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7 Ways to Fix Fire TV Not Showing in Alexa App
All new Amazon Fire TV remotes have native voice control using Alexa. It’s so tiny that you may lose it. That’s why linking your Fire TV with an Echo speaker or the Alexa app makes more sense. You can use both to control the Fire TV without a remote.
For some users, linking Fire TV or Fire TV stick to the Alexa app isn’t straightforward. The Fire TV doesn’t show up in the app, and the message ‘Sorry we could not find any device to link.’ appears.
If you’re facing the same issue, don’t worry! By the end of the post, you’ll be able to control your Fire TV with the Alexa app or a linked Echo device.
1. Link Fire TV and Alexa App Properly
We hope you are following the steps to link Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to the Alexa app. Verify whether the steps are correct. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Power on the TV with your Fire TV Plugged in. If it’s your first time using Fire TV, set it up by connecting to Wi-Fi. If you have already set it up, it will automatically link to the registered Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Open the Alexa app on your phone and tap the three-bar icon. Go to Settings.
Step 3: Tap TV & Video, then fireTV.
Step 4: Your Fire TV name should appear. Tap to link.
2. Turn It off and On
If you are following the correct steps and Fire TV isn’t showing in the app, restart.
Start by rebooting your phone, Echo speaker (if available), and Fire TV. If nothing works, restart your router too.
3. Use Same Amazon Account
The Alexa app and Fire TV must be on the same Wi-Fi network and connected to the same Amazon account. If your Fire TV is using one Amazon account and the Alexa app is using another, the Fire TV will not appear in the app.
4. Keep Fire TV and Alexa App on Same Time Zone
Many times the issue arises because Fire TV and your Alexa app are in different time zones. Keep them in the same time zone. To change the time zone of the Alexa app, follow these steps: Step 1: Open the app and tap Devices at the bottom. Then tap Echo & Alexa.
Step 2: Tap on the ‘Alexa on this Phone’ option, then Time Zone. Keep it the same as your Fire TV.
To change Fire TV’s time, follow these steps:
1. Go to Settings on your Fire TV.
Step 2: Scroll right and click on Preferences. Under Preferences, select Time Zone. Keep it the same as the Alexa app.
5. Update Alexa App and Fire TV
Sometimes due to an old software version of either the Alexa app or Fire TV, the Alexa app can’t detect the Fire TV even if they’re on the same network. To resolve this, check for an update in the Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iOS) and install it if available.
To update the Fire TV, go to Settings > My Fire TV. Then select About and choose “Check for System Update.”
If your Fire TV isn’t working with the Alexa app or Echo speaker, you can try unlinking and reconnecting it. Follow these steps:
1. Open the Alexa app and go to Settings.
Step 2: Tap on TV & Video, then Fire TV.
Step 3: Tap Manage devices. On the next screen, select Unlink Devices next to the Alexa app or Echo option causing issues.
Once unlinked, you’ll have to link them back as mentioned in the first solution.
7. Switch to Main Account from Household
If you are part of Amazon Household, you might not be able to view your Fire TV on the Alexa app. You need to switch to the main Amazon account to link them.
What’s Up, Alexa?
Simply rebooting the phone fixed the issue – the magic trick. Try all the mentioned fixes to see which one works for you. Check out these must-have apps for your Fire TV if everything goes well.
Remember that you can link multiple Alexa devices to your Fire TV, but you can only control it with one device at a time.
Wondering how to play audio from your phone to the Echo speaker? Follow the steps to link them.
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