It is so frustrating that most of the times things which we need the most will go out of our hand. After breaking two or three Firestick remote, I attempted to fix the next one. Mostly when I was about to grab a drink, the pause button goes numb. Mostly restarting the firestick won’t solve the issue.
After searching for a while, I found a lot of ways to fix the firestick remote not working issue. In this article, I will share a few steps to troubleshoot and fix your remote. I will share it in a step by step manual. Follow these steps to diagnose and fix your issue.
Firestick remote not working
There are various reasons for with you might have a functional problem with your remote, here in this section we had described the cause and solution to the problem. Your remote may start working at any point in time, so make sure to confirm the same at the end. The following are the top four ways to fix your remote.
1. Check the Batteries
Check the battery you are using on your Firestick Remote. This might sound silly, but its the first thing you need to do. Often we do miss in the small things. Replace the battery you are using and check whether the issue is fixed. If it’s not fixed, you can proceed to the next step.
2. Check connection issues
Your firestick can connect to seven Bluetooth devices at the same time. If you already connected to seven other devices, disconnect any one of them and try again. It will work for sure. And it is one of the most common solutions for Firestick Remote not working issue.
3. Is your remote compatible with the device you are using
You might be wondering what’s the compatibility issue to do with the out of the box remote. Yep, it is not for the out of box remote. If you are using a compatible remote for your firestick, make sure that the remote is compatible with your version of firestick.
4. Check for Functional issues.
This is where things get complicated. Now you need to check for the functional issue for your remote. Since firestick comes with a Bluetooth remote, you need to try certain things to make sure that your remote is not working. Or it’s just the firestick issue.
Make sure to check the remote in the close range without any interference. Generally, the remote works within 10ft from your firestick. It’s one of the most important factors to be considered. Make sure that there is no electric device around your firestick. Sometimes signals from other devices will disrupt your Bluetooth device.
5. Alternate Solution to fix the remote
If you are at this step, the better solution is to replace your firestick remote. And the best part is you can get a new one for less than $10. Make sure to get the compatible remote with your model. Check the specification of the remote before buying it.
FIX Firestick remote not working issue
If you think the $10 solution is costly, here is a free Firestick remote not working issue solution for you. You can use the Amazon Fire TV Remote App. This app converts your smartphone to Amazon Fire TV Remote. You can use this you control your device.
The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms. You can download the app from the play store or app store. And set up the app to control your firestick with your smartphone.
Some of the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
How to repair physical damage on the remote?
Sadly we can’t do anything about the physical damage on the remote, due to free fall or so. If that is the case, before buying a new remote you need to try Amazon’s fire TV remote app. If that works fine, you can go for the new remote.
New remote is not connecting to the firestick?
This is one of the most common errors faced by firestick users while trying to connect to the new remote. It’s kind of frustrating to remove the old remote and connect to a new one, that too when it’s not working. But there is a simple trick for you.
Press the home button for 10 seconds on the new remote to connect to your firestick. This will automatically disconnect your old remote. You can also do the same with the app.
These are the steps to fix your Firestick remote not working issue. So far, most of the issue I faced is related to the connectivity and battery issue. So I keep a pile of the battery as a backup and I also installed the device on both of my smartphones. I suggest you do the same.
Hope this article is informative and clear. If you are facing any issue, do let us know in the comments. We would be glad to solve your issue.