How do i fix firestick freezing problem ?


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aqib aziz

New member
May 9, 2024
If your Firestick is freezing, there are several troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve the issue:

1. **Restart the Firestick**: Sometimes, a simple restart can fix many issues. You can restart your Firestick by unplugging it from the power source, waiting for a few seconds, and then plugging it back in.

2. **Check for Updates**: Make sure your Firestick's software is up to date. You can do this by going to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for Updates.

3. **Clear Cache**: Clearing the cache can help in resolving freezing issues. Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > select the app that's freezing > Clear Cache.

4. **Check Internet Connection**: Poor internet connection can sometimes cause streaming devices to freeze. Ensure that your Firestick is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.

5. **Reduce Background Apps**: Too many apps running in the background can lead to performance issues. Close any unnecessary apps by pressing and holding the Home button on your remote, then selecting "Apps" and closing apps that are not in use.

6. **Check for Overheating**: Overheating can cause performance issues. Make sure your Firestick is properly ventilated and not overheating. Avoid placing it near other heat-emitting devices.

7. **Factory Reset**: If none of the above solutions work, you can try performing a factory reset. Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Reset to Factory Defaults. Keep in mind that this will erase all data and settings on your Firestick, so make sure to back up any important data before proceeding.

If the freezing issue persists after trying these steps, it may indicate a hardware problem with your Firestick, and you may need to contact Amazon customer support for further assistance or consider replacing the device.
I've had fire devices with the freezing issue, and I doubt it's a hardware problem for how gradually it progressed, and how consistent it's been across multiple devices.

It's a simple case of corporate greed driving manufacturers to push out OS updates that work fine on the newer generation of devices, but bog down the older generation of devices, driving people to replace them before the hardware actually wears out.

I switched back to roku devices for basic TV streaming on bedroom TVs, and put a rather simple small PC with hdmi out on the home theater system. I have way more control over things with a PC than with some god knows what stick hardware with proprietary OS's that try to lock you down. At this point I have a firecube that does nothing but turns my TV off and on by voice command. I'm not sure how I feel about finding out I'm the type of person that will let amazon keep a live microphone in my living room to avoid the reach to a remote control to push a button, so I try not to think about it.