How to Fix Fire TV/Firestick Video is Too Big (Zoomed)

Amazon Fire TV and Firestick users may find themselves stuck with a screen that is zoomed in and too big to enjoy using it. A yellow box may also appear at the upper-right corner of the screen. This often confuses people who just ended up on this screen. How did this happen? How can I get out of it?


Fix 1 – Turn Off Screen Magnifier

In this case, what is likely being experienced is you have accidentally enabled the screen magnifier feature. It is intended to be used for the vision impaired. Many Fire TV users accidentally turn on the screen magnifier when they press the Back and Fast Forward buttons on the remote simultaneously for a few seconds.

To disable the screen magnifier, you can simply press and hold the Back and Fast Forward buttons again until the screen appears normal.

Fire TV Buttons to Escape Screen Magifier

Alternately, you also turn off screen magnifier by going to Settings > Accessibility and set Screen Magnifier to Off.

Fire TV Screen Magnifier Setting

I hope this guide has helped you figure out how to get your Amazon Fire TV or Firestick out of the big zoomed in screen. Please share your experience in the comments section.


Fix 2 – Change Resolution Setting

Press and hold the Rewind and Up buttons on the remote for 10 seconds. Release the buttons when the screen changes.

The Fire TV will display text on the screen and start automatically changing different resolution settings. Once the picture looks correct, press the Center/Select button on the remote.

You can also change the video resolution settings using these steps:

  1. Press the Home button to get to the Home screen of the Fire TV.
  2. Select Settings > Display & Sounds > Display > Video Resolution.
  3. Set the Video Resolution to a setting supported by your TV.
    Firestick Resolution Settings

I hope this guide has provided a solution to your problem with the Amazon Fire TV/Firestick picture appearing too big or zoomed in. Drop me a comment below to let me know how it worked for you.

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