Fire TV Stick can be Forced To Sleep

Both the Fire TV and upcoming Fire TV Stick enter a sleep mode after being idle for 30 minutes. The Fire TV Stick will include an option missing from the Fire TV which allows you to manually force the device to sleep. The option is a bit buried in the Settings > System menu, so it’s not the most convenient thing to enable. Perhaps we’ll be able to uncover a remote button combination that can trigger this new action, much like the button combination that restarts the Fire TV. No word on whether this option will make it’s way to the Fire TV, but I suspect we’ll see a new software update shortly that adds this and Prime Music to the Fire TV Stick’s big brother.

  1. Van says:

    They’ve added it to Fire TV, but now Fire TV won’t automatically go to sleep by itself anymore. Left unchecked, Fire TV just keeps scrolling through the screen saver. I wonder if they’re going to fix that.

  2. Steve says:

    At the top-left of the Logitech K400R keyboard is a PC power button that makes my FTV sleep/wake. Actually almost anything will wake it, but that’s the only way I can find to make the FTV sleep. I have a FLIRC coming to use with my universal IR remote, and I’m searching for a discrete code to use with the FLIRC to implement the sleep/wake function. Any pointers?

  3. Ismene says:

    What is “sleep” for in the settings>system for?

  4. gabriele says:

    Just keep the home button pressed

  5. Liam says:

    I put firestick manually into sleep now it want wake up pressed every button to wake it but nothing does anyone no why ?

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