Amazon Firestick inevitably, is one of the top device choices for cord-cutters and works smoothly for all TV Shows, movies, Live TV, sports and much more. However, just like any other device hiccups on technical difficulties, in addition to its buffering issues, Amazon Firestick connected with problems is a whole new concern for streamers.
What is Amazon Firestick?
Amazon Firestick needs no introduction in the streaming world. It is a pen drive sort of TV device that connects via HDMI Port to your conventional TV and converts it into a smart TV. It operates through a WiFi connection, allowing users to stream TV shows, channels, movies, Live TV etc.
And, the best part is if you Jailbreak your Firestick Device you can access the whole universe of online content absolutely for free.
Protect Yourself with a VPN first…
While most of you may or may not know, Governments and ISPs worldwide have a strict check on their users online activities. In case, any copyrighted content is found streaming, you can land into serious consequences which may be as severe as suspending of your online account. Please know, that your current IP 22.214.171.124 is visible to everyone. We therefore urge you to get started with a reliable Firestick VPN immediately. This will help cover your identity via VPN’s multiple servers, while giving you the premium viewing experience.
IPVanish has been the fastest and most reliable secure VPN we have come across so far. Their servers are widespread and strictly secured. The VPN is very easy to install and user-friendly on every device including the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If you are not sure about the app, it comes with a 7-day money back guarantee with a refund. IPVanish also has a very attractive deal in which, when paid for a whole year subscription you can avail 67% discount on your annual plan!
Register for IPVanish VPN, by clicking on the link
- On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
- Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
- Click on ‘Download’.
- Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
- Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
- Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.
Amazon Firestick Connected with Problems | Causes & Fixes
There is nothing more annoying than when you sit down to watch your favorite TV show or movie on a nice relaxing weekend and all of a sudden you encounter your Amazon Firestick Connected with Problems especially a frozen screen.
When you see a frozen screen, it usually appears on the main menu of Firestick due to which you cannot navigate further even using the remote. Hence it is imperative that you get rid of the issue there and then either by getting in touch with Amazon’s Support Team or giving following fixes a quick try:
Change Your HDMI Cable
Try changing your HDMI Cable to a new cable to connect your Firestick device to the TV. Detach the old cable and connect to a new or different one. Once you have replaced it connect the device to the internet again. Then check whether you have configured the original HDMI input to your device. This should hopefully solve the issue.
Restart Your Firestick Device
The most convenient way to restart the Amazon Firestick is to simply unplug it and then re-plug it back to the TV through the HDMI Cable. Make sure once you unplug it, give it a few seconds or a minute before re-plugging it.
In case your Amazon Firestick does not switch back on, take help of the remote to restart your device. Press and keep Holding the Play/Pause button for a good 5-10 seconds. This will restart your device.
Alternately, you can open the Settings section from the main menu of Firestick and navigate to Devices and click on Restart Fire TV.
Configure the Resolution of your TV
Many at times adjusting the resolution of your TV can help get rid of the Amazon Firestick connected with problems. Simply access the Settings of your TV and downgrade your resolution from 1080p to 720p. Many television boxes have the option to use the rewind and up button to set the resolution.
Configure Your Apps Data and Cache
To configure your app data and cache go to the Settings section of your Firestick from the main menu. In the TV menu section, tap on management of installed apps.
The very first thing you should do in this section is to clear all data and cache which is eating up your device’s storage space; this will help enhance the performance of your device. You can also toggle with the general settings of the app to see if the issue gets resolved.
At times it is wise to uninstall certain apps that you use frequently and then re-install them.
Check Firestick Audio Settings
Amazon Firestick connected with problems also includes issues with audio and sound. If your Firestick is facing troubles with Sound, follow these quick troubleshooting steps:
- Make sure that the audio on your Firestick is not muted because if it is you need to switch it back on.
- You also need to ensure that the AV Receiver is switched on and connected to Firestick.
- Go to the Settings> Sound> Display and see that the Dolby Digital Plus is switched on.
Check Your Internet Connection to Firestick
Sometimes Amazon Firestick is connected with problems attributing to something as simple as a trouble or disconnected internet on the device. Make sure this issue is nipped in the bud by following these steps:
- Go to the Settings of your TV and navigate to Network. Then press the Play/Pause button on remote.
- This will help you make sure that your Amazon Firestick is connected to your WiFi connection.
Nobody wants an Amazon Firestick connected with problems. Problems can be as complex as a faulty device to as simple as troubled audio settings. No matter what the issue is, follow the quick and easy troubleshooting fixes described in our article to fix your device.
Wish you happy streaming.