Amazon Fire TV stick lets you connect all Bluetooth-enabled devices like speakers. Improve your movie streaming experience by pairing the Smart TV with a Bluetooth speaker. However, an incorrect setup can make establishing the Firestick Bluetooth connectivity difficult.
Hence, you must check your Amazon Fire TV Stick’s setup before connecting the Bluetooth devices. Checking Bluetooth headphones or speakers compatibility is also essential. Avoid using outdated or old Bluetooth-enabled devices to avoid connection errors.
Additionally, you must place the Bluetooth speaker or headphones close to the smart TV. Otherwise, Amazon Fire TV will fail to detect and connect it to the device. An out-of-date OS can prevent the Smart TV from pairing with Bluetooth devices. So, we recommend updating the Amazon Fire Stick firmware for a hassle-free Bluetooth connection.
Quick Steps to Connect Firestick Bluetooth Devices
Turn on the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Bluetooth device. Check whether their power LED is on. Is the Smart TV’s power LED off? Disconnect and reconnect the power cable to resolve the problem. Now, follow these steps to pair the Amazon Fire TV Stick with your Bluetooth speaker or headphone:
1. Access the Smart TV’s Settings
The first step for Fire Stick Bluetooth connection is simple. Open the Smart TV’s Settings window using the remote control when the home screen appears. Do you have broken control buttons on the Amazon Fire TV remote? Install the Amazon Fire TV app on your smartphone.
Enter the correct login credentials and access the settings from your mobile. However, you must have a stable internet or cellular data connection to control the TV settings from a mobile. An interrupted internet connection can generate problems when using the mobile app.
2. Go to Controllers and Bluetooth Devices
Navigate to “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” when the Settings page appears. This option does not display whether you can connect Bluetooth headphones or speakers. However, this option will let you pair high-end Bluetooth headphones and speakers with Amazon Fire TV Stick.
3. Add the Bluetooth Device
Head towards “Other Bluetooth Devices” from the next page. You will now notice the option to add your Bluetooth speaker or headphone. Choose “Add Bluetooth Device” and press the OK button using the FireStick TV’s remote control when the confirmation message appears.
Your Amazon Fire Stick device will start scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices. The Smart TV might take at least 2-3 seconds to identify your Bluetooth speaker or headphone.
Is the Firestick Bluetooth connection taking more than 2 minutes? The Bluetooth device might be paired with another device. For instance, the Bluetooth device name won’t display on a Smart TV screen if connected to a laptop. So, disconnect it to establish a Bluetooth connection with the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
3. Enable Your Bluetooth Device’s Pairing Mode
No matter which Bluetooth speaker you own, it must have a pairing mode. Press the device’s power button until you hear the “ready to pair” message. The Bluetooth indicator will blink continuously when the pairing mode is on.
However, the steps to enable pairing mode on a Bluetooth speaker vary from one manufacturer to another. Thus, you must check the user manual to determine how to turn on your Bluetooth speaker’s pairing mode.
4. Select Your Bluetooth Device
Locate the “Discovered Devices” list and check your Bluetooth device name from the list. Choose your speaker or headset name from the available device list. You will receive a “Connected” message on the Amazon Fire TV Stick screen.
Choose a video or game that you want to play on the Smart TV. The sound must now be coming from the paired Bluetooth device. Can’t hear anything from the Bluetooth speaker or headphones? Adjust the volume using the Amazon Fire Stick TV remote control.
How to Disconnect & Unpair a Bluetooth Device from an Amazon Fire TV Stick?
Disconnecting the Firestick Bluetooth devices is as easy as connecting them. All you need to do is access the Smart TV settings. Use the Menu button to remove the headphone or speaker Amazon Fire TV Stick. Here are the easy steps to disconnect and unpair a Bluetooth device from Amazon Fire TV Stick:
- Go to the Smart TV settings using the remote from the home screen.
- Head towards “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices” from the next window.
- Opt for “Other Bluetooth Devices” and locate your Bluetooth device name from the list.
- Highlight the speaker or headphone name using the TV remote.
- Press the Select button to disconnect the Bluetooth device from the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
- Hit the remote control’s Menu button and confirm your action to unpair the Bluetooth device from the TV.
Bluetooth Devices not Working on Amazon Fire TV Stick? Try these 3 Easy Fixes
Sometimes, your Bluetooth speaker or headphones might fail to connect to the Amazon Fire TV Stick. This Fire Stick Bluetooth connection error occurs for several reasons. An incompatible Bluetooth device can cause this connectivity problem.
You will encounter Firestick Bluetooth connectivity issues due to misconfiguration. Device cache and memory can be another reason behind such an occurrence. Most Bluetooth devices store the data of the devices that were previously connected.
Hence, you must clear the Bluetooth device memory to add the new Fire Stick TV. Here are the other troubleshooting steps that you must try:
1. Check the Amazon Fire Stick TV and Bluetooth Device’s Distance
A Bluetooth speaker or headset range is limited to 10 meters. A distance more than this range can generate problems when connecting the Bluetooth device to Amazon Fire Stick.
Electronic objects and other physical obstacles can also reduce the Bluetooth device’s signal strength. Thus, remove these objects to restore the Firestick Bluetooth connection without glitches. Move closer to the Fire TV Stick so that it can detect Bluetooth devices easily.
2. Restart Your Amazon Fire Stick TV
Your Bluetooth devices won’t work on Amazon TV due to a minor software glitch. Restating the Smart TV can help you to eliminate the problem. Hence, turn off the device and unplug the power cord from the outlet. Reconnect the power cable after 3 seconds and try reconnecting the Bluetooth devices.
Alternatively, you can open the Amazon Fire TV Stick settings from the home screen.
Choose “My Fire TV” and “Restart” when the new window opens. Reassess the Amazon Firestick device’s Settings when it reboots.
Go to “Remote & Bluetooth Devices” and choose “Other Bluetooth Devices” from the pop-up list. Select “Add Bluetooth Devices” and enable the pairing mode. Choose the Bluetooth device’s model name from the list. Your Bluetooth headphone or speaker will now work on the Amazon Fire Stick TV.
3. Check the Bluetooth Device’s Compatibility
Is your Bluetooth-enabled device compatible with the latest Amazon Fire Stick TV? If not, it won’t work even after following the correct steps to pair it with the TV. Thus, you must check the Bluetooth device’s specifications to verify its compatibility with Amazon Firestick.
The Fire Stick TV only supports Bluetooth 5.0 devices. Hence, if you use a 2-3 years old headset, it won’t have Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Thus, the device is causing problems connecting with Amazon Firestick. So, buying a new Bluetooth headphone is your only option.
Alternative Solutions to Fix Bluetooth Devices Not Working on Amazon Fire TV Stick
Your Fire Stick TV has incorrect settings if there isn’t any problem with the Bluetooth device. Thus, resetting the Smart TV will resolve this connectivity problem. Access your Fire TV Stick’s Settings page and select “MY Fire TV” from the options list.
Navigate to “Reset to Factory Defaults” and choose “Reset” when the confirmation message appears. Sign in to your Amazon account using the correct credentials when the TV restores the default settings.
You can now connect and use the Bluetooth devices on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Contact an experienced technician if the Firestick Bluetooth connection error persists.