In order to restart & reboot Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can either use the Fire TV remote or the app (Android, iOS). In this post, however, we would focus on using the remote to reboot or restart the USB stick. You would primarily need to reboot or reset the Fire TV stick because of the following reasons:
- Start over with the Amazon TV stick setup process.
- WiFi network issues or buttons on your remote do not work correctly.
- The TV stick has become slow over time.
- Apps load slower or crash on a frequent basis.
- Gifting or selling it off to someone else.
- Running out of disk space due to cached data of the installed apps.
However, you should also note that the device would be completely wiped off when you reset the TV stick to factory defaults. It is advisable to reboot the device first unless you are absolutely sure.
How to Reboot Amazon Fire TV Stick
You can easily reboot the Amazon Fire TV stick using the onscreen menu. Here are the steps:
- Go to settings, and select “Device“
- Select the option “Reboot“
- Confirm “Restart” and proceed with the reboot process.
Here are the screenshots below:
If the restart process does not help in resolving the problem, you may proceed with the resetting steps.
How to reset the Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon TV stick does not have a physical reset button. You will have to reset the Amazon Fire TV stick using the remote. There are 2 ways to do this. One is using a key combination and the other is through the menu system. Here are the steps:
Method 1: Press and hold the “Back button” and the “Right button” on the Fire TV remote. This will trigger the reset menu where you can proceed with the onscreen instructions.
Method 2: From the home screen, go to the “Settings” menu and select “Device“. Select “Reset to Factory defaults” and select “Reset“. The process takes a couple of minutes to complete.
Once the reset is done, you can start over from scratch. Here is a screenshot below:
Turning Off the Fire TV Stick
There are no physical buttons on the device or on the remote to turn off or shut down the device. The only option is to select “Sleep” from the device menu, once you are under “Settings“. You can press any key on the remote to wake up the device. Here is a screenshot below:
We hope that these instructions to reset and Reboot Amazon Fire TV Stick was helpful. If you have any questions or suggestions, please use the comment section below. Cheers!