If you’ve been looking for a way to zoom in and out on your FireStick then this is the guide for you. We’re here to provide the exact steps you need to take to accomplish that task.
There are two different methods that you can you use to zoom on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Method 1: Use Accessibility Settings on Your FireStick
- 1 Method 1: Use Accessibility Settings on Your FireStick
- 2 Method 2: The Display Calibration Feature on FireStick
- 2.1 Step 1: Go to the FireStick Home Screen
- 2.2 Step 2: Click on FireStick Settings
- 2.3 Step 3: Click on FireStick Display and Sound
- 2.4 Step 4: Tap on Fire TV Calibrate Display
- 2.5 Step 5: Adjust Your Fire TV Image
- 2.6 Step 6: After Making The Required Adjustments, Click Accept
- 2.7 Step 7: Go Back to the Amazon Fire Stick Home Screen
- 3 Method 3: Reset Your Fire Stick
- 4 Method 4: Make Sure That Your FireStick Is the Problem
- 5 What If I Only Get Zoom Out on Amazon Fire TV Problems While Using Kodi?
- 6 Conclusion: Fix FireStick Zoom Out Problem
Amazon Fire TV Stick has a ton of features that help users who are having difficulty seeing the screen on the default zoom level. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing in the Amazon Fire TV Stick Settings menu, you can end up with a screen that’s either too zoomed in or too zoomed out.
In any case, you can always use the Accessibility menu to zoom in or zoom out or simply adjust according to what your eyes need to feel comfortable. Moreover, you don’t have to have eye trouble to use the Fire TV zoom in or zoom out feature. Maybe you want to take a closer look at a specific part of an image after seeing the entire thing.
Sometimes, you’re so pressed for time that you end up mashing buttons quickly to get to a specific menu and accidentally zoom in or zoom out too much. Depending on the Fire TV model you have, you may see an orange outline appear on your HDMI-enabled monitor or TV screen.
Note:The orange frame is usually the most important sign when you want to know if you’ve accidentally zoomed in or zoomed out. More specifically, you may have pressed the Play/Pause and Menu buttons at the same time on your remote. This leads to zoom in or zoom out on a Fire TV.
Moving forward into this tutorial we want you to keep in mind that the Fire Stick remote control has a specific keystroke combination that activates the screen magnifier feature. If you accidentally turn it on and don’t know how to turn it off with the Fire Stick remote control keystroke combination then you’ll have to go to the Accessibility Settings to make it return to normal.
It goes without saying that the fastest method to zoom in or out on your Fire TV Stick is to turn the Screen Magnifier feature on or off using the keystroke combination on the remote control. The combination is the Back and Fast Forward buttons. Press and hold them until your screen returns to normal. Depending on your exact Fire TV model, you may have to keep the keystroke combination pressed for five seconds.
Sometimes you might want to experiment a bit and play around with the zoom feature on your Fire TV by enabling the Fire Stick Screen Magnifier option and then disabling it in quick succession. As mentioned before, the way to do that is to press and hold the Menu and Play/Pause buttons. You should then be able to toggle zoom on your Fire TV Stick without any problems.
How Do I Zoom In and Out on Fire TV?
To zoom in and zoom out on FireStick you need to press and hold the Menu and Play/Pause buttons. Alternatively, you can try holding the Back and Fast Forward buttons. Both will accomplish something similar.
If you want to pan around a bit while zoomed in then you need to keep the Menu button pressed and then press any of the directional buttons on the ring button at the top of the FireStick remote control.
What Should I Do If I Don’t Have My FireStick Remote Control?
There’s always a chance that you don’t have access to your remote control. In that case, you’ll have to navigate to the Accessibility option via the Settings menu. From there you should be able to see the Screen Magnification option that you can enable and disable as you please.
Of course, this method can also fail. Maybe you can’t access the FireStick Accessibility menu because of an issue with the device itself. Whatever the case may be, there’s another way to zoom out on FireStick.
Method 2: The Display Calibration Feature on FireStick
Step 1: Go to the FireStick Home Screen
Step 2: Click on FireStick Settings
Step 3: Click on FireStick Display and Sound
Step 4: Tap on Fire TV Calibrate Display
Step 5: Adjust Your Fire TV Image
In this step, we’re assuming you’ve reached the Calibrate Display screen. From there you’ll need to use the Up and Down buttons which exist on your FireStick remote control as a part of the circular button. The circular button we’re talking about is directly placed under the button with a microphone symbol on it.
