Should I Unplug My Fire Stick

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Is it OK to leave Fire Stick plugged in?

A: You can leave it plugged in. To turn off, just touch the Home button twice and select Sleep. To turn on, touch any button on the remote. That will let it cool down when not being used.


You may consider unplugging your Amazon Fire Stick for various reasons, such as saving energy costs or improving streaming video performance. Let’s take a closer look at when you should or shouldn’t unplug your Fire Stick.

When Unplugging Is Beneficial

Unplugging can be useful in certain situations, such as:

  • To conserve energy: As with any plugged-in device that draws electricity, leaving your Fire Stick plugged in all the time can start to take a toll on your electricity bill. Unplugging it when you are not using it frequently can help you save on energy costs.
  • Experiencing an unstable internet connection: If you are having trouble streaming video or completing downloads, disconnecting the Fire Stick and reconnecting it may help reconnect to the internet.
  • When adding new components: Unplugging the Fire Stick before you add any new components or make any major changes can help ensure that all new components are correctly detected by the device.

When It’s Not Necessary

In some cases, such as when downloading or installing the latest updates, unplugging your Fire Stick won’t be necessary. In these scenarios, it’s much better to simply put your Fire Stick into sleep mode, so that it uses very little energy, but you won’t have to disconnect and reconnect any cables or cords.


So if you’re looking to conserve energy, unplugging is your best bet. However, if you’re having trouble loading content, or need to add new components, it is worth unplugging your Fire Stick in order to potentially improve your streaming experience.

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