all blog now

September 12, 2023

How to Pair a New Fire Stick Remote Without the Old One

Firestick is a great way to enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies. Its advanced features and Alexa voice integration make it a convenient device to control. But like many electronic devices, your remote may not be indestructible and sometimes needs replacement. Whether your old remote was lost in the abyss of couch cushions or just stopped working, getting a new one is easy enough. But pairing it without the old one can be a bit tricky.

The first thing you should do is check the new remote for batteries. If the batteries are new and properly inserted, it should be able to pair with your Firestick. If the remote is not paired with your Firestick, try restarting both the remote and the device to refresh the connection. You should also ensure that both the device and the remote are within the recommended Bluetooth or Wi-Fi range. If this doesn’t work, you can try using another Bluetooth-compatible device to connect with your Fire Stick.

If you have a smartphone, the Amazon Fire TV app can help you connect your new remote to your device. To do so, download the app and open it on your phone. Then, select “Settings” and “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” to find the “Add a remote” option. The app will provide you with on-screen prompts and instructions to put your new remote into pairing mode. If you have a gaming controller, the process is even simpler. Most gaming controllers use Bluetooth to connect, and Firestick has built-in support for them.