FireStick device needs a software update or a factory reset is up to you.

Step 1: Press the FireStick voice remote’s Home button to return to the Fire TV home menu.

Step 2: Scroll to the center panel’s right and select the cog icon to open the Fire TV settings.

Step 3: Go to the My Fire TV menu.

Step 4: Scroll down and select the Restart option to reboot the FireStick device.

Step 5: Wait for the FireStick device to complete its reboot sequence.
Note: Check if the FireStick voice remote works correctly without the blinking blue light.
If not, follow the last step below.
Step 6: Press the voice remote’s Home button for 10 seconds to pair it with your FireStick device.


Note: The blue light should continue blinking during the pairing
process and turn off after the connection is successful.

FIX 2. Replace the batteries on the FireStick remote 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix25 seconds
Things NeededA Fire TV Stick remote
A pair of AAA batteries

Due to power-related issues, dead or weak batteries can cause the FireStick remote to malfunction. Usually, it prevents your button inputs from registering on the TV, but it may also cause the blue light on the FireStick remote to blink constantly.

Fortunately, a simple battery problem like this only requires an equally straightforward solution. We recommend replacing the dead or weak batteries inside your FireStick remote with fresh ones so it can continue to receive sufficient power.

Doing so is the only way to help your FireStick remote perform its usual functions. Thus, giving it a new and usable power source should help it pair with your FireStick device without issues and stop the blinking blue light issue. 

Step 1: Apply pressure on the lower part of your FireStick remote’s back cover
and slide it upward to open the battery compartment.

Step 2: Remove the two AAA batteries and install their new replacements.

Step 3: Reinstall the FireStick remote’s back cover and slide it
downward to lock the battery compartment.

Step 4: Press the voice remote’s Home button for 10 seconds to pair it with your FireStick device.


Note: The remote control should be within 10 feet of your FireStick or Fire TV.

FIX 3. Reset your Fire TV remote 

Difficulty Easy ●●○○○
Number of Steps5
Time to Perform Fix40 seconds
Things NeededA TV FireStick or Fire TV
A Fire TV Stick voice remote

Troubleshooting the FireStick remote is an excellent way to stop its blue indicator light from blinking. Doubtlessly, this method is your best chance to target the minor issues causing the blue light on the FireStick remote to keep blinking.

With this action, you can refresh your FireStick device and its remote control simultaneously. After all, Amazon’s customer support page recommends resetting your FireStick or Fire TV alongside the remote control.

This way, you can address all the potential causes of the blinking blue light, whether it’s due to your FireStick device or its voice remote. Once the reset is complete, you must redo the pairing between the FireStick remote and your streaming device.

Step 1: Unplug the FireStick device from your TV’s HDMI port.


Note: Skip to the following steps if your TV has a built-in Fire TV OS instead of a streaming device.
Step 2: Turn the TV off and unplug it from your wall outlet.

Step 3: Press and hold your FireStick remote’s left directional, back, and menu buttons for 10 seconds.


Note: Basic FireStick remotes require holding the Home and Menu buttons.
First-generation Alexa Voice Remotes require holding the Left Directional and Menu buttons.
Step 4: Release the three buttons and wait for 5 seconds.
Step 5: Follow the steps from the previous troubleshooting trick to remove your FireStick remote’s batteries.

Step 6: Plug your TV in and turn it back on.


Note: Don’t forget to plug your FireStick device into the TV’s HDMI port.
Once the FireStick or Fire TV loads, the screen will say it can’t detect the remote.
Step 7: Reinstall the batteries of the FireStick remote.
Step 8: Press the voice remote’s Home button for 10 seconds to pair it with your FireStick device.


Note: The blue light will blink during the pairing process and turn off once the connection is complete.

FIX 4. Repair the FireStick remote 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps3
Time to Perform Fix50 seconds
Things NeededA TV FireStick or Fire TV
A Fire TV Stick voice remote

Instead of going out of your way to perform reset procedures on your FireStick device or the voice remote, we suggest re-pairing both devices instead. This action is more straightforward and helps deal with the pairing issue immediately.

However, you must note that this method will only work if the pairing problem is due to a minor device or software-related error. 

