How to Set up and Use Sleep Timer on Amazon Firestick or Fire TV Devices

Amazon Fire TV and Fire stick, which act as the television’s operating system, can convert traditional TV into a Smart TV. This allows users to download apps, listen to music, and stream videos.

When we get home from work, we typically want to relax and watch TV. If you’re concerned about leaving the TV on while you go to sleep, don’t be!

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Because your Fire TV device can do the same if you fall asleep while watching your favorite program! Amazon provides a sleep timer feature that will cease media streaming after a specific time passes by.

Benefits of Using Sleep Timer on Amazon Firestick or Fire TV Devices

Pausing the stream when it is not in use will help users conserve data and electricity. To preserve the quality of your sleep, you do not have to wake up to turn off the bright light from your TV.

It also makes it easier to recall where you left off while streaming so you can resume viewing later.

How to Set Up Sleep Timer on Amazon Firestick or Fire TV Devices

There are various ways to do it. Check out the methods below.

Utilize your Smart TV’s Sleep Timer Option

If your TV offers this option, you could also use it because it does not need an external streaming device to use this feature. You set the timer beyond the time you fall asleep, and the TV turns itself off while sleeping.

  • You can usually find this feature on your TV settings/preferences.
  • Locate the Sleep Timer feature.
  • Set the time you think you will sleep.
  • Even the streaming services that are on continuous play will turn off. You just have to relax, watch and wait for your TV to turn off.

Enable Sleep Mode Option on Amazon Firestick or Fire TV

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  • Power on your TV and Firestick.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Then Select Fire TV.
  • Then select sleep.

Turn On Sleep Mode on Amazon Fire TV Cube

  • Get the remote button and press Home.
  • Go to Settings.
  • And simply select the Sleep timer option.
  • Then pick the time you’ve designated. The Sleep Timer function turns the TV off after 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180, and 240 minutes. You can choose when you think it is time for you to sleep.

Use Sleep Timer Menu on your Firestick or Fire TV

  • Press the menu home page on the remote.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Then open the Sleep timer tab.
  • From there, you can set up the time.

Use the Fire TV App 

  • While using your Firestick device, sync the Fire TV app to your television.
  • Go to the sleep menu.
  • There you can modify your sleep timer settings.

Tell Alexa to Turn Off Firestick After Several Minutes

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  • Press your remote’s Alexa button.
  • Then say, “Turn off the firestick device in 30 minutes”. Easy right?

Make Use of a Smart Plug

If your Fire TV and Fire Stick version does not offer a sleep timer, do not fret. There is another way to be the boss of your TV’s sleep setting. Use a smart plug and fix its settings to power off during specific periods.

Use the ADB Shell on Android

This is another way to alter your device’s sleep setting. ADB Shell is software available on Android.

If these steps do not work, try contacting Amazon customer service and ask for their advice. We hope you can stream now without worrying about falling asleep.

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