Pair New Fire Stick Remote Without Old

How to Pair New Fire Stick Remote Without the Old One?

The Fire Stick is a convenient way to make your traditional TV smart. It gives us access to many new shows and movies that we never would have seen otherwise on our traditional TV. You are not alone if you often find yourself in a bind when you misplace the remote.

It’s annoying to lose the Fire Stick remote and think that buying a new Fire Stick is the only option. Thankfully, other options exist for pairing a new Fire Stick remote without the old one.

If you’ve lost your Fire Stick’s original remote and don’t want the experience to end, this tutorial will show you how to connect a new one. Let’s dive in.

Officially Supported Fire Stick Controllers and Remotes

If you’ve lost your old Fire Stick remote and want to replace it, you can choose from several controllers and remotes that have received official approval.

If you’d prefer a drop-in replacement, Amazon carries a remote made expressly for use with the Fire Stick. You can buy this remote control from Amazon or any other legitimate shop. It’s fully compatible with your Fire Stick because it works exactly like the one that came with your device.

But remember that you’re not limited to the Fire Stick’s official remote—you may use any third-party remote you like. Inteset’s IReTV Remote is one such popular alternative. Using add-ons that enable the Fire Stick to receive infrared (IR) signals, this remote has a similar experience to that of the original one.

The Fire Stick is compatible with various game controllers, not just TV remote controls. It also works with multiple gamepads, expanding the scope of possible uses. The Fire Stick is compatible with various Xbox controllers, including the Series X | S. The Fire Stick can pair wirelessly with Bluetooth game controllers.

If you use the controllers and remotes that are officially compatible with your Fire Stick, you should be able to obtain a replacement for your misplaced one. You can take back control of your Fire Stick and watch whatever you please using the official remote, a third-party remote like the Inteset IReTV, or even a game controller.

Fire Stick Controllers
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2 Ways to Pair a New Fire Stick Remote Without the Old One

There are two ways to pair your new Fire Stick remote without the old one. You can pair your new remote via the Amazon Fire TV app or the TV remote. Let’s see how.

Method 1: Use the Amazon Fire TV Remote App

If you’ve lost your original Fire Stick remote but have the Amazon Fire TV Remote App, you can easily pair a new one. All you need to do is install the Amazon Fire TV app and then use it as a remote to pair your new remote. Just follow these steps:

  • Install the Amazon Fire TV app on your Android or iPhone. Go to the respective app store and install the app from there.
  • Now, open the app and grant all the permissions requested by it.
  • Turn on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your smartphone.
  • Tap on the Remote option in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Then, tap on Set Up New Device.
  • Select Fire TV, and you should see a remote on your screen.

Now that you have connected your phone and Fire Stick, you can use your phone as the remote to pair an actual new remote. Make sure you have inserted the batteries in your new remote.

  • Go to the Home Screen on your Fire Stick.
  • Next, navigate to Settings.
  • Select the “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” option from the settings menu.

Controllers and Bluetooth Devices

  • Then, select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” from the list of options.
  • Select the “Add New Remote” option. You’ll find it by searching for it.

Add New Remote

  • Press and hold the HOME button on your new remote for at least 10 seconds.
  • A selection menu of control units will show up. You can pair your Fire Stick with the new remote.
  • To finish the pairing, the app may provide on-screen prompts or instructions, which you should follow.
  • Congratulations! Your new Fire Stick remote is now paired and ready to use.

Method 2: Use the TV Remote

To pair a new remote with your Fire Stick and use it instead of your TV remote, you can follow these instructions:

  1. Remove the Fire Stick’s power cable and wait a few seconds to restart it. Then, reconnect it to the power source to force a reboot.
  2. During the initial boot process of the Fire Stick, press and hold the HOME button on your TV remote. Don’t release the button until the Fire Stick home screen appears.
  3. The TV remote you used to pair the Fire Stick with your TV is now your key to the Settings menu.
  4. Choose the “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” option on the settings page.
  5. You will see a list of options; select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes”.
  6. Select the “Add New Remote” option to add a new remote.
  7. Press and hold the HOME button on your new remote for at least 10 seconds.
  8. To pair your Fire Stick with the new remote, select it from the list of available remotes.
  9. The app may provide you with on-screen instructions that you should follow to complete the pairing process.
  10. Congratulations! You have successfully paired your new Fire Stick remote. You can now watch your favorite shows and movies online with ease.

How to Pair Additional Fire Stick Remotes

If you want to ensure you don’t get into this situation again, you can pair up extra Fire Stick remotes. If you lose the remote again, you can use the other one to control your Fire TV. It’s easy to pair extra Fire Stick remotes, so you can even use a whole bunch of them with your Fire Stick. Just follow these steps:

  1. Verify that the Fire Stick and the TV are on and showing the Fire Stick home screen.
  2. Make sure your second remote has batteries.
  3. Press and hold the Home button for around 10 seconds to pair the new remote with the Fire Stick. Doing so will start the remote’s pairing process.
  4. Press the HOME button on your paired Fire Stick remote.
  5. Next, navigate to Settings.
  6. Choose the “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” option.
  7. Choose “Amazon Fire TV Remotes”.
  8. Choose the “Add New Remote” option.
  9. Select the second remote, and you are good to go.

Remember that the Fire Stick can only be paired with a maximum of seven remote controls simultaneously. As a result, the Fire Stick may be operated by multiple remotes at once, making it suitable for use in various situations.

You can also use third-party remote controls for the extra ones you pair. If they are Fire Stick-compatible, you can use them instead of or in addition to the official remote.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you pair a Fire Stick remote with a different Fire Stick?

You can use the remote for one Fire Stick with another Fire Stick. Remember that each remote may only control one Fire Stick at a time. It would be best to disconnect the remote from the current Fire Stick before you can use it with a different Fire Stick.

2. What can I do if I lose my Fire Stick remote?

If you misplace your Fire Stick’s remote, you can do a few things. Firstly, you can buy replacement remotes that work with the Fire Stick, available on Amazon. Alternatively, you can install the official Amazon Fire TV Remote App on your mobile device to use it as a remote. Finally, you can also control your Fire Stick with a third-party remote. Make sure they work with the Fire Stick before you buy.

3. How do I force restart my Fire Stick without the remote?

To force restart your Fire Stick if you’ve lost the remote, disconnect it from the power cord and wait a few seconds. Plug it back in, and the Fire Stick will restart.

Final Words

If you lose or misplace your Fire Stick control, it need not be a deal breaker that prevents you from enjoying your favorite shows and movies. Thanks to the abundance of available alternatives and options, you can pair a new Fire Stick remote without the old one. You can choose the one that works for you. Let us know your method to pair your new Fire Stick remote. Thanks for reading!

About Mehtab

Mehtab is a tech writer at DealNTech, where he covers PC and mobile-related guides and news. He is passionate about helping people understand and use technology to their advantage. In his role at DealNTech, Mehtab focuses on creating informative and engaging content on a variety of PC and mobile-related topics, including Windows, CPU, GPU, and Android. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on X(Twitter)

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