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How to Pair Firestick Remote [2021]



How to Pair Firestick Remote?

Amazon Firestick comes bundled with a Fire TV Stick, Firestick Remote, Power adapter, HDMI Extender, and a USB power cable. You will be plugging the Firestick directly to your TV’s HDMI port or by using the HDMI Extender. The power adapter is used to charge the Firestick using the USB cable. The Firestick remote play a vital role here. Without a remote, you cannot set up your initial steps on Firestick. Firestick remote comes pre-paired with the Firestick but due to some issues, if it comes unpaired, you can easily pair firestick remote with the device.

How to Pair Firestick Remote?
How to Pair Firestick Remote?

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Firestick Remote is not working: How to Pair Firestick Remote?

Every Firestick device is paired with a remote initially. Most users don’t find difficulty with the remote. There are few rare cases in which people complained about “Firestick Remote is not Working” on their initial set up itself. If your Firestick remote is not working, do the below things:

  • Check whether the battery is appropriately placed.
  • Try changing the battery. Sometimes battery might have got drained and the remote won’t work if it doesn’t get enough power.

If the above two methods don’t work, then there might be an issue in pairing between Firestick and remote. Let us try to pair Firestick Remote:

Take your Firestick remote and press the “Home” button for 10 seconds. If the remote is not paired initially this process will pair it with the Firestick device. 

How to Pair Firestick Remote?
Press the Home button for 10 seconds to pair remote

Once your remote is paired to the device, download “Fire TV” app from Play store and install it on your Android device. “Fire TV” app acts as an app-based Firestick remote. In case if your remote is not working, you can use the Fire TV app for time being.

Related: How to Restart Firestick/Fire TV Stick?

How to Pair a New Firestick Remote?

There are a few common issues for buying a new remote/additional remote. We buy an additional remote when our Firestick remote gets broken or if you are facing any button issues on your remote. Once you receive your new Firestick remote, you have to pair your new Firestick remote to access your device. Here are the steps to pair Firestick remote:

Step 1: Open “Settings” tab on your Firestick.

How to Pair Firestick Remote?
Settings menu

Step 2: Move to “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices” on your Settings page and click on it.

How to Pair Firestick Remote?
Controllers & Bluetooth Devices

Step 3: Click on the first option “Amazon Fire TV Remotes“.

How to Pair Firestick Remote?
Amazon Fire TV Remotes

Step 4: Click on “Add New Remote” on the Amazon Fire TV Remotes page.

How to Pair Firestick Remote?
Add New Remote

Step 5: On your remote, press the home button for 10 seconds. By doing this, your remote name will appear on the screen.

How to Pair Firestick Remote?
Searching for new remote

Step 6: Click on the remote appeared and pair it to the device. 

The new remote got successfully paired with the Firestick device. You can now use the new remote as the primary or an additional remote. Learn how to reset firestick without remote.

Wrapping up

Firestick cannot be accessed without a remote. So make sure you keep your remote safely without breaking it. If you still want to be safe, then download the Fire TV app on your mobile and pair it with your Firestick. The Fire TV mobile remote will be handy one day or the other. 

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