How to Pair Fire TV Stick Remote

To pair your Fire TV to your your remote kindly follow the following steps:

  1. Open the menu on your Fire TV.
  2. Then select Settings on your Fire TV.
  3. Then select Controller & Bluetooth Devices.
  4. Then select Amazon Fire TV Remotes
  5. Then select the option to Add New Remote
  6. Your Fire TV will now be in Bluetooth Device Searching mode.
  7. Now pair your Fire TV Remote by pressing and holding the Home Button on your Fire TV Remote for 10 seconds.
  8. This will enable your Fire TV Device to locate the wireless signal of your Fire TV Remote, after which you will be able to see your remote on the screen.

How to Unpair Your Remote From Your Fire TV Stick Device

Usually the Fire Stick TV offers a menu option to remove an accessory. You can access this menu by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open the menu on your Fire TV.
  2. Then select Settings on your Fire TV.
  3. Then select Controller & Bluetooth Devices.
  4. Then select Amazon Fire TV Remotes
  5. There you can find the remote that you want to unpair. 
  6. Select that remote and click on Remove.

If the Fire TV doesn’t offer the menu option to remove an accessory, then you can follow the following steps:

  1. Open the menu on your Fire TV.
  2. Then select Settings on your Fire TV.
  3. Then select Controller & Bluetooth Devices.
  4. Then select Amazon Fire TV Remotes
  5. Then highlight the device that you want to remove.
  6. Then hold the menu + back + home button together for 15 seconds.
  7. When the device will be unpaired, your Fire TV will send you back to the main menu.

Remove Paired Remote Apps

One of the strange features of Fire TV interface is that once you have installed and paired a remote application on your Fire TV Device, you can’t really remove it after its initial pair. The only procedure you can actually remove a remote application from your Fire TV device is to factory reset your device. That is why it is advised that you install a remote application only if you really need it.

How to Connect your Amazon Alexa app to your Fire TV

A lot of people don’t really want to use their Fire TV remote to access their shows and everything alike, or maybe some of you just like to give commands instead of continuously fidgeting with a remote to watch something. Then you have come to the right place for your connectivity issues solutions. Just follow the steps mentioned below and you’ll be using your Amazon Alexa device to give commands to your Fire TV in no time.

Before you connect your Amazon Alexa device to your Fire TV, make sure that both of your devices are signed in via the same Amazon Account. This will get you set up in no time.

Connect your Amazon Alexa App to your Fire TV

  1. Go to your Amazon Alexa App and then go to the Settings option on it.
  2. Then select the TV and Video option.
  3. Then tap on the plus sign and then choose your Fire TV by its name.
  4. Then click on the Link your Alexa Device option, and follow the instructions that come up on the screen to finish setting up your device.

Connect your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot to your Fire TV

  1. Go to the Settings option on your Amazon Fire TV.
  2. Then go to the Controllers & Bluetooth Devices option and tap on it.
  3. There you will need to select the option Other Bluetooth Devices.
  4. There you can find your Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot profile to connect the respective device. Select the one that you want to connect and your devices will be paired.

How to Setup Fire TV Stick Without Remote

A lot of you do not really want to operate your devices with your remote and that’s truly understandable. As we are entering deeper into the 21st century with technological advances coming out with new devices almost every year, we want more and more comfort while using these devices. One of the most amazing features of Amazon Fire TV is that it lets you operate it even without a remote, via different methods.

Use the Fire TV Remote App

This is certainly the easiest of the lot where you can download the Amazon Fire TV Remote App and once you have connected it to your Fire TV it is pretty easy to use. It is available for both the interfaces iOS and Android. You can not only use your phone as a standard physical remote but also use your phone’s keyboard and microphone to type or do voice search for your favorite movies and shows.

The process to connect your Amazon Fire Stick with your phone is pretty easy. You just need to follow these steps:

  1. First and foremost make sure that your phone and the Fire Stick are connected to the same WiFi network.
  2. Once the app is installed, open the app.
  3. Then on your app, you would see the Fire Stick option on the Available Devices menu.
  4. A code will appear on your TV. Enter the code on the app on your phone that appears on the TV Screen to pair the devices.
  5. Now, you can virtually control your Fire Stick from your phone from anywhere in the house. It’s a quick and easy alternative for your TV remote.

Use a CEC-complaint Remote

A CEC-compliant remote is basically a universal remote control which can control any hardware from any manufacturer that complies with the CEC standard (a HDMI standard governing system). While it may not offer you the best or the same experience that you would have got with your Fire Stick TV Remote, you will still be able to at least solve your basic navigation problems. 

After ensuring that CEC is enabled on your television you can plug your Fire Stick into the CEC-equipped HDMI port and be easily able to set up as well as control your Amazon Fire Stick TV.

Use an Echo and Echo Dot

Another wonderful way to ensure that you get a great experience using your Fire Stick is to connect and use it with your Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot. To know how to connect your Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot to your Amazon Fire Stick TV kindly scroll above on the article.

How to Reset Fire TV Without a Remote

If you want to factory reset your Fire TV Stick but do not have your Fire Stick TV remote or have simply lost it, then do not worry. You can still factory reset your device without a remote as well. There are actually 3 ways that you can do this.

Option 1: Fire TV App

We already helped you out with how to set-up for Fire Stick TV without your remote using the Fire TV App and how you can pair the Fire TV App and your Fire TV together. Now we are going to tell you to reset your Fire TV using the Fire App. You can follow these easy steps to do so:

  1. Go to Settings on your Fire TV App.
  2. Then go to My Fire TV. 
  3. You will find the “System” option there or the “Device & Software” option.
  4. There, find and choose the option “Reset to Factory Defaults”.
  5. Then click on “Reset”.

Note: This option will only work for you if your Fire TV is not frozen or you can still navigate through menus.

Option 2: USB Keyboard

A great option to reset your Amazon Fire TV Stick when it’s frozen is to use a USB Keyboard and the Amazon Fire Stick supports most of the USB keyboards and even wireless ones. 

Try to hold the “Escape” and the “Right Arrow” key together for 15 seconds, when your Fire TV is stuck, and it will take you to the factory reset prompt. There you can navigate to the “Reset” option and then press “Enter”, and voila your device is in the reset mode. Alternatively, the device will automatically reset itself after 20 seconds, when you would have pressed the keys together. 

Option 3: USB Mouse

Another great option to do this if the above mentioned options are not available at your disposal is to use a USB mouse and connect it to your Amazon Fire Stick. Once you connect it to your Amazon Fire Stick, a mouse pointer will appear on your TV Screen and then you can navigate and follow the same steps as for using the Fire TV App.

  1. Go to Settings on your Fire TV App.
  2. Then go to My Fire TV. 
  3. You will find the “System” option there or the “Device & Software” option.
  4. There, find and choose the option “Reset to Factory Defaults”.

Then click on “Reset”.

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