How to Turn Off Firestick: Explained

To turn FireStick OFF, you may either turn the power switch off, pull the FireStick adapter out of the power source, or pull the power cable out of the device itself . This would shut down the device.

If you’re using an Amazon Firestick, you may have wondered how to power it off. The truth is, a lot of people have been asking this question, and it’s not exactly easy to find the answer. So, in this post, we’ll discuss the different options you have to power off your Firestick.

First off, let’s clear one thing up. There’s no option to power off the Firestick. If you go to the settings and look for a power-off option, you won’t find one. The only options you have are “Sleep” and “Restart.” As you can guess from the names, “Restart” is not what you want, and “Sleep” is not the same as powering off.

When you put your Firestick to sleep, it’s not actually shutting down. It’s just going into low power mode. To wake it up, you need to press the select button on the remote. This means that it’s still running in the background, which can be an issue for some people.

So, what are your options? One is to unplug it or turn off the power source. However, this can be inconvenient, especially if your Firestick is behind a cupboard or something like that. Another option is to plug it into the USB port on your TV. When you turn off the TV or put it in standby, it will also power off the Firestick. However, it’s unclear if this fully turns off the Firestick.

One thing to note is that the power button on the Firestick remote is not for the Firestick itself. It’s for turning your TV on and off. Similarly, the volume control is not for the Firestick. So, don’t press the power button and wonder why your Firestick isn’t turning off.

In summary, there’s no option to power off the Firestick. You can put it to sleep, unplug it, or plug it into the USB port on your TV. However, none of these options fully turn it off. It’s unclear if this is something Amazon will add in the future, but for now, these are the only options you have.

Do you use an Amazon Firestick? How do you power it off? Let us know in the comments below.


How do I turn my Firestick TV on and off?
For example, press the Home button on the Firestick remote, and the TV should immediately turn on and display the Fire TV home screen. Turning off the TV is even simpler. Just tell Alexa to turn off your TV, and she will do it for you. Different TVs offer different CEC capabilities, so you might have even more options.
Why won't my Firestick remote turn off my TV?
Access the TV's settings (varies by make and model), then look for CEC options and enable CEC functionality. This step allows the Firestick to turn the TV on and off. Press the Power button on the Firestick remote to see if it turns your TV on/off.
Can you leave Amazon Firestick on?
A: You can leave it plugged in. To turn off, just touch the Home button twice and select Sleep. To turn on, touch any button on the remote. That will let it cool down when not being used.