FIX: Amazon Fire TV doesn’t go into sleep mode

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as... read more
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amazon fire tv does not go into sleep mode

Amazon Fire TV is a great device, but many users reported that Amazon Fire TV does not go into sleep mode.

This can be a problem, and in today’s article, we’ll show you how to fix this issue once and for all.

What to do if Amazon Fire TV won’t go into sleep mode?

1. Turn off Netflix app

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Several users reported that this issue is possibly caused by the Netflix app.

To avoid it, be sure to close Netflix app if you want your Amazon Fire TV to go to sleep.

Alternatively, update the Netflix app to the latest version and check if that helps.


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2. Check your Ethernet cable and power supply

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In some cases, Amazon Fire TV might not go to sleep mode due to your Ethernet cable.

Few users reported that they had issues with CAT5 Ethernet cable, but after switching to the CAT6 Ethernet cable, the issue was resolved.

In addition, you can also try replacing Amazon Fire TV power supply since several users reported that replacing the power supply fixed the problem.


3. Enter Sleep Mode manually

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If the previous solutions didn’t work for you, we suggest entering the sleep mode manually as a workaround.

To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your remote for three seconds.
  2. Now select Sleep from the Quick Access menu.
  3. After doing that, your device will enter into sleep mode.

Note: This is just a workaround, but you’ll have to use it until you find a working solution.

There you go, several quick and easy solutions that might help you if Amazon Fire TV does not go into sleep mode.

If you found our article helpful, feel free to let us know by leaving a comment in the comments section below.

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