Amazon Fire TV Stick is a magnificent way to watch multimedia content. Fire Stick TV uses a remote that is different from other remote which we use at our home. Often most of the users complain that their remote stopped working after a few months of use. In today’s article, we’ve explained some common troubleshooting steps to solve Amazon Fire TV Stick. Also, we’ve covered up some alternatives for Amazon Fire TV Stick Remote. So let’s go through our article carefully.
Why Amazon Fire TV Stick Remote Stopped Working?
There are a lot of reasons that causes Fire Stick TV not working issue. The most common reason for not working on the Fire Stick TV remote is batteries. Often our remote batteries got dead. Here is a list of some common troubleshooting steps that you take to solve the Amazon Fire TV Stick remote not working issue.
1. Use New Remote Batteries
Remote batteries are essential parts that power up your remote. If you’re using your remote for a while then might be your remote batteries are draining. Remote batteries don’t give any warning regarding power draining.
Sometimes while inserting batteries we put them in the wrong way that can also cause remote not working issues. You may insert new batteries into your remote that might fix your remote.
2. Check For Remote Damagation
You have inserted new batteries on your remote but still not able to use your remote. Then maybe your remote got damaged then in this case you to buy a new remote. The cost of the remote is not too much.
3. Pair Fire Stick TV Remote
Oftentimes Fire Stick TV remote automatically connects with your TV. Simply turn on your TV and start streaming for your new remote. However, this doesn’t work properly sometimes then we need to pair remote to TV manually. Here are some steps to know about how to pair Amazon Fire Stick TV.
- Hold down the house key button for 20 seconds. If the first attempt doesn’t work then you need to press the home button multiple times.
- The light available at the top of the remote will start blinking rapidly instead of slow blinking.
- A message will appear on your TV screen when the remote is successfully paired. Also your remote will flash blue light thrice.
Use Your Phone As Firestick Remote
If you’re that kind of person who always tries to find ways to save money. In this case, you don’t want to spend your hard-earned on the remote. Then you can use your mobile phone as a remote.
You just need to install the Amazon Fire TV app on your phone. This app is available and comfortable with both Android and iOS platforms. You need to connect your TV and remote with the same Wi-Fi network.
Here is the download link to the Amazon FireTV app:-
Once you’ve successfully installed the app on your device, you need to go through the steps given below:-
- Choose the Fire TV you want to control with your remote.
- Now 4 digits of code will appear on your TV screen.
- Once you’ve noted down the code shown on the TV screen. Go to your phone app and enter your 4 digit code.
- When your TV will successfully recognize your device. You’ll able to use your mobile as your remote.
The center of your application is the touchpad that can be used to navigate your Fire TV. Also by tapping the center of the screen it will click and select the options that appeared on your screen. Most of the features will available on your mobile app.
Use New Alexa Voice Remote
If you don’t find the above method as your cup of tea then I would suggest you replace your old remote with the original remote. You can purchase the original remote on Amazon. The price may differ as per your location so we’re not going to talk about the price you can officially check the price on Amazon.
I hope all the problems you’re facing with your Amazon Fire TV are solved now. You can always install the Amazon Fire TV app on your phone as a backup. So whenever your remote stopped working you can use your mobile so your entertainment never goes off. If you have any thoughts then please share with us we would love to hear your thoughts.