Tired of seeing the ‘amazon fire stick error code device reboot required’ error code while using your Amazon Fire Stick? This can occur for several reasons but is quite easy to resolve. Just a few simple steps can reboot your Amazon Fire Stick within minutes.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is an excellent device that lets you access web content directly through your TV screen. The device is quite similar to a USB flash drive and has to be plugged into your TV’s HDMI port. It also stores your personal settings and preferences in the device itself so that you can easily plug it into a different TV and yet have the same setup.
Here’s what you need to do if you get the reboot error on your Amazon Fire Stick.
What does reboot mean on Amazon Fire Stick?
The Amazon Fire Stick stores your data and personal settings that you have used for your streaming experience. When it is rebooted, all of these data and settings are wiped out. The device is reset to the factory settings, i.e., the setting that were available when you first used the device. The storage is also reset to the initial state, with minimal applications required for running the device.
Why does my Fire Stick need rebooting?
Here are a few reasons why you might be seeing the ‘amazon fire stick error code device reboot required’ on your Fire Stick device:
- Your device has trouble staying connected with the Internet.
- The pairing of your device to the TV isn’t stable and needs to be re-paired.
- The remote batteries are running out of charge and the FIreStick might not be receiving the commands.
How do you reboot an Amazon Fire TV Stick?
Rebooting the Fire Stick should troubleshoot and solve most of the commonly faced issues. Here’s what you need to do to reboot your Amazon Fire Stick:
Method 1: Go to Settings. Select ‘My Fire TV’ in the menu. Select the ‘Restart’ option and click on ‘Restart’.
Method 2: If your remote is not working, you can use your smartphone as a remote to access the Settings menu. Connect your smartphone to the same wireless network as your TV and Fire Stick. Download the Fire TV app on your phone and follow the instructions on the app to pair your phone with the TV. Now you can use the phone as a remote to follow method 1.
Method 3: Press and hold the ‘Select’ button and the ‘Play/Pause’ button simultaneously for about 10 seconds. This will initiate the reboot.
Method 4: Press and hold the ‘Right’ button and the ‘Back’ button simultaneously for about 10 seconds. This also initiates the reboot.
How do you fix a Fire Stick that won’t boot?
Many users have faced the issue of the Fire Stick not booting/rebooting. If your Fire TV Stick is not working or if your TV is showing a ‘No signal’ message, then you will have to make sure that your device is booted and working. If your device also has this issue, here’s what you need to do:
First, make sure that your WiFi connectivity is stable.
- Turn off your modem and router.
- Switch them back on after 10 seconds.
- Wait for 5-6 minutes to ensure that your TV and Fire Stick have connected successfully to the Internet.
After ensuring connectivity, restart your Fire Stick and TV.
- Unplug the device for the TV and the power source.
- Wait for 2-3 minutes and then plug the Fire Stick back in.
This acts as a soft reset for the device and you should now be able to reboot your Fire Stick. If you’re still unable to do so, here’s another method that you can try:
- Turn your TV off and unplug it from the power source.
- Press and hold the TV’s power button for 30 seconds.
- Plug the TV back to the power source and switch it on.
This should also get your Fire Stick to a working condition so that you can reboot it.
The methods mentioned above should be able to reboot your Amazon Fire Stick. If all else fails, just reach out to the Amazon support team for more help. Once the reboot is complete, you will have to reset your data manually and install the necessary apps again. Also, check if there are any available updates so that you can have the device in it optimal condition.