9 Best Fixes for Alexa Not Responding to Voice Commands on Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon’s Alexa AI voice assistant helps access various functions on your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. You can start playing a movie, ask for weather updates, navigate through search results, and more. It is helpful for elsewhere who can use voice commands to operate the Fire TV Stick 4K.

This post will share solutions to help you if Alexa is not responding to voice commands on your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.

1. Bring the Remote Closer

As per the instruction manual for Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, the distance between the Fire TV remote and the Fire TV Stick 4K should be at most 10 feet. If the Alexa button is not working for you, the solution to try is moving the remote closer to the Fire TV Stick 4K.

2. Pair the Fire TV Remote Again

The next solution is to pair the Fire TV remote again with your TV. The steps mentioned below apply to the 2nd gen and 3rd gen Fire TV remotes.

Step 1: Press the Left Navigation button, Menu button, and Back button until the blue light blinks on the remote.

Step 2: Wait a few seconds and then press the Home button on your remote to pair it again.

3. Check the Battery Health of the Remote

You can also check the battery health of your Fire TV remote with an integrated feature in your Fire TV Stick 4K. Follow this solution by standing closer to your TV. Otherwise, you can use the Fire TV Remote app on your phone that’s mentioned in method 9 below.

Step 1: On your TV, go to Settings on your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select Remote and Bluetooth Devices.

Step 3: Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes.

Step 4: Keep Amazon Fire TV Remote selected and check the battery level on the right side.

If the battery level is OK, you are good to go. If it says Low, you should change the AAA alkaline spare batteries of the remote. We also recommend checking the battery chamber to inspect any leaks.

4. Disconnect Bluetooth Headphones

If you are using a Bluetooth Headphone with your Fire TV Stick 4K, we suggest disconnecting it as it might interfere with the Alexa controls on your Fire TV remote. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: On your TV, go to Settings on your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select Remote and Bluetooth Devices.

Step 3: Select OtherBluetooth Devices.

Step 4: Keep your Bluetooth headphones selected and press the Hamburger Menu icon on your remote to disconnect the headphones.

Step 5: Return to the home screen and check if the problem is solved.

5. Register Fire TV Stick 4K Again

You can also try to deregister and then register your Fire TV Stick 4K again with your Amazon account. This step will remove all your preferences and settings from the Fire TV Stick 4K and should solve the issue of Alexa not responding to voice commands.

Step 1: On your TV, go to Settings on your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select Account and Profile Settings.

Step 3: Select your account name.

Step 4: Select Deregister.

Step 5: Select Deresgiter again to confirm your choice.

Step 6: Sign in to your Amazon account again and check if the problem is solved.

6. Change Home Button Settings

If you are seeing a red light instead of the blue one on your Fire TV remote, this may be because of an incorrect function of the Home button. Here’s how you can change the Home button settings.

Step 1: On your TV, go to Settings on your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select equipment control.

Step 3: Select Manage Equipment.

Step 4: Scroll down and select Advanced Settings.

Step 5: Select Home Button and try changing to IR and HDMI-CEC.

Step 6: Go back to the home screen and check if the problem is solved.

If this solution doesn’t work, we advise reverting to HDMI-CEC Only using the above steps.

7. Restart Fire TV Stick 4K

A simple restart of your equipment and devices can help solve many problems, including when Alexa doesn’t respond to voice commands. Just turn off the power source, wait for a few minutes, and switch it on again. Then check if the problem has been solved.

8. Update FireOS

A software issue can surely be fixed with a software update. But most of the time we tend to forget to do this. We suggest following these steps to update the version of Fire OS.

Step 1: On your TV, go to Settings on your Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Select My Device.

Step 3: Select About.

Step 3: Select Check for Updates.

Step 4: If available, download and install the same.

After that, check if the problem is solved. If not, you can also read our post to fix Fire TV 4K remote not working.

9. Use Alexa on Fire TV Remote App

If none of the solutions work, we suggest downloading the Fire TV Remote app on your Android or iPhone. The app will work just like the physical remote and gives the option to use Alexa.

Here’s how to use the Fire TV Remote app.

Step 1: Open the Fire TV Remote app on your Android or iPhone.

Step 2: Sign in to your Amazon account.

You must ensure that your phone and Fire TV Stick 4K are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3: Tap on your device name at the bottom.

Step 4: Enter the 4-digit PIN displayed on your TV in the Fire TV remote app.

You will now see a remote-like interface in the app. Tap on the Alexa button at the top to start using the voice assistant.

Alexa, Play a Movie

These solutions will help you start using the voice assistant again on your Fire TV Stick 4K. You can also read our post to fix audio not syncing with video on Fire TV Stick 4K.

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