The fastest way to turn off the Amazon Fire Stick. Follow this quick guide to learn how to turn off the Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV.
Turn Off Amazon Fire Stick
One thing you won’t find on the original Fire TV remote is a power button. However, there are two easy ways to turn off the Amazon Fire Stick:
- Use the Fire TV Remote to access the quick access menu
- Use the Amazon Fire TV App
How to Turn Off Amazon Fire TV Stick with Remote
The fastest and easiest way to turn off the Amazon Fire Stick is with the remote. There are two easy steps that take about 5 seconds to put your device into sleep mode.
Step 1: Press and hold the “Home” button on the remote for 3 seconds.
Holding down the home button will pull up the quick access menu on your TV screen.
Step 2: Select “Sleep” in the quick access menu
Select “Sleep” in the menu and your screen will turn black.
That’s it! You device is now in sleep mode.
Ready to watch TV again? Press any button on the remote to wake the Fire TV Stick from sleep mode.
How to Turn Off Amazon Fire TV Stick with the Phone App
If your remote is across the room, then you can turn off the Amazon Fire Stick with your phone. Just download and install the Amazon Fire TV app onto your phone.
Step 1: Open the Amazon Fire TV App
Open the Amazon Fire TV app and connect to the Fire TV you want to control.
Step 2: Select “Remote” in the bottom menu list.
Select the remote function in the menu list at the bottom of the app.
Step 3: Select the “Gear” icon in the upper left corner.
The “gear” icon will give you access to the sleep function and settings to the Fire TV application.
Step 3: Choose “Sleep”
Select “Sleep” in the menu and your screen will turn black.
Done! Your device is now in sleep mode.
Press any item on the remote app screen to wake the Fire TV Stick from sleep mode.
What is Fire TV Stick Sleep Mode?
You probably noticed in the guides above that you are not really turning off the Fire TV Stick. You are actually putting the Fire TV Stick to sleep. When the Fire TV Stick is in sleep mode, the TV screen will be black, but the device can still receive automatic software update. If you want to fully turn off the Fire Stick, then you can unplug the device.
Your Fire TV Stick will automatically put itself into sleep mode if there hasn’t been any activity for 20 minutes (30 minutes for Gen 1 devices). You can wake your Fire TV Stick from sleep mode by pressing any button on the remote or in the remote app.
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22 thoughts on “How to Turn Off Amazon Fire Stick”
I have power button to cut my tv off and control my volume but can’t get it to do either.
You need to go to the settings section and set up the remote to control your TV.
is the t.v. off when I put the fire stick to sleep or am I still using data.
It will still use minimal data if the device is asleep. The only way to completely stop it is to unplug the device. However, it shouldn’t use much data at all when asleep.
Is it a good idea to directly turn off the TV and firestick Adapter at the same time through the single extension box? because I have the habit of turning off the main plug switch.
Hi there, please could you hrlp as my TV fire edition is driving me insane. Its like tv is living its own life, coming off channels, coming onto guide while watching TV etc and I didn’t have this issue with previous, none fire edition TV. Can the fire edition be disabled somehow to make it just normal smart tv, please? When I logged off from Amazon account it seemed better behaved, but then for some reason Netflix didn’t won’t to work, asking to log in to Amazon account first… Its mad and so badly designed…
Thanks for any suggestions and help
Sorry to hear about your problems. I would look to make sure the TV is updated to the most recent version of the software. Then I would restart/reboot the TV from the menu. If all else fails, then I would factory reset the TV to see if the problems go away.
I want to know if I want to listen songs from YouTube in background then how is that possible in Amazon fire stick?
I don’t think this is currently possible. I’m hoping another user knows a hack.
I don’t know about others, but our fire sticks cause too much interference to watch over the air tv with it on, so I have been using a separate wireless power remote to disconnect power to the firestick so we can watch over the air channels. I was excited to see the new power off feature on the new firestick 4K, so we bought it. It is much faster than the old one, but since it does not power off the firestick, but only sleeps, we still cannot watch over the air tv with it on, (even in sleep), so I will have to dig out the other remote and power switch once again. In my world, off means OFF.
how do i disconnect the fire stick when i want to watch local channels
You don’t need to disconnect the Fire stick. Just put the Fire Stick to sleep and change the input on the TV with your TV remote.
Is the Firestick still streaming when asleep? Or when the TV is turned off?
It isn’t streaming TV shows, but it might update while asleep. Remember that just turning the TV off doesn’t necessarily put the Fire TV to sleep. It will likely fall asleep after a period of inactivity, but would be better to put the Fire TV to sleep manually if you want to ensure you don’t consume data.
I just put to sleep my mother’s firestick, and it is still using internet services via my router. Obviously putting it to sleep doesn’t work to turn it completely off.
Stacey…that is correct. You have to unplug the Fire TV Stick to completely power it off. However, it should consume minimal power while in sleep mode.
My issue is with the update, the unit says its powering off but freezes at that point, how can I update the software without freezing up
I haven’t encountered that issue. You might have to try a factory reset of the unit or use this as an opportunity to upgrade 🙂
I press the power button on the upper left corner of the amazon fire tv stick , is that putting it in sleep mode or is it shutting off the tv and the fire stick ?
If you are using the newest Amazon Voice Remote with your Fire TV Stick and it is programmed to control your TV, then it is turning the power off on the TV and the Fire TV Stick. You have the best option available. 🙂
what is the voice command to make Alexa put the Fire TV Cube into sleep mode? I can’t find it by googling or asking Alexa.
The Fire TV Cube is meant to be “always on” like the Echo or Echo Dot. You can turn on/off your TV and other entertainment devices with voice commands to the Fire TV Cube, but you can’t turn it off like a Fire TV Stick. However, you can mute the microphones using the button on top of the device.