Amazon Firestick is a widely used streaming device available in the market. It is an small flash drive plugged into HDMI port on TV. You can watch plenty of movies, shows and live TV streaming contents from various online sources. It is built-in with Amazon App Store which contains all the popular apps. Not only streaming, you can also play all your favorite games on your big screen. It allows you to stream HD and 4K Ultra HD media contents and also supports HDR image formats. All your Firestick functions are controlled by Firestick Remote. The latest version of Firestick comes with the Alexa voice support and power button. You can use Alexa voice command to search for and play the media contents. You can use this feature to control all your playbacks, install apps on your Firestick. However, you have to pair your Firestick remote with your Firestick to do all your Firestick action includes turn on / off, reset, restart and many more.
Steps to Pair Amazon Firestick Remote
Step 1: Plug in your Firestick to the HDMI port on your TV.
Step 2: Turn on your TV and select the HDMI as the source.
Step 3: The Amazon Home Screen will display on the screen. Take the Firestick remote and insert the batteries.
Step 4: Now press and hold the home button on your Firestick remote for 15 seconds. The Firestick will automatically pairs with your Firestick remote. Once it is paired, the alert message will be appear on the screen denotes New Remote Connected.
Note: If you want to pair other remote with your Firestick, Unplug your Firestick from your TV and again plug in to your TV’s HDMI port and follow the above steps to add additional remote.
Pair Additional Remote via Settings
You can add up to 7 remote controls to your Firestick. If your reached the limit, you need to unpair any of your previously paired remote from your Firestick.
Step 1: Launch the Firestick on your TV.
Step 2: Select Settings menu option.
Step 3: Select Controller and Bluetooth device option.
Step 4: Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes option.
Step 5: Press and hold the Home button on your new remote for 10 seconds. The name of the new remote will display on the TV screen.
Step 6: With your existing remote, select the name of your New remote.
Step 7: Now, the Firestick shows an on screen message stats that Successfully Paired.
How to Use Your Phone as a Firestick Remote?
Amazon has its Fire TV mobile app to control the streaming device. This app is supported by both android and iOS mobile devices.
Step 1: Open the Google Play Store or App Store app on your mobile device.
Step 2: Search for Fire TV Remote app.
Step 3: Select the app form the search result and click Install button.
Step 4: Once the app is installed, click Open to launch the app on your mobile.
Step 5: Connect the Amazon Fire TV app with your Firestick. It can be done by sign in with the app using the same sign-in credentials used on your Firestick.
Step 6: Enter the four digit pin form your TV. It will start pairing.
Step 7:Once the pairing is completed, the remote buttons are displayed on your mobile screen.
Now you can use your phone as your Firestick remote control.
Related: How to Connect Amazon Firestick to WiFi
Amazon Firestick will automatically pair the Firestick remote when you turn on your TV. Sometime it may not work properly. At that time you need to use any of the above pairing method to pair your Remote with your Firestick manually. If your existing remote is lost or broken, you may pair another Firestick remote or you may use you smartphone as a Firestick remote by installing Fire TV app.
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