Amazon Fire Stick is a portable and budget-friendly streaming media player. In order to control the media and playback, a remote controller is a must. Like most of the streaming devices, Firestick comes with a Fire TV remote upon unboxing it. With the remote, one can navigate the user-interface as well. Fire TV remote is unlike other TV remotes as it can be accessed only if pair with the Firestick. Fire TV remote will be paired by default in most cases. However, there may be times you might have bought a new remote that would replace your existing one. In such a case, you need to pair the Firestick remote manually. As there is more than one method exists to pair your Fire TV Stick remote, this section deals with them in brief.
Pair Firestick Remote
Pairing your Amazon Fire Stick remote is an easy-to-do thing. There are four ways to pair the Firestick remote.
- During Fire TV Setup
- New/Replacement Fire TV Remote
- Additional/Second Remote
- Fire TV app
Things to be Considered
Before pairing your Fire TV remote, you shall need to consider the following things.
- Insert the batteries into the Fire TV remote.
- Ensure to place them on the positive and negative sides.
- Don’t place any electronic device between the remote and Fire TV Stick.
How to Pair Firestick Remote: During Fire TV Setup
If you have brought a brand new Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV, then you will likely end up pairing your Fire TV remote during the initial setup process itself. Here is the overview.
(1). During the setup, you will be asked to press the Play/Pause button available on the remote.
With this, your Fire TV remote gets paired, and you shall navigate on its interface.
How to Pair Firestick Remote: New/Replacement Remote
If in case you have purchased a new remote for your Firestick, then pairing it involves the steps given below.
(1). You should start off by plugging out the Firestick from the power source.
(2). Place the batteries into the backside of the remote and ensure if it is properly inserted.
(3). When you press the Power button, the remote will automatically pair.
- If it isn’t pairing, then press and hold the Home button on your Fire TV remote for about 10-20 seconds.
(4). If you get Remote pairing successful, then you shall navigate on the Firestick interface with ease.
How to Pair Firestick Remote: Additional/Second Remote
Firestick supports accessing up to seven remote controllers. Thus, you can pair additional remotes if you need them.
(1). On your Firestick home screen, navigate to select Settings option on the menu bar at the top.
(2). Scroll to the right side and choose Controllers & Bluetooth Devices option.
(3). On the following screen, highlight and select Amazon Fire TV Remotes.
(4). Click on Add New Remote option to proceed any further.
(5). When Firestick starts to scan for the new remote, you should press the Home button on the additional remote you want to pair to Fire TV.
- Make sure you hold the button for about 10 seconds.
(6). When the remote gets discovered, press the Middle or Select button on the old remote to confirm pairing.
(7). You will find your new remote name listed under Amazon Fire TV Remotes.
With these three methods, you can pair any type of Fire TV Stick remote like Alexa Voice Remote, Fire TV Remote, and so on.
How to Pair Firestick Remote: Fire TV App
If you have Fire TV App installed on your smartphone, then you shall use it to pair the remote. Here is the procedure. Connect your smartphone and Firestick to the same WiFi connection.
(1). Launch Amazon Fire TV app on your Android or iOS handheld. Install the Amazon Fire TV app from the Play Store or App Store.
(2). Sign-in into the app with the same Amazon login credentials as that of your Fire TV.
(3). Look at your Fire TV for the four-digit PIN and enter the same on your Fire TV app.
(4). With this, your phone (works as a remote) will be paired with the Fire TV.
How to Unpair Firestick Remote
If you want to unpair a Fire TV remote in order to add another remote, then follow the steps given below.
(1). On your Firestick home screen, choose Settings on the menu bar.
(2). Choose Controller & Bluetooth Devices.
(3). Highlight and select Amazon Fire TV Remote to see the list of paired remotes.
(4). Select the Fire remote you want to unpair.
(5). To unpair, you should tap on the Menu button on the Fire remote.
(6). Confirm unpairing the remote by clicking on the Select button on the remote.
How to Fix Firestick Remote Won’t Pair Issue
If your Fire Remote fails to pair, you can fix it up with the following guidelines.
- Check if the batteries are working, and replace them if they aren’t working.
- Clean the battery compartment and reinsert the batteries.
- Make sure there isn’t any object interfering with the remote signals to reach the Fire TV.
- Check if there isn’t any other Firestick turned on near as it may restrict pairing.
- Try pairing by pressing the Play/Pause button or Select+Home button for 40 to 60 seconds.
That’s all about pairing your Firestick remote with Fire TV. We hope that was a useful section for you. If you come across any issues, then ask as comments below.
Related: How to Use Firestick without Remote.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do to if I lost the Fire Stick remote?
In such cases, you can use the Amazon Fire TV smartphone app to control your Firestick.
Are Firestick remotes universal?
Yes, you can use some universal remote to control Firestick. Some of the examples are Logitech Harmony Smart Control and Sideclick remotes.
Is it possible to pair more than seven remotes with Firestick?
No. Firestick supports only seven remotes at present. However, you shall add more remote controllers by unpairing the one’s that you no longer use.