Firestick Remote Replacement Instructions Solutions

Do you need a Fire TV replacement remote? This article will give you the best options and how to use each option. These remote alternatives also work with the Fire TV Stick.

If you’ve lost or broken a Fire TV remote, you know how frustrating it is to find or buy a new one. Fortunately, there are some alternatives that work well with the Fire TV box and the stick. Many users find these even better than the actual remote control, as they offer some additional features.


The three options shown below are Fire TV Remote App (free), CetusPlay App (free) and Rii Wireless Keyboard.

Firestick remote replacement instructions

Truly the only remote control you can get

There is the only replacement remote that Amazon currently sells, so this is the default choice. Not that it’s a bad option: it’s exactly the same as your previous remote, so you’re already familiar with using it. All your Alexa commands continue to work thanks to the built-in microphone.

Alexa Voice Remote – The new hotness for your Fire TV

Two key enhancements to this Alexa Voice remote: First, it has the right volume buttons, so you can change the volume without the need for another remote – or yelling at the TV. Secondly, it has a real power switch that lets you turn things off without using a second remote or shouting at your TV.

 Get the remote @ $40 at

How do I replace my Amazon Fire Stick remote?

I love to curl up for a good movie and nowadays it’s super easy to bring my favorite movies to the screen. However, losing the remote control of my streaming stick is a quick way to end the fun. Fortunately, the loss of this remote does not mean I have to buy a brand new streaming stick. Setting up a new remote is a breeze!

A streaming stick without a remote control is actually not a streaming stick. Amazon only sells a replacement remote for the Fire TV line and it’s the high-end Alexa remote. How to set up your replacement remote for the Fire TV Stick!

Can you get a replacement Firestick remote?

Yes, but if you would rather buy a new Fire TV / Stick remote directly from Amazon, you can use the following link. If you want to exchange a remote for a Firestick, it may be in your interest to purchase a new Fire TV stick for $10 to $20, depending on the model you receive.

Go to this link to get the original fire stick remote – Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire Stick remote replacement pairing

Firestick Remote Pairing Guide – How to pair new Fire Stick remote

Make sure that you have inserted a new battery pack, as it requires a lot of power to reconnect it. It is not necessary, but you will know that it is not because of the batteries if you try.

  • Pairing instructions
  • Turn on your Fire TV stick by unplugging and reconnecting the power cord
  • Point the remote at the device and press and hold the Home button on your remote control for 10 seconds, according to Amazon (we recommend at least 12-15 seconds).
  • In the lower right corner of the screen, you should see a message that the pairing was successful.
  • Repeat steps 1 to 2 if the message for successful pairing is not displayed.

In my experience, it will take a few tries, but it will eventually pair if nothing is wrong with the remote.

The remote control is by no means the best on the market. It does its job well and good enough. However, it leaves much to be desired and there are other, better alternative options that you can use instead of the OEM remote.


Pair the alternative remote with the Firestick (Bluetooth method)


This would require that you have a working remote control. However, once you have activated the Bluetooth function and paired the alternative remote control. You can use the alternative remote control anytime, anywhere.

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth option on the Bluetooth remote control / keyboard / control.
  2. Scroll to the settings and click on “Controller & Bluetooth devices”.
  3. Click on “Other Bluetooth Devices”.
  4. Click “Add Bluetooth Devices”
  5. Your Fire TV starts searching for the next Bluetooth device. Select the appropriate device and the pairing will end
  6. DONE!

Amazon Fire Stick remote replacement pairing without wifi

Well, let me inform you that you can absolutely pair the fire stick remote without connecting to the wifi as the remote uses the wifi to talk to the Fire stick. Here are some steps for connecting or pairing your Fire TV remote.

  1. First you need to replace the battery of your remote control.
  2. You should bring your remote closer to your Fire TV within 10 feet.
  3. Disconnect your Fire TV from the power cord or adapter, and then reconnect it.
  4. You must use the Fire TV app to pair your remote. If you have added seven controllers, delete one of them before trying to add another one.

What to do when Fire TV Remote NOT Responding / Syncing / Connecting?

If you feel your Fire TV Voice Remote is suddenly disconnected or not working, I know how you feel. Since October 2014 I own a fire stick TV and so far he has processed everything I threw on it. This is until a day in the past week when the remote suddenly broke off the connection and died completely without any sign of life.


How do I use Fire TV if the remote does not turn on?


Fortunately, Amazon has an app for Amazon Fire TV Remote, which is also available on the Android App Store and the Apple App Store. After this, you can then control the Fire TV from the app and continue to the next step.

How do I ensure if my Fire TV remote is paired to my Fire TV Stick?

To check if your Fire TV remote paired to your Fire TV, you will have to go to the settings menu.

  1. SettingsController and Bluetooth devices.
  2. Amazon Fire TV remotes

This shows you which devices are currently paired and from here you can see if your remote connects. In my case, when I play around with the batteries, my remote appears here for a few minutes and then disappears.

The solution

I gently scratched the connectors on the remote at each end, with a screwdriver. Wipe off the residue with a dry cloth while I scratched. The plug should look clean and new at the end of this work. I put the batteries back in and immediately reconnected the remote. Do these if fire stick wont connect to wifi.

I have not had any problems with the remote since then and I guess the moral of the story is that sometimes you get what you pay for.

Fire TV – quick tips

  • Startlingly, Press and hold the Select button for 5 seconds to set the remote in pair mode.
  • Now you need to Press and hold the Select + Play buttons at the same time for 5 seconds to restart the device.
  • Restart the device: SettingsSystemRestart. After restarting, unplug the power cord for 5 seconds, and then reconnect it.

For some newer Fire TV models, press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds.

Final Fire TV Remote not syncing tip

Some users have reported that interference from their router’s Wi-Fi channel was the problem. To change that, you need to be a little technical, but it’s not difficult.

Log in to your router (device details). Find the WiFi channel and switch to another channel. Google Play’s WiFi Analyzer lets you see the least-used channel for your home.


Please tell me if the remote connect to the Fire stick. You can also contact us if Fire Stick remote not working.

I hope this helps and hopefully fixes your problems with Fire TV. If you have had problems or bug fixes, please leave a comment and I can update the guide.

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    Do you need a Fire TV replacement remote? This article will give you the best options and how to use each option. These remote alternatives also work with the Fire TV Stick.