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The other day my Fire TV Cube was flashing yellow and I had no idea why. Of course, as a smart home blogger, I had to look into why was this happening. Here is what I discovered and what you can do to fix it.
A flashing or swinging yellow light on your Fire TV Cube means that you have no Internet connection or your Echo device is offline.
Once you’re able to get your Fire TV Cube working normally, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of content streaming once again.
Why is my Fire TV Cube Flashing Yellow?
Now, I’m not a rocket scientist, but I can tell you that if your Cube is flashing or swinging a yellow light it’s most likely due to a poor Wi-Fi connection.
However, if we are looking for other reasons for the swinging yellow light beyond those mentioned, there are several possible causes for this flashing or swinging light.
- You have a notification from Amazon that your order has been delivered. Just say “Alexa, read my notifications”. She will respond and the yellow light will go away.
- There’s a reminder you missed.
- You have no internet. Since Alexa is a cloud service, he/she needs to be connected to the internet.
- Your device is booting up. When you first turn on the Fire TV Cube, it may flash yellow briefly as it boots up. This is normal and should only last a few seconds.
- Your device is in setup mode. If you are setting up your Fire TV Cube for the first time, it may flash yellow to indicate that it is in setup mode.
What Steps Can I Take to Troubleshoot?
- Check your internet connection and see if your phone or computer is connected. If not, restart your router.
- If you’re using an Ethernet cable which you can find the Adapter on Amazon, unplug it and plug it back in.
- If your Fire TV cube is still showing yellow light, restart your device.
- Unplug it for three seconds then power up and see how it goes.
- Last, check for Fire TV Cube updates.
How to Stop Fire TV Cube from Flashing Yellow for Notifications, Recommendations & Deals?
To disable Notifications, Recommendations & Deals, open up the Alexa app.
Go to Menu (select the three-line icon on the bottom right corner) Tap > Settings (More).
Scroll down and tap the Notifications option > Tap Amazon Shopping.
Scroll down to Recommendations & Deals > Tap to disabled.
Now you should not receive any more Recommendations & Deals.
What are the Different Colors of Light on the Fire TV Cube Mean?
As I surf the web to find out what the Fire TV Cube lights mean, there seems to be no clear answer from Amazon.
This same question was also coming up repeatedly on sites like Reddit or Amazonforums.com.
If you have an Echo device, you might notice that they display the same lights when there is a technical issue or some type of notification.
I thought it might be helpful to read more about this in my article titled Why is my Echo Flashing? to learn the meaning of each pulsing, flashing, or swinging light on your Echo devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
The flashing yellow light during boot-up should only last for a few seconds.
If your Fire TV Cube is in setup mode, it will display a message on your TV screen prompting you to follow the setup process.
The Fire TV Cube may flash yellow to alert you of new software updates, messages from Amazon, or other notifications related to the device.
If your Fire TV Cube continues to flash yellow for an extended period of time, try unplugging the device and plugging it back in. If the issue persists, contact Amazon customer support for further assistance.
Not necessarily. If the Fire TV Cube is flashing yellow during boot-up or while in setup mode, this is normal and not a cause for concern. However, if the device continues to flash yellow for an extended period of time, there may be an issue with the device that needs to be addressed.
The Fire TV Cube is one of my favorite streaming devices, especially for our kids but when you run into technical issues it can be a frustrating experience.
Hopefully, this information helps you fix your Fire TV Cube when it’s flashing yellow.
Thankfully, there are solutions, and worse case, you can always go to Amazon to see if they’ll offer a replacement.
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