Insignia Fire TV Input Lag? Here’s Working Fix!

Are you trying to play games with the Insignia Fire TV, but couldn’t get it working due to input lag and it is restricting your enjoyment?

Undoubtedly, Insignia Fire TVs are among the best-priced TVs that won’t break the bank. I own one of them and occasionally use it to play video games on my gaming console.

In no time I started to see significant differences in input and while playing games it started lagging.

At first, I thought perhaps it was because I was using it continuously for long hours, but even after performing the hard reboot, the input lag persisted.

Then I started searching various forums and social sites and contacted the official support regarding this issue. There I found out that I was not alone and it is a widespread problem among Insignia Fire TV users.

Fortunately, there is no hardware issue involved, so it can be easily fixed at home by tweaking.

I will guide you through multiple methods you can try to solve this and get back to playing games without any lag on your Insignia Fire TV.

Why Is Insignia Fire TV Have Input Lag and Seems Slow with Games?

Why Insignia Fire TV Have Input lags

Your television needs enough memory to run smart TV apps, games, etc. The more apps you run, the more memory your TV uses. Lag, delays, and other problems can be caused by television with low memory.

For this to be fixed, you need to reduce the picture quality or the resolution to lower frames in order for the TV to be able to process the pictures without being overloaded with processing.

I have provided you with a few methods below that you can use to solve this problem.

How To Fix Input Lag On Insignia Fire TV?

Insignia Fire TV Input lag fix

Because of budget constraints, makers must compromise on certain things, which is why they provide less memory and processing power. Unfortunately, this causes lag on the television, affecting gameplay significantly.

If you want to fix the input lag on Insignia TV, you must disable the picture settings processing features. 

You can do this by going to the television’s settings and then selecting “Advanced Video Settings”, and then turning off/disabling all picture processing options.

Insignia Fire TV Picture Settings
Insignia Fire TV Picture Settings

It is also recommended to check if the game console can output video to a PC. There is a setting for this in the game console’s menu options. It may help reduce lag on your Insignia TV if you select this option on the game console. 

Try to find out if the lag occurs when you’re merely watching television if all other options don’t help. You need to hard reset your TV if you continue to experience lag even when not playing video games. 

Additionally, there are different methods that can be followed in order to get it back to working normally.

Reset TV

Reset TV

As I mentioned earlier, it’s important to remember that the Insignia TV’s hardware specifications aren’t that great and they might get fragmented with continued use.

This is why resetting the TV periodically is necessary.

You will have to ensure that you are resetting it properly if you are experiencing input lag. For this to work, you must unplug your Insignia TV from the power outlet and leave it unplugged for at least ten minutes.

After the 10 minutes, you will need to reconnect the TV to the power source, and that will help you get it working perfectly and you will not face any issues afterward.

Input Source Check

Input check

You need to ensure that the lag is not caused by the input source that you have connected to your Insignia TV other than the cable TV. 

That is why you should check the input source that you have connected and are using with your Insignia TV. Insignia TV.

In addition, it is better to restart the input source once you have connected it, as well as to connect it to another display and ensure that there is no lag on the input source.

This way, you’ll be able to eliminate the lag you are experiencing on your Insignia TV input source by checking all these things.

Lower Resolution

Insignia Fire TV Picture Settings

It may be necessary to check your input source resolution if nothing has worked so far.

Make sure you are using the optimal resolution, and if that’s not possible, then try lowering it a bit more, as that will help you solve the problem completely.


Insignia Fire TVs are not designed for dealing with high-end resolution quality that is going to be played on the TV. 

It is possible to minimize or even eliminate input lag when playing games on the Fire TVs through some very simple tweaking like game modes.

However, not all TVs come with a game mode. Even if your TV doesn’t have game mode, you can still reduce input latency by taking certain steps.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Turn Off All Advance Picture Settings ( Dynamic Contrast, Auto Color, Vivid Pixel, Black Enhancer, Smooth Motion, Clear Motion) 
  • Lower The Resolution 
  • Hard Reboot TV