How To Program Firestick Remote To Tv – Updated 2024

1. Introduction to Firestick Remote Programming

Firestick Remote

Have you been suffering from trying to manage your Firestick remote to TV? Don’t worry, everything’s included in the plan! This ultimate guide will provide you with step by step instructions on how to configure your Firestick remote for your television. Whether you are a beginner user or need to pair remotes, follow this guide and you’re firestick will be under your perfect remote control and all its capabilities will be open to you. In fact, let’s go ahead and let us begin!

2. Prerequisites for Programming Firestick Remote to TV

Before you begin the programming process, there are a few prerequisites you need to check for:

  1. Ensure that your TV is CEC-supported. CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is a feature of HDMI that allows for communication between devices. Most modern TVs support CEC, but it’s always good to double-check your TV’s specifications.
  2. Make sure you have an Alexa Voice Remote with Power and Volume buttons. These buttons are necessary for controlling your TV’s power and volume functions.

3. How to Program an Unresponsive Firestick Remote

If your Firestick remote is unresponsive, you can follow these steps to program it:

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your Firestick remote for 10 seconds or until the light at the top of the remote starts blinking rapidly.
  2. You will see an on-screen message or the light on your remote will flash blue three times when it has been successfully paired with your TV.
  3. For optimal pairing results, it’s recommended to be within 10 feet of your Fire TV Stick during the programming process.

If your Firestick remote is not responding or you need to pair a new remote, you can follow these steps:

4. How to Reset and Pair a Firestick Remote

1. Unplug your Fire TV Stick from power for 60 seconds.

2. Press and hold the Left, Menu, and Back buttons on your remote for 12 seconds.

How To Program Firestick Remote To Tv

3. Remove the batteries from your remote and wait for 60 seconds.

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3. Reconnect the Fire Stick to the power source.

How To Program Firestick Remote To Tv

4. Replace the batteries in your [fire tv stick] remote control, or insert new batteries if the remote is brand-new.

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5. Use the Fire Stick Remote, press and hold the Home button.

How To Program Firestick Remote To Tv

6. Release the Home button once the Fire TV Stick remote’s light begins to flicker.

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7. Your Firestick remote should now be reset and ready to pair with your Fire TV Stick.

How To Program Firestick Remote To Tv

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Initiating the Pairing Process

Activating Pairing Mode

  • Proceed to initiate the pairing process on your TV

To access pairing mode on your TV:

  • Go to the settings menu on your TV
  • Select “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices”
  • Choose “Amazon Fire TV Remotes
  • Opt for “Add New Remote

Understanding Indicators for Successful Activation

Once you’ve initiated the pairing process on both devices, it’s crucial to understand indicators that signify successful activation. Typically, a solid light or flashing light pattern will confirm that pairing has been successful between your Firestick remote and TV. This indicator may vary based on different models of TVs and remotes.

For Example:

  • On some TVs, a message like “Remote Connected” might appear.
  • The LED light at the top of certain Firestick remotes will flash rapidly upon successful pairing.

5. Programming a Firestick Remote to a Samsung TV

To program your Firestick remote to a Samsung TV, follow these steps:

  1. Power on your Samsung TV and Firestick.
  2. Connect your Firestick to an available HDMI port on your Samsung TV.
  3. Using your Samsung TV remote, navigate to the HDMI source corresponding to the HDMI port where your Firestick is connected.
  4. Insert the provided batteries into your Firestick remote.
  5. The Firestick remote should automatically enter pairing mode when you insert the batteries. If not, press and hold the Home button on the remote for about 10 seconds to put it into pairing mode.
  6. On your TV screen, you will see a message prompting you to hold down the Home button for 10 seconds to start the pairing process. Follow the on-screen instructions and hold down the Home button until the pairing is complete.
  7. Once the pairing process is completed, you can test the functionality of the Firestick remote by navigating through the Firestick menu and performing various actions.

6. Programming a Firestick Remote to a TCL TV

To program your Firestick remote to a TCL TV, follow these steps:

  1. Power on your TCL TV and Firestick.
  2. Connect your Firestick to an available HDMI port on your TCL TV.
  3. Using your TCL TV remote, navigate to the HDMI source corresponding to the HDMI port where your Firestick is connected.
  4. Insert the provided batteries into your Firestick remote.
  5. The Firestick remote should automatically enter pairing mode when you insert the batteries. If not, press and hold the Home button on the remote for about 10 seconds to put it into pairing mode.
  6. On your TV screen, you will see a message prompting you to hold down the Home button for 10 seconds to start the pairing process. Follow the on-screen instructions and hold down the Home button until the pairing is complete.
  7. Once the pairing process is completed, you can test the functionality of the Firestick remote by navigating through the Firestick menu and performing various actions.

