Amazon Fire TV Stick is an affordable and useful streaming device. As Amazon refreshes the Fire TV Stick models, the Fire OS focus on reliability seems to waver. Some users often experience black screen, buffering, and sometimes no sound at all. You can fix the Fire TV Stick sound not working issue.
Sound issues in Fire TV Stick can ruin the perfect weekend you had planned for your family. Also, it can be confusing if the issue is with your TV or Fire TV Stick. We’ll discuss each scenario and turn on audio on the Fire TV Stick.
1. Turn on the sound of the TV and increase the volume
It might seem like a simple step, but your little ones might have muted the TV. Check if the TV is in normal mode and increase the volume.
If you are using an external home audio system setup, you will need to re-enable it as well.
2. Reset Amazon Fire TV Stick
A loose HDMI connection can cause sound issues on the Fire TV Stick. Unplug Fire TV Stick from the TV, turn off the plug and wait a few minutes.
Connect your Fire TV Stick to the TV again and try playing the video to check if the sound is working.
3. Switch to high speed internet connection
If you try to stream a movie or TV show over a slow internet connection, you will notice issues with video and audio output. You will also experience an audio delay.
Connect your Fire TV Stick to a faster, more reliable internet connection. If your Wi-Fi router supports dual band, connect to the 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequency band.
4. Turn on the AV receiver
Some users opt for an AV receiver to transmit sound from the Fire TV Stick through external speakers (for example, a surround sound home theater system). Make sure the AV receiver is turned on and selects Fire TV Stick as one of the sources.
Carefully inspect the AV receiver. If it’s on, you’ll notice the lights come on. Otherwise, press the power button and turn it on. On the other hand, if the AV receiver is indeed on and you are still having sound issues, continue with the rest of the troubleshooting methods.
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5. Change the parameters in surround sound
Fire TV Stick allows users to select the best possible audio output based on the audio output device of the content. Some Disney + and Netflix content supports Dolby Digital +, and if the connected speaker or soundbar does not support Dolby Digital, you may not notice any sound in the video.
Make the appropriate changes in the Fire TV Stick Settings menu.
Step 1: From the Fire TV Stick home, scroll to the Settings menu.
2nd step: Go to Display and Audio.
Step 4: Click Surround Sound.
Select Best Available from the following menu.
6. Repair audio-video sync adjustment
Do you notice audio lag when viewing content on Fire TV Stick? There is an easy way to fix this from the settings. Here’s how.
Step 1: Open the Fire TV Stick Settings menu.
2nd step: Open the View and Audio menu.
Step 4: Click on AV Sync Tuning.
It will open a default video player to correct audio / video sync while watching media.
7. Manually configure the sound bar
A third-party soundbar can enhance the audio experience on TV. If the Fire TV Stick cannot recognize the connected audio system, you must configure it manually.
Step 1: From the Fire TV Settings menu, select Device Control.
2nd step: Select Manage Equipment.
Step 3: Click on Add a device and select Soundbar from the next menu.
Select your sound bar from the list and turn on the audio output of the television.
8. Make sure the HDMI port supports audio.
Most televisions have an audio compatible HDMI port. The problem occurs when you try to connect the Fire TV Stick to a monitor or PC. Some HDMI ports do not support audio output at all.
Use a different HDMI port or device to run Fire TV Stick content.
9. Restart Fire TV Stick
First, we reset the Fire TV Stick physical connection to the TV. Now we are going to do a software restart. Here’s how to restart the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Step 1: Open the Fire TV Stick Settings menu.
2nd step: Select My Fire TV.
Step 3: Select Restart from the next menu.
Turn up the sound
Are you having issues with sound from a specific app on Fire TV Stick? You can force quit the installed app or reinstall it to resolve the sound issue. If you jailbreak your Fire TV Stick and install third-party apps from the web, you should remove them as they are unverified and may interfere with primary Fire TV Stick functions such as sound.
If you are playing content through a web player on the Amazon Silk browser, make sure the player is not muted.
Which trick worked for you? Share your findings in the comments below.