How to pair and sync your amazon firestick remote with the firestick device

How to pair and sync your amazon firestick remote with the firestick device

The amazon firestick device is a sleek streaming device that promises to transform your regular tv into a smart tv with its powerful sets of apps and live streaming content. The remote provides a way for you to communicate with the device wherever you are in the room.

In most cases, the amazon firestick remote automatically pairs with the firestick device out of the box. But for some unknown reasons, some users may find it challenging to pair the remote with the firestick device.

This also tends to be a problem when they buy a replacement remote or even change the batteries of the remote.

Pairing an amazon firestick remote with the device is fortunately very easy and shouldn’t be a big issue for an average user.

This guide will show you how to pair your remote with your device and continue your IPTV streaming ASAP.

How to pair and sync your amazon firestick remote with the firestick device

To get started,

  • Unplug your firestick from its power outlet for at least a minute
  • Next, connect it back and then switch it on.
  • As the device is booting, hold down the Home button on, you’re the remote to initiate the pairing mode.
  • Wait for the light at the top of your remote to start blinking. The blinking light indicates that the remote is in discovery mode and ready to be found by the firestick device.
  • When the remote pairs the color of the light will either change, or your device will display the home screen depending on the generation of firestick you are using.

When trying to pair your amazon firestick with its remote control, it is best to stand within 10 ft of your tv with the remote held in your hands facing the tv.

How to pair a replacement or additional remote with your amazon firestick

Amazon is generous enough and allows users to add up to seven different remotes to their firestick device. This includes third-party remotes.

To pair a replacement remote, navigate to Settings > Controllers & Bluetooth Devices > Amazon Fire TV Remotes > Add New Remote.

  • Then hold down the home button of the new remote for a few seconds.
  • If your firestick device discovers the remote, it will bring up the name of the remote, and you can select it to start using it with your firestick device.

How to use your smartphone as a remote for your amazon firestick device

One of the best things about the amazon firestick device is that you can control them remotely with or without the official remote. This, of course, means pairing your smartphone or tablet with the device.

To get started with this option, you will need to download a remote control app for your smartphone. There are many options out there, but it is often better to go with the firestick official remote app available on both iOS and Android OS,

The amazon app connects to the firestick device over Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth. So, you will need to make sure both devices are on the same network before it can work.

Pairing both devices is very easy and straightforward:

Turn on your firestick and launch the app on your smartphone. If they are both on the same network, the app will scan for all available firestick on the network and list them out. Select your firestick. After clicking on your firestick, your tv will display a four-digit code. Enter this code on your smartphone, and both devices will be paired.

Concluding Thoughts

The Amazon Firestick is still one of the best existing in the IPTV market. Alongside many of its functionalities, and flexibility we’d show only a part of it.

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