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Wondering why Echo Dot won’t connect to Fire TV? Stay tuned to find out!

Welcome to our troubleshooting guide related to connection issues between your Echo Dot and your Fire TV. If you are facing difficulties in connecting the two devices, do not worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here you’ll find step-by-step guides on how to solve the issue in minutes!

Whenever the Echo Dot is not connected to the Fire TV the reasons might involve a bad internet connection, an unsuccessful pairing process, or missing firmware updates.

In case this is not the culprit, we might need to dig deeper and perform some troubleshooting!

Let’s next learn all about the possible reasons preventing your Amazon connections!

Why Echo Dot Won’t Connect To Fire TV?

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There could be a couple of reasons why your Echo Dot will not connect to the Fire TV. This could include a diverse set of problems you will need to inspect. 

To give you an example of what could possibly trigger connection issues, here is a complete list:

  • Bad Local Network (Wi-Fi)
  • Outdated Devices Firmware
  • Incorrect Pairing Process
  • Distance Between Devices
  • Mobile Application Issue

To resolve the issues you could collide with, we highly recommend following the guide we’ve prepared for you.

Let’s not waste time and jump right in!

How To Fix When Echo Dot Won’t Pair With Fire TV Remote?

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Before we go head-on with the troubleshooting guide, we need first to understand the root of the problem and be able to identify it.

To understand how to deal with the issues, follow the guide!

Let’s jump right into it!

Solution #1 Examine the Internet Connection!

One of the common issues that cause the devices Echo Dot and Fire TV to not connect comes from the internet connection.

In order for the devices to connect, they must be on the same network, so we need to inspect ALL network-related factors!

Here’s a step-by-step on how to check the Echo Dot and Fire TV network:

  1. Open the Alexa App on your mobile device.
  2. Go to Menu and select Settings.
  3. From there, select Device Settings and tap your Echo Dot.
  4. Select the Wi-Fi network and check if it’s connected to the correct network.
  5. For the Fire TV, go to the Settings Menu.
  6. Select Network and Wi-Fi.
  7. Check if the Fire TV is connected to the correct network.
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After you’ve made sure that both devices are on the same network, ensure that your router is working properly.

If your router is not working as intended, contact your internet provider to examine the problem with your internet before continuing any further.

Note: You can test your internet connection reliability and speed for free online!

Solution #2 Power Cycle Echo Dot and Fire TV

Power cycling is an easy solution to do and not that time-consuming. It’s a simple way to resolve some of the connection issues you face with Echo Dot and Fire TV.

This is an advanced way to perform a restart and helps to refresh the device’s connection and clear unwanted errors!

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Power Cycle Echo Dot:

  1. Unplug Echo Dot from the Power Outlet.
  2. Wait for about 10-15 seconds.
  3. Plug the Power Adapter back into the Power Outlet.
  4. Wait for the Echo Dot to reconnect to the Wi-Fi.

Power Cycle Fire TV:

  1. Unplug the Fire TV from the Power Outlet.
  2. Wait 10-15 seconds.
  3. Plug it back into the power outlet.
  4. Then, simply wait for the Fire TV to get ready.

When the power circulation is over, you can test whether the Fire TV will now be discovered in the Alexa app and connect.

If not, then proceed with the next solution in our guide!

Tip: Keeping the device unplugged from the power for longer works more efficiently!

Solution #3 Sign Out/In From the Alexa App!

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Sometimes re-logging into your Amazon Alexa account could help resolve the connectivity issue you are facing.

Even if it sounds odd, sometimes the Alexa app can’t discover and connect to new devices, and signing out and logging back in is enough to solve the issue!

How To Sign Out/In Amazon Alexa App:

  1. Open the Alexa App on your phone.
  2. From there, tap on “More.”
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to see the Sign-Out option.
  5. Then input your Account Credentials.
  6. Tap on Sign In, and return to the Home Screen.

Now that you’re again signed in to the Amazon Alexa app, we strongly recommend reading the following solution in our guide.

You’ll learn how to pair the Echo Dot to Fire TV correctly!

Solution #4 Unpair and Pair Devices Again

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A quick and easy solution to resolve the problem with Echo Dot and Fire TV connection is to go through the pairing process once again.

In this solution, we will provide you with a quick guide on how to go through the procedure of pairing the devices.

How to Unpair Echo Dot and Fire TV:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
  2. Go to the Menu.
  3. Select Settings and then TV and Audio.
  4. Select your Fire TV device.
  5. From there, unpair the Fire TV.

It’s time to pair up both Echo Dot and Fire TV correctly!

How To Pair Echo Dot and Fire TV:

  1. Open the Alexa App on your mobile phone.
  2. Go to the Menu.
  3. Select Settings and afterward, TV and Audio.
  4. Select Add TV or Video Devices.
  5. Pair the Fire TV with Echo Dot.
Tip: Make sure that when pairing the devices, they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi!

Solution #5 Update Your Amazon Devices!

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This solution will provide an easy fix by updating both Echo Dot and Fire TV to the latest firmware available.

It’s essential because updating will clear any bugs and other compatibility errors and hopefully will help your Echo to connect to the Fire TV.

Check for Updates on Echo Dot:

  1. Open the Alexa App on your mobile device.
  2. From there, go to the Menu.
  3. Select Settings and then Device Settings.
  4. Select the Echo Dot and the Software Update.
  5. You will see an update option if there is a new update.

Check for Updates on Fire TV:

  1. Go to the Fire TV home screen.
  2. From here, select Settings and then Device.
  3. Look for Software Update.
  4. Again from here, if there’s an update, you will see the Update Option.
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We recommend that you keep your devices up to date in order for them to run smoothly in the future.

Updating them regularly can help with solving most of the connection issues!

Tip: If your devices have no updates available, you will see the message "your devices are up to date!"

Solution #6 Factory Reset Amazon Setup

In some cases, when nothing else helps with resolving the issues, performing a Factory Reset on both Echo Dot and Fire TV should help.

Here we have prepared a step-by-step guide on how to Factory Reset both devices, so let’s jump right in!

Alert: The Factory Reset process results in a permanent data loss!

Factory Reset Echo Dot:

  1. Locate the Microphone OFF button and the Volume button.
  2. Press and hold both buttons for 20 seconds.
  3. When the light ring turns orange, release the buttons.
  4. After this, wait for the light ring to turn off and on again.
  5. Once it lights up blue, the reset is completed.

Factory Reset Fire TV:

  1. Go to the Fire TV home screen.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. After this, go to Device.
  4. Click on About and then select Reset to Factory Defaults.
  5. Confirm the action.
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When the Factory Reset process is completed, all personal settings and data will be deleted.

You will need to set up your devices from scratch, which is quite recommended since you’ll start fresh, and the chances of connection problems are minimal.

Tip: In case the problem is persistent, get in touch with Amazon Customer Service!

Quick Recap:

Hence, Echo Dot Won’t Connect to Fire TV could be due to a bad internet connection or outdated firmware of your devices.

By pairing the devices again, performing a power cycle or a Factory Reset you can restore the functionality and perform the pairing.

We hope you’ve found our troubleshooting guide useful so check out our blog for more content!

Nicole B