Fire TV Stick is a very popular streaming device alongside Roku. Like Roku, you can find plenty of applications on Firestick as well. You don’t need an external device to access these channels with Roku TV. However, it does not restrict you from accessing an external device to access more apps. You can connect external devices to Roku TV through the HDMI port. This means that you can connect a Fire TV Stick to your Roku TV via an HDMI port. However, this may not always be successful, as at times, when you connect a Firestick to Roku, it might not work as you wish. So let’s find useful troubleshooting tips if the Firestick is not working on your Roku TV.
Why Connect Firestick on Roku TV?
Firestick has a few features that you might feel are better than your Roku device. So let’s find out the same here.
- In Comparison to Roku, Firestick has a more user-friendly interface and you can get a better experience with this device.
- You can access Alexa and enjoy voice control on Firestick.
- With Firestick you can play all kinds of media and it does not require you to touch any buttons.
- Also, Firestick has better VPN support and lets you access thousands of streaming apps that you can’t find on your Roku device.
- You can easily connect a Fire TV Stick to your Roku device through the HDMI port of it.
Firestick Not Working on Roku TV: Troubleshooting Tips
Try these troubleshooting tips if Firestick is not working on your Roku TV.
Check the Power Connection
It is reported that the Amazon Fire TV Stick requires a steady supply of 1A power. In any case, if the device doesn’t receive a steady supply, it is noted that the Firestick doesn’t work properly. This might be caused by a damaged power cord or power plug. So, always ensure that your power plug and power cord are not defective before you connect the Amazon Firestick to your TV. You should also ensure that the power outlet is working just fine.
Check Your HDMI Port
At times, it is reported that people don’t properly connect the Firestick to the HDMI port, leaving it halfway. You can guess that leaving the Fire TV Stick halfway through the HDMI port can make the device not work on your TV. So, ensure that you have connected your Fire TV Stick properly to the HDMI port.
Try Alternative HDMI Ports
You might not know this, but different HDMI ports on your TV are designed to support specific resolutions and refresh rates. For example, if you are using a Firestick 4K for Firestick, you need to connect it to an HDMI port that can support HD at 720p or full HD at 1080p with a refresh rate of 60 or 50 Hz. If your TV has more than one HDMI port, you can try using the device on another one. With that, you can remove any issues that might have occurred due to an unsupported HDMI port. You can also use an HDMI extender from Amazon that helps you with better Wi-Fi connectivity and proper fitting of Firestick to your TV’s HDMI port.
Restart Your Amazon Firestick
If none of the above issues have created a problem, then restarting your Amazon Fire TV Stick can help you fix the issue.
1. Turn off your Roku TV and remove the Fire TV Stick from its HDMI port.
2. Remove the Fire TV Stick’s power cord from the power plug.
3. Keep your devices the same for 5 to 10 minutes without connecting to the power.
4. Once the desired time is over, reconnect the Fire TV Stick’s power cord.
5. Now, you need to wait for nearly five minutes and then turn on your Roku TV device.
6. Connect Fire TV Stick to your Roku TV via the HDMI port.
7. Finally, you have completed restarting your Fire TV Stick, and you can use the device on your TV.
Issues with the App Being Used
Sometimes, the issue might not be with your Roku TV or Firestick. It might be the app that you are using causing all the problems. If you doubt the same, you can uninstall the app in concern and re-install it on your device. After restarting your device, you can clear the cache of the app and concern as well. If none of these works for you, the app might not be designed for your Fire TV Stick.
Update Your Fire TV Stick
If your Fire TV Stick is unresponsive when you connect it to your Roku TV, it might be because you need to update it. So try updating your Fire TV Stick before moving on to the next troubleshooting tip.
Factory Reset Your Fire TV Stick
One of the last troubleshooting tips that you can do is a factory reset of the device. Once you reset your Fire TV Stick, it goes to the state when it had, once you bought it from the store. With a reset, all the stored memory and settings on the device will be removed totally. So after resetting your Fire TV Stick, you need to download all the apps you want on it.
Related: How to Reset Roku?
With that, you have handy troubleshooting tips to fix an issue when the Firestick is not working on your Roku TV. If you feel like none of these troubleshooting tips were the right one for you, contact Fire TV Stick support. I hope that these steps will help you fix the issue in concern. Additionally, you can visit our blog to find more valuable updates and articles relating to your Roku device.