Have you tried to go shopping for a universal remote control that works with the Amazon Firestick, Cable box, Blu-ray player, and TV? Has it been frustrating? You’re not the only one.
Fortunately, you can find plenty of replacement remotes that work with the standard Amazon Fire TV. You may even be like me and bought one of the remotes that say they support the standard Fire TV thinking it will work with the Fire TV Stick. But they aren’t the same. That’s because the Fire TV Stick doesn’t use infrared signals.
There aren’t many budget options that work with the Stick model. After doing some digging, I found a few solutions. Though, I wasn’t happy with the price.
Option 1 – Logitech Harmony Express
This remote is currently the “Queen Mother” of universal remotes. It works with almost any device you can fathom and integrates well with Alexa. It’s my top option for a setup with the Fire TV Stick. It comes at a price though.
Option 2 – Logitech Harmony Companion
A cousin of the Logitech Harmony Express, then Harmony Companion has a lower price point and works just as well with the Fire TV Stick. This option also can turn your smartphone into a remote control.
Option 3 – Sideclick
So, this is an interesting 3rd party remote solution! The Sideclick works with your existing Fire TV Stick remote to turn it into a universal remote that works with other devices.
Just clip it on, program it, and you’ll have additional buttons for additional devices. A major con for the Sideclick is that you’ll need the original remote control to your other devices to program/train it. But if you need additional functionality and love the stock Fire TV remote, this is the best solution for a universal remote.
I hope this guide has assisted you with finding a proper replacement universal remote for your Amazon Firestick. Please feel free to share your experience in the comments.