When you are using Amazon’s Fire TV Stick to stream TV shows or movies at home, its remote is the most essential utility for you. If you don’t know how to pair the Firestick remote to the Fire Stick, then you will end up helpless. If you want to learn it, this post is specially written for you.
Here, I will guide you on how to pair Amazon Fire Stick Remote to your TV in the easiest manner. Along with this, I will also explain how you can make your mobile a Firestick Remote, and some more things.
Guide: Pair Your Amazon Firestick Remote to Fire TV
Fire TV Stick is an incredible device for entertainment. It allows you to stream TV shows, movies, and even live events. There are a lot of things you can watch on your Amazon Fire TV. To navigate between the shows, and control the Fire Stick, you will need a paired remote. When you set up the Fire Stick for the first time, the remote is paired out of the box.
If it isn’t, you simply need to press the Home button for around five seconds and wait for the light on top of the remote to start blinking. Once it does, you will see a message on the screen informing you about the successful pairing attempt. However, sometimes the pairing might get complicated.
Sometimes, you will have to manually pair a firestick remote to Fire TV. I have mentioned the steps that you need to follow to do that below. Just apply them and you will learn it.
Steps to Pair a Firestick Remote to Fire TV
Follow these steps to manually pair a Firestick remote:
Step-1: Unplug the Fire Stick from the power source for a minute. Remove the batteries from the remote and then put them back in.
Step-2: Plug the Fire Stick back into the power outlet.
Step-3: When the device starts, press and hold the Home button on the remote to trigger the pairing mode. Make sure you are standing within 10 feet of the Fire TV.
Step-4: Wait until the lights on the remote start to blink.
Note: The light present on the top of the device will change from slow to fast blinking. If you are using the 2nd generation Alexa voice remote, an amber light will rapidly blink as the remote will enter discovery mode.
Step-5: When you see the menu screen, the remote will be paired. If it is the 2nd generation Alexa voice remote, the remote light will display three blue flashes to inform you about the pairing.
That’s it. You can pair any Fire Stick or even a third-party remote to the Fire TV using this method.
Fun Fact: You can add up to seventy remotes on a single Fire Stick. If you try pairing more, it will ask you to unpair a remote before proceeding.
Steps to Pair an Additional/Replacement Remote to Fire TV
Follow these steps to pair an additional or replacement Fire Stick remote to Fire TV:
Step-1: Firstly, press the ‘Home’ button on the Firestick remote.
Step-2: Now open the ‘Settings’ menu on the TV. You can use the paired remote to navigate to Settings, and then press the ‘Center’ button to confirm your choice.
Step-3: Next, choose ‘Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.’
Step-4: Next, choose Amazon Fire TV Remotes.
Step-5: Next, choose ‘Add New Remote.’ Fire TV will then start searching for available remotes and show them on the screen.
Step-6: Press and hold the ‘Home’ button on the remote you want to pair for around ten seconds. Wait until the Fire Stick recognizes the remote.
Step-7: Next, choose the remote from the list press the ‘Select’ button on the paired remote to confirm your choice.
Step-8: When the remote is paired, you will find it under the list of ‘Amazon Fire TV Remotes.’
That’s it. This is how you can add as many remotes as you want to your Fire TV.
How to Unpair a Firestick Remote?
Sometimes you may need to unpaid your Fire Stick Remote. This is usually when you want to use the remote with another device. I have explained the unpairing procedure below.
When you are using one remote with Fire Stick
If you have only paired a single Firestick remote, then you can’t use it to unpair itself. But, you can still unpair it if you want to use another Fire Stick device. Bring another Firestick device near the remote, and unplug the device to which the remote is paired currently.
Now simply pair this remote to the new device, and it will automatically be unpaired from the device it was paired previously.
When you are using more than one remote with Fire Stick
If you have paired more than one remote to the same Fire TV, then you can easily use a remote to unpair the other. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Settings from the home screen on your TV using a remote.
- Next, choose Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.
- Next, choose Amazone Fire TV Remotes.
- Then simply choose the Firestick remote that you want to pair.
- Press the 3-bars menu key on the other remote that you are using.
- Choose the ‘Press to unpair’ option.
- Finally, confirm your choice.
How to use your Mobile as a Fire Stick Remote?
If you are not fond of using a remote or frequently lose it under the pillows or sheets, using your mobile as the Fire Stick Remote is the ideal solution for you. Follow these steps to learn how to use your Mobile as a Firestick remote:
Step-2: Make sure your smartphone and Amazon Fire Stick are connected to the same WiFi network. If they aren’t, this procedure will not work.
Step-3: Launch the Amazon Fire TV app and choose your Fire TV device from the list of devices.
Step-4: Now sign in with your Amazon username and password.
Step-5: Next, enter the four-digit PIN present on your TV in the app.
Step-6: When the pairing is complete, you will see remote buttons on the screen of your mobile. You can use these to control the Fire TV. You can also use your mobile to pair a Firestick remote to the TV.
This is how you can pair a Firestick remote to your Amazon Fire TV. Sometimes you will not be able to pair a remote even after doing everything right as the remote start malfunctioning. In this case, you will have to reset it. You can visit this Amazon support thread to learn how to reset any Firestick remote. Sometimes, a simple restart of the remote may also fix the issues.
That’s it from our side. I hope it helps you enough. Feel free to use the comments section to share your opinions about it.