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How to Set Sleep Timer on Firestick (3 Methods)

If you are a movie buff, you may already be familiar with the Amazon FireTV Stick or FireStick. It is a media streaming device that allows you to stream video, install apps, play music, etc. on your TV.

This is a very handy gadget, especially if you want to turn your regular TV into a smart TV. You need to buy the Amazon FireStick and plug it into your TV’s HDMI port.

While Firestick is easy to use, you may still need help using specific features. If you’ve just bought a new Firestick, it can be difficult to find the option to put the device to sleep.

You may even want to set a sleep timer on your Amazon Firestick to save power. So, is it possible to set a sleep timer on FireStick? In this article, we are going to talk about the same topic. Let’s start.

Can you set a sleep timer on Firestick?

The new Amazon Firestick you just bought has a lot of useful features, but Sleep Timer is not one of them. On Firestick, you have the hibernate option, but you can set the sleep timer on the device.

At the time of writing, there are no settings on the Amazon Firestick that allow you to set a sleep timer. However, you can put your Firestick device to sleep to save power when it is not in use.

Set Sleep Timer on Firestick

Sleep Timer is not available on Amazon Firestick, but a workaround may work on specific Firestick models. We will share the method later in the article; let’s see first how to set sleep timer on firestick.

1. First open your television and turn on your Firestick.

2. Then, when the Amazin FireTV loads, select the ‘Institutionsgear icon.


3. Under Settings, select ‘My Fire TV‘.

My Fire TV

4. On the My Fire TV screen, select ‘Sleep‘.


That is it! This will immediately put your Amazon Fire TV Stick to sleep. To exit sleep mode, press any button on the remote control.

How to Hibernate Firestick Using a Device

The Amazon Fire TV app is available for both Android and iOS. The Amazon Fire TV app is a TV remote that allows you to control your Firestick. You can use it to enable sleep mode on your Firestick.

1. First of all, download and install it Amazon Fire TV app on your Android or iPhone.

Amazon Fire TV

2. Once installed, open the app and you will be prompted to do so connect to the remote control. Choose the remote control from the list.

connect to the remote control

3. You will be prompted for it 4-digit code displayed on the TV screen. Enter the code.

4-digit code

4. When done, you will see the Amazon Fire TV remote on your phone.

Amazon Fire TV remote

5. Tap to enter sleep mode Institutions gear in the top right corner and select ‘Sleep‘.


That is it! This will put your Amazon Fire TV Stick into power saving mode. You can press the Select button or press any button on your remote to activate the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Set sleep timer on Firestick using Alexa

Well, this was the method we talked about. You can enable a sleep timer on your Amazon Firestick using Alexa.

Since Alexa is built into Firestick, you can ask it to quickly turn off your TV. To do that, press and hold the Alexa button on your remote and ask: ‘Turn off the ‘name of your firestick’ within 20 minutes’.

However, this method will only work if your Firestick device supports the Sleep Timer feature. Many smart TVs have the Fire TV experience built in, allowing you to set a sleep timer itself right from the TV remote.

So, this guide is about how to set a sleep timer on Firestick in 3 ways. If you need more help putting your Firestick to sleep, let us know in the comments. And if the article helped you, share it with your friends.

Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is the founder of Freemium World, a geek by nature and a professional Blog writer . I love to write about new technology trends, social media, hacking, blogging and much more.

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