Amazon Firestick is the most popular streaming device which streams media through the internet. You can watch movies, live TV, listening to music, playing games and many more with this device. It comes with Amazon App Store which contains all its supported apps to install. It also supports some third-party apps, which are side-loaded on to the Firestick. You can stream all kinds of media contents from various streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and many more on your Firestick. It supports all the bandwidths and resolutions includes 1080p, HD and 4K Ultra HD. Like other devices mobiles and computers, you need to Turn off your Firestick when your streaming is finished. It is good to turn off your Firestick to keep the device fast and running smoothly.
Methods to Turn Off Firestick
Turning off your Firestick device is very simple and straightforward. It can be done in two ways
- Turn off with Firestick Remote.
- Turn off with Fire TV remote app.
Method 1: Turn Off Firestick With Remote
Remote is a control device comes with the Firestick device. You can access and switch between firestick option by using the remote.
Step 1: When your streaming is over, go back to your Firestick home screen.
Step 2: Press and hold the Home button on the remote for a few seconds. A quick access menu will be shown on your TV screen.
Step 3: Select Sleep and it will turn your screen black.
Step 4: Now your Firestick is in Sleep mode. Just press any button on your remote to wake up your Firestick device.
Step 5: If you want to power off your Firestick, you have to unplug the Fire Stick from your TV and disconnect from the power source.
Note: New version of Firestick comes with the Power Off/On the button at the top. Press on this button will turn off your Firestick immediately.
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Method 2: Turn Off Firestick by Using Firestick Remote App
You may use the Fire TV mobile app to do all the Firestick remote actions including Turn off your Firestick and Fire TV. This app is available on both the Android Google App Store and iOS App Store.
Step 1: Open the Google Play Store or App Store on your mobile.
Step 2: Search for Amazon Fire TV app and select it from the search result.
Step 3: Install and launch the app on your mobile.
Step 4: Connect the mobile app with your Firestick which you want to turn off. It can be done by sign in with the app using the same sign-in credentials used on your Firestick.
Step 5: Click on the Remote button at the bottom of the app home page.
Step 6: Click on the settings icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Step 7: It will display Sleep and Settings menu options, select Sleep option.
Now your Firestick screen turns black and enters into sleep mode. Just click on any of the remote app options to wake up your Firestick from the sleep mode.
Note: All the latest version of Firestick comes with the microphone button. Press this button to switch between options and to turn on or turn off your Firestick with your voice command. You can also use Alexa voice feature to navigate with Firestick options.
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Amazon Firestick device goes to sleep mode on its own after 20 minutes of inactivity. If you are experiencing any hang or freeze issues you are required to restart or reboot your Firestick. You can also reset your Firestick to Factory settings when the issue problem is not solved even after a restart.
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