6 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Mirroring Not Working and Freezing Issues

6 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Mirroring Not Working and Freezing Issues

Besides the incredibly huge number of apps, services, and streaming content that Amazon Fire TV Stick has, the streaming stick also comes with built-in tools as additional benefits. One such tool is the Screen Mirroring function. However useful this tool is, it also has its share of problems. This is feared when the mirroring function of Fire TV Stick does not work or freezes during the process.

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Some users have reported that the Fire TV Stick’s mirroring function refuses to work every time they try to use it on their device. Another common problem with Fire TV Stick screen mirroring is the constant occurrence of freezing during use. Whatever the case, the methods below can help you get Fire TV Stick mirroring to work properly.

1. Move the device closer to the Fire TV Stick

For the best screen mirroring experience, Amazon recommends that the proximity between the device you want to mirror and the Fire TV Stick is within 30 feet (about 10 meters). If you are more than 10 meters from the Fire TV Stick, move closer and try the mirroring process again.


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If both devices are within the recommended distance but mirroring of the Fire TV Stick still does not work, try the following troubleshooting solution below.

2. Check the connection device

The device you are trying to mirror may be the agent responsible for the mirroring problem you are having with your Fire TV Stick. If you are mirroring an Android device, you should make sure that:

  1. The device’s Wi-Fi (telephone or PC) is activated and activated.
  2. The (mobile) device runs the Android v4.2 Jelly Bean or newer operating system. Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) is the minimum system requirement for the mirror on Fire TV Stick to be successful.

Note: IOS devices (iPhones and iPad) and macOS computers do not support screen mirroring.

If your device’s Wi-Fi is turned on and it is running a compatible Android operating system, but it does not reflect the Fire TV Stick, continue to the following troubleshooting tips.

3. Restart the Fire TV Stick


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If the mirroring functionality of your Amazon Fire TV Stick is not working or freezes after many attempts (failed), you need to restart Fire TV Stick. There are different ways to restart the Fire TV Stick, and we have listed the steps involved below.

Restart using the Fire TV Stick remote control

This is the quickest way to restart the Fire TV Stick. All you need for this is the Select button (round in the middle) and the Play / Pause button on your Fire TV Stick remote control. Press and hold these two buttons simultaneously until the prompt “ Your Amazon Fire TV turns off ” appears on your TV screen.


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Restart from the Fire TV Stick settings menu

The Fire TV Stick Settings menu is another place to restart the device. Follow the steps below to do so.

Step 1: Launch the Settings menu of the Fire TV key.

2nd step: Select the “My Fire TV” option.


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Step 3: Select Restart.


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Step 4: Confirm the restart action by selecting the Restart option on the next page.


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This will turn off your Fire TV Stick and turn it back on after 2 to 5 seconds.

Hard restart

This involves disconnecting and reconnecting the Fire TV Stick from its power source. You can either unplug the power brick of the Fire TV Stick from the electrical outlet and plug it back in, or disconnect the micro USB cable from the port on the Fire TV Stick and secure it again. If you do not want to play with wires or cables, you can simply turn off the plug powering the Fire TV Stick and turn it back on.

Now try to mirror your device once more after restarting the Fire TV Stick. If you’re still unable to mirror your device to the Fire TV Stick, try the following troubleshooting option below.

4. Update the Fire TV Stick operating system

Amazon frequently releases system updates for FireOS on the Fire TV Stick. In addition to bringing new features to your Fire TV Stick, these system updates also fix some issues, including many other mirroring and freezing issues.

If you have problems mirroring your device on Fire TV Stick, or if the device freezes during mirroring, you should make sure that your Fire TV Stick is running the latest version of Fire OS. Here’s how to check for updates on the Fire TV Stick.

Step 1: Launch the Fire TV Stick Settings menu.

2nd step: Find and select the “My Fire TV” option.


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Step 3: Select About.


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Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the “Check for updates” option.


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If an update is available, follow the prompt to install the update. If your device is up to date, a “Your Fire TV is up to date”. would be displayed on the screen. Proceed to the next troubleshooting option if your Fire TV is running the latest version of Fire OS, but mirroring still doesn’t work.

5. Free up Fire TV Stick RAM

If you run too many applications (and processes) on your Fire TV Stick, the device may run out of RAM and storage space. Therefore, insufficient RAM would affect the mirroring functionality of the Fire TV Stick. To optimize your Fire TV Stick for a smooth mirroring experience and to resolve other issues, be sure to quit / close applications that you are not using to free up RAM.

You can also remove or uninstall apps that you hardly or never use on the Fire TV Stick. You can also clear the cache (temporary data) of some frequently used applications.

Force Fire TV applications to stop

Step 1: Launch the Fire TV Stick Settings menu.

2nd step: Select Applications.


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Step 3: Select “Manage installed applications”.


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Step 4: Select the application you want to force stop.


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Step 5: Select Force stop.


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Follow the same steps to force shutdown as many dormant and unused applications as possible. Then try to mirror your device, and it should now work properly.

Clear the application cache on Fire TV Stick

Step 1: Launch the Fire TV Stick Settings menu.

2nd step: Select Applications.


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Step 3: Select “Manage installed applications”.


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Step 4: Select the application whose cache you want to clear.


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Step 5: Select Clear cache.


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Clearing the application cache on the Fire TV Stick could help optimize it for a smoother mirroring experience.

Uninstalling Fire TV Stick applications

If forcibly stopping applications and clearing their cache does not allow the Fire TV Stick to function properly, you should consider completely uninstalling unused applications to free up RAM and storage space for the implementation screen mirror works optimally.

Here’s how to uninstall an app on the Fire TV Stick.

Step 1: Launch the Fire TV Stick Settings menu.

2nd step: Select Applications.


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Step 3: Select “Manage installed applications”.


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Step 4: Select the application you want to uninstall.


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Step 5: Select Uninstall.


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If Fire TV Stick mirroring does not work or still hangs after uninstalling unused apps, go to the final troubleshooting option below.

6. Restore the default Fire TV Stick

A factory reset on the Fire TV Stick can also help resolve the mirroring and freezing issues the device is experiencing. However, this should be used as a last resort as restoring the Fire TV Stick to factory settings would erase all saved apps, downloads, settings and other preferences. Once the factory reset process is complete, you will need to reconnect your Amazon account, repair the remote control, and re-download all previously installed apps.

You can check out our detailed guide on 5 ways to restore your Fire TV Stick to factory settings.

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If you need to stream content from your phone or PC to your Fire TV Stick, but for unknown reasons, the device refuses to work or freezes constantly during use. At least one of the above troubleshooting tips should return the mirroring function to normal. If mirroring on your Fire TV Stick still doesn’t work after trying all of the above methods, you should contact Amazon Device Support or file a Fire TV Stick replacement request at the store / point of purchase.

Then:

Have you lost your Fire TV remote control? Do not worry. The guide linked below will explain how to change the Wi-Fi network on your Fire TV Stick without a remote control.

Last updated March 9, 2020

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