Firetvstick overheating puts the device at the risk of permanent damage. Not all Fire TV overheats but some might get overheated due to technical reasons.
If you are here means your Fire TV is getting overheated. Overheating causes the Firestick to function erratically and slows down the processing system. It also damages the internal system of the device if the overheating has been going on frequently for some days. You might also face buffering, lags, and connectivity issues.
There is nothing to worry about as we will provide you with tips to fix this problem.
How to Fix Firetvstick Overheating Problem
There are several ways to fix the Firestick overheating problem. However, not all methods are tried and trusted.
Here we have compiled a list of proven methods to fix the overheating problem.
#1. Insert Firestick in Side Panel
You will find HDMI ports on the side and back of the TV. If you have fixed your Firestick TV to the back then it becomes very cramped.
Inserting the Firestick to the side panel will ensure proper airflow and be more exposure. Moreover, it will look clean and tidy.
#2. Use HDMI Extender
When you buy Firestick you get an HDMI extender with it. The HDMI extender ensures that your Firestick is not too close to the TV.
If the Firestick is close to the TV, the airflow gets blocked. Moreover, the heat from the TV results in overheating the Firestick.
The HDMI extender will keep the Firestick device a few centimeters away from the TV. This is will ensure proper airflow and give ample space for the Firestick to cool down.
#3. Clear Cache Data of Apps
All of us have installed several apps on our Fire TV. The bigger the app the larger its cache data is. All these stored cache data eats up the storage space which interferes with the functioning of the Fire TV and even creates overheating problems.
Clearing your app’s cache data from time to time is a good idea. Here is how you can do it.
- Go to settings on the Firestick Home screen.
- Then click on applications.
- Now select Manage Installed Applications
- You will see a list of installed apps on the Fire TV.
- Select the app for which you want to clear the cache.
- Then click on clear cache.
The cache data for the selected app will be cleared.
Overheating can occur due to many reasons. However, the above three tricks can protect your device from getting overheated. If the problem still persists we recommend you to talk to the Amazon Firestick customer services or support team once.