How to Pair Firestick Remote – 4 Scenarios and Easy Fixes

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This write-up will guide you through how to pair Firestick remote. The instructions laid out below apply to remote controllers for all the major Firestick devices, 2nd-gen Firestick, Firestick 4K, as well as Fire TV Cube. This guide further explains how to unpair your existing remote controls if, for whatever reason, you need to do that. 

How to Pair Firestick Remote Scenarios

So you have just bought Amazon Fire Stick, and you’re ready to binge-watch your favorite shows. You turn on the device, take out the remote and press a few buttons here and there, but nothing happens. You try again with similar results. Your remote isn’t pairing with the device. What will you do? Buy a new remote? Sometimes the Firestick remote randomly loses connection and needs to be paired manually. Here’s how you can deal with these difficult and annoying situations and get back to watching the content you want.

Now there can be various scenarios in which you may want to know how to pair Firestick remote. We will try to cover each.

Firestick Remote Remotes

1. You Bought a New Device

In most of cases, a new Firestick remote should pair automatically with the Firestick streaming device. If it’s not, then you’re going to need to do it manually. Take a look at these steps that explain how to pair Firestick remote!

Step 1: Turn Off Your Firestick Device

Unplug your device from the power socket for at least 10 seconds before plugging it back in. Wait until the Amazon Fire TV home screen displays on your TV screen.

Step 2: Press and Hold Down the Home Button

Once the device is back on, locate the Home button. The Home button is the one with a house icon. Press & hold for at least ten seconds. If the first attempt fails, try again. You may have to take as many as ten attempts to pair the Firestick remote successfully. Don’t panic! The remote should pair quickly if you are standing within the 10 feet radius of your Firestick device.

Step 3: Check the LED Light on Your Remote

There’s an LED light on top of the remote controller. It will change from a slow blink to a rapid blink when the remote is trying to pair. The 2nd generation Alexa remotes will show a rapidly blinking amber light, indicating that the remote has entered the discovery mode.

Step 4: Successful Pairing Indicators

Once the pairing has been successful, you will see a message on the bottom of the TV screen saying the remote has been paired. This message is displayed on-screen for remotes without an LED light. The second-gen Alexa voice remotes, on the other hand, will show three blue flashes indicating the you’ve successfully figured out how to pair Firestick remote.

Firestick remote Home button
Press the Home button on the Firestick remote

2. You Want to Pair a Replacement Remote

If your original Firestick remote has been broken or misplaced, you can connect another compatible third-party remote with your device. You can add as many as seven remotes simultaneously. Pairing a replacement remote with your Firestick is very easy. All you need to do is:

Step 1: Click and open the Settings menu located on top of the home screen

Step 2: Select the Controllers & Bluetooth Devices option.

Step 3: In the displayed options, select the Amazon Fire TV Remotes and tap on the Add New Remote option. Your device will start looking for any discoverable remotes and then displays them in a list on your screen.

Step 4: Next, press & hold the Home button on your replacement remote for at least 20 seconds. Try again, if the pairing is unsuccessful the first time.

Step 5: With the help of your newest remote, select your new remote’s name from the list

Once the pairing has been completed, you should see a success message on your screen. Congrats on completing your how to pair Firestick remote process!

Amazon Firestick 2nd Gen (with Alexa Voice remote)

3. You Want to Use Your Mobile Phone as a Firestick Remote

In case you don’t want to purchase a replacement remote, simply download and use the Amazon Fire TV app as an alternative. The app can be downloaded for Android (version Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 or higher), iOS (version 7.0 or higher), Amazon Fire Phones, and Fire Tablets. To do learn how to pair Firestick remote for your phone, follow along with these steps!

Step 1: Download and install the app. But first, make sure your Amazon Firestick and your smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network. Otherwise, the setup process may not work. Afterward, download and install the Amazon Fire TV app by AMZN Mobile LLC (there are a few “unofficial” versions, so make sure you’re getting the right one).

Step 2: Open the application and scroll down. At the bottom of the TV-screen, there will be a list of devices. Choose your Fire TV device.

Step 3: Sign in with the help of your Amazon username and password.

Step 4: Finally, you need to copy the four-digit code displayed on your TV screen and type it into your app when prompted.

Wait for a moment, while the remote pairs with your Amazon device. Once you see remote control buttons on your mobile phone screen, you’ll know that the pairing has been successful.

Congratulations! You can now how to pair Firestick remote from your phone. It’s convenient, and means that you don’t have to go out and purchase a whole separate device if you’ve lost your Firestick remote or if it your Firestick remote quit working.

