Fire TV/Fire Stick Remote Flashing Orange, Yellow, Red, or White Light

Fire TV/Fire Stick Remote Flashing Orange, Yellow, Red, or White Light

Your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick remote sometimes starts flashing a yellow, orange, red, or white light and won’t work at all, leaving you scratching your head for possible reasons and answers.

Below, we’ll explore the purpose of these lights on your remote and how you can resolve them in a matter of minutes.

Why is my Fire remote blinking orange?

If your Fire Stick or Fire TV remote flashes an orange light, it is not paired, and the connection to the streaming device is lost.

You may have bought a new Fire device and yet to pair it, or it may have been sitting idle for a few months, and somehow, the remote got unpaired during this time.

To fix this, you need to pair the remote again to the Fire Stick or Fire TV this way:

  • Restart your Fire Stick/Fire TV and wait for the home screen to appear with a “Cannot detect your remote” message. 
  • Press the “Home” button on the remote and hold it for 10-20 seconds
  • Wait for the confirming message to appear on the display, indicating that the remote is paired successfully.

Now, use your remote to open an app on your Fire TV Stick, check different functions, and verify this resolves the issue!

Why is my Fire TV Stick remote blinking red but not working?

A slow flashing red light on your Fire Stick or Fire TV remote means that its batteries are low. If the red light is blinking fast, the remote settings might have been misconfigured.

Here are a couple of solutions you can try to get rid of the slow or fast flashing red light on your Fire streaming device:

1. Replace Weak Batteries

The first fix is to replace the old Fire remote batteries with a new pair.

While changing them, insert them in the correct way! Connect the “+” side to the “+” terminal and the “-” side to the “-” terminal in the battery compartment.

Sometimes, the terminals are corroded, and this may even cause the new batteries to fail to work. So, dip a small piece of cloth in an alcoholic solution. Next, clean the terminals with it before inserting the new batteries.  

2. Reset Fire Remote

Sometimes, your Fire TV or Fire Stick remote needs a reset to fix the fast flashing red light on it. Here’s how you can do this whole process (step-by-step instructions).

  • Make sure that your Fire streaming device is on and you are on the Home screen.
  • Grab your remote and press the “Menu” button, “Back” button, and left side of the “navigational wheel” together and hold them precisely for 10 seconds.
  • Release these buttons afterward and then wait another 1 minute.
  • Take the batteries out of the Fire remote.
  • Unplug the streaming device at the mains and wait for another minute.
  • Place the batteries back in the remote in the correct way (Insert with correct plus and minus terminals). 
  • Plug the Fire TV back into the mains or Fire Stick back into the HDMI port of the display and wait for the Home screen to appear.
  • Press the Home button on the remote, hold it for 40 seconds, and then wait another 60 seconds.
  • Verify that the fast red light is not flashing on the remote anymore. 
  • If so, restart your Fire device, wait for it to turn back on (show the home screen), and press and hold the “Home” button (on the remote) for 10 seconds to reinitiate pairing.   

Why is my Fire TV Stick remote flashing a yellow light?

If your Fire TV Stick or Fire TV remote starts flashing a yellow light, you might be trying to use it from a distance of more than 10 feet, or the remote is faulty.

It’s possible that your remote is still in discovery mode and is indicating this by flashing a yellow light on it. 

To fix this, try to use your remote within a 10-foot distance from the Fire device. Also, remove any obstructions, like a large decoration piece between the remote and the streaming stick. 

If you are using your remote near electronic devices, like a microwave, this may cause an interruption in the signals. So put these devices away and try using the remote again! 

Also, try replacing the batteries and pairing the remote to your Fire TV or streaming device. If the problem persists, there’s a possibility that your Fire remote is damaged and needs replacing. In case the product is under warranty, you can call Amazon customer support at 1-866-216-1072 and ask them to send a replacement. 

You can also get in touch with Amazon support online. Let them know what issues you are facing with the remote.

Until you get the replacement, download the Fire TV app on your phone and use it as a remote this way:

First, connect your phone and the Firesitck to the same internet connection. Then open the Fire TV app and log in with your details. Next, tap the “Select a Device to Connect” option and select your Fire device. Now, a 4-digit code will appear on the TV screen. Type it in, and you’ll see a remote on your smartphone.

Why is my Fire Stick/Fire TV remote flashing white?

A white light flashing on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick remote usually indicates that it is fetching your Fire device when it is switched off or in the process of turning on.

When you see the Home screen on the display, the remote will immediately stop blinking white. However, if the problem persists, restart your Fire streaming device with these easy steps.

  • Remove the Fire TV power cable or unplug the Fire Stick from the HDMI port of your TV.
  • Wait 30-45 seconds.
  • Plug the power cable back into your Fire TV. (Connect the Fire Stick to the HDMI port of the TV and reconnect the power cable)
  • Turn on your Fire TV device and wait for the Home screen to load on the display. 

Use the remote, and hopefully, the white light won’t blink now! 


In this article, we’ve discussed why your Fire Stick or Fire TV remote is flashing an orange, yellow, red, or white light. We’ve also explored some ways to help you fix this annoying glitch on your own. 

We hope you can now use your remote to play with different functions. And navigate through the device’s menu without any more hiccups.