Amazon Fire Stick sound issues? Here’s what you can do

by Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
Eager to help those in need, Teodor writes articles daily on subjects regarding Windows, Xbox, and all things tech-related. When not working, you may usually find him either... read more
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If you enjoy high-quality media streaming services, then you most probably know about the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

You can use it to launch and control content with the Alexa Voice Remote, plus stream for free with Tubi, IMDb TV, and others.

Additionally, you can watch favorites from Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and more.

However, some users aren’t all that pleased with the Fire Stick, citing a multitude of audio issues.

Anyone else have volume issues watching movies? Constantly turning up and down my volume between action scenes and conversations? Only have this issue while utilizing the stick.

Audio-related issues vary in nature, but one common consensus is that there are indeed a lot of them.

This article will summarize a few go-to solutions that will fix some of the most common Amazon Fire Stick audio issues.

How do I fix the sound on my fire Stick?

In case you have any audio issues or are watching video content with no sound, first try out one of these solutions.

1. Bad TV settings

  1. Make sure the audio on your TV isn’t muted
  2. If your Fire TV device is connected to an A/V receiver, make sure the receiver is on.
  3. Select Settings
  4. Go to Display & Sounds
  5. Select the Audio from the Fire TV menu
  6. And make sure Dolby Digital Plus is set to OFF

2. Faulty hardware

If you’re using an HDMI cable to connect your Fire TV device to your TV, try unplugging and plugging it back in again.

Additionally, you may need to replace the HDMI cable altogether.

More so, a bad Amazon Fire Stick can also be an issue.

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3. A bad Internet connection

The speed of your Internet can also be a problem, as most content requires about 3 Mbps to function normally.

As such, consider upgrading to a better Internet subscription if available.

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4. Low power or frequent power outages

Being low on power means that the Fire Stick will be slower than normal, and it can also cause possible reboots when it tries to do intensive processing.

This means you should consider doing a check on your home’s power grid, or at least the outlets powering your TV.

If you are facing this problem, also consider changing the screen resolution of videos to a lower one, so that the Fire Stick can handle it more easy on low power.

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5. Your Fire Stick just needs a reboot

Simply disconnect the power cord from the back of the TV for around 60 seconds, and then plug it back in.

6. Uninstall Then Reinstall the App You’re Using

Some people have an app issue that can only be fixed by deleting and reinstalling the particular app, so follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the Fire TV Home Screen
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Select Applications
  4. Go to Manage Installed Applications
  5. Select the app that’s not working
  6. Press Uninstall
  7. Finally, reinstall the app from the Fire Stick Home Screen

By following these steps you will be able to solve some of the most common Amazon Fire Stick sound issues.

Got any other solutions? Please let us know in the comments below!


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