Fix! Firestick Home is Currently Unavailable

The message that home is unavailable is reported by users as the most triggered option when they try to binge watch content or stream something.  In this article, we will be guiding you with various solutions and fixes that will help you get rid of this issue completely.If you’re repeatedly shown that your home is currently unavailable. It will definitely spoil your mood and you are unable to enjoy your favourite content. Therefore it is very necessary to troubleshoot the issue for once and all.

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How to Fix Firestick Home Currently Unavailable

Given below are some methods to solve the home is currently unavailable problem. If after trying all the given methods you don’t see much changes to your device. Then you have to go to the service centre or to your retailer and claim it as defective. 

Method 1: Restarting the operating system

You need to restart your television if you are receiving an error message. In order to do that you need to simultaneously press and hold the Play/Pause button and select button on your Firestick remote for about 5-10 seconds until the whole operating system restarts. This is the most easy and common solution to get rid of the home currently unavailable message.

Method 2: Reconnecting Wi-Fi

If the problem persists it can be because you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and have no internet access. To solve the problem follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Try restarting your modem and router by unplugging and plugging the power adapter into the socket. If your firestick is using hotspot or mobile data then turn it off and re-enable it after some time.

Step 2: Next navigate to Settings among the group of tabs from the television  home screen.

Step 3: From here select the Network from the given list of options.

Step 4: Then go for selecting your preferred network under the Network bar . If you are unable to find your network then click on rescan.

Step 5: From here enter the Wi-Fi password using the on-screen keyboard and click Connect when you are done.

This process will free up resources on your router and it will immediately respond to incoming data packets. But also you have to make sure that your internet is working correctly. 

Method 3: Disconnecting Firestick 

If the above two methods do not solve your problem then go for disconnecting your Firestick from your television. To do this follow the steps given below:

Step 1:First turn off your television and unplug the firestick. 

Step 2:Disconnect the Firestick from the HDMI port of your television. 

Step 3: Then disconnect the USB to MicroUSB power cable from the Firestick.

Step 4: After some time, replug the HDMI and cables  back and turn on your device for a cold boot.

Step 5: Then Reconnect to your Wi-Fi network by following the steps in Method 2

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If you find the home screen is loading up recommendations and your applications list is showing as intended, then the problem has been successfully solved.

Method 4: De-registering Firestick 

In case the above three methods did not solve your problem yet, then you need to deregister your Firestick. To do this follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Open your default browser from your laptop, smartphone or computer and then visit your Firestick respective website.

Step 2: Then log in to your existing account. If you don’t have a account then you need to sign in . The account should be the same as that linked to your device. 

Step 3: Now Click to get redirected to the “Manage Your Content and Devices”.

Step 4:Click on the devices tab above where you will find your information about your respective device. 

Step 5: Then select your respective television device and press Deregister.

After this your device will be successfully deregistered from your account. It is important to note that all the installed applications will be removed and some features will not  work as before. 

Step 6: Restart your television device and sign in to your account to re-register your device. After this your applications will re-install automatically.

Method 5: Factory Resetting television

If none of the above methods come in any aid to you then you have reset your Firestick as the final and last possible fix. To do this follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings and select My Fire TV or Device.

Step 2: Then press to reset to factory defaults. If you have a parental PIN set up, you will need to enter the PIN to proceed.

Step 3:Then press Reset. Your device will automatically start resetting. But, do not turn off your device during the process.

Step 4: Once finished you have to sign in to your account and follow the instructions to set up your television device.

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by Shashank Kothari
I am author at Foofighters. I love to write about Technical How to Guides, Product Reviews, my troubleshooting experiences with gadgets. I spend hours daily with electric instruments. I love to repair them. It gives me a complete fulfilment. Keep reading and stay safe in Pandemic.

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