Firestick/Fire TV: How to Set a Sleep Timer

The Amazon Firestick doesn’t have a sleep timer built into the settings. Sleep settings are often found in the TV settings. Most TVs with Fire TV built in do support a sleep timer.

However, there is a workaround for this if you wish to automatically put the Firestick to sleep at a certain time.

Quick Tip: You can quickly put Fire TV to sleep by pressing and holding the Home button for 3 seconds, then selecting Sleep.

Option 1 – Set an Alexa Skill

  1. Download and install the Amazon Alexa app and connect your Fire TV or Firestick to it.
  2. Select More > Routines.
  3. Select the plus (+) icon to create a routine.
  4. Tap the plus (+) next to Enter routine name and give this routine a name like “Sleep Fire“. Tap Next.
  5. Tap the plus (+) next to When this happens > Schedule > At Time > At Time. Set a time then tap Next.
  6. Tap the plus (+) next to Add action > Fire TV > (device name).
  7. If you have a Fire TV that supports powering off via this method, select Power off. If you have a Firestick or other device, select Navigate home. The Firestick will sleep after 20 minutes of inactivity.

Option 2 – Use TV’s Built in Sleep Timer (TVs with Fire TV integrated only)

Insignia Fire TV models support a sleep timer. You can usually access them using these steps.

Press and hold the Home button for 3 seconds, select Sleep Timer, then choose the amount of time you wish to elapse before the TV shuts off.

Option 3 – Use a Smart Power Outlet

It’s a pretty extreme option, but if you really want to set a time for when the Fire TV/Firestick will power off after a certain amount of time, you don’t have many options.

If you purchase a Smart Plug, you can plug your Fire TV or Firestick into the smart plug, then use the smart plug app to set a timer for when the outlet will shut off.

I hope one of the solutions work for you. Let me know if you have questions in the comments.

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