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Blue light on Firestick remote (Causes and How to Fix)

As an owner of a Firestick, I’ve experienced the dreaded blue light on the remote and found it to be very frustrating. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share how I solved the issue and some other solutions I discovered along the way. In this blog post I’ll be discussing the causes of the blue light on the Firestick remote and the steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem and get your remote back up and running.

Well, if your remote has a blue light on, it’s probably not a problem—it just means you pushed on the Alexa Button. If this blue light is flashing, it means that you pressed the button, but Alexa isn’t listening to your commands. On the other hand, if the light is stable, then Alexa is ready for your instructions.

Blue Light on Firestick RemoteAlexa button activatedNo need to worry, it’s a normal indication that Alexa is active
Blue Light Stays OnDirt or grime buildupClean the remote using a soft-bristled brush, compressed air, and avoid using water or alcohol
Blue Light Stays OnRemote needs to be resetReset the remote by following the steps provided in the blog post
Blue Light Stays OnBatteries need replacementReplace the remote’s batteries, clean the battery compartment with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol

Why the Fire Stick Remote Is Lighting Up With a Blue Light

The Fire Stick remote is a small, wireless remote that comes with your Amazon Fire TV device. It works just like your regular remote but has extra features to help you get the most out of your Amazon Fire TV device.

One of the many features built into this device is a microphone that lets you talk and give commands to Alexa. And how do you know your remote is ready to hear your orders?

Funny enough, your remote will light up in blue! So, the good news is that it’s not a sign of anything wrong with your device—it just means that you’ve activated Alexa.

However, if the blue light stays on and Alexa isn’t working, you can try a few things!

How to Fix Blue Light on Fire Stick Remote

Now that you know what the blue light means, it’s time to see how to fix your remote if the light stays on. Here are a few tricks you could try:

1. Clean the Remote

One of the main reasons you’re having trouble using your remote is because it’s dirty. Unfortunately, grime and dirt build-up can prevent your remote from working correctly.

When dirt builds up on a remote, it eventually wears down the buttons on your remote, making them more challenging to use over time.

By cleaning the Fire Stick remote often, you’ll be able to use it for longer before needing to replace it.

Here’s how you can do it:

  • Remove the batteries from your remote control
  • Use a soft-bristled brush to scrub away any dust or dirt that may be on your remote’s buttons
  • Take a can of compressed air and spray it directly on all of the buttons  
  • Lastly, use the brush again to clean in between each button as dirt can get trapped in there

Remember to refrain from spraying water or rubbing alcohol directly on the remote. The can of compressed air should be sufficient enough.

2. Reset the Remote

It’s essential to reset your remote regularly because it helps keep your device running at peak efficiency.

When you reset your remote, it clears out any information that may be stored in the remote’s memory and sets it back to its default settings.

This helps with any problems you may be having with your remote, such as a button that’s not responding or a blue light that won’t go away!

If you want to reset your Fire TV Alexa remote, here’s how:

  • Unplug your Fire TV and wait for about a minute
  • Press and hold the Back button, Left button, and Menu button together
  • Keep your fingers on all the buttons for about 12 seconds 
  • Remove your finger and wait for five seconds
  • Remove the batteries from the remote
  • Plug your Fire TV back again and wait for a minute
  • Put the batteries back in place
  • Push the home button on the remote

After that, you’ll see the blue light blinking to show you that the remote has paired successfully.

If that doesn’t work, press the Home button for 10 seconds.

3. Replace Remote Batteries

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If resetting the remote doesn’t work, then you can try replacing the batteries.

Replacing your remote batteries is as vital as resetting your remote for a few reasons. First, it’s just about the easiest way to make your remote work again!

When you replace the batteries in your remote, you’re basically bringing new life into a device that needs it. 

Second, replacing the batteries can help you figure out what’s wrong with the remote.

Suppose you’ve tried fixing it before and nothing changes. In that case, the next logical answer is that there’s something wrong with the battery compartment itself (or even the battery). 

So while replacing the batteries may not fix whatever problem is going on with your remote right away, it can at least highlight where things might need fixing.

Simply remove the batteries, clean the compartment with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol, and then feel free to install new batteries.

Quick Recap

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In the end, if you see a blue light on your Fire Stick remote, don’t worry! 

The blue light is just an indication that Alexa is waiting for your commands. However, if the light won’t go away, you can try a couple of fixes, like cleaning or resetting the remote.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to blue light on Fire Stick remote, and we wish you a speedy recovery from all of your remote-related woes!