How To Update Fire TV Stick Remote
Last updated: Feb 8, 2023
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a well known streaming device that provides a convenient and easy way to access your favorite movies, TV shows, and other online content. The Fire TV Stick remote is an essential tool for controlling your device, but like all electronics, it may require updates from time to time. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to update your Fire TV Stick remote.
Before you begin, make sure your Fire TV Stick and remote are properly paired and within range of each other. Also, ensure that your Fire TV Stick is connected to the internet.
Step 1 : Turn ON your device
Once you have made sure that your Fire TV is properly connected to the internet, it is now important to turn your Fire TV device ON and go to the “Home Page”. If you don’t see the Home Page on your screen once you switch ON the device, press the “Home” button on your Fire TV remote access it.
Step 2 : Access “Settings”
Once at the Home Page, you may see the “Settings” icon on the right most side of the screen (as shown in the picture below). Scroll right and press “Okay” on your Fire TV remote to select and access “Settings”.
Step 3 : Access the “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” option from the menu
Next step is to navigate through the Settings menu options to find “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices”. Press "Okay" on your Fire TV remote once found.
Step 4 : Select the “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” tab from the menu
Selecting Controllers and Bluetooth Devices will give you access to a few controller options including Game Controllers. Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” from the options available on your Fire TV screen.
Step 5 : Select “Amazon Fire TV Remote” from the options again
You will now be shown two options on your screen. Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” again from the options available on your Fire TV screen.
Step 6 : Select your remote
Once you select the “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” option, you should be able to see a list of remotes connected to your Fire TV Stick account. Choose your remote's name from the list displayed on your screen.
Step 7 : Update the Remote
When you select your Fire TV Remote, You will be able to see if there is an update waiting for your Fire TV remote. If an update is available, the device will prompt you to install it. When you see the prompt, simply follow the instructions on your screen to download and install the update. You will also see a notification pop-up on your screen saying :
“This may take several minutes. Do not press any buttons on your Fire TV remote.”
Please be patient while your remote gets updated.
Step 8 : Restart the Fire TV Stick
Once the update is complete, restart your Fire TV Stick by unplugging it from the power source. Now, wait for at least 60 seconds before you turn it back on. After 60 seconds, turn it on by plugging it back in. This will ensure that the updated remote software is properly installed.
Step 9 : Check the Remote Connection
After restarting the Fire TV Stick, check the remote connection by pressing any button on the remote. If the LED light on the remote flashes, the remote is properly connected to the Fire TV Stick. If the LED light does not flash, try re-pairing the remote by following the steps in the "Check for Remote Updates" section.
If the remote still does not work, try replacing the batteries in the remote. If this does not solve the problem, contact Amazon support for further assistance.
Additionally, if you have purchased a new Fire TV Stick remote and wish to update and connect that to your Fire TV device, you may also add this remote by following the steps below:
First, Select “Settings” > Then, Select the “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” tab > Then, Select “Add Remote”
Now, follow the instructions on your device screen to add the new remote.
Once you have followed all the above steps and instructions, you will be able to access your Fire TV device with your new updated Fire TV Stick remote.
Updating your Fire TV Stick remote is a straightforward process that can improve its performance and reliability. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your remote is always up-to-date and ready to use. So, go ahead and update your remote today and start enjoying your Fire TV Stick to the fullest. You may also follow the steps above to add a new remote to your Fire TV device.
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