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Firestick Remote Flashing Yellow Light – How To Fix

Before you start to panic about what this flashing yellow light means, you should know that it doesn’t mean your Fire TV stick is about to stop working. While a yellow light on a gaming console can mean that your console is about to give up on you, this yellow light isn’t as severe. 

Why is my fire stick remote blinking yellow? The yellow flashing light indicates a connection error. The flashing frequency tells us what kind of error it is, whether your remote in discovery mode or it isn’t pairing, or there’s a poor WiFi connection. Re-pairing or resetting the device usually solves the problem.

Keep reading to learn how to pair and reset your remote and Fire Cube so that you can fix the flashing light and have your Fire TV working correctly.

You must read this article if your Fire Tv is flashing an Orange light.

Reasons Why Firestick is Blinking Yellow Light?

There are 3 primary reasons that can cause your Amazon fire stick remote to blink yellow, i.e, disruption in internet connection, low battery and unupdated firmware.

The yellow flashing light on the remote indicates that it is in discovery mode. It should blink slowly. If it blinks rapidly, that means something else entirely. And finally, if it blinks red at any point, you will need to replace the batteries before continuing.

Here are the reasons why fire stick blinks yellow

Internet Connection Issue

internet connection not working

We often come across disruption in internet connection or slow internet connection. We generally don’t bother to track the speed of the connection that is provided to us by our internet service provider and this could be a major issue.

Make sure to check the connectivity issues and check whether the fire stick is connected properly.

Firmware Related Issues

Smart devices like smart tv and Amazon fire stick require updates to work perfectly. These software updates fix up the bugs and are essential for security purposes.

Most of the time, the Amazon Fire Tv is updated automatically but you may have to do it manually if you see any such issue.

Low Batteries on Fire Stick

Dead Batteries

The Firestick device works on AAA batteries that can become dead or low when you use them for a long time.

Your firestick will never work properly if the remote batteries are low.

How To Fix Firestick Blinking Yellow Light?

While no one wants to deal with a technical issue when they’re ready to sit down and enjoy TV, a connection issue is an easy fix.

Most of the time, all your need to do when you see yellow light blinking is to re-pair your remote or reset the firestick remote.

Below are the steps to fix the problem and other ways of troubleshooting if the light persists.

Checking batteries and connection

Before troubleshooting some more significant issues, start by checking the remote batteries on your Fire TV device.

If the batteries are low, that could disrupt the remote’s ability to pair with your device. So, replace old batteries with new AAA batteries.

Also, make sure that the Fire Stick is plugged in correctly and working. 

Pair a Fire TV remote

pairing remote to Tv

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to pair a fire tv remote. We have got you covered.

You will see the firestick remote blinking yellow if your remote is in discovery mode. You can easily know there’s a problem when the light is blinking slowly.

Your TV should also prompt you to complete the pairing process. A message will appear on your TV to tell you the pairing is complete, and the light on your remote will flash blue.

You can either follow this prompt or initiate the re-pairing yourself by pressing and holding the home button for 10 seconds, and the light on your remote will start flashing. 

You might need to wait 30 seconds for the pairing to finish. If the pairing isn’t successful, then you should try resetting your remote.

Reset a Fire TV Remote

Other than first-generation Fire TV remotes, all Fire TV remotes reset in the same way. Since first-generation remotes are different,

Here are the steps to fix firestick remote blinking yellow using fire tv remote reset:

  1. Press and hold the “Home” button then, without letting go of the “Home” button, press the “Menu” button nine times.
  2. Remove the batteries from the remote.
  3. Turn off and unplug your Fire TV for 60 seconds, then put the batteries back in your remote.
  4. Plug in and turn on your TV and wait for the Home Screen to appear. Once it does, press and hold the “Home” button for 40 seconds.
  5. You will have to wait another 60 seconds before completely resetting. 

If you have any of the other models of Fire TV remote, then you can reset it by:

  1. Unplug your Fire TV for 60 seconds.
  2. Press the “Left,” “Menu,” and “Back” buttons simultaneously and hold for 15 seconds. 
  3. Release and wait a few seconds before removing the remote’s batteries.
  4. Plug in and turn on your TV and wait 60 seconds.
  5. Put your remote’s batteries back in and press the “Home” button. 

The yellow light should be gone once you ensure that your remote is correctly paired with your TV. 

Reset a Fire Cube

reset the amazon fire cube

If you had no luck with the above methods, you might need to reset your Fire Cube to get rid of that firestick remote blinking yellow light.

It’s a good rule of thumb to restart your Fire Cube before resetting it to factory conditions. 

You can restart your Fire Cube by simultaneously pressing and holding the “Mute” and “Volume Down” buttons for 40 seconds. The Fire Cube will flash blue when the restart completes. 

If you still see the remote blinking yellow light, then you should try resetting to factory conditions. Note that this reset will erase any settings, apps, and passwords saved on your device, and you will need to set them up again.

Through the Fire TV menu, navigate to Settings and click the “My Fire TV” option. You should see an option in the new menu called “Reset to Factory Defaults.”

Reset your router

It may be a Wi-Fi network problem that is causing your Fire TV to flash a yellow light. In this case, you should try resetting your router to fix the problem.

Here are the steps to reset your router:

  1. Unplug your ethernet connections, if you have them, then unplug your router.
  2. Unplug your Fire TV and any devices connecting to it.
  3. Wait 2 minutes before plugging your router in. If you have ethernet connections, wait until your router is fully running again and then reattach them.
  4. Plug in and turn on your Fire TV, and you should be able to connect to the WiFi correctly. 

If you continue to have connection errors, you may want to switch to an ethernet cable.

If you are not already using one, you may need to find a way of placing your Fire TV closer to your router so it can more easily pick up the signal.

Check For Fire Stick Software Updates

Amazon updates the fire stick software regularly so that the device doesn’t come up with any glitches and keeps running. So, make sure to keep your fire stick firmware always updated.

Generally, the firmware is updated automatically but if it’s not. Follow the below steps to update the software to fix the fire stick remote blinking yellow.

  1. Open Fire Tv Menu and Go to “Settings icon”.
  2. Search Device and click on “About”.
  3. Now, tap on “Check for System Update”.
  4. You will get the option to “Install System Update” if the update is available.

Final Thoughts

Fire TVs are a great way of streaming your favorite shows and relaxing, but it can be a bit stressful when you run into any technical issues.

Pairing your remote or resetting your device is a quick process that usually fixes the problem.

Remember that sometimes all you need to do is replace the low battery or check power cables that may be knocked out of place to get everything working as it should.

If the flashing light persists after the troubleshooting above, there might be a more significant issue needing repairs.


  • Jason

    Jason is an expert writer and is passionate about Smart Homes and Home Improvements writing as well as lifestyle and Lawn Care. He spent the past twelve years living in Hawaii, where he worked closely alongside event planners and resort owners to perfect his knowledge of luxury products and aesthetics. He discovered his passion for DIY projects and home improvement there. Currently, he lives in Washington D.C with his family and 2 pets.

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