What Does Blue Light on Firestick Remote Mean?

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In this article, we will discuss in detail What does Blue light on Firestick Remote mean. What are the reasons for the light and what does it indicate?

There are also some scenarios when the light will not serve the purpose that it was meant to serve. What can be done in these cases also needs to be discussed.


What does Blue light on the remote indicate?


There are many reasons for the Blue light to flash on the Firestick remote. Here is the list of reasons you can look out for when you see the blue light on your remote.

  • The Remote is waiting for pairing
  • The batteries on the remote are low
  • There are connectivity issues with the remote
  • The remote is waiting for a voice command

1: The remote is waiting for pairing

The Firestick remote needs to be paired when it is set up. In some cases, the remote also needs to get paired again because it might have lost connection or due to some technical glitch.

The blue light will keep flashing on the remote unless the remote is paired with the Firestick. Here is the process that you can follow to pair the remote.

  • Fish out the remote and press the Home button for about 5 seconds.
  • You will see the light turn off.
  • If you do not see the light turn off, replace the batteries on the remote and then try again.

2: The batteries on the remote are low

Another reason for the blue light flashing on the remote is an indication of the remote batteries being low.

The blue light will turn on and you will need to replace the batteries on the remote before you can get the light to turn off. If the batteries are just in the process of going down, you might see a solid light and if the batteries are really low, you will see a flashing light. 

You need to check when was the last time you replaced the batteries and take action accordingly.


3: There are connectivity issues with the remote

The remote can occasionally face connectivity issues with the Firestick. In this case, you will witness the blue light on the remote.

This is possible in cases where the Firestick has lost its connection to the internet or there is an issue with your Wifi. There are two ways that you can use to get out of this.

  • Restart the Firestick or your Wifi router
  • Pair the firestick with the remote once again. This should be done in cases where you have recently reset the Firestick or Wifi router.

4: The remote is waiting for a voice command

There is a microphone button on the remote and the blue light on the remote turns on whenever the remote is listening for a voice command.

This means that you are pressing the microphone button on the remote. As soon as you let go of the button, the remote will stop listening and the blue light will stop flashing.


In case of errors on the remote or Firestick


In some cases, there might be some errors that cause the remote to light up the blue flash without any apparent reason.

These errors need to be resolved so that the Blue light can stop flashing. Here is what you need to keep in mind when the light is flashing without any reason.

Fix 1: Check the position and strength of the batteries on the remote

If the blue light keeps flashing even after you have replaced the batteries on the remote, this might mean that the new batteries are low on strength or are not placed in the correct orientation. Make sure that you insert strong batteries in the correct position.


Fix 2: Firestick or router issue

The technical snags with the Firestick or router might be behind the issue. To rectify this, restart the Firestick as well as the router.

If the issue is still not resolved, you need to reset the Firestick remote to the factory settings. To do this, press the Home button and hold for around 30 seconds. This will initiate the factory reset on the remote.


To conclude


The blue light on Firestick remote might be due to a routine procedure like pairing mode or voice command mode or can be an error.

We have discussed all the possibilities of this in the article above. Hopefully, this answered all your questions about the Blue light on the Firestick remote. Keep following for more technical advice. Happy streaming!!


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