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How to Turn Off Amazon Fire Stick

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.

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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:

  1. Use the Fire TV Remote to access the quick access menu
  2. 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.

Amazon Remote Home Button

Step 2: Select “Sleep” in the quick access menu

Select “Sleep” in the menu and your screen will turn black.

Turn Off Fire Stick with Sleep

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.

Amazon Fire TV App Remote

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.

Amazon Fire TV App Settings

Step 3: Choose “Sleep” 

Select "Sleep" in the menu and your screen will turn black.

Turn Off Amazon Fire Stick

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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  • Phyllis says:

    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 ?

    • Jason says:

      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. 🙂

      • David says:

        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.

        • Jason says:

          Hi David,

          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.

          Jason

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