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How to Turn Off Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

The only way to turn off your Fire TV Stick completely is to unplug it from the power source. You can also wait for 20 minutes for your Fire TV Stick to put itself to sleep. However, this will not work if you are in certain apps. Putting your Fire Stick to sleep means it will use up less power, but it will still be able to receive software updates. Here’s how to manually turn off your Amazon Fire TV Stick by putting it to sleep at any time.

How to Turn Off Your Fire TV Stick with Your Remote

The easiest way to turn off your Fire TV Stick is by using your remote. Simply press and hold the Home button on your Fire TV remote until you see the screen change. Then select Sleep from the options listed.  

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your Fire TV remote for three seconds. This is the button that has a house-shaped logo in the middle of your Fire TV remote. This will cause your screen to turn dark, and a pop-up menu will appear.
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  2. Then select Sleep to turn off your Fire TV Stick. Use the right directional button on your Fire TV remote to navigate to the option with the moon-shaped logo. Then press the button in the middle of the ring on your remote to select the highlighted option.
How to Turn Off Your Fire TV Stick with Your Remote

This will cause your Fire TV Stick will go into sleep mode. However, in most cases, this will not turn your TV off. You will have to turn off your TV manually or with another remote.

You can turn your Fire TV Stick back on again by pressing any button on your remote.

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How to Turn Off Your Fire TV Stick from the Home Screen

To turn off your Fire TV Stick from the home screen, first press the Home button on your Fire TV remote. Then press the up directional button to access the top menu and select Settings. Next, scroll to the right and select My Fire TV. Finally, scroll down and select Sleep.

  1. Go to the Home Screen. You can do this by pressing the Home button on your Fire TV remote.
  2. Then go to Settings. You will see this in the upper-right corner of your Home Screen. You can access the menu by pressing the up directional button on your remote. Then press the right directional button until Settings is highlighted. Finally, press the button in the center of the circle on your remote to select Settings.
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  3. Next, select My Fire TV. Once you select Settings, press the down directional button on your remote. Then press the right directional button until you have highlighted My Fire TV. Finally, press the button in the center of the circle on your remote to select the highlighted option.

    Note: On older Fire TV devices, this might be called Device instead.

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  4. Finally, scroll down and select Sleep to turn off your Fire TV Stick. This will instantly turn off your Fire TV stick, but it might not turn off your TV, depending on your setup.
How to Turn Off Your Fire TV Stick from the Home Screen

How to Turn Off Your Fire TV Stick from Your Smartphone

To turn off your Fire TV Stick from your smartphone, download and install the Fire TV app. Then select your device from the list. Next, select the gear icon in the top-left corner of your screen and tap Sleep in the pop-up menu.

  1. Open the Amazon Fire TV App. You can download the Fire TV app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

    Note: If this is the first time you are using the Fire TV app, you will need to set it up. To do this, select your device and then sign in with your Amazon username and password. Then enter the four-digit code that appears on your screen.

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    Note: You will also need to use the same WiFi network on your Fire TV Stick and your smartphone. You can check which WiFi network your Fire TV device is using by going to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Network. You should see your WiFi network under SSID.

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  2. Then tap the gear icon. You will find this in the top-left corner of your screen.
  3. Finally, select Sleep to turn your Fire TV Stick off.
How to Turn Off Your Fire TV Stick from Your Smartphone

If you are having a problem with your remote, check out our step-by-step guide on how to pair your Fire TV remote or reset it.

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Updated on May 26, 2021

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