How to Pair a Firestick Remote

Before you get to enjoy the Amazon Firestick, you will have to pair a remote. We’ll show you how to get your remote connected to the Firestick and ready to use with these steps.


Pair an Already Connected Remote

Sometimes the Firestick can forget it’s connection to the remote. When this happens, simply press and hold the🏠 “Home” button on the remote for 10 seconds. An amber light on the remote will blink. An on screen message will appear once the remote has successfully paired with the Firestick.
Firestick Remote Amber Light

If you have any problems getting things to work, please visit our guide ‘Fire TV Won’t Pair With Remote‘.


Adding a Second Remote

  1. Use the other remote or the to navigate to “Settings“. If you lost or do not have access to another remote, you can use the Fire TV Remote app for Android or iOS device.
    Firestick Add New Remote Option
  2. Choose “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices“.
    Firestick Controllers and Bluetooth Devices Option
  3. Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes“.
    Firestick 2nd Remote Added
  4. Select “Add New Remote“.
    Firestick Add New Remote Option
  5. The Firestick will start search for a remote to pair to. Press and hold the 🏠 “Home” button on the new remote.
    Firestick Searching For Remote
  6. When prompted, press ⦿ “Select” on the other remote or in the Fire TV Remote app.
    Firestick Ready to Pair Screen
  7. You’re all set. The new remote will now be available to use.

Program Remote to Work With TV

If you have a Firestick remote with volume and power buttons for the TV, you can configure the remote to work with your brand of TV using these steps:

Starting at the Home screen, navigate to “Settings” > “Equipment Control” > “Manage Equipment” > “TV” > “Change TV“.
Firestick Change TV Option in Settings

You will then be walked through the steps to setup and test the remote with a new TV brand.


Adding Remote At Setup

The first time you setup your Amazon Firestick, you will be prompted to pair the remote on the very first screen. At this screen, press and hold the 🏠”Home” button to pair it.

Firestick Remote Search at Setup

If your remote has volume and power buttons, the menus will walk you through programming the remote for your TV.


I hope this guide has helped you easily pair a remote to your Amazon Firestick. If you have any problems getting things to work, please visit our guide ‘Fire TV Won’t Pair With Remote‘.

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