Why is Firestick Not Working with Samsung TV?

Why is Firestick Not Working with Samsung TV

What is firestick

It is a smart device available by Amazon to convert your simple TV into a smart TV. For firestick your first requirement is a TV which supports HDMI connection. After installing it you get almost all the features  that you can see in a smart TV. Also You will get an amazing remote with it.

Why is Firestick Not Working with Samsung TV?

It is advisable to first understand what is firestick and how to connect with your TV .If your Samsung TV cannot recognize your FireStick before looking at potential solutions to the problem the following is a list of problems why Fire stick not working  with the Samsung  Tv

Connection with HDMI Cable

In spite of the common belief, you cannot just take any cable you find out there and require a valid connection created between your devices. Your streaming device needs to have a  cable that was specifically created for it.an Amazon Fire TV Stick might not be able to satisfy the requirements if the cable has been used  for a long time

Check out the Firestick properly  Plugged In or not

 your Amazon Fire Stick to might be unresponsive if it is not correctly inserted into the HDMI port of your Samsung TV. Altering the port might not be the right  solution to this situation at all times. In situations like this, prefer to use a specialized extender.

Power consumption Issues

The Amazon Firestick consumes an unexpected amount of electricity  particularly for a little gadget. It often consumes up to 1A, and if the power cable or wall socket that it is plugged into is having a defect, there is a significant possibility that you may run into issues with the ignition not turning on.

TV And Port Incompatibility with resolutions

The HDMI ports on your Samsung television are built in with a variety of different resolutions in accumulation to various refresh rates. Thus, if you are having a Fire Stick 4K or a regular Fire Stick, if HDMI port of TV cannot operate at least HD (720p) or Full HD (1080p) resolutions at a refresh rate of 60 or 50 hertz.Thus Tv can not detect the firestick.

Check Input Sources

Another issue is that if your Samsung Device  has more than one HDMI port.Make sure that the new input source is set to the port that corresponds to it, and that will be the only issue you need to tackle. For example,  if HDMI2 is the active source for your television’s input, you should connect your Fire TV Stick to HDMI 2 Port only, not to HDMI1.

How  Samsung TV Recognizes My FireStick?

Now you are able to  understand what is preventing your Samsung TV from detecting your Amazon Fire Stick, you will be able to simply resolve the issue if you follow the guidelines that are provided below . 

Switch in Power Source

As has been explained earlier , the Fire TV Stick uses a large amount of the electricity that is provided to it. It is apparent that the television would not acknowledge the demand if you can not figure out the most efficient way to  approach to fulfill it. To find a solution to the problem, you need to invoice the device to a different port. 

Restart FireStick

This is also among the most important methods for fixing up bugs in the temporal system as well as setup issues. To restart the device. Follow these steps:

Step 1- Disconnect the power supply cable from the Fire Stick, either at the wall outlet or on the back of the device. After one minute, reconnect it to the power to supply  source.

Step 2- At least wait for five seconds  simultaneously holding down the Select and Play/Pause buttons  with your finger.

Power Reset Samsung TV

While troubleshooting with Fire Stick, let’s discuss the straightforward and highly successful approaches . 

Step 1- Keep the power on to your TV, but pull the plug to turn it off.

Step 2- Hold  down the power Button with your finger.

Step 3-Now  reconnect your television and power it back up.

Step 4- If you go to the input channel on the Fire Stick You should be prepared to access it now.

Reset FireStick To Factory Settings

If some significant mistakes or configuration problems are the cause for this issue you can reset fire stick factory settings . By gaining  access to the Settings,  the following Steps to be followed 

Step 1– on the remote firstly Press the home button 

Step 2– On your Samsung TV now Navigate to the Settings menu .

Step 3- Select the  Fire TV from the menu.

Step 4- from the menu select the Reset to Factory Defaults 

Step 5- ask for your PIN, then enter the pin and click Reset.

How to Fix if Fire Stick Not Recognized by My TV

There isn’t any fixed method for this error. You can rectify that error by following  steps

  • Use the cable which is provided in the box of the fire stick to connect the power adapter and Fire TV.
  • Plugin  the power adapter into an outlet 
  • Connect the Fire stick device to the HDMI port of your tv.
  • Install the batteries in your remote by the icon given inside .
  • Turn on TV and with the help of remote  set your TV source to the correct HDMI input.
  • Follow the prompts on screen when the Fire TV startup screen starts to install .

Fix 2: Check Power Outlet

If the indicator light is continuously  flickering and can not remain fixed, then it shows that it is not getting  a constant supply of electricity. This might be  due to some error of the plug, socket, or power outlet. So double-check each of the connections . You could also try connecting to a new outlet. 

Fix 3: Check HDMI cable

Default in HDMI cable or port could also create a lot of errors. So first off, check out whether  the cable is working well or not. If there is no issue with cable, then there could be some issues with the TV’s HDMI port. Most modern TVs come with two HDMI ports, so you can connect to the second port if needed . 

Fix 4: Set the Correct Resolution

  • If you have mistakenly  selected an incorrect display resolution, then it would not only affect the live streaming but also not good for Firestick as well. Hence it is suggested to set the correct resolution. For resolution setup hit the Up and Rewind buttons together on the fire stick remote and then select the ‘Use current resolution’ option. 

Why Fire stick works on one tv but not on another 

  • Always Use the connectors and cables that are accomplished with your Fire TV device Box .
  • Store your Fire TV out of surrounding areas such as corners   that block  Wi-Fi signals.
  • Check your Internet connection connectivity.
  • Resume Home Network Devices To restart or power flow your modem and router, unplug the power adapter on each for several minutes.
  • Reconnect power  supply to your modem first.
  • Now again the modem is connected to internet service , then plug in your router.
  • Restart other connected devices , router and modem have fully restarted.
  • Eject the Fire TV device from the HDMI port, and the again plug it  Please try another HDMI port in the back or side of your TV
  • If the issue persists, then resetting the Fire TV to its factory defaults.
  • Point to be noted -A factory reset of your device removes all downloaded content including in-app purchases.

How can I pair my Samsung tv to my firestick remote?

Firstly powered on Samsung TV . Now a screen is shown on tv where you have to enter the code for pairing. Press the Home button to begin pairing. 

You will then find a statement on the Fire Stick, which provides the setup for you to set your language and select your preferred language.After completing the pairing process if fu, you can use the remote to control your Samsung TV.

The next step is to make sure that the firestick is on the same frequency as the frequency used by your remote. If it still not working, , then it could be the cause of the issue

Why is firestick 4k not working on samsung tv

Make sure that your HDMI cables are fitted tightly into your Firestick and TV. Remove the HDMI cables for checking and reinsert them properly be sure. Now  Try using a different HDMI port on your TV for fixing the error . Check the length of the cable or any damages on cable 


Setting up the Fire TV Stick 4K is simply the same as other firestick.works just like setting up any other Fire TV device. Plug in this fire stick into your TV, switch on  the power adapter, then follow the instructions on your TV screen to connect the stick to Wi-Fi. After that, you can log in with your Amazon account and you are fire stick tv setup completed.


The Fire TV experience is mostly consistent across all Fire TV devices, from the non-4K Fire TV Stick or Fire TV stick to the Fire TV stick 4k . The main menu is organized in large rows of apps and media, both personally categorized by you and recommended by Amazon. Recommendations are obviously very Amazon-centric, but a lot of third-party apps and services are ready to help , and the content search process  across Amazon and several of  third parties apps. Almost every video name or good brand apps are present, such as Apple TV, Crunchyroll, Disney+, HBO Go, Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV, Twitch, and Youtube.

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