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Firestick Remote Not Working – Fix Firestick Remote Right Now

by Jayant

Your Firestick remote not working? Here is how to fix the firestick remote!

But first, have you checked the firestick remote batteries? Sure you did. Remote still not working? Below we are discussing the best firestick remote replacement. Along with that, we are also talking about simple yet important things that you might be missing while using the FireTV stick remote.

We have a couple of great options for firestick remote replacement. While some replacements ask for a few bucks while some are absolutely free. By the end of this article, you will have a working solution for your firestick. 


How to Fix Amazon FireTVstick Remote Not Working

This is the first case scenario where you do have Firestick Remote in your hand but it is not working anymore. Firestick Remote works on batteries and maybe batteries don’t have enough juice to power up the Firestick Remote.

So first, try replacing the Firestick Remote Batteries with a new pair of batteries. Don’t use the spare AAA Remote batteries. Get the new pair of AAA Batteries and place it properly in the right way. By now, maybe the remote start to work again.


How to Pair Firestick Remote?

There are times when the Firestick remote gets unpaired automatically. Maybe after a software update or while you changed the batteries or maybe because of some firestick bug. If the remote is not paired with a firestick, it will not respond. You need to pair the remote via Bluetooth. Here is how to pair the Firestick remote.


To pair it again, turn on the Firestick on your TV and Press & Hold the ‘Home’ button for 10 seconds on the remote. You will see a small box at the right bottom corner of the screen saying ‘Remote Has been Paired’ kinda thing. If you didn’t see anything, press & Hold it again for at least 10-15 seconds. 

If not working, you should check the connectors of the battery at the battery compartment of the firestick remote. You might see some white layer covering the connectors. This whitish layer is the residue of acid released by batteries. This unwanted whitish layer might be blocking the current to pass through the batteries to connectors. Scratch that layer off from the firestick remote and put the new batteries. Try again to connect the firestick remote.


This thing would work if your Remote’s Hardware is absolutely fine. If you have spillover some tea, coffee or anything, that is supposed to be in your belly, over your Firestick remote and you have the slightest doubt about that, you are right. Maybe, its hardware is damaged and it would not work again. If the firestick remote is broken or if there is any hardware problem, your firestick remote would not work in any case.

Amazon FireTV Stick Remote Replacement

Now you know that you have ruined the Firestick Remote hardware and it is just a useless piece of plastic. Now you are wondering if is there any Firestick Remote Replacement available in the market? Or should you buy a new Firestick Device?

Well yes, there is a Firestick Remote Replacement available in the market and you don’t need to buy a whole new set of Firestick Devices for that purpose. There is a free alternative for a firestick remote that you can see below but if you just need a firestick remote, you can easily buy a new Firestick remote from Amazon. Else, you can also go for a mini keyboard remote for firestick available on Amazon.

Just make sure you are buying a Bluetooth keyboard. USB keyboard will ask for an extra OTG cable which I don’t think is convenient.

Once you have the new Bluetooth Firestick Remote, you can easily pair it by the same method as stated above like Press & Hold the Home Button for 10-15 seconds while firestick is turned on.

What? Are you looking for free Firestick Remote Replacement? Okay, we have a free Firestick Remote Replacement but actually, it is not a physical remote for FireTV.

Firestick Remote App – Free Firestick Remote Replacement

So here we have a free Firestick Remote app that works great with Firestick and most importantly, it is absolutely free. You can download the Firestick Remote official app from Play Store as well as from the App Store. Amazon Firestick Remote App is free for both Android & iOS. Using the Fire TV remote app, you can control Firestick without a remote

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Setting up the Remote App with Firestick is super easy. Here is how to Pair Fire TV Remote app with Firestick.

1. Go to Play Store or App Store and download the app for the respective device.

2. Now open the app and Sign In with your Amazon account.how-to-use-firestick-remote-app

3. Once you Signed in with your Amazon account, it will search for the available Firestick device. Make sure your device is Connected and Turned on.

4. If your device is turned on, you will see your Firestick device name on the smartphone and it will show you the Remote User Interface.


5. Firestick Remote app now ready to use.

The Good thing about Firestick Remote App is its accessibility. Moving the cursor from the remote app is so convenient than clicking the remote button. Moreover, writing a text on the Amazon Fire Stick while searching or entering the login credentials of any app, is so easy with the Firestick Remote app. You can enter the text right from your Smartphone keyboard and it is super convenient.

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Using the Firestick Remote app, you can also open the app right from the Remote app. Tap on the ‘+’ icon on the top and tap on the desired app.


Moreover, you can also Trigger Alexa Voice Search right from the Firestick Remote App. Simply tap and Slide Down the Mic icon and say your Keywords. Isn’t it great?


You can also trigger the Firestick Settings from the Remote App itself. Tap on Settings on the Remote app and tap on the desired function.

Amazon Firestick, FireTV users in the US can also control Amazon Fire TV Recast with this same app. You will see the Recorded Shows from the Air and you can also play them right from this Remote app.

Best Firestick Remote Replacement – A new Fire Stick Remote or Remote App?

If you have lost Firestick Remote or you just have broken down the Firestick Remote and looking to Replace it, you have 2 great options having their own advantages and disadvantages.

You can easily buy a Firestick Remote from Amazon at $30 but if you are okay with the Smartphone Interface, you can save your $30 for later.

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Using the firestick Remote app, you don’t need AAA Batteries on the Remote App, moreover, it is silent. No more ‘click-click’ noise of the physical button of the Firestick remote. Apart from all these reasons, entering the text from the smartphone keyboard seems more convenient to me.

Having a physical remote for firestick is also not a problem. Firestick remote provides you a classic TV interface. It looks good with the whole TV setup. Moreover, if you are not home and your parents at home wanted to watch Netflix on firestick, well, they would not be happy to know that they cannot access the Firestick without your smartphone. Although you can easily setup the firestick remote app on your parent’s smartphone but usually parents are not technology-friendly. So a physical firestick remote is no harm.

So, it all depends on you. If you are the only user of Firestick and you are comfortable with Firestick Remote App then it is fine to have Firestick remote app only but for family use, a brand new physical Firestick remote is always recommended. Your dad will like that way only.

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1 comment

Chuck Maglaughlin May 13, 2019 - 8:26 pm

I’m tired of going through high powered lithium batteries…firestick is ridiculous. I have no and HATE smartphones. I’m 70. I have wifi, laptop and a smart tv, all connected. Firestick is activated through all this when I go to HDMI on my tv remote. It’s amazing that millions of smartphone haters like me with just regular cell phones have been cut out of so much by the marketplace.


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