I have a new (less than 1-1/2 month old) Fire TV Stick 4K. When I first plug it in to the TV HDMI port and connect the power adapter to the Stick, I can use the remote control to turn on the Stick. But, I can never turn off the Stick with the remote control.
I can re-start the Stick from the 'Settings' menu, but, no matter how the Stick is powered-on, it will never shut down from the remote control.
Is this normal?
Do I have a defective remote? (I've removed and re-installed the batteries; even tried different batteries.) All the other functions of the remote control (except the Alexa voice button--I haven't tried that yet) work--and the ON-OFF button does turn on the Stick, it just doesn't turn it off.
I can understand that, it's just the symbol on the ON-OFF button implies ON and OFF. And, when I push the ON-OFF button while the Stick is ON, if it wanted to go into sleep Mode I could understand if it told me that, or asked, "Do you want to put the Stick in Sleep mode?"
I can understand the Stick going into Sleep if I turned off the TV and either it didn't detect any activity for some period of time (and wouldn't that be a selection in Settings--the amount of time before inactivity starts Sleep?) or if the Stick determined there was "nothing" at the other end of the HDMI dongle (which it may do) and then go into Sleep. But when I turn on the TV and change the input to the Stick, it is on (maybe because it detected "something" at the other end of the HDMI dongle?).
Why is none of this documented? Even if it's on a .pdf on the World Wide Web somewhere? (That IS and ISN'T a rhetorical question....)
Amazon's model is that the on/off button is to only turn off the television. Because I have a 4 tuner Recast I may only have 2 Fire Sticks connected to the Recast device. The normal turn off (via the 4K stick) does not disconnect the Fire Stick and when I go from the bedroom to my home office that ends up being the 3rd active stick to the Recast (the first is still connected). My solution was to get a smart power strip that turned off 4 other devices (Fire device, DVD, etc.) that are slave to the master socket on the power strip. Unfortunately, in my configuration the 4K stick on the main floor does not turn off because all my HDMI devices are plugged into my Onkyo AV receiver which for some reason stays on in this configuration. I will retest tomorrow when I get the cube 2.0 tomorrow.