FireStick No Sound: Meaning, Causes, and Solutions/Fixes

FireStick No Sound: Meaning, Causes, and Solutions/Fixes

The Firestick no sound means the lack of audio or sound while streaming video or audio content. It simply means that whatever content you are playing, no sound is coming out of the speakers.

The causes for no sound on the Firestick include the use of the incorrect TV or speaker system settings, accidental activation of the mute option, and the use of the wrong HDMI port.

The best solution to fix no sound on Firestick is to restart the Fire TV device. But, before you restart your device make sure that your TV audio is not muted. If the Fire TV device is connected to an AV receiver, double-check that the receiver is ON.

The fixes and troubleshooting methods provided on this page work for Firestick models including Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming stick.

Read on to learn more about what no sound on firestick means, the causes that lead to firestick no sound through TV, and how to fix a firestick if it has no sound.

What does No Sound on Firestick Mean?

The no sound on the firestick simply means the failure of the audio coming out of the TV or other audio devices connected to it. Several causes lead to audio failure or sound problems in a Fire TV device.

Many users get confused when they face this problem and believe that the problem is with the remote. But, no sound on Firestick and the volume not working on the remote are totally different issues.

You can easily find the causes and fix Amazon Fire Stick sound issues with the troubleshooting tips provided below in this article.

What are the causes of no sound on Firestick?

A man watching a TV without audio

The causes of no sound on FireStick or Fire TV devices is listed below.

  • Use of incorrect TV settings: The use of incorrect TV settings is one of the most common reasons why your Fire TV stick gets into sound issues. To easily fix this issue, verify that Dolby Digital Plus is not turned ON in the Firestick settings.
  • Activation of the Mute button: The activation of the mute button also causes no sound on the firestick. You only need to increase the volume of the Firestick from the remote to deactivate the mute option.
  • Use of incorrect or wrong HDMI Cable and port on TV: The use of incorrect or wrong HDMI cable and port on TV is also a common cause that people pay less attention to. Sometimes, it is just the audio settings that you will need to modify but damaged HDMI cables and ports are some of the big culprits for sound issues on the Firestick.
  • Activation of Dolby Digital Plus: The activation of Dolby Digital Plus on your Firestick is an issue if your Audio device doesn’t support this. Changing the audio output to stereo will fix the sound issues.
  • Connection of Bluetooth headphones to the Firestick: The connection of Bluetooth headphones to the Firestick has also been the root cause of no sound coming out of the Firestick. The issue is mainly due to the wireless audio transmission issues that have gone unnoticed for months by the developers.
  • Outdated content streaming apps: Sometimes the issue is not with your Firestick or your TV, it’s the software of the particular streaming app you are using that is outdated. In such cases, you should look for updates and install them.

How do I fix No Sound on FireStick?

ways to fix no sound on Firestick

“No Sound on Firestick” doesn’t always mean a hardware issue with the firestick. It involves several reasons and therefore several troubleshooting steps are needed to fix the audio problems. The eight ways to fix no sound on Firestick is listed below.

  1. Turn on the speakers: Turning on the speaker seems like simple tip but believe us, I have seen many people who forget to turn on an external connected sound system due to which no sound comes out while streaming content on Firestick.
  2. Unmute Firestick and the TV: Press the Mute buttons on the Firestick and the TV remotes to unmute them if any one of them are accidentally muted.
  3. Restart Firestick: Restart Firestick by pressing Select and Play buttons simultaneously on the remote to reboot the device.
  4. Modify Audio Settings: Modify audio settings on the Firestick and make sure its not set to Dolby Digital Plus. Select Settings > Display & Sound > Audio > Surround Sound > Stereo.
  5. Check HDMI Cable Connection: This step is necessary to find out the faulty or damaged cable as the no sound issue as a faulty cable connection also lead to “Firestick no sound”. If you find that the HDMI cable is loosely connected, unplug and reconnect it properly. Sometimes, this cable also becomes the main culprit of sound delay or out of sync of streaming video and audio on the Firestick.
  6. Turn on AV Receiver: If you have a connected AV receiver as well as a Firestick with the TV, you must turn the AV receiver on otherwise you will hear no sound from the device. Make sure the audio receiver is powered on, if not, turn it on by pressing the power button.
  7. Update Firestick: Updating Firestick is the another troubleshooting method to fix no sound on Firestick. To update your Firestick, navigate to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Install Update/Check for updates. The new available FireStick firmware update will be downloaded automatically.
  8. Reset Firestick: If your Firestick still doesn’t have a sound, reset your firestick. Navigate to Settings > My Fire TV and then select Reset to Factory Defaults and hit Reset to confirm. The resetting process will delete everything stored on the device including Apps and customized settings. Once the reset completes, check if you start getting sound on your Fire TV stick.

What is sound delay on Fire TV Stick?

A woman streaming video.

The sound delay on Fire TV Stick means out of sync of streaming video and audio. The processing speed between video and audio signals have a small difference. Most of the times, this difference is not notable but sometimes they are.

Generally, it happens due to a bad connection between the TV and the FireStick. However, sometimes it is also a broadcaster fault when you are using cable.

As per the article “Digital Audio Latency Explained” published on Presonus, our brain is wired in such a way that it doesn’t notice if sounds are delayed 3 to 10 milliseconds. Also, several studies shows that the sound reflections in an acoustic space need to be delayed by 20 to 30 ms for your brain to perceive them as separate. However, if it delays by 12 to 15 ms (depending on the listener), the effects of a delayed signal is felt.

How can you fix the sound delay on FireStick?

There are several causes for audio-video non-synchronization on your Fire Stick that varies from a basic glitch to a non-compatibility of the content format or outdated software. Based on the most common reasons, we have given the effective list of fixes below.

  • Restart Fire TV Stick: Restarting the Fire TV Stick fixes the minor glitches and solve the audio or video delay. To do this, navigate to Settings > My Fire TV > Restart to restart your Fire TV Stick. To restart your Fire TV Stick using the remote, press and hold the Select button and the Play/Pause button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  • Clear The App Cache: Clearing the app cache frees up the memory and solves minor problems with the App. To perform this, navigate to Settings and select Applications > Manage Installed Applications > choose the App > Clear cache.
  • Disable Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby digital plus feature cause audio-video lag issues if your HDMI devices don’t support Dolby Digital. To do this, launch the Fire TV Stick Settings menu and select ‘Display & Sounds’> select Audio> select ‘Dolby Digital Output’> select ‘Dolby Digital Plus OFF’.
  • Update Fire TV Stick Software: Updating Fire TV software is one of the best ways to solve issues with your FireStick. An update, usually, comes with bug fixes and improve the device performance. To update your Fire TV Stick, go to Settings > My Fire TV > About. If there’s an update available for your Fire TV Stick, press ‘Install Update’ to update your device.

Can I get sound from my FireStick while using it on projector?

Yes, you can get sound from my Fire Stick while using it on projector. The only thing you need to do is to connect your Firestick to your projector using an HDMI cable. You can use an HDMI-to-RCA adapter if your projector doesn’t have an HDMI port.

Also, make sure to set the projector to the correct video input. The process to connect and use Firestick on a projector is same as with a TV.

Can I play audio from Firestick to my Echo device?

Yes, you can play audio from Firestick to your Echo device. To do this, open Alexa app and go to Devices > Add device > Combine speakers > Home Theater. Then, select your Firestick and choose your speaker.