When you connect your fire tv stick to a TV for the first time, you may find that the screen does not show up or the sound does not come out.
Here is a brief explanation of how I solved the problem of no screen and no sound.
- 1 If nothing appears on the TV, unplug it once.
- 2 If unplugging and plugging in the power supply doesn’t work, move the HDMI port slightly.
- 3 If there is no sound, reboot the fire stick.
- 4 Selecting the dolby digital output didn’t produce sound after all.
- 5 Initial settings for the fire tv stick (just in case)
- 6 Can’t I control the volume with the remote control of the Fire Stick?
- 7 If you are confused about video apps, Amazon Prime Video is fine for now.
If nothing appears on the TV, unplug it once.
If nothing appears after a while after connecting to the TV, try unplugging the power supply plug once.
As you can see in the picture, there is a USB cable extending from the main body of the fire stick that plugs into the wall socket, so unplug it, wait about 10 seconds, and plug it back in.
Unplug it, wait for about 10 seconds, and plug it back in. If you see the “amazon” logo, you’ve succeeded.
I was happy that it worked, but then the TV went dark again.
If unplugging and plugging in the power supply doesn’t work, move the HDMI port slightly.
If the problem is not solved by unplugging the power plug, it may be a physical problem with the connection between the TV and the fire stick.
Unplug the fire stick from the TV and plug it back in.
Also, if you move the connection part up and down, left and right, back and forth, etc., just a little bit (just a little bit so as not to break it), it will connect properly and you will be able to see it on the TV.
Although the video output stumbled during the initial connection, I have been using it for about two years now and have not had any problems with it not working again.
If you connect the TV and fire tv stick itself directly to the TV, it is easy to break when people or objects bump into it, so you can use the extension cable that comes with it.
If there is no sound, reboot the fire stick.
If things are going well, you can hear the “beep” sound when you move the cursor on the menu screen.
In my case, however, I was so busy with the initial setup that I didn’t notice the lack of sound until I was actually watching a movie.
If you see the image but no sound, reboot the Firestick.
Use the remote control to go to [Home], [Settings], [Device], and then go to [Reboot] to reboot the fire stick itself.
You will be able to hear the sound after the reboot.
Selecting the dolby digital output didn’t produce sound after all.
There was no sound, and when I checked various sites, I found something about [dolby digital output].
I’m sure you can get sound by rebooting, but in case you can’t fix it by rebooting, here’s another way to fix it (I couldn’t fix it this way)
Go to Home→Settings→Display and Sound→Audio
Using the same remote control, go to [Home] -> [Settings] -> [Display & Sound] -> [Audio].
There is a “dolby digital out” option, so you can select that (although I didn’t).
You will get sound one way or the other.
Initial settings for the fire tv stick (just in case)
If you can see the image on the TV and hear the sound, you are probably done with the initial setup, but just in case, here is the explanation.
There is a language selection, choose Japanese.
When you get to the screen to connect to the network, select the wi-fi that you use at home.
Enter the wi-fi password (it’s written on the back of the router or something)
Set the functional restrictions and download the necessary applications.
You can change these settings later, and use functional restrictions as needed.
Can’t I control the volume with the remote control of the Fire Stick?
As it turns out, you can’t adjust the volume with the old fire tv stick (1st generation) remote.
There are products that can adjust the volume for first generation remotes, but they cost over 10,000 yen, so I don’t recommend them at all.
The newest fire tv stick is only about 5,000 yen and has a volume control function on the remote.
Adjusting the volume on the TV remote is a pain in the ass! I want to do it with the fire tv stick remote! If you want to use the fire stick remote control, you should buy a new model.
If you are confused about video apps, Amazon Prime Video is fine for now.
There are many video streaming services such as Netflix, hulu, and Amapla, but if you want to use the download function and watch them on your car navigation system, Amazon Prime is the way to go.
With Netflix and hulu, you can’t watch downloaded movies in the car due to the hdcp (copy protection).
However, if you use Amazon Prime Video, you can watch videos in the car without wi-fi.
The free trial period is set at 30 days, so if you want to stop using it, you can just cancel it.
This is the solution to the problem I had when I initially set up my fire tv stick.