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How to Fix Fire TV Stick that Keeps Pausing and Freezing

Why Does My Fire TV Stick Keep Pausing?

The main reasons why your Fire TV Stick keeps pausing is because of your internet connection, a possible streaming error, or a Fire TV Stick remote error itself.


Possible Causes

  • Slow/Poor Internet
  • Streaming Error
  • Fire TV Stick Remote Error


Slow/Poor Internet

The most common cause of Fire TV Sticks halting is a sluggish connection. You may check your speed using Fast.com or Speedtest.net to determine whether your internet has enough capacity to handle the videos you view.


You can also check if there are other gadgets in the house connected to the internet.

If they’re downloading files, streaming films, or updating their systems, they may be using too much bandwidth and not leaving enough for your Fire TV Stick.


Streaming Error

Is your internet service provider throttling video streams? Some internet service providers intentionally slow down video broadcasts to save bandwidth use.

Thick barriers, large distances, and wireless signals from other devices may also interfere with the connection. You may have to relocate your router.


Fire TV Stick Remote Error

You should check that the firmware on your Fire TV Stick is up to date. An out-of-date operating system may create video playing difficulties.

You should check if your Fire TV Stick is heating up. If this is the case, it might impact the entire device, not just the streams.

While unlikely, but possible, you check your Fire TV Stick for spyware. Malware can consume device resources without your knowledge or consent.


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How To Fix AFire TV Stick That Keeps Pausing?

To fix your Fire TV Stick that keeps pausing, you should restart your Fire TV Stick, clear the app cache, and use a VPN.


Restart Fire TV Stick [Method 1]

Many problems, including buffering, can be resolved by restarting a Fire TV Stick. Rebooting will terminate any currently operating programmes and services, leaving you with a blank slate.

 For practically every problem on Fire TV Stick, a fast reboot should be your first point of contact.

  1. Navigate to Settings from the home screen.
  2. Scroll to the right and pick My Amazon Fire TV.
  3. Select Restart.


Use A VPN [Method 2]

A VPN routes all traffic to and from the aperture through an intermediate server of the consumer’s selection.

If your ISP throttles video streaming, a VPN can conceal the flow, so it is indistinguishable from any other sort of download.

This prohibits your ISP from discriminating against certain forms of web traffic, such as video or data sources. It will resolve the issue with the Fire TV Stick.


Clear Cache [Method 3]

The cache is a type of computer memory that stores instructions or data. Clearing this may assist in resolving the buffering difficulties.

  1. First, go to the home menu and click Settings.
  2. Then click on Applications.
  3. Select Manage Installed Applications next.
  4. Then, from the list, choose an app.
  5. Finally, you should select either Clear Data or Clear Cache.


Why Does My Fire TV Stick Keep Freezing?

Your Fire TV Stick could keep freezing due to a slow internet connection, an ISP error or an incomplete software update.



  • Slow Internet
  • ISP Error
  • Software Error


How Do I Stop My Fire TV Stick From Freezing?

To stop your Fire TV Stick from freezing, you should keep your software up to date and ensure you have a strong internet connection.


To solve this, follow the steps below:

  1. Check the strength of your signal on Fire TV by going to Settings, highlighting the Wi-Fi system you’re presently connected to, and looking for Fire Stick No Signal difficulties.
  2. If your connection isn’t strong, consider relocating your router or the Fire TV to get a better signal. Other wireless devices may interfere, so position yours properly. It would be best if you also thought about getting a Wi-Fi extension.
  3. Any apps you install through the default Amazon app store with your Fire TV should immediately update. If you installed an app from a different source, you might need to manually update it using the same method you used to install it in the first place.


Why Is My Fire TV Stick Stuck On The Loading Screen?

Your Fire TV Stick could be stuck on the loading screen because other apps or devices are taking up all of your internet connection bandwidth.


To solve this:

  1. Check to see if any other gadgets in your home are consuming the bandwidth. They might be downloading updates, files or streaming videos.
  2. To free up bandwidth for your Firestick, turn off any other devices performing download-heavy tasks.


Why Is My Fire TV Stick Stuck On Checking For Updates?

Your Fire TV Stick could be stuck checking for updates because of a heavy load of programs and processes running on it simultaneously.


To fix this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Disconnect the Fire TV’s internet connection once it has reached the point when it starts receiving updates.
  2. When the Fire TV stops receiving updates and reports a network connection failure, press and hold the BACK and MENU buttons on the remote simultaneously for a few seconds until the VoiceView accessibility function activates.
  3. To quit VoiceView, hit the BACK button on the remote once it appears on the screen.
  4. When VoiceView closes, you should be sent to the Amazon login/registration page. To resume watching your shows, you must first reconnect the internet to the Fire TV and immediately enter into your Amazon account.


Why Is My Fire TV Stick Stuck On The Amazon Logo Screen?

Your Fire TV Stick may get stuck on the Amazon logo screen because it may be overheating and rendering, which is why it is unable to function.


Here’s how to fix the issue:

  1. If your Firestick is overheating, it might be because of the programmes and processes operating on it. This can affect performance and, in rare situations, create buffering.
  2. Make sure the Firestick can breathe. Keep in mind that your TV creates heat, and it may transfer some of that heat to the Firestick. You should try a different HDMI port or an HDMI extension.


Why Does My Fire TV Stick Lite Keep Freezing?

Your Fire TV Stick Lite may keep freezing because its storage is full, which is slowing it down.


Follow the steps below to stop your Fire TV Stick Lite from freezing:

  1. The option to erase stored temporary and data cached data is available in the same location where you uninstall or prompt the app.
  2. Navigate to Settings> Applications.
  3. Select Manage Install Programs.
  4. Take note of facts regarding each programme. You’ll learn how much space the programme takes up on its own, how much data it stores, and how huge its cache has grown.
  5. Choose memory-intensive programmes and take advantage of clear data and transparent cache settings.


Why Does My Fire TV Stick 4K Keep Freezing?

The primary reason your Fire TV Stick 4K may keep freezing is because of a poor internet connection.

Some alternates for such a situation are as follows:

  1. Your Fire TV Stick 4K will choose the video quality for you, but it also allows you to adjust video quality manually.
  2. Video resolution is commonly used to assess this. Lower resolutions often need less bandwidth and require fewer buffer stops.


Why Does My Fire TV Stick 4K Max Keep Freezing?

The reason your Fire TV Stick 4K Max may keep freezing is because your Wi-Fi connection is poor, and the device requires a certain bandwidth to provide HD streaming to you.


Here’s how to fix this issue:

  1. It would help if you tried restarting your router or contacting your providers about the quality of your connection.
  2. If you can’t improve the Wi-Fi signal, you may always hardwire the Fire TV Stick 4K Max to ensure nothing is lost in transmission.
  3. An ethernet adapter connected directly to your Fire TV Stick 4K Max should suffice.


Why Does My Fire TV Cube Keep Freezing?

The reason your Fire TV Cube might keep freezing is because ofinsufficient storage space, an outdated operating system or overheating.


Possible Causes

  • Low RAM
  • Insufficient storage space
  • Outdated operating system
  • Overheating
  • Weak internet connection

Ernie Lo

Ernie Lo is a qualified web designer and web developer. He works as an IT support technician and website manager at Benleigh Vending, and he also fixes vending machines.

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