How To Fix the FireStick Audio Delay Once and for All

If you’re noticing audio delay or lag problems on your FireStick device, chances are you may also be experiencing stuttering and jittering.

You’ll be glad to know that almost all FireStick audio sync problems can be fixed with simple solutions. So to kick things off, we recommend that you start using the VLC player for media playback. That alone fixes many audio/video sync or delay issues.

If you’ve already done that, the next step is to make sure your firmware is updated. It seems simple, but sometimes all you really need is a firmware update to fix FireStick audio delay issues.

And while you’re at it, be sure to get rid of any extra cords that you may be using to connect FireStick video or audio to your monitor or TV. Extra cords certainly have their place, but sometimes they can cause issues with audio lag or delay.An image featuring a person finishing his puzzle that says solution on it

Amazon itself has taken notice of the problem (likely meaning it’s fairly prevalent among both newer and older models) and now allows users to adjust video and audio synchronicity manually. With the new feature, users can slow down or speed up audio or video content to get rid of the audio sync issues.

Note:

Keep in mind, though, that this feature is only available in models that were made for the year 2020 and beyond. It’s also available on the Amazon FireStick Lite device.

If you have an older device, the solutions listed below will certainly help.

Use the Lip Sync Tuning Feature (Only Available in New Models)

Contents

Here are the steps you need to take.

Step 1: From the Home Screen, Go to Settings

An image featuring using the lip sync tuning feature on FireStick to fix audio delay step1

Step 2: Click on Display and Sounds

An image featuring using the lip sync tuning feature on FireStick to fix audio delay step2

Step 3: Find and Click Audio

An image featuring using the lip sync tuning feature on FireStick to fix audio delay step3

Step 4: Click AV (Lip Sync) Tuning

An image featuring using the lip sync tuning feature on FireStick to fix audio delay step4

If your FireStick device is running the latest operating system version, you should have no issues with using the lip sync tuning feature.

It will provide clear directions on how to get video and audio in sync while playing content on your device. Depending on your FireStick model, you may see a bouncing ball and a rectangular bar. The screen may also generate a beeping sound.

If you hear the beep exactly when the ball collides with the rectangular bar, that means your Fire TV device audio video is in sync and you don’t need to use the lip sync tuning feature. If the sound is not in sync, all you have to do is adjust the position of the rectangular bar. Continue adjusting the shown slider until the audio lag issues are resolved.

Again, not all models have the lip sync tuning feature, so read on for more ways to fix audio-video lags through your Amazon Fire TV device’s settings.

Enable Stereo on Your FireStick System

Step 1: Go to Settings

From your Fire TV home screen, click on the Settings option in the top-right corner of the screen.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step1

Step 2: Go to Display and Sounds

From the Fire TV Settings menu, click the option that says Display And Sounds.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step2

Step 3: Click on Audio

From the next screen, click Audio.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step3

Step 4: Click on Surround Sound

You’ll see a couple of options on the new screen. Click the one that says Surround Sound.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step4

Step 5: Click on Best Available

The new screen should show you four or five different options for Surround Sound. Click the one that says Best Available to disable it and then click on Stereo to enable it.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step5

Step 6: Go Back to Advanced Audio

You will need to go back a couple of screens to where you see options such as Navigation sounds, Advanced Audio Options, and Surround Sound. Click on the Advanced Audio setting.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step6

Step 7: Turn off Dialogue Enhancer and Volume Leveler

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step7

Step 8: From the Settings Option, Select Applications

Make your way back to the Settings menu. From there, select the Applications option.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step8

Step 9: Click on Managed Installed Applications

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step9

Step 10: Select the Problematic App and Clear the Cache

From the shown list, choose the app (or apps) that is presenting audio syncing issues.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step10a

From the app’s menu, hit the Clear The Cache button.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step10b

Step 11: Click on My Fire TV From the Settings Menu

Go back to the Settings menu and scroll to the right until you see the My Fire TV device setting. Click it.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step11

Step 12: Find and Click the Restart Option

Confirm the action if your Fire TV device asks you to.

An image featuring how to enable stereo on your FireStick system step12

After a couple of minutes at the most, you should have reset your device and resolved the Fire TV audio syncing issue.

Turn Off Dolby Digital

You can significantly enhance the quality of your Fire Stick audio by simply enabling the Dolby Digital audio technology option if your TV or monitor supports it.

The only problem is, some Fire Stick users have reported that this feature can cause the same audio and video sync issues we’re working to fix in this guide.

So, take the following steps to turn it off on your Fire TV device:

Step 1: Go to Settings

From the Fire Stick/Fire TV home screen, click on the Settings option in the top-right corner.

An image featuring how to turn off Dolby Digital from your FireStick device step1

Step 2: Go to Display And Sounds

An image featuring how to turn off Dolby Digital from your FireStick device step2

Step 3: Choose Audio From the Next Screen; Then Click Surround Sound

An image featuring how to turn off Dolby Digital from your FireStick device step3a An image featuring how to turn off Dolby Digital from your FireStick device step3b

Step 4: Choose Dolby Digital Output

Step 5: Change the Dolby Digital Plus Value To ‘Off’

And that should solve the Fire TV Stick audio and video delay problem.

Be Careful About Content-Format And Type

Audio and video sync problems on FireStick can also arise because of the content you choose to stream. Make sure you aren’t experiencing audio and video sync problems while playing specific types of content. If so, the problem is not with FireStick but with the content you are playing.

Note:

While Amazon FireStick is a very versatile streaming device, it doesn’t support every type of content. You need to make sure you’re playing optimized content on your FireStick.

Some apps available on the Amazon Fire TV App Store can take care of optimizing content for your FireStick. But if you’re trying to play something off a USB or third-party website, then the burden of optimizing content is on you.

Force Stop the FireStick App That’s Giving You Audio Lag Issues

Sometimes, the audio sync issue only pops up when you’re using specific apps. If so, try to force-stop the problematic app to see if the problem goes away.

Step 1: From Your Home Screen, Go to Fire TV Settings

An image featuring how to force stop the FireStick app to fix audio lag issues step1

Step 2: Go to Applications

An image featuring how to force stop the FireStick app to fix audio lag issues step2

Step 3: Select Managed Installed Applications

An image featuring how to force stop the FireStick app to fix audio lag issues step3

Step 4: Click the Problematic App

An image featuring how to force stop the FireStick app to fix audio lag issues step4

Step 5: Tap Force Stop

An image featuring how to force stop the FireStick app to fix audio lag issues step5

This should close the problematic app and solve the audio sync problem. Don’t forget to use the Launch option to reopen the app after you have forced it to close.

Conclusion

Hopefully, these steps helped you resolve the audio and video issues you’re experiencing on your Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV device. If our solution didn’t work, please use the comments section below to let us know.

Leave a Comment

[scriptless]