How to Turn Off Amazon Firestick in 2022 (3 Simple Methods)?

by
Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 19 Dec 2021

Preface:

If you are new to using Amazon Firestick, Firestick Lite, Firestick 4K or Fire TV Cube, you must be confused about turning off Amazon TV devices. Even though some Amazon Firestick devices come with a power button on the remote, it isn’t actually for turning off your Firestick devices.

The power button on the remote doesn’t actually have to do anything with Firestick devices. The same goes for the volume and mute buttons on the Firestick remote. These buttons actually control your TV. 

When you press the power button on your Firestick remote, it turns off your television. Your Firestick device is still running, even when you turn off your TV with the power button provided on the Firestick remote. 

Similarly, when you use volume buttons to turn up or down the volume, your TV’s volume changes. The same goes for the mute button on the Firestick remote.

Firestick devices are actually programmed to turn off by themselves after 20 or so minutes of being idle. If you are not using the Firestick device, it will turn itself off, rather go to sleep mode when you haven’t used it for 20 minutes. So, you don’t really need to turn it off unless you really want to do it manually.

To manually turn it off, we are going to provide you with three different methods.

However, it is worth mentioning that a Firestick device doesn’t actually get turned off completely. The most you can do is manually put it to sleep mode. If you REALLY want to turn it off, all you can do is unplug it.

How to Turn Firestick TV Off?

We are going to give you 3 methods you can turn off your Firestick device.

Using Home Menu to Turn Off Firestick Device

The first method is the quickest method to turn off your Firestick device. We say turn off, but we actually mean to put it on Sleep Mode. There is no way or need to actually turn off the device.

Let’s see the first way we can put our Firestick Device to sleep:

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your Firestick remote for 5 seconds. You will keep it pressed till the menu shown below pops up.Firestick menu screen, sleep button highlighted
  2. Select the Sleep button and press enter from your remote.
  3. When the screen of your TV has gone all black, you’ve successfully put your device to sleep.

To wake up your Firestick TV from sleep, simply press any button on the remote, and it will wake the device.

Using Settings to Turn Off Firestick TV Devices

Another way of putting your Firestick TV to sleep is by using the settings menu. The settings menu homes a lot of options, and one of them lets you put your device to sleep. This method is a bit longer than the first method, but it is worth knowing.

Let’s see how we can turn off the Firestick device using settings.

  1. Go to the Firestick device Settings menu. If you are on any other screen, you can just press the home button to get to your home screen, and you can go to the settings from the right top button available.Firestick’s home screen, Setting highlighted
  2. Now go to the My Fire TV select and open it.The Amazon Firestick settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted
  3. Here you will see a menu; Scroll down the menu till you find the Sleep option and select it.My Fire Tv menu Sleep option
  4. Once you’ve pressed the select button, your device will go to sleep. You will see a black screen, your device has successfully gone to sleep.

Just press any button on your Firestick remote to wake up your Firestick device.

Unplugging from Power Outlet

This method is pretty obvious and straightforward. This also works as a hard reboot of your device.

If you really want to turn off your device and you do not want to put it on sleep, then all you need to do is unplug it from the power source. This is a permanent thing, and if you want to turn your device back on, just plug it back in the power source; it will automatically turn on.

There can be several reasons you might want to turn off your Firestick device, maybe you are going out on a trip or vacation, or perhaps you just need to relocate your device to a different TV or anything. You just really need to turn it off, so you just unplug it from the power outlet.

Conclusion

There may not be many ways to turn off your device. Even when you put it on sleep, many functionalities are disabled, and some of them keep on running in the background. The functions running in the background during sleep are minimal, and they are mostly to detect when you press any button to turn on the device.

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