7. Programming a Firestick Remote to Another Firestick

If you want to pair a Firestick remote to another Firestick, follow these steps:

  1. Power on the Firestick and remote you want to pair.
  2. Navigate to the settings menu on the Firestick you want to pair the remote with.
  3. Select the “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices” option.
  4. Choose the “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” option.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to put the remote into pairing mode. This may involve holding down specific buttons on the remote, such as the Home button or the Play/Pause button.
  6. Once the remote is in pairing mode, it will search for available Firestick devices to pair with. Select the Firestick device you want to pair it with.
  7. Follow any additional prompts on the screen to complete the pairing process.

8. How to Reset an Unresponsive Firestick Remote

If your Firestick remote is unresponsive, you can try resetting it by following these steps:

  1. Remove the batteries from your Firestick remote.
  2. Unplug your Fire TV Stick from power for 60 seconds.
  3. Plug your Fire TV Stick back into power and wait for it to power up.
  4. Reinsert the batteries into your Firestick remote.
  5. Press and hold the Home button on the remote for 10 seconds to initiate the pairing process.
  6. Wait for the remote to reconnect and test its functionality by navigating through the Firestick menu.

9. Using Your Phone as a Firestick Remote

If you prefer using your phone as a remote for your Firestick, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Download and install the Amazon Fire TV app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  2. Open the app and select your Fire TV device or tap “Set Up New Device” if it’s your first time.
  3. Enter the PIN displayed on your TV screen into the app on your phone.
  4. Your phone will now function as a remote for your Firestick, allowing you to control all the features and functionalities.

10. Troubleshooting Tips for Firestick Remote Programming

If you encounter any issues while programming your Firestick remote to your TV, here are some troubleshooting tips to help you:

  • Ensure that your TV is CEC-supported and that you have an Alexa Voice Remote with Power and Volume buttons.
  • Make sure your Fire TV Stick and remote have sufficient power by checking the battery levels and connecting them to power sources if needed.
  • Double-check all the connections between your Fire TV Stick, TV, and remote to ensure they are secure and properly connected.
  • Restart your Fire TV Stick and remote by unplugging them from power, waiting for a few seconds, and plugging them back in.
  • Reset your Firestick remote by removing the batteries, pressing and holding the Home button for 10 seconds, and then reinserting the batteries.
  • If all else fails, contact Amazon customer support for further assistance.

How to Pair a Replacement Fire TV Stick Remote with Amazon Firestick Tv

Here are quick steps on how to pair a Firestick Remote:

Note: Yes, you can pair a second remote with the Firestick. However, to do that, you need to unpair the first remote. Only one remote can be connected to the Firestick at a time. (Reset the firestick Remote will unpair it)

  1. From the home screen Navigate to the Settings option
  2. Tap the Controllers and Bluetooth
  3. Select Amazon Fire TV remote option and Add the New Remote option
  4. Press the firestick remote Home button for 10 seconds and release it
  5. The Remote is in Discovery mode and searching for a new remote
  6. Once discovered press the SELECT button (middle button) on the OLD remote to confirm the pairing of the new remote

To pair an additional (Replacement) remote, you can follow these steps as you can see in the images below:

Navigate to the Settings option from the home screen of the Fire TV.

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Tap the Controllers and Bluetooth devices to open it.

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Select the Amazon Fire TV Remote option and then choose the Add New Remote option.

Now, press the Home button on your Fire TV stick remote and do not release it for at least 10 seconds.

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Once you release it, your Fire TV stick remote attains the Discovery mode.

This mode is set when the remote is searching for the Firestick to connect.

Once the new remote is discovered, press the SELECT button (middle button) on the OLD remote to confirm the pairing of the new remote

Make use of the remote that has been paired already to select the replacement remote from the list.

Your new replacement remote will now be paired to the TV to which you have plugged in the Firestick.

How to Pair a Second Fire TV Stick  Remote with a Firestick

This method of paring is not only limited to a second remote but to a new remote as well, As mentioned earlier in the topic. 

Note: Yes, you can pair a second remote with the Firestick. However, to do that, you need to unpair the first remote. Only one remote can be connected to the Firestick at a time. (Reset the firestick Remote will unpair it)

Open the Settings menu at the top of the screen.

How To Program Firestick Remote To Tv

Select Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.

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Then select Amazon Fire TV Remotes, and then Add New Remote.

