How to Pair a Fire Stick Remote

Get your Fire Stick remote working again or pair a replacement

  • To start the pairing process, unplug your Fire Stick from power and remove the batteries from the remote.
  • Plug the Fire Stick in and replace the batteries, then press and hold the home button on the remote to initiate pairing.
  • Not all Fire Stick remotes are interchangeable. If your remote won’t pair, make sure it’s the right style for your Fire Stick.

This article explains how to pair a Fire Stick remote, with instructions which will work for pairing the original remote if it has stopped connecting, and for connecting a compatible replacement remote.

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

How to Pair a Fire Stick Remote

To pair a Fire Stick remote, you need to restart your Fire Stick and put the remote into pairing mode as the Fire Stick is starting back up. Once the Fire Stick has started back up, it will be paired with the remote. This process is exactly the same whether you’re pairing the remote that originally came with the Fire Stick or a compatible replacement.

Here’s how to pair a Fire Stick remote:

  1. Unplug your Fire Stick from power.

    Unplugging a Fire Stick from power.


  2. Remove the batteries from your Fire Stick remote.

    Batteries removed from a Fire Stick remote.

     

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

  3. Plug the Fire Stick back into power.

    A Fire Stick plugged into power.


  4. Put the batteries back in your Fire Stick remote, or install fresh batteries if it's a new remote.

    Replacing the batteries in a Fire Stick remote.


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

    The home button highlighted on a Fire Stick remote.
  6. When the light on the remote starts blinking, release the Home button.

    The LED indicator highlighted on a Fire Stick remote.
  7. Wait for your Fire Stick to load the menu screen and check to make sure the remote was successfully paired.

    A Fire Stick booting up.

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

How to Pair An Additional Fire Stick Remote

Your Fire Stick can remember up to seven remotes at the same time, 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 menus.

If you’ve lost your original remote, you can still use this process. Just use the Fire TV remote app on your phone as a remote, and use the following procedure 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 the Fire TV remote app to return to the home screen.

    The Fire TV home screen.
  2. Select Settings.

    Settings on Fire Stick.
  3. Select Controllers and Bluetooth Devices.

    Controllers and bluetooth devices highlighted in Fire Stick settings.
  4. Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes.

    Amazon Fire TV Remotes highlighted in Fire Stick settings.
  5. Select Add New Remote

    Add New Remote highlighted in Fire Stick settings.
  6. Press and hold the Home button on your new remote.

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

  8. When the process finishes, you’ll see both your old remote and your new remote in the list on the screen.

Can You Pair a Fire Stick Remote to a Different Fire Stick?

There are several Fire Stick remote models, and they aren’t all interchangeable. So while you can pair a Fire Stick remote to a different Fire Stick, you can only do so if the remote and Fire Stick are compatible. For example, the 2nd generation Alexa Voice Remote isn’t compatible with the 1st or 2nd generation Amazon Fire TV, the 1st generation Fire Stick, or Fire TV Edition smart TVs, but it does work with other models.

There’s no easy way to determine compatibility, so the safest option is to check with Amazon. Fire Stick remote listings on Amazon typically provide a list of compatible devices, and Amazon customer support can also provide further assistance if you aren’t sure. It doesn’t hurt to try pairing a remote if you already have one, but don’t buy a replacement until you’ve verified compatibility.

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

FAQ
  • How do I pair a new Fire Stick remote if I lost my old remote?

    Use the first set of instructions to pair a new Fire TV stick remote to your device. To pair your new remote from the Settings menu, set up the Fire TV phone app and follow the above steps to add your new remote from

    Controllers & Bluetooth Devices. If the remote doesn't seem to respond, try these Fire Stick remote troubleshooting tips.

  • How do I pair a Fire Stick remote to Roku TV?

    After you pair your Fire Stick remote to your Fire TV Stick, go to Settings > Equipment Control and set it to Automatic to control power and volume on your Roku TV. To use your Fire Stick remote Home button to switch to the Fire Stick input on your Roku TV, enable HDMI-CEC control. On your Fire TV, go to Settings > Display & Sounds and turn on HDMI CEC Device Control.

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