Note:Keep in mind that you’ll need to keep pressing the Up and Down circular buttons to keep adjusting the size of the image on your screen. Once you hit a point where the whole screen is in view without any of it being cut off at the edges then you know you have reached the optimal amount of zoom.
More often than not, this step will solve the zoom in or zoom out problem on FireStick. We should also mention here that after you’ve adjusted the image by using the Up and Down circular buttons, if you find that your image still has a way to go on the sides, then don’t worry about it.
Horizontal edge alignment isn’t necessary to consume content. Besides, FireStick provides you ample options to just reset the whole thing and undo any adjustments that you might have made.
Step 6: After Making The Required Adjustments, Click Accept
Click the Accept button so the Amazon Fire Stick can apply the changes you’ve made and then move on to the next step.
Step 7: Go Back to the Amazon Fire Stick Home Screen
Once you’re done adjusting the image and have pressed the Accept button, it’s now time to make your way back to the Amazon Fire Stick Home Screen by pressing the Back button. There you can check if your adjustments have solved the Amazon Fire Stick zoom in or zoom out problem.
Method 3: Reset Your Fire Stick
Maybe you tried going to the Accessibility menu and fixing the problem from there, but that didn’t work for you. You also tried to use the remote control keystroke combinations for zoom in and zoom out on your Amazon Fire Stick and that didn’t work either. Well, now you need to think about an Amazon Fire Stick reset.
That amount of waiting time should give your Fire Stick streaming device plenty of opportunities to reboot itself and its settings. Sometimes after rebooting, even if you don’t fix the zoom in or zoom out problem automatically, the Fire Stick device at least allows you to go to the Display Settings menu or the Screen Magnifier menu to adjust your image from there.
Method 4: Make Sure That Your FireStick Is the Problem
Sometimes it’s not. This is especially the case when you’re using your Fire Stick with a smart TV instead of a monitor that supports an HDMI connection. Smart TV sets come with zooming features of their own and if you’re not careful you may end up zooming your picture on your Smart TV set. If that’s the case then all of the steps you’ve taken with your Amazon Fire TV Stick won’t work to fix the problem.
Note:The clearest sign that the zoom in problem you’re facing isn’t caused by your Fire Stick but by your smart TV or monitor is the lack of an orange border.
When Fire Stick zooms in or zooms out, it shows an orange border around the screen. This helps users know that the screen is zoomed in. If you don’t see any border, it’s not your Amazon Fire TV Stick that’s zooming in.
What If I Only Get Zoom Out on Amazon Fire TV Problems While Using Kodi?
In that case, you’ll have to do a bit of digging in the Kodi settings. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow:
Step 1: Launch Kodi
Step 2: Go to Settings
You can easily go to the Settings menu by clicking the gear icon that appears in the top-left corner of the screen just beside the Power icon if you’re using Kodi Leia. The good thing about the Kodi menu is that even if your screen is zoomed a lot, you can still click on things because of the way they’re set up on the screen.
Step 3: Click on Interface
Once you’re on the Settings page you need to find another setting called Interface. It should appear in the bottom section of the page. Click on it when you find it.
Step 4: Adjust the Zoom Setting
On the Interface screen, you should be able to find the Zoom option. Click it when you find it.
Step 5: Adjust The Zoom Level
This is where you’ll have to use the center four-directional ring button to adjust the image on your screen. Again, there’s no need to worry if you zoom to an unacceptable level. You can also use the Right or Left buttons within the ring button to keep adjusting the zoom levels.
Sometimes, while adjusting the zoom level, you may get stuck at certain percentages both during zoom in and zoom out.
For example, you may not notice any more zoom in or zoom out while on 30% to -30%.
When that happens, don’t panic. Just keep adjusting the image in the direction that you want and your Amazon Fire Stick will adjust automatically. You’ll have to go through this step on your Amazon Fire TV Stick device to really understand what we mean here. You’ll want to hit 0% zoom for a normal viewing experience.
Conclusion: Fix FireStick Zoom Out ProblemTo solve the problem of zoom in and out on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, you either need to adjust the zoom from your remote control or via the Accessibility menu. Failing that, the culprit may be your Smart TV or Kodi.
Use the comments section below to let us know which solution worked for you.