The Amazon Fire TV Stick streaming service was a huge success when it was launched in late 2014. Over 40 million people now use it, which is nearly 8 million more than Roku.
The service itself has been a resounding success, but the Fire stick control has had its share of difficulties. For starters, it often fails to function.
Fire stick remote quit functioning
There are five methods to repair a remote that won’t function on a Fire stick:
- 30 seconds after unplugging the power source, reconnect it.
- Remove the batteries from the remote and wait 30 seconds.
- ten seconds by holding down the “home” button
- Install the Amazon Fire TV app on your device.
- Your remote must be unpaired and then repaired.
It’s time to restart the Fire stick.
If your remote doesn’t function, the first thing to do is to restart the Fire stick itself.
Power cycling is the process of powering down and then powering it back up. There is a good chance that resetting a device will also reset the network connection.
You should disconnect the Fire stick from the USB port rather than the HDMI connector in this instance.
Leave the Fire stick connected into the TV and disconnect it straight from the stick.
You should wait at least 30 seconds before plugging the gadget back in again.
In the same way that you would reset a router or modem, you may do the same here.
Check to check whether the remote for your Firestick has reconnected.
If so, congratulations! If it doesn’t work, go on to the next step…
Restart the Fire Stick’s remote control.
If resetting the Fire stick doesn’t fix the problem, try resetting the remote as well.
Remove the battery pack by unscrewing the remote’s back panel.
Be sure to give it another 30 seconds before reinstalling your batteries. It’s imperative that they be reinstalled appropriately.
Resetting the remote should do the trick.
Even though this is clear, it may be necessary to replace the remote batteries if the connection fails to reestablish.
You’d be astonished how many times this works. It’s not uncommon for the simplest answer to be the best!
Ten seconds by holding down the “home” button
It’s time to go a little further if the apparent procedures of power cycling the device as well as the remote have failed.
The “home” button on your Firestick remote is where you’ll need to look if you want to try this possible remedy. For at least 10 seconds, push and hold the button.
The remote start should begin blinking after 10 seconds. You may try resuming and stopping the process till it blinks.
Be patient and wait for at least another 30 seconds after the remote starts blinking before making any more attempts to utilize it.
Your TV should now be able to communicate with the remote through Bluetooth.
Install the Amazon Fire TV app on your device.
No matter how well your Amazon Fire stick remote is operating again, you should still do this following remedy.
You can get the Amazon Fire TV app for free!
You may use the included remote control with your Fire stick TV while using this app. Amazon Fire TV software may be used to continue using your Fire stick even if your remote fails to operate.
Furthermore, the app remote is a huge upgrade over the actual remote for the Fire stick.
There is no keyboard on the remote, but the software lets you text and navigate with ease. It even includes a voice-activated search feature! If you’re anything like me, you’ll soon find yourself reaching for your phone instead of the remote.
In the Google Playstore or the App Store, type in “Amazon Fire TV” and you’ll be sent to the download page.
Immediately after downloading, you’ll be asked to complete a series of setup instructions. You’ll be able to see four numbers on your television. To connect, you’ll need to type in the same number of numbers.
Check to see whether your the Fire stick TV device and phone are both connected to the same WiFi network!
Reconnect and then reconnect the remote to the Fire stick.
Because it’s the most complicated and requires the Amazon Fire TV software to be installed and configured, I’ve kept this solution for last.
You’ll need to go into the Fire stick’s settings and unpair your remote before fixing it. It’s not that difficult, so don’t worry about it.
With out a remote control, your Amazon Fire TV app will be your only option for accessing Fire stick settings.
As soon as you’ve turned on your Fire TV, you’ll be able to access its settings by clicking on the gear symbol in the app and selecting “Settings.”
Afterwards, you’ll go to and pick “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” and then “Amazon Fire TV Remote” at the bottom of the page.
Even if your batteries are fresh new, you may find that “Battery” is listed as “Offline” here.
There is certainly an issue with the connection based on this.
Press the three-line symbol at the bottom right of your app to unpair your remote.
It is best to begin the “Add New Remote” process when the remote is unpaired.
Your remote should be functioning again at this point if you notice “Battery: OK.”
Your Fire stick remote may not function at times if you’re a regular user of Fire TV.
Connectivity issues may be resolved with a simple power cycle of both your device and your remote.
A simple disconnect of the device and a change of batteries is usually all that is needed to get the remote working again.
Try holding down the home button on the device for at least 10 seconds to reset your bluetooth connection if that doesn’t work.
The Amazon Fire TV app’s built-in remote is a wonderful replacement for the Fire TV control that comes with the device. You can use your phone’s keypad to search, and the app even features voice search!
As a last resort, you can also try disabling and re-enable the physical remote using the Amazon Fire TV app.