A few days ago, I prepared myself a bowl of popcorn and started watching the latest season of You on my Amazon Fire TV.
All was good until I noticed a constant blue light on the Fire TV remote.
At first, I thought I had accidentally pressed some button. So, I started pressing each button on the remote one by one, but the light stayed still.
I was sitting in a dimly lit room, so the blue light was hard to ignore and kept distracting me.
Annoyed, I paused the show and decided to figure out how to get rid of the light.
After spending several hours crawling through Amazon community forums and countless help guides, I arrived at a simple yet effective solution and resumed You.
To fix a constant blue light on an Amazon Fire TV remote, power cycle the remote. To power cycle a Fire TV remote, remove its batteries and wait for 60 seconds before putting them back in.
What Does a Blue Light on My Amazon Fire TV Remote Mean?
Under normal circumstances, a blue light is activated on an Amazon Fire TV remote when you press its Alexa button. This means Alexa is listening and waiting for a voice command.
If that’s the case with your remote, all you need to do is press and hold the Alexa button for a few seconds, and the blue light will be taken care of.
However, if the Alexa button doesn’t resolve the blue light on your remote, there may be a software issue with it that needs further troubleshooting.
Soft Reset Your Amazon Fire TV Remote
The simplest and most effective way to flush out any software bugs from your Amazon Fire TV remote is to soft reset or power cycle it.
Apart from taking care of software problems, power cycling will also drain any static charge from the remote, forcing it to reset to a working condition.
To soft reset a Fire TV remote:
- Open the battery compartment of your remote and take out the batteries.
- Press all of its buttons one at a time.
- Now, wait for 60 seconds before putting the batteries back in.
Power Cycle Your Amazon Fire TV
If the soft reset of your Amazon Fire TV remote did not help fix its constant blue light, your Fire TV might be at fault.
It’s possible there is a glitch in the TV, which is affecting the functioning of its remote. This glitch may manifest in the form of the blinking blue light on the remote.
You can easily eliminate such a glitch by power cycling your Fire TV.
- Remove the power cord of your TV.
- Wait for 60 seconds.
- Plug the TV back into the power socket and turn it on to check if the remote’s blue light is fixed.
Pair Your Amazon Fire TV Remote Again
Another reason your Amazon Fire TV remote has a blue light may be due to a pairing problem with the TV.
You can resolve this by pairing the remote with your Fire TV again.
To do so:
- Press and hold the Home button on the remote for 10-20 seconds.
- Wait for the blue light to start blinking rapidly.
- The pairing will be successful once the light stops blinking.
Change the Batteries of Your Amazon Fire TV Remote
If none of the solutions covered above help you eliminate the blue light on your Amazon Fire TV remote, you should check its batteries.
The batteries of your remote may be leaking charge, which can lead to a bunch of software glitches. The constant blue light is one such glitch.
All you need to do, in this case, is to replace the current batteries with a fresh pair.
Replacing the batteries can also help with Fire stick remote blinking yellow.
Get Rid of the Remote Distractions
The blue light flashing on the Amazon Fire TV remote is one of the most distracting and annoying glitches I have ever encountered.
Not only does it ruin your experience, but it also causes the remote’s battery to drain out much faster.
Luckily, you can fix this problem easily by power cycling the remote.
If that does not work, replacing the remote batteries should do the trick.
However, if none of these fixes work for you, contact Amazon Customer Support.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I replace my Amazon Fire TV remote?
You can easily purchase a Fire TV remote replacement from Amazon. Once the remote has arrived, you must head to Settings on your Fire TV and add the remote under Bluetooth Devices.
What kind of batteries do I need for an Amazon Fire TV remote?
Most Amazon Fire TV remotes run on 2 AAA batteries.