The remote control of yours Amazon Fire TV Stick lately it is doing some “whim” and the key no longer responds with the usual efficiency to the commands you are trying to give it, so you would like to reset the remote control in question to try to restore its correct operation. Or maybe you’ve just bought a new remote for your Fire TV Stick but don’t know the steps to pair it with the dongle.
You would also like to learn how to best manage the commands to control your TV, since your Fire Tv Stick remote control also provides this possibility. Did I guess? Well, you will be pleased to know that I made this guide specifically to meet all these needs.
In short, you just need to dedicate a few minutes of your precious time and continue reading the next paragraphs to learn how to setup Fire Stick remote and discover the various procedures that will allow you to take full advantage of its features. Done deal? Perfect, in this case I just have to wish you a good continuation!
- How to set up Fire Stick remote
- Basic Edition remote control
- Remote control with Alexa voice commands
- How to program Fire Stick remote control
How to set up Fire Stick remote
For starters I’ll show you how to setup Fire Stick remote and perform, therefore, both theaddition of a new remote control device in association with your Amazon key that the reset of an existing one that has some operating problems.
In the first case, having another working remote control available (but also using the Fire TV Stick Remote Control app or a device that integrates Alexa) you can follow a simple procedure starting from the key’s main interface: just select with i directional keys the symbol ofgear located on the right side of the central menu and press on confirmation button to access the settings.
Once this is done, go to the function Bluetooth controllers and devicesthen hit the option Amazon Fire TV remotes and presses on the voice Add new remote: in this way the device will listen, and all you have to do is repeat the pressure on the key Home for 10 seconds to make the new remote appear in the list. To conclude the association, therefore, just press on the new element in order to select it as default.
For what concern reset of a remote control that shows some operating defects, however, the procedure varies according to the model of key you have, but to facilitate the task I have created dedicated chapters with the respective instructions.
Basic Edition remote control
The remote control of the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition can be restored starting from a simple one key combination: to begin, therefore, hold down the buttons at the same time Home And Menu (☰), then release the first one and press for again 9 consecutive times the one with the symbol of three lines.
Following, remove the batteries from the rear compartment of the remote control, then unplug the key from the power outlet and wait about a minute. After this time, reinsert the batteries, then connect the key to the power supply again and, as soon as the initial screen of the device appears, press and hold to 40 seconds the button Homethen wait further 60 seconds to complete the configuration.
Remote control with Alexa voice commands
If you have a version of the Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice control, the instructions for resetting the relevant remote control slightly change from those of the basic edition. Furthermore, there are some small differences also in relation to the type of device, but in all cases, however, it is necessary in advance disconnect the key from the power supply.
Once this is done, if you have a Fire Stick TV’s 1st generationwithout commands for switching off and modulating the volume, simultaneously presses the keys Left (i.e. the left side of the central circle button) e Menu (☰) for 12 seconds. For all other models (2nd – 3rd generation, Soundbar And Quarrel – the latter also devoid of shutdown / volume controls), however, in addition you will also have to press the button Backards (the one with the arrow turning to the left).
After releasing the aforementioned buttons, wait 5 secondsso remove the batteries from the remote control and wait a minute before reinserting them: in the meantime, reconnect the key to the power supply to restart it. To conclude, press the button Home: at this stage the blue LED may flash for an instant (depending on the model available), and this should be enough to complete the association, but if you notice that the functions are not yet active, in this case try to hold down for another 10 seconds the key Home.
If, even following the procedure, you continue to encounter problems, I suggest you contact Amazon support, while as regards the Full reset of the Fire TV Stick I refer you to my dedicated guide.
How to program Fire Stick remote control
If the remote control combined with your Amazon key also has the convenient functions for controlling your TV but you did not perform the related configuration during the initialization procedure or you changed the TV model, do not worry, as it is possible to change this setting even afterwards.
To understand how to program Fire Stick remote and make the buttons compatible on / off And volume control with your TV proceed as follows: to start, access the key’s main interface and go to the device preferences by selecting the icon with thegear.
Next, locate the function Device control and press on it, then, on the next screen, press on the item Manage devices. Once this is done, access the functionality TVselect the option Change TV and repeat the choice you just made in the notification that will appear on the screen: consider that the configuration procedure will take a variable amount of time 5 to 10 minutes.
The first operation that you will be asked to perform concerns the choice of brand of your TV: if it is not included among the most common ones proposed at the beginning of the list, press and hold the central round button down to quickly scroll through the available options (there are really many!) and find the correct one.
Then follow the instructions that appear on the screen: you simply have to press the classic button on / off located on the top of the remote control to turn off the TV and perform the same operation again 10 seconds later to turn it back on.
At each attempt you will be asked to indicate whether this was successful or not: in the event of a negative response, a new test will be performed with different IR frequencies, and so on until the correct one is identified. As soon as you succeed, you will be prompted to test the buttons for as well lower And raise the volume: therefore, once this test has also been performed, you will have to answer the relevant question. If everything goes smoothly as it should, the procedure ends here, otherwise the detection will have to be done from scratch.
The configuration possibilities offered by the remote control of your Fire TV do not end here: in fact, by accessing the previous screen again from the path Device Control> Manage Devices> TV and selecting the item Infrared options you will be able to search or update the Infrared profileThis procedure is useful if the television’s response to remote control impulses is not particularly effective.
In addition, you can also adjust the settings here Timingby increasing or decreasing the response range to infrared signals, e Repetitionthat is, specifying the frequency of sending the signal from the remote control to the TV, which can be set 1 to 3 times.
In the same way, therefore, it is possible to manage the Power On / Off Controls (always present within the function TV) by adjusting both the Ignition delay that the number of repetitions of the commands in question. Since these are particular settings, the advice I want to give you is to try to keep the default values: the fact remains that you can still test different preferences and then eventually restore the original ones in case of problems.
If you have a remote control that integrates voice commands and an associated Alexa device, you can also manage thevolume increase (through the function of the same name) which is operated on the TV by the voice assistant at each of your specific requests for adjusting the intensity (for example, with voice commands, raise the volume / lower the volume).
Finally, I also point out the function Change of entrancewhich allows you to replicate the navigation mode of source selection menu also on the key. If, for example, you use the up or down scroll keys on your TV’s original remote to access a different input, I recommend setting the mode to Navigate Up + Down: in this way, by pronouncing a suitable voice command (such as, precisely, “change input”) after pressing the Alexa buttonthe system will follow the same movement.