Aren’t you annoyed when your streaming session gets interrupted? Amazon Fire TV, despite being a popular platform to stream entertainment content, isn’t immune from problems.
The loss of your internet connection is a common problem when streaming programs.
What can you do if this happens? The good news is that the problem can be fixed.
Some of these solutions are actually simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. Here are some examples of such solutions.
What can cause an Amazon Fire TV internet connection problem?
Why is Amazon Fire Stick constantly losing Wi-Fi signal Here are some common reasons for this problem:
- Weak Wi-Fi signal
- Slow/unstable network
- Amazon Fire software bugs and glitches
- Your router may have bugs and glitches
- IP address problems
How to fix Amazon Fire TV’s internet connection problem that keeps disconnecting
You can choose any one of these options:
1. Verify that your internet connection works
The network is a great place to start if Amazon firestick loses internet connection.
Sometimes the internet connection may be down on the ISP’s side. This can cause constant Wi-Fi disconnections by your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
The inbuilt troubleshooting function on your computer can help you determine if your connection is working.
You can proceed to the next solution if the network is working properly. You can wait or switch to another network connection.
2. Change your router’s WiFi band setting
You can stream the best quality video if your router supports both 5GHz and 2.4GHz.
This is especially useful if you have multiple devices connected to your network.
This is how you do it
- Type the default gateway address of your router in a browser. This address should be located at the back of your router.
- Enter your default username and password
- After logging in, you can go to Network Settings
- Select your wireless network
- Click on mode to change from 802.11b/g/n/mixed to 802.11n
- Save the changes
Now you can reconnect your Fire Stick with the internet to start streaming again.
3. Change the location of your Amazon Fire Stick/router
Connectivity can be affected by the location of your Amazon Fire Stick and your Wi-Fi device.
It won’t receive stable signals if the stick is hidden, such as in the back of the TV. It will also disconnect from your Wi Fi network if it is too close to the router.
You should therefore check both devices’ placement and make sure they are properly positioned. You can move the stick to an area that receives a signal.
Use an HDMI cable to connect your Firestick to the TV. This will allow you to leave the Firestick exposed.
You should also ensure that the router is within easy reach of the stick.
It is best to keep it at a distance that doesn’t cause interference.
4. Reset your TV and Amazon Fire Stick
Minor glitches that affect your Amazon Fire Stick and your TV can also cause internet connection problems.
These devices run on software that is susceptible to bugs. You can easily fix any glitches by simply resetting the device.
Reset your Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Navigate to the “Settings” menu located on Fire Stick’s dashboard
- Choose the “My Fire TV” option
- To reset the stick, select the “Restart” option
- In the dialog box that appears, confirm your decision
It takes only a few seconds to restart your streaming.
You can reset your TV if the Firestick is not working. This is how to do it:
- Disconnect the Firestick cable from your TV
- While the TV is still on, disconnect the power plug from its electrical outlet.
- It should be left to cool for 30 seconds to one minute before you plug it in again
- Turn on your TV, then plug the Firestick in again to verify that the problem has been solved.
5. Reboot your router
You could also be experiencing problems with your router’s software and hardware. These bugs and glitches could lead to problems such as not being able to connect to Wi-Fi, but still having internet.
Another example is when your Firestick doesn’t connect with Wi-Fi. A simple reboot will resolve the problem.
The hard reset button is located on the back panel of your router. This will reboot it. It can also be manually rebooted by unplugging the router from the power outlet while it is still on, waiting approximately 30 seconds, and then plugging it again in.
Each method restarts your router and can resolve any connection problems.
6. Upgrade to an Amazon Fire Stick/router
Older hardware and software can cause your devices to perform less well as they age.
If you experience constant loss of connection, it could be your old Amazon Fire Stick, or Wi-Fi router.
Upgrading to the latest Fire Stick model can help fix the problem permanently. You should also consider upgrading your router if it is showing any of these issues.
Is your Amazon Firestick experiencing constant internet connectivity issues? Are you experiencing problems streaming?
These are common problems that Amazon Firestick users might encounter, but they can still be frustrating. These solutions will help you to troubleshoot the issue and resolve it so that your streaming experience is stress-free.