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My FireTV Stick has not been the same since I ...
on June 21, 2018
My FireTV Stick has not been the same since I first attached this device. With it plugged in when every time the FireTV Stick boots it goes through its Optimizing routine and also says it is underpowered even when it is plugged directly into a wall outlet. When it finishes booting more times than not after the splash screen it simply displays a black screen instead of the home screen. After rebooting several times, each time going through the 10 minute Optimizing screen, you may get the home screen. Then when you click on an app it says you need to synchronize. Synchronizing has no effect. You have to uninstall the app, delete it from the cloud, and reinstall it. Then you may have something to watch.
After tiring of this hour-long routine, I disconnected the device. When I first turned on the tv, it said No Signal. After much jiggling and removing and reinserting the FireTV Stick, it finally booted. Every app I have tried has given a variety of error screens that I have never seen before.
Now i have started streaming to my laptop and using Chromecast to view on TV. No more fussing around.