If you are a Firestick user, you may be worried if your LG Smart TV does not recognize the device. So, you may be sad as you cannot access Firestick apps on your LG TV. Some of you might have spent many hours identifying why Firestick is not working on an LG TV. This is a widespread problem worldwide, but it can be resolved quickly. In this article, I will teach you how to fix the Firestick functionality issue on your LG TV.
Why is My Firestick Not Working on LG TV
For these reasons, Firestick may stop working on your LG Smart TV.
- If the incorrect input source is selected
- Technical glitches while connecting
- If your LG TV is not an HDCP-Compliant
- Minor malfunctions on Firestick
- Defective HDMI Port on LG TV
- Too many connected devices on the LG TV
- Outdated firmware on LG TV and Firestick
How to Fix Firestick Not Working on LG TV
The following solutions help to revert Firestick to a working state on LG TV.
Change the Input Source
After connecting your Firestick to the HDMI port, you need to change the input on the LG TV. If the Firestick connected port and selected port are different, you won’t be able to access Firestick. So you need to choose the right input on your LG TV.
1. Grab your LG TV remote and press the Input button aiming at your TV.
2. From the menu, select the All Inputs option.
3. Select the Firestick-connected input source and press the OK button.
Once the input is selected, you can access Firestick on your LG TV.
Check if your LG TV is HDCP-compliant
Firestick will only supported on devices that are HDCP-compliant. Since old LG TVs are not HDCP-compliant, Firestick won’t be recognized. Alternatively, you can plug in a HDMI splitter and connect your Firestick to an LG TV. Following that, set a low resolution for videos to get optimum performance.
Power Cycle LG TV
Sometimes, a minor glitch may occur while connecting the LG TV with the power cord. Power cycling is the best solution to fix all minor issues with Firestick-connected LG TVs.
1. Press and hold the power button on your LG TV for 10 seconds.
2. Unplug the TV from the power socket once the TV is turned off.
3. Now wait up to 10 minutes and let your LG TV cool down.
4. You can restart your LG TV and connect the Firestick again.
Change Power Source
Remember, Firestick requires sufficient power from the charger cable (wall socket) to work without problems. Otherwise, LG TV won’t detect your Firestick due to lack of power. Connect the Firestick power cable to a different source and check whether it works.
Restart the Firestick
If you can’t access the content on your Firestick after connecting to your LG TV, it may need a restart. Restarting your LG TV helps fix technical glitches and performance issues on your Firestick.
1. Launch Settings on your Firestick.
2. Click My Fire TV from the list of options.
3. On the next screen, click on the Restart option.
Check the HDMI Port
If the LG TV’s HDMI port is damaged, the LG TV won’t be able to receive any inputs from the connected Firestick. If the Firestick isn’t plugged properly because of dust inside the port, you will face connection issues. You must clean the dust using a soft microfiber cloth in such cases. However, you should avoid cleaning too hard because it may damage the HDMI port.
Try connecting a Firestick to a different HDMI port on your LG TV. If the Firestick is connected and loads content perfectly, the issue is with the port. If the issue persists, move on to the next troubleshooting.
Check TV/Firestick Accessories
All electronic devices need a proper power supply to work without any issues. So you need to connect your LG TV with the power cord using the flawless cable and ensure it receives sufficient power. Use the original cable and adapter for Firestick provided by Amazon to avoid connectivity issues.
Remove Unused HDMI Devices
Not always, but sometimes your LG TV may find it hard to recognize and access all connected devices. If LG TV has no signal from Firestick, it is due to connected devices. Disconnect the unused devices and connect the Firestick to your LG TV. Then, choose the Firestick as input on the LG TV and check whether the issue is resolved.
Update Firestick/LG TV OS
Firestick and LG TV software come with updates occasionally to improve their performance. You need to keep the updated software if you want to prevent issues like not connecting, lagging, low-quality audio/video, and more on your Firestick-connected LG TV. If you forgot to update the LG TV and Firestick, you should update it immediately.
- Firestick: Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for Updates > Install Update.
- LG TV: Settings > General > About This TV > Check For Update > Download and Install.
Remember, don’t switch off your device since it will interrupt the updating process. Once updated, you can reconnect your Firestick to the LG TV.
Reset Firestick/LG TV
If none of the above fixes helps to connect your Firestick with an LG TV, it is better to reset the LG TV and Firestick. As a hard reset will remove all customized settings and installed apps on your device, we recommend you note the important information. Remember to start setting up your Firestick/LG TV from scratch since it reverts your device to its default settings.
- Firestick: Settings > My Fire TV > Reset to Factory Defaults > PIN > Reset.
- LG TV: Settings > General > Reset to Initial Settings.
If the issue persists, you must contact Firestick Customer Support. They will assist you with your queries. The good thing is the service is available 24/7, and you can contact them by phone at 1-888-280-4331 or email at [email protected].
Ensure your Firestick is fully powered and properly inserted into your LG TV’s HDMI port.
It is because of the poor network connection. Connect your Firestick to a proper WiFi connection and try again.
It is due to technical bugs. Restart your Firestick by pressing the Select and Play/Pause buttons on the Fire TV remote for 10 seconds to fix it.