Top 6 Ways to Fix Home Currently Unavailable Error on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick is a streaming device for many users for good reason. It compiles all the popular streaming services and presents them on the home screen of Fire TV Stick. What if you encounter ‘Home is currently unavailable error’ on Amazon Fire TV Stick? Read on to find out how to fix this error on your Fire TV Stick.

The ‘Home is currently unavailable’ error on Fire TV Stick spoils the mood when setting up to stream a new movie or show. If you are encountering the problem frequently, it is time to troubleshoot the problem once and for all.

1. Check Internet Connection

Amazon Fire TV Stick requires a stable internet connection for a seamless experience. If your internet connection is slow or working, you will encounter the home currently unavailable error on the device. Most streaming services recommend at least a 10 Mbps connection for 1080p content and a 20 Mbps connection for 4K streaming.

fire tv stick internet connection

Check the following factors that may affect the internet speed on the device.

  • If other devices (connected to the same Wi-Fi network) are downloading large files, it may interfere with Fire TV Stick operations.
  • Is there interference between your Wi-Fi router and Fire TV Stick? Thick walls, long distances, and wireless signals from other devices can interfere with the connection.
  • Is your ISP throttling video streams? Some internet service providers intentionally slow down internet speed to reduce bandwidth consumption.

2. Use Ethernet Wired Connection

A wired connection is usually much faster than a wireless connection. The Ethernet cable does not need to rely on the router. For Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can plug directly into the Ethernet adapter.

Secondly, there are no obstacles between the router and the device. Many electrical and some mechanical obstacles tend to weaken the Wi-Fi signal.

Ethernet wired connection amazon

The internet/LAN cable and power cable from your Fire Stick power adapter will go into the Ethernet adapter. Then you need to plug a single USB cable from the Ethernet adapter into your Fire TV Stick.

A strong wired connection increases internet speed and eliminates the problem that Home is currently unavailable to the user.

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3. Check Router

Sometimes the real culprit can be the router you use for your Wi-Fi connection. In such cases, you will not be able to connect to the internet from any device, let alone loading the home page on the Fire TV Stick.

reset router

In such cases, you need to reset the router or upgrade the firmware to the latest version available. Try connecting to the internet and browse Fire Stick comfortably.

By default, it decides to connect to the 2.4GHz band. So, connect the Fire TV Stick (especially the 4K model) to the 5GHz band on your Wi-Fi network. App results in Home are currently unavailable error on Fire TV Stick.

4. Restart Fire TV Stick

If you really can’t decide on the exact cause causing the problem, it’s time to restart the Fire TV Stick. Follow the steps below to restart Fire TV Stick.

Stage 1: Long press the Fire TV Stick home button.

Step 2: Go to Settings from the menu below.

My Fire TV Menu

Stage 3: Scroll down to the My Fire TV section.

Step 4: Scroll down and hit Restart.

Restart Fire Stick

Whenever we encounter any buffering or software glitches, we opt for the Restart option to fix the problem.

5. Use a VPN

Throttling internet speeds is a common practice among ISPs. Your internet provider may slow down your internet connection when streaming activities above a certain level are detected. As a result, you may experience buffering on Fire TV Stick.

VPN on fire stick

Fortunately, you can use a VPN service for Fire TV Stick and avoid it. A good VPN will stop your ISP from throttling speed, help protect your personal information from hackers, and help protect your Hulu, HBO, etc. It will unlock other region apps like

6. Update Fire TV Stick Software

A bug in Fire TV OS can cause Home currently unavailable issue. Interestingly, updating the device and keeping it up to date can fix the problem. Updating the operating system of your Fire TV Stick will help fix most software-related problems you may encounter while using the streaming stick. Follow the steps below to update Fire TV Stick.

Stage 1: Long press the home button and go to Settings from the menu below.

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Fire TV Stick Settings

Step 2: Scroll down to My Fire TV.

Stage 3: Open the About menu from the screen below.

Fire TV Stick Update

Step 4: Scroll down to Check for Updates and update the device to the latest version.

Start Streaming Again on Fire TV Stick

Go through the list above and you can easily fix the ‘Home is currently unavailable’ issue without leaving the couch. For us, the Reboot trick mostly tries to fix the problem. What about you? Which method worked for you? Share your experience in the comments section below.

Next: Having issues with your Fire TV Stick remote? Read the troubleshooting guide below to fix the problem.

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