firestick remote blinking orange

If your Firestick remote blinking orange, it is most certainly not able to connect to your device.

Make sure to stick around to reveal why it is happening and how to resolve it.

In this post, we are going to discuss all possible causes for the orange blinking light and hopefully resolve it back to normal by using several proven approaches.

To resolve the orange blinking light on your Firestick remote, you should apply several troubleshooting methods including a power cycle and factory reset.

Then we will introduce some ways to pair your device because blinking orange most likely means that your remote is not paired.

We will also provide you with helpful tips and recommendations to assist you throughout the post.

Without further ado let’s start first understand what exactly does the blinking orange light means.

What Does Orange Blinking Light Mean on Firestick Remote?

what does orange blinking light mean on firestick remote

The flashing orange light on your Firestick remote means that the device has entered discovery mode.

To clarify, discovery mode means that your remote is looking for a Firestick to connect to.

Logically your first step would be to try pairing your remote in case it got disconnected somehow.

For instance, if you recently experienced a power surge or you’ve been trying to pair the remote with another Firestick.

Regardless of what the occasion is, you might have to pair your remote manually, so here is how to do it the right way:

  • Unplug the firestick from the power outlet
  • Wait at least 1 minute before plugging it back in
  • Remove the batteries from the remote
  • Again, wait about a minute before inserting the batteries back
  • Once the Firestick stats press and hold the Home Button on your remote
  • Release upon a blue light starts flickering

This way the remote will enter pairing mode and automatically pair with your available Firestick.


The Home Button is located in the middle of the remote, with a house icon on it.

Once paired your device should start flashing in blue, indicating a successful pairing. This way you will find when your Firestick remote is working.

If your Firestick 4k remote blinking orange, even after performing a clean pairing, then it is time to proceed with our troubleshooting methods.

How to Fix Firestick Remote Blinking Orange?

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If you are here, we assume that you were not able to pair your remote to your Firestick manually, so now we shall proceed with some proven troubleshooting approaches.

We recommend applying the methods below in numerical order to avoid spending time on unnecessary steps.

Try pairing your remote after each of our methods to see when the issue is gone.

Method #1 Ensure No Interference

Ensure that your remote is not too close to the firestick as well as other electrical devices.

Also, make sure that there are not many devices except your TV nearby the Firestick as it is well-known for wireless devices to interfere with the Firestick pairing receiver.

Disconnect any Bluetooth devices connected to your Firestick so you can ensure that there is not a 3rd party device that interferes with your remote pairing capabilities.

Also, if you have another Firestick or FireTV in your home, ensure that the remote you’re troubleshooting is not already connected to any other device.

In this case, the orange light won’t be blinking but it is still worth checking.

Method #2 Check Batteries

One of the very first signs of worn-out batteries is a Firestick remote blinking in orange.

Once the batteries are close to their end, they won’t be able to support general remote functions such as pairing and the flickering orange light sometimes indicates just that.

Open the battery department and try changing the position of the batteries, even embed them in different slots (if possible).

Then try pairing your remote using the manual guide above, and if your remote pairs with the Firestick this time, then your batteries are nearly dead and you need a replacement.

If however, your issue is still there, it is still highly recommended to install new batteries, so you can tighten the circle of possible causes right away.

If even brand new batteries do not help with the flickering orange light, with our next method we will take our troubleshooting one step further.

Method #3 Power Cycle Your Firestick

The fastest way to power cycle a Firestick remains by unplugging it from the power outlet and waiting about 3 minutes before plugging it back in.

This method will restart all services and hopefully your Firestick remote will be able to establish a healthy connection.

If the orange light is still blinking after power cycling your firestick, and manual pairing is still not working it is time for our next method.

Method #4 Factory Reset Your Remote

If you are here and none of the previous methods seems to have made any difference with the Firestick remote blinking in orange, we really recommend going back and giving our methods another shot.

If you are certain that nothing helps you can factory reset your Firestick remote.

Follow the steps below to ensure a proper factory reset.

  • Press & hold the Back, Menu, and Left Navigation Circle buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds
  • It might take up to 2 minutes for your Firestick to factory reset
  • Remove the Firestick remote batteries
  • Unplug the Firestick from the TV
  • Wait for about 60 seconds
  • Plug both the remote batteries and Firestick back

At this point simply hold the Home Button on your remote for about 40-50 seconds and the orange blinking light should be gone as a sign of successful pairing.

Why Additional Firestick Remote Is Blinking Orange?

If you already have a paired and working Firestick remote, and you’re trying to pair a second one, you might stumble upon flickering orange light.

If your second remote does not connect to your Firestick, here we will introduce an easy to follow step-by-step guide for pairing an additional remote.

We recommend following our steps to ensure that you’re doing everything the right way.

  • Go to your Firestick Settings > Controllers & Bluetooth & Devices > Firestick Remotes > Add New Remote
  • Press and hold the Home button on your second remote for at least 5 seconds
  • Then press the Select button on the other remote you have
  • Now you will be able to see your new remote on the list that will appear
  • Highlight and Press on your new remote

Pro Tip:

You can always use the mobile Firestick remote app, which is available for both Android and iOS.

This app will allow you to use your smartphone as a Firestick remote including all functionalities.

What If Firestick Remote Still Blinking Orange?

Sadly, if your remote is still blinking in orange even after applying all our methods, we have tightened the circle enough to conclude that the issue is coming either from your remote hardware or Firestick itself.

We recommend trying pairing another remote that is proven to work in order to determine where the issue is coming from.

At this point, your only way would be to contact the official customer service to acquire more information about the issue so you can identify the cause of the problem.

The support team might come up with a solution that is still not available in the troubleshooting communities, so it is worth trying.

Check out our helpful guides on Firestick:

  1. How to Change Firestick Name
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  3. Will a 4K Firestick Work on a Non-4K TV?

Bottom Line

We can safely conclude that there are a lot of possible solutions for the Firestick remote blinking orange.

Even if you were not able to resolve the issue, after reading this post you will know what to do next, or at least will save you a lot of time.

We hope we were helpful in some way and if you are curious to learn more technical solution tips and recommendations, make sure to check our blog.

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