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Press and hold the Home button on your new remote for 10 seconds.

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Using your existing remote, select the name of your new remote from your TV screen.

You will see an on-screen message when it has been successfully paired.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to connect a Firestick TV Remote?

To Do:

This is how you can reprogram a firestick remote.

In case you failed to reprogram a firestick remote after attempting a couple of times then, you need to replace a remote due to a high probability of default product.

Related: How to Pair a New Fire Stick Remote without the Old One

Firestick Remote Alternatives

Besides the handy application, a few other remotes are compatible with Amazonā€™s Fire TV lineup.

Bluetooth and USB keyboards are a fantastic choice for any streaming device and work particularly well with the Firestick.

The iPazzPort Mini Wireless Keyboard is one of the most common replacement remotes. iPazzPort offers a variety of keyboards, including Bluetooth and USB models.

If you choose the Bluetooth edition, you’ll need to order the appropriate keyboard, which you can do using the links below.

Note:  The USB model requires an OTG cable so you can connect the dongle to your Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube.

To pair a Bluetooth Keyboard with a Firestick, follow the steps below:

1. Make sure the Bluetooth option is on if using a Bluetooth remote.

2. Go to Settings and Click Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.

3. Click Other Bluetooth devices.

4. Click Add Bluetooth devices.

5. The Fire TV will now scan for your compatible remote. After found, select the remote and it is ready for use.

Resetting Amazon Fire Remote

Go to this Link to find out the right step of each Fire Tv remote resetting.

Firestick Remote Not Working?

If you find your firestick remote is not working with your compatible device, try these tips first:

If you are still unable to access your Firestick, we may need to re-pair this device.

Repeat this process until the remote is paired. This may take up to 10 tries.

TIP: If you are trying to install unverified apps from the Amazon App Store, you can only complete it by side-loading or installing something in your system without using the official method of app distribution. Installing such apps I suggest using a VPN.

How to Add/Program a new Firestick Remote to a TV?

  1. Press the Home button on your original Firestick control.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Select Controllers and Bluetooth Devices.
  4. Navigate to Amazon Fire TV Remotes.
  5. Select Add New Remote on the following screen.
  6. Hold down the Home button on your new Firestick remote until it detects it.

How to Pair Firestick Remote to TV Volume?

  1. Make sure your Firestick and TV are on and properly connected.
  2. Press and hold the Home button on your Firestick remote for at least 10 seconds. This will put the remote into pairing mode.
  3. On your TV, navigate to the audio or volume settings and look for an option to pair a Bluetooth device.
  4. Select the option to pair a new device and wait for your Firestick remote to appear in the list of available devices.
  5. Select your Firestick remote from the list and follow any additional instructions on your TV to complete the pairing process.
  6. Once the pairing is complete, you should be able to control your TV’s volume using the volume buttons on your Firestick remote.

How to Connect Firestick Remote to turn off the TV?

  1. Make sure your Firestick and TV are on and properly connected.
  2. Press and hold the Home button on your Firestick remote for at least 10 seconds. This will put the remote into pairing mode.
  3. On your TV, navigate to the settings and look for an option to enable HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) or CEC feature.
  4. Turn on the CEC feature and wait for your Firestick remote to appear in the list of available devices.
  5. Once the CEC feature is enabled, you should be able to use the power button on your Firestick remote to turn off your TV.

How do I get my TV to recognize my Fire Stick remote?

To get your TV to recognize your Fire Stick remote, you’ll need to pair the remote with your Fire Stick. Here are the general steps to pair your Fire Stick remote:

  1. Plug in your Fire Stick into your TV’s HDMI port and turn on your TV.
  2. Insert batteries into the Fire Stick remote.
  3. Once the Fire Stick boots up, press and hold the Home button on the remote for about 10 seconds. This will initiate the pairing process with the Fire Stick.

If you have a new remote or are having trouble with the existing one, you can add a new remote by going to Settings > Controllers & Bluetooth Devices > Amazon Fire TV Remotes > Add New Remote on your Fire Stick. Then press the Home button on the new remote to connect it.

How toĀ unpairĀ firestick remote?

To unpair a Firestick remote, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings menu from the Firestick home screen.
  2. Navigate to “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.”
  3. Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”
  4. Highlight the remote you want to unpair, and then press the Menu button (three horizontal lines) on the remote.
  5. Choose “Unpair” from the options that appear on the screen.

After unpairing, if you want to pair it again or pair a new remote, hold down the Home button on the remote for about 10 seconds to start the pairing process.

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References

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