How to Pair a Fire Stick Remote

what to know

  • To begin the pairing process, unplug the Fire Stick and remove the batteries from the remote.
  • Insert the Fire Stick and replace the battery, then press and hold the Home button on the remote to initiate pairing.
  • Not all Fire Stick remote controls are interchangeable. If your Fire Stick doesn't pair, make sure it's the right style for your Fire Stick.

This article explains how to pair a Fire Stick remote, and provides instructions for pairing if the original remote stops connecting, and for connecting a compatible replacement remote.

Many Fire TV remotes are interchangeable, but not all. If you're replacing a lost or damaged remote, make sure the replacement remote is compatible with your Fire Stick model and generation.

To pair the Fire Stick remote, you need to restart the Fire Stick and put the remote into pairing mode when the Fire Stick restarts. Once the Fire Stick restarts, it will pair with the remote.

The process is exactly the same whether you pair an original Fire Stick remote or a compatible replacement.

Here's how to pair your Fire Stick remote:

  1. Unplug the Fire Stick.

  2. Remove the batteries from the Fire Stick remote.

    If the batteries are old, consider replacing them at this time so you don't have to go through the process again when the battery dies.

  3. Plug the Fire Stick back into the power source.

  4. Place the batteries back into the Fire Stick remote, or if it's a new remote, install new batteries.

  5. Press and hold the Home button on the Fire Stick remote.

  6. When the light on the remote starts flashing, release the Home button.

  7. Wait for the Fire Stick to load the menu screen and check to make sure the remote has been paired successfully.

    Some Fire Stick remotes will flash a blue LED after the pairing process is complete.

Your Fire Stick can remember up to seven remote controls simultaneously, including third-party remotes. If you have access to your original remote and it still works, you can pair an additional Fire Stick remote through the settings menu.

If you lost your original remote, you can set up the Fire TV Remote app on your phone as your remote. Then follow the process below to pair your new remote.

Here's how to pair an additional Fire Stick remote:

  1. Press the Home button on your existing remote or Fire TV Remote app to return to the home screen.

  2. Select Settings .

  3. Select the controller and Bluetooth device .

  4. Choose the Amazon Fire TV remote .

  5. Select Add new remote

  6. On the new remote, press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds.

  7. Wait for the Fire Stick to find the new remote, then press the Select button on the old remote.

  8. Once the process is complete, you will see the old remote and the new remote in the on-screen list.

There are several models of Fire Stick remotes, and they are not interchangeable. So, while you can pair a Fire Stick remote with a different Fire Stick, you can only do so if the remote and Fire Stick are compatible.

For example, the second-generation Alexa Voice Remote is not compatible with first- or second-generation Amazon Fire TV, first-generation Fire Stick, or Fire TV edition smart TVs, but it is compatible with other models.

There's no easy way to determine compatibility, so your safest bet is to check with Amazon. The Fire Stick remote listing on Amazon usually provides a list of compatible devices, and Amazon customer support can also provide further assistance if you're unsure.

If you already have a remote, there's no harm in trying to pair it, but don't buy a replacement until compatibility is verified.

Your Fire Stick can be paired with up to seven remote controls, but each remote can only be paired with one Fire TV. If you pair the Fire Stick Remote with a different Fire Stick, it will stop working with the original Fire Stick.

  • Use the first set of instructions to pair your new Fire TV remote with your device. To pair a new remote from the Settings menu, set up the Fire TV mobile app and follow the steps above to add a new remote. If your remote isn't responding, try these Fire Stick remote troubleshooting tips.

  • After pairing the Fire Stick remote with the Fire TV Stick, go to Settings > Device Control and set it to Automatic to control power and volume on your Roku TV. To use the Fire Stick remote's Home button to switch to the Fire Stick input on your Roku TV, enable HDMI-CEC control. On Fire TV, go to Settings > Display & Sound , then turn on HDMI CEC Device Control .