How to Reset Firestick Remote [All Models]

How to Reset Firestick Remote

No idea why is your Amazon Firestick remote not working or if you don’t know how to reset the Firestick remote. Need not worry, as this article will help you fix the problem in a simple and effective way.

Amazon Fire Stick is one of the great streaming devices in the market. Firestick ships with a compatible remote controller that makes it easier and user-friendly for users to navigate its interface. However, there might be a few complaints from the user’s side that the remote is not working, freezing, not responsive, and hanging issue. Luckily, resetting the Firestick remote is very simple and will consume less time. So without any further delay, let us get into this article to learn the process of resetting the Firestick remote controller.

How to Reset Firestick Remote

Press Left, Menu and Back button

The below steps is applicable for 2nd & 3rd Generation, Soundbar Remote, Voice Remote Lite, and Smart TV Remote.

[1] Initially, you should shut down your Firestick by removing the power cables and wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

[2] On your remote, press and hold the Left button, Menu button, and Back button for 12 seconds.

[3] Then, release the button and wait for a couple of seconds.

[4] Remove the batteries from the remote and plug the Firestick back and wait for another minute.

[5] Now, put the batteries back into the Firestick remote and press the Home button.

[6] When the Firestick remote gets connected, you will see the flashlight at the top of the remote.

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How to Reset Alexa Voice Remote (First Generation)

 How to Reset Firestick Remote- press Left and menu button

[1] Remove your Firestick power cable and wait for a couple of minutes before proceeding to the next step.

[2] Now, press and hold the Left button and Menu button at least for 12 seconds.

[3] Then, remove the batteries from the remote.

[4] Connect the Firestick power cable back and wait for another 60 seconds.

[5] Again, put the batteries back to the remote and now press the Home button.

[6] Now, the Amazon remote will get connected. If not, press the Home button for 10 seconds and try again.

How to Reset Amazon Fire Stick Remote: Basic Edition

 How to Reset Firestick Remote- basic edition remote

If you’re using the older version Fire TV remote, then follow the below guidelines to reset your remote.

[1] The first thing is to press and hold the Home button.

[2] While holding the Home button, you need to press the Menu Button three times continuously.

[3] Now, leave the Home button and press the Menu button alone nine times.

[4] Unplug the Firestick power cable and then remove the batteries from the remote and wait for a minute.

[5] Put the batteries back to the remote and plug the Firestick back in.

[6] When the Firestick home page appears, press and hold the Home button for 40 seconds.

[7] Now, wait until the remote setup finishes.

Even after reset does not fix the problem, then try replacing your batteries with the new pair of AAA Alkaline batteries. Sometimes, it might be due to the physical damage on your Firestick remote. So, if the remote does not work even after replacing the batteries, you can go ahead and purchase the replacement Firestick remote.

Related: How to Reset Firestick to Factory Settings [2 Methods]

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reset my Firestick remote not working?

You can follow the above article where we have mentioned the steps to reset all versions of the Firestick TV remote to the issue with the remote controller.

Why has my Firestick remote stopped working?

If you use the low-charge batteries or insert batteries in an incorrect way, your Firestick will stop working. So, make sure to check your batteries.

How do I reconnect my Firestick remote to my TV?

On your Fire Stick remote, press the Home button >> Settings >>  Controllers and Bluetooth Devices >> Amazon Fire TV Remotes >> select Add New Remote >> press and hold the Home button and wait for the remote to get connected.

How do I restart my Firestick remote?

To restart your Amazon Fire Stick remote, simply press the Select and Play/Pause buttons for five seconds. With this, the Firestick remote will restart.

Is it possible to reprogram a Firestick remote?

Yes. It is possible to pair or reprogram a Firestick remote to a different Firestick. However, it is to note that you can only pair a Firestick remote at a time.

Why is Firestick remote blinking orange?

The blinking orange light in the Firestick means that it is stuck in the discovery mode and is about to connect. Firestick TV remote reset will fix up the issue.

What does a Blue light on Firestick remote mean?

The blue light on the Fire TV remote implies that the Alexa voice button was pushed which in turn activates the Alexa voice assistant. i.e., the Fire TV remote is listening to your voice command.

Why does Firestick remote blink yellow?

The yellow light blinking slowly implies that the remote controller is in discovery mode.

Can I reconnect the Fire TV remote?

Yes. You can reconnect Fire TV remote controller at any time.