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4. You Want to Pair a Bluetooth Keyboard with Amazon Firestick

Bluetooth keyboards are a fantastic accessory to use with a Firestick device, and they work particularly well as a remote replacement. If you opt for a Bluetooth keyboard, this is how you can pair it with your device.

Step 1: To start with, make sure the Bluetooth option on your Firestick device is turned on.

Step 2: Go to the Settings option in the menu bar of Amazon Firestick. Tap on Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.

Step 3: Click on Other Bluetooth Devices

Step 4: Select Add Bluetooth Devices

The Firestick will search for any Bluetooth devices in the vicinity. After your Bluetooth keyboard has been found, it will show up in the list of found Bluetooth devices. 

Step 5: Select your remote, and you’re done. It’s ready for use as a remote controller.

That’s it! Now that you know how to pair Firestick remote in a few of the most common scenarios, let’s get into a few more how to pair Firestick remote tips. Keep reading!

Bluetooth Firestick Keyboard

Important: Firestick Security Note

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Resetting the Firestick Remote

If you have tried every possible solution on the internet for how to pair Firestick remote, and your remote is still not working, it may be time to try resetting it. You can do so by replacing the batteries in the back of the remote.

  • Place your thumb in the dented groove in the back of the remote, gently push, and slide the cover down. Don’t apply too much pressure
  • Replace the batteries with new ones
    • If you think the batteries are still good, you can try just taking the batteries out and putting them back in

If that still doesn’t solve the problem and you still can’t figure out how to pair Firestick remote, you may need to update your Firestick device.

Firestick Remote Batteries

How to Pair Firestick Remote with Your TV

You read that right! We’re not just learning how to pair Firestick remotes with a Fire TV device. We’re gonna show you how to pair Firestick remote with your TV as well. The latest models of Amazon Firestick and Fire TV remote controls include basic TV controls like the Volume Up/Down button, Power ON/OFF button, and the Mute button. These buttons automatically sync with your TV. However, in case they don’t, you may have to sync them manually.

Step 1: Go to Settings in the menu bar

Step 2: Locate and click Equipment Control

Step 3: Select the Manage Equipment option in the following screen

Step 4: Tap TV

Step 5: Select Change TV then choose the same when prompted again.

Wait for a few moments until the remote set up process is complete

Step 6: In the next prompt, If your Firestick detects the TV correctly click Yes, otherwise select No

Step 7: In cases where the Firestick failed to detect your TV, and you selected No, you will be asked to choose your TV brand. Go ahead and follow the onscreen guidelines to set up controls. It should be a straightforward process

Once you’ve learned how to pair Firestick remote with your TV, you’ll have one less remote to deal with! If you’re tired of remotes in general, here’s our favorite Firestick Universal remotes.

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How to Unpair Your Remote

You cannot use a single remote control with two different Amazon Firestick devices. In case you need to use an existing remote with another Firestick device, you will first have to unpair it from the current device. Now, there may be two different scenarios in which you want to unpair your remote, so we will be covering both in the following section.

Scenario 1: There is Just One Remote

A single remote cannot unpair itself from a Firestick device. Nevertheless, if you intend to use it with another Firestick device, there is a very simple solution.

  • Bring both of the Firestick devices within the remote’s range
  • Unplug the existing device to which the remote is already paired
  • Once that device is turned off, you can use the method discussed above to pair the second remote.

See how easy was that! Sometimes how to pair Firestick remote isn’t intuitive, but there’s almost always a way.

Scenario 2: There are Two Remotes

Suppose you’re already using two or more remotes with a single Firestick device and you want unpair one or more of them. In that case, you can easily do so using one of the other remotes. Follow these steps:

  • Again, go to the Settings option on the Home screen.
  • Open the Controllers & Bluetooth Devices option.
  • Tap Amazon Fire TV Remotes
  • You should see a list of paired Firestick remotes. Simply select the remote you wish to unpair and press the 3 line key on your remote
  • Finally, press the Select button on your remote control to confirm the unpairing process.

This is how you unpair a remote. You can now use the unpaired remote control with any other Firestick device. Read above for how to pair Firestick remote instructions on your newly unpaired device.

(Remember! All these steps should be taken from the “Other” remote. Don’t even touch the remote you are unpairing)

Final Thoughts

That’s just about it. We hope now you understand how to pair Firestick remote. It is not a complicated process at all. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions mentioned in this guide, and you should be all set to start streaming your favorite movies and TV shows.

As always we recommend you protect your Firestick device with a VPN before you engage in any streaming activity, including Porn for Firestick or Free movie streaming. Check out our resources and let us know if you have any questions (about how to pair Firestick remote, or anything else)! Thank you for reading!

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