You can’t resolve power and hardware-related issues on the FireStick device and its remote control by pairing them again.

That’s why we mentioned how essential determining the cause of the blue light on your FireStick remote is in finding the appropriate solution. 

After all, the tips and tricks in this guide only target a specific cause of the issue. For one, repairing the remote for one is not a one-shoe-fits-all solution.

Step 1: Follow the steps from the previous troubleshooting trick to
remove your FireStick remote’s batteries.

Step 2: Wait 30 seconds before reinstalling the FireStick remote’s batteries.
Step 3: Press the voice remote’s Home button for 10 seconds to pair it with your FireStick device.


Note: The FireStick remote should pair automatically with the streaming stick.
Otherwise, you must perform this third step to start the pairing process manually.

FIX 5: Configure your FireStick’s equipment control

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps6
Time to Perform Fix40 seconds
Things NeededA TV FireStick or Fire TV
A Fire TV Stick voice remote

Sometimes, the blue light on the FireStick remote may keep blinking due to your streaming device’s settings configuration. Fortunately, it doesn’t result in FireStick remote issues and malfunction other than the unwanted blue blinking light.

Since this guide is about turning off the blue light, we added this solution since you might have the same issue. Yet, this method only works if your FireStick remote’s blue light is due to the home button control feature, not a software or device error.

As reported by a FireStick user, the blue light may blink twice after using the home button on the remote control. This feature only affects the FireStick remote’s home button, and reconfiguring it from the equipment control menu is enough to fix it.

Step 1: Press the FireStick voice remote’s Home button to return to the Fire TV home menu.

Step 2: Scroll to the center panel’s right and select the cog icon to open the Fire TV settings.

Step 3: Go to the Equipment Control tile.

Step 4: Select the Manage Equipment option.

Step 5: Select the Advanced Settings option.

Step 6: Select the Home Button option and set it to HDMI-CEC Only.

FIX 6: Get a new FireStick remote

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps1
Time to Perform Fix30 to 60 seconds
Things NeededA PC or smartphone
A working internet connection

The most straightforward way to fix a FireStick remote with a flashing blue light is to order a replacement. However, we only recommend using this method if none of the abovementioned solutions helped stop your FireStick remote’s blinking blue light.

Replacing your faulty FireStick remote is quick and easy. Since Amazon FireStick devices are popular, you won’t have trouble finding a replacement remote control at your local electronics store.

You can also order online from Amazon to get your replacement shipped directly to your house.

FireStick Remote Alexa Voice Commands 

Since the FireStick Voice Remote has an Alexa Voice function, it’s easier to navigate the menus and find your favorite apps, shows, and movies. After all, you don’t have to scour your app library or use the on-screen keyboard to type one letter at a time.

With a press of the Alexa Voice button, you can command Amazon’s AI assistant to perform various tasks on your behalf. Here are the most commonly used Alexa voice commands on the FireStick.

  • “Alexa, open *app name*.”
  • “Alexa, search for *app/show/movie name*.”
  • “Alexa, turn my TV on/off.”
  • “Alexa, rewind *number* seconds/minutes.”
  • “Alexa, what’s the weather?”
  • “Alexa, play (movie title).”
  • “Alexa, play (movie title) on Netflix.” 
  • “Alexa, go home.”
  • “Alexa, show me movies with (actor’s name).”

Alexa voice command is a treasure trove, and there’s more it can offer. If you’re interested in expanding your voice command prowess, you can go to Amazon’s support page and check their exhaustive list of Alexa Voice commands 

FAQs about FireStick Remote

How to tell if Alexa is listening through my FireStick remote? 


A glowing blue light indicates that your FireStick remote’s Alexa Voice function is active and listening to you. Press the Alexa Voice button on the FireStick remote to turn this off.
There is also another way for you to know when Alexa is listening to you via FireStick. Open the Alexa app on your device; head to “Settings,” then “Alexa Privacy” and then select “Review Voice History.”
This will show you all the instances when Alexa has been listening to you and recording your audio. 

What do the other lights on a FireStick remote mean?


A red light indicates your FireStick remote is running low on battery. The orange light will glow if there’s a connection issue between the FireStick remote and the streaming stick or TV.


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