Amazon’s Fire Stick TV Remote Battery’s Draining Very Fast - Sourajit Saha

Amazon’s Fire Stick TV Remote Battery’s Draining Very Fast

Are you looking for more information about why do your firestick remote batteries die so fast, then you are at right place. Let me answer all your questions. The Amazon Fire Stick is the very cheap video streaming service that was launched by multimillion dollar company, Amazon. It is a little HDMI that you connect to your TV and allows you to stream from Amazon Video, Netflix, and a full catalogue of your countries catch up services. You can also watch BBC, iPlayer, and similar services. Not only does it lets you watch videos, but it also includes a million other apps, for example, you’ll have special access to Prime Music, and Spotify. And if that isn’t enough, you have access to the eve- growing games library Amazon has been putting together. [Similar queries: amazon fire stick remote battery draining fast,  fire stick remote battery draining fast, atoz amazon employee login]

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Lately, with the release of the second-generation Amazon Fire Stick, there has been a series of complaints regarding the remote you use to control it. If your remote has a very fast dying battery, it isn’t the only one. Here is everything you need to know about the fast-dying battery of your remote.

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What is supposed to be the average battery life of the Amazon fire TV remote?

Considering you put batteries on it and it isn’t a rechargeable remote, the average life it should be having is of 9-10 months. However, since the control drains a lot of energy, the expected life is supposed to be shortened to around 5 months. Plus, if you have an Alexa at home, they are in constant communication with each other, which means your remote never sleeps and has a faster battery drain. But the battery should last at least 5 months regardless.
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What is the battery issue?

There are a lot of clients who have complained about the battery life of the remote. The batteries are not rechargeable but disposable. Most of the people have said and reported that, while the first set of batteries lasts for a couple of months, once you change them they start running out in 3-4 weeks, regardless of how good the quality of the batteries is. Most of the people have reported the problem to Amazon and gotten the remote replaced within the span of 3-4 days, anyhow most of the had the exact same issue with the second remote.

Why are the batteries draining so fast in my remote?

Well, there isn’t really an official answer to this. Though a lot of people have reportedly had this issue with their Fire Stick remotes, Amazon has not released any official statements as to why it is happening, or disclosed a new control with the issue fixed. Considering that the first generation of remotes didn’t have a fast draining battery, and that Amazon has not talked about the issue, the higher capability of the remote is probably what is causing the battery drain. However, not everyone has presented this issue and those who have presented this issue have indeed gotten their remotes replaced in the vast majority of the cases.

There are a series of theories as to why the remote’s batteries are draining at such a fast rate, one of them is that the remote is constantly sending information to Alexa, and is therefore always working, even when no one is using it, and that is why the battery runs out fast. However, this wouldn’t explain why people without an Alexa have had this issue. A lot of people have also said how, since it works through Bluetooth, the energy drain is greater.

In reality, most of the community have agreed upon the fact that it really is a factory issue, and that would explain why is only the second generation remote, and it happens only to some people.

How do I fix it?

You probably won’t be able to fix it on your own. You can check if it is connected to Alexa and maybe try to break the connection. However, there are two main solutions you can take when it comes to this problem.

First, you can send a complaint to Amazon. By going into the help section, you’ll be able to report the issue back to the company, chances are you’ll have it replaced within a week. However, there are two issues with these solution, one, you’ll probably get back a remote that, like your previous one works for a few months with the battery it has and later drains anything you put inside it. Two, you are going to be missing your remote for a whole week.

Solution number two is that the trick is in the batteries you buy. The remote won’t have 10 months of battery life that is for sure. However, you can buy certain batteries to elongate it as much as possible. You obviously need to buy good quality batteries, and alkaline batteries are the best option for them to last longer. Do not just buy generic alkaline, though, make sure the brand you are purchasing is manufacture by a reputed manufacturer. Another option for you to fix this regarding the batteries is buying rechargeable ones, make sure they are alkaline so they last as much as possible. You are not technically solving the issue by buying rechargeable batteries but you will definitely spend a lot less money on batteries to power your Fire Stick Remote. The issue with this solution is that you aren’t really solving anything and you are still going to be going through more sets of batteries than you normally would.

Something you should really take into account when it comes to replacing your batteries is the residual deposits from the batteries. They tend to leak into the remote and the following set of batteries might be draining faster or not working properly because of it.

Here is another solution by Amit Kumar Singh. He stated on QuoraIt Is very Common Problem with early Devices As I have faced it as well. If it drains as fast as next day DO the following -

  • You need to reset the remote as reason is firmware update.
  • Press Left+Back+Options Button together for 10 Seconds.
  • Remote resets and doesn't work few seconds as it reconnects again.
  • When is reconnects it would last long now.
In conclusion, there isn’t really much you can do considering this is an Amazon’s factory issue. To save money, buy rechargeable batteries, or try to ask for a replacement remote to the company.


10 comments:

  1. I changed batteries every 3 days new one that’s crazy what I need to do ?

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  2. Hi. Same happening with my remote too. I am changing new batteries every 3 days
    Could you please help me if you have any solution [email protected]

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  3. Same problem I am facing battery life few days

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  4. Same shit with me now this is the 3rd one I bought

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  5. I started using my smart phone to change the tv and not the remote.

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  6. Guys all you can do is just insert the batteries whenever required and when you're not using your firestick when take thr batteries out, Simple, i know this ks quite irritating to follow this everytime, But that is the only hack i advise.

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  7. it happens with me for every 3 days. any one got a solution

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  8. Mine too, & just put brand new batteries in today & its still not working Amazon get your arse in gear & replace our remotes with better ones please. its about time!

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  9. I have the same issue, but only with the remote without the volume control. I have 4 to 5 firesticks, but only 2 are the latest version, and zero issue with those. But, of the others, 2 have the battery issues. Only option other than replacing batteries at an alarming rate is to replace the entire firestick.

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  10. battery lasts for 3 days, high capacity ones may last of 1 week ,

    Switching to rechargeable or disposing the stick itself.

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