Amazon Firestick remote is not working? How to fix it

When watching your favorite show, one of the worst things that can happen is your remote failing to work. The Amazon Firestick remote not working issue has been persistent for some users resulting in a poor TV viewing experience.

This usually spells trouble as controlling your device becomes a near-impossible task.

Several factors can cause your Amazon Firestick remote to stop working. Battery drain is common and quite easy to fix. But if the problem is not with your batteries, prepare for a much tougher fix.

There are a few ways to fix the Amazon Firestick remote if it is not pairing. The following are quick fixes.

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Solution #1: Replace your batteries.

This is the most common error code for any remote control. Many people experience this because Amazon Firestick is quite battery-intensive.

The battery drain levels are high which requires a constant change of the cells. It is also recommended to use stable battery brands.

Amazon has a battery line that works optimally on their products.

Solution #2: Ensure the devices are paired

The Amazon Firestick remote control usually comes pre-paired with your device on purchase.

In the event, the remote is not paired follow the steps below.

  1. Plugin your Firestick cable to the HDMI port of your tv
  2. Power up both your TV and Amazon Firestick
  3. Once on, hold down the ‘Home’ button on your remote for about 12 seconds
  4. This will automatically pair your remote with the Firestick device. If it doesn’t work repeat for a couple of times.
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Solution #3: Check for damages on the remote

Another key problem facing remote is physical damage. While we leave our remotes laying around on couches and tables, they are prone to damage.

Your remote may be dropped on the floor and this could lead to damage.

Check the physical condition of the remote to ascertain no breakages. In case you identify the remote has been damaged, you have to do a Firestick remote replacement.

When doing a replacement, get exactly the same remote design as the one broken. Some remotes are incompatible with other versions of Firestick.

Solution #4: The Amazon Firestick TV remote app

This is the last resort when your remote has completely failed to work. This option can also be used when the remote runs out of batteries while you are still using it.

It helps you operate the Amazon Firestick with your mobile device.

The app is available for both Android and iOS users. The app can be downloaded from the mobile stores of the respective devices. The application has other advantages such as a friendly keyboard.

Unlike the Amazon Firestick remote that is hard to type with, the app has a qwerty keyboard layout that makes it very convenient to use. The app can also be used alongside the remote which also makes it an added tool.

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However, for you to be able to pair your phone and Firestick, you need both devices to be connected to the same network. This is because the phone uses network connectivity to pair with your Firestick device.

Use the tips highlighted in this article to get your Firestick remote working again and enjoy an awesome TV watching experience on the Amazon TV box.


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