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How to Restart Firestick/Fire TV Stick [2021]



How to Restart Firestick?

Amazon Firestick is a streaming device which converts your TV (with HDMI port) into a Smart TV. Firestick has plenty of apps which includes Amazon Prime Videos, Netflix, Plex, Hulu, Firefox and much more. On seeing the benefits of Firestick, even people with Smart TV started buying Firestick. Amazon Firestick is one of the best devices to be owned by everyone. Like other mobile devices, Firestick might also get frozen or hung in the middle. Sometimes due to app loading data, Firestick might seem a bit slow. During that time, it will be better if you are restarting your Firestick. There are two ways on How to Restart Firestick.

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How to Restart Firestick/Fire TV Stick?

There are two different ways to restart Amazon Firestick. Here are different ways:

  • Restart Firestick using Firestick remote
  • Restart Firestick using the Settings menu

How to Restart Firestick using Firestick Remote?

This method will be handy if your Amazon Firestick got frozen or hung in the middle. This might occur due to over memory consumption by the installed application. The Firestick might go frozen, blank or not responding. To bring Firestick back to normal, you have to restart your device. Here are the steps to restart your Amazon Firestick using firestick remote:  

Step 1: Take your Firestick remote.

Step 2: Press hold the Power button and Play/Pause button together for 5 seconds.

How to Restart Firestick
Restarting Firestick using Firestick Remote

The Firestick will automatically restart after these steps. 

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How to Restart Firestick using Settings menu?

This method won’t work if your device is frozen or becomes blank. You can only use this method when you are able to operate your Firestick. Here are the steps to restart your device using the settings menu:

Step 1: Open “Settings” menu on your Firestick.

How to Restart Firestick
Settings Page

Step 2: Move to “My Fire TV” option on the Settings menu.

How to Restart Firestick
My Fire TV Option under Settings Menu

Step 3: In the “My Fire TV” option, you will find options like About, Developers Option, Legal & Compliance, Sleep, Restart and Reset to Factory Default.

How to Restart Firestick
My Fire TV Option

Step 4: Move down to “Restart” option and click on it.

How to Restart Firestick
Restart Option under My Fire TV Option

Step 5: A new prompt will appear. Click “Restart” on it to restart your device.

How to Restart Firestick
Restart Your Amazon Firestick

These are the steps to restart your Amazon Fire Stick using the settings menu of your device. Restarting will close all the app on your Firestick.

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Why Firestick gets frozen?

There are many reasons for a Firestick to get hung. The main reason is due to the applications you are using.

  • Sometimes the application might consume more space causing Firestick to freeze.
  • If you are Jailbreaking Firestick, then it might also cause the device to behave abnormally.
  • Third-party apps might also cause these issues.
  • Apps which are not updated might cause the problem as well. Hence, update Firestick and its apps regularly.

Wrapping up

Keep all your device applications up to date and make sure you use only the official apps on your Firestick to enjoy your device without any slowness. Restarting your Firestick is very simple and try to restart it after every update to make sure the update is completely installed on your device. 

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