The majority of Samsung TV users experience connectivity issues with Fire Stick. Or sometimes the Fire Stick suddenly stops working when you’re streaming a Netflix series or TV show.
There could be many reasons why the Samsung TV doesn’t work with Fire Stick. First, you have to identify the cause and then implement the solution according to it.
In today’s article, we will discuss the major causes that prevent Samsung TV to not work with Fire Stick and the few quick fixes that will solve your problem.
Why Is Samsung TV Not Working With Fire TV Stick?
If you recently bought a new Fire Stick and it doesn’t connect with the Samsung TV, there could be a problem with the HDMI port or cable.
But If you’re using Fire Stick for a long time and suddenly it gets stuck while streaming, then most probably there is a fault with the software or network. Sometimes the incorrect input selection also causes Smashing TV to not work with Fire Stick.
But you don’t need to worry; there are some fixes to solve this problem.
1- Check HDMI Cable
Most of the Fire TV Sticks connect with Samsung TV via HDMI cable, which is responsible for transferring video signals. Any fault in the HDMI cable cause Fire Stick to not work with Samsung TV.
So first, check for faults in the HDMI cable, and ensure it’s fine. Always use a genuine HDMI cable that comes with Fire Stick.
Next, check both ends of the HDMI cable and properly plug it into the socket and port. Also, remove the dust and debris particles from the ends. Now plug back the HDMI cable and check if the Firestick works.
2- Check HDMI Port
Samsung TVs come with different HDMI ports, so you can plug the HDMI cable into the next port if one is not working.
If the FireStick is not working in one port, consider switching the port and rechecking the FireStick. In most cases, the faulty HDMI port cause the issue.
Samsung TV has different HDMI ports; one port is for streaming 4K content, while the others are for streaming low-resolution content. So if you have a 4K FireStick, you should plug it into an HDMI port that supports 4K.
3- Change The Power Source of FireStick
The Fire TV Stick also needs the power to run; mostly Fire sticks come with USB 3.0 to get power. People usually use Samsung TV’s port as a power source for FireStick.
Samsung TVs don’t have enough potential to provide power to FireStick, so try to plug the power cable directly into the outlet or wall mount. You can also use any high watts adapter to plug in the outlet.
4- Input Settings
Make sure to select the appropriate input source from the Settings. If you have selected the incorrect input source, your Samsung TV won’t search for a Fire TV Stick.
The rule of thumb is that the source must be set to a similar port to which your FireStick is connected. You can change the input source from the settings of Samsung TV.
Here are steps to change the source on Samsung TV.
- First, make sure that the FireStick is connected to your TV.
- Grab the Samsung TV remote and press the “Home” button.
- Choose the “Source”
- Now select the appropriate source, which in your case is a Firestick.
5- Network Connectivity
Fire Stick needs a stable internet connection to work. If there is a problem with the internet connection, the Samsung TV won’t work with FireStick.
Check the internet connection before connecting the Fire Stick to Samsung TV. You can check the Internet on your mobile or conduct a speed test.
If the Internet is dull or not working, reboot the router. Plug the router from the switch, wait for one minute, and plug it back into it. Allow the router to wait for two minutes.
Now again, connect your Samsung TV to the Internet, and then connect the FireStick.
6- The Fire Stick Software is outdated
Almost every FireStick brand launches a new update after every two or three months to make their devices bugs free.
Especially Amazon launches a new software version every month on their fire tv sticks.
That’s why you must update your FireStick regularly; otherwise, you might face connectivity issues.
Here is the step to update Amazon Fire TV Stick; the steps might differ for other TV Sticks.
- Go to “Settings”
- Select “My Fire TV”
- Select About
- Tap on “Install Update”
- If an update is available, it will be installed automatically.
7- Reset The Fire Stick
If none of those methods mentioned earlier work for you, try resetting the Fire Stick. Resetting the FireStick will bring the factory settings and undo all the existing settings.
Factory resetting the FireStick will solve all software and connectivity issues. Here are the steps to reset the FireStick.
- Open Settings
- Tap on “My Fire TV’
- Tap “Reset to Factory defaults.”
Why is my Samsung TV not recognizing Amazon Fire Stick?
If your Samsung TV is not recognizing the FireStick, it means there is a connectivity issue. Check the HDMI and ensure it’s working fine, also switch the ports and plug the FireStick into the 4K HDMI port.
Which FireStick is best for Samsung TV?
There are a lot of FireSticks available to expand the compatibility of streaming apps, but only a few of them are best for Samsung TV, including; Amazon Fire Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Fire TV Cube, and SofaBeak U1 FireStick.
Why does the FireStick volume not work on Samsung TVs?
Sometimes the FireStick Volume doesn’t work On Samsung TV because of connectivity issues. In such a scenario, unpair and repair the FireStick, or check the batteries of the FireStick remote.
Most of the time, Samsung smart TVs don’t connect with Firestick for several reasons. First of all, make sure that the HDMI cable and ports are working fine.
Don’t plug the FireStick into the tv’s USB port; always connect the power cable into seperate power outlet. If the methods mentioned above don’t work for you, contact Samsung’s customer support team, and they will solve your issue.
Hi! I’m Aiden Elliot. I’m a tech nerd and have worked in the tech industry for the last 7 years. Now I have founded JustSmartHues to help you fix tech issues. I hope you will find this blog helpful.