Many people now use streaming devices like the Amazon Fire Stick to watch movies and TV shows from a variety of sources on their television. The Firestick comes with a remote that allows you easy navigation and control over your streaming experience. But if you’ve misplaced your Firestick’s original remote or it’s broken, you may be wondering how to pair a new remote without the old one.
In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of pairing a new Firestick remote without the need for the original remote. These detailed instructions will get your new remote working in no time with a Firestick 4K, Fire TV Stick Lite, or any other Firestick model.
Things That You Will Need
Before we delve into the pairing process, make sure you have the following items at hand:
- New Fire TV Stick Remote: You’ll need the remote that came with your new Fire TV Stick.
- WiFi Network: Ensure your Fire TV Stick is connected to a stable WiFi network. This step is crucial for the pairing process.
- Amazon Fire TV Stick: Of course, you’ll need the Fire TV Stick itself, powered up and ready to go.
- Android or iOS Device: You’ll need a smartphone or tablet with the Amazon Fire TV app installed. This app will serve as a virtual remote for the pairing process.
- Amazon Fire TV App: Download and install the Amazon Fire TV app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, depending on your device.
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Pair A New Fire TV Stick Remote Without The Old One
If you’ve lost or can’t find your old Fire TV Stick remote, don’t worry! You can easily pair a new remote using the Amazon Fire TV app on your Android or iOS device. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you up and running:
- Begin by downloading the free Amazon Fire TV app on your Android or iOS device. This app will serve as your new remote.
- Once the download is complete, launch the Amazon Fire TV app on your mobile device.
- Make sure you sign in with the same Amazon account that you used to sign in to your Amazon Fire TV Stick. This is crucial for seamless pairing.
- Ensure that both your mobile device and your Fire TV Stick are connected to the same WiFi network. This connection allows them to communicate effectively.
- If you’re using the Amazon Fire TV app for the first time, you’ll need to select your Amazon Fire TV Stick device from the screen.
- Now, you can use the app as a remote control for your Fire TV Stick. But, if you prefer to use a dedicated replacement remote, follow the next steps.
- Open the Settings menu on the Amazon Fire TV app.
- Select “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices”.
- Under that, choose “Amazon Fire TV Remotes”.
- Tap on “Add New Remote” and select the replacement remote you want to pair with your Fire TV Stick.
- On the replacement remote, press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds. This action will prompt your Fire TV Stick to detect the new remote and pair it instantly.
With these simple steps, your new Fire TV Stick remote will be successfully paired, and you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies without any interruption!
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Q: Can I use a third-party remote with my Firestick?
Yes, you can use certain third-party remotes with your Firestick. However, make sure the remote is compatible with your specific Firestick model and has the necessary features for full functionality.
Q: Can I pair a new Firestick remote with an old Firestick model?
Yes, you can pair a new Firestick remote with an older Firestick model as long as both devices are compatible. The pairing process remains the same for all Firestick models.
Q: What do I do if the new Firestick remote doesn’t enter pairing mode automatically?
If the new remote doesn’t enter pairing mode automatically, you can manually initiate the pairing process. Press and hold the Home button and the Back button simultaneously for about 10 seconds until the remote enters pairing mode (indicated by a blinking light).
Q: Can I pair a Firestick remote with a different Firestick?
The Fire Stick can be controlled by up to seven different remotes at once, however each remote can only be used with a single Fire TV. After being paired with one Fire Stick, the remote will no longer function with any other Fire Stick.
You can easily take control of your Fire TV experience by pairing a new Firestick remote without the old one. By following the step-by-step steps in this guide, you can easily pair a new remote with your Firestick and start watching your favorite shows and movies right away.
After successfully pairing your new Firestick remote, you can now sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the world of entertainment provided by your Amazon Fire TV device.