Firestick Remote Pairing and Unpairing Guide: With or Without WiFi  

The Fire TV Stick products from Amazon are digital streaming media devices that give you the functions of a smart TV as long as you have an HDMI port on the pack of your TV. This gives you access to the internet, apps, and all the awesome TV series, movies, documentaries, and more.

With all this good stuff under the hood, it’s no surprise that the Fire TV platform is one of the leading ones in the digital streaming space. As of early 2021, it was tied with Roku with 36% of the market share. That sure doesn’t leave much for the others in a market estimated to be worth nearly $19 billion in 2027!

Seeing as your Fire Stick connects to the back of your TV, it isn’t easy to access. You will need to rely on a Firestick remote for all your interactions with it. But what if something happens to your Firestick remote and you have to get a new one? How do you perform a Firestick remote pair all by yourself? 

The good thing is, it’s not close to as hard as you might think. In fact, you can get it done in just a minute or two if you know what you’re doing. Well, I’m here to show you the steps to follow to get this done and some other things related to pairing Fire TV remote.

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How to pair the new Firestick remote?

If you want to perform a Fire Stick remote pair for a new remote, it’s pretty easy. There’s an option that Amazon has put right into the settings for Fire TV that will help your pair it with a new remote. I’ll show you how to do that with the steps below:

  1. Press the Home button on your old Firestick remote.
  2. Go to the Settings menu, which you will know from the gear icon near the right side of the screen. Of course, the layout may differ depending on which version of Fire OS your device is on. Just look for the gear icon or the word “Settings”!
  3. Choose the “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices” option from the list.
  4. Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” from the options.
  5. Select the option for “Add New Remote.” Ensure that you have the new remote within ten feet of your Fire TV Stick.
  6. The Firestick will then begin to search for any nearby discoverable remotes. To make the remote discoverable, you will need to hold down on the Home button for ten seconds. If you do this right, the new remote will show up in a list on your TV screen.
  7. Now, press the select button in the middle of the circle on your OLD remote to select the new remote. When you do this, it will pair the Firestick remote for you. 
  8. Now, once you see the new remote in the list of Fire TV remotes, you will be able to use it with your Firestick, just like you would use your old one.

Using these steps, you can do a new Fire Stick remote pair if the old one has started to get old or fail or if you simply want more than one remote at home. After all, you can pair up to seven!

How to reconnect Firestick remote?

The best way to reconnect a Fire Stick remote is by resetting it. The steps to follow to reset your Fire TV Stick are not too complicated. Still, you will need a different set of steps depending on the exact remote model.

You can check the guide on Amazon’s website to see how to reset your remote based on your model. Just make sure that you’re good with numbers because, in some cases, you will need to press a button a certain number of times or wait a precise number of seconds.

How to unpair the Firestick remote?

I’ve shown you how to connect Firestick remote to the TV, but I haven’t shown you how to unpair it if you don’t want to use it on that Firestick anymore. The good thing is that the steps to do this are just as easy and easier! – like the steps to pair a new remote.

You may need to unpair your Firestick remote if you want to use a remote that is already paired with one Fire Stick with another Fire Stick. Note that you cannot use one remote to unpair itself. This prevents you from unpairing the only remote you have connected, which is good thinking.

Follow the steps that I’ve listed below to unpair your Firestick TV remote from the Fire Stick:

  1. Press the Home button on your Fire TV Stick remote.
  2. Go to the Settings menu.
  3. Select the “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” entry in the list.
  4. Pick the “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” option.
  5. Move to the Fire TV remote that you want to unpair.
  6. Press the Menu button on the remote.
  7. Press the Select button in the center of the circle to confirm.

How to connect a Firestick remote to another Firestick?

You can easily pair Fire TV remote to another Fire TV device by following some of the steps listed above! Let me paint a picture first:

Your friend has a Firestick at home, and unfortunately, his remote is busted. So you decide to bring your remote, which is the only one your Firestick has, and connect it to his. Well, here’s the thing, this typically will not work unless you unpair the remote from your house and then pair Firestick remote to the TV at your pal’s place. And, of course, you won’t be able to unpair unless you have more than one remote.

However, some people have had luck by turning off the first Firestick and holding down the Home button on the remote next to the new Firestick. Hold it down for about ten or twenty seconds, and if the light flashes, you’re good!

How to switch Firestick remote to another TV?

You can’t use your Firestick remote with a TV directly. Instead, it must interface with the Fire TV Stick connected to it. Suppose you want to switch your Firestick remote to another TV. In that case, all you need to do is connect that Firestick physically to the new TV.

How to pair Firestick remote without WiFi?

You might think there’s absolutely no way to pair Firestick remote if you don’t have a WiFi connection to the Fire Stick. Trust me, I understand how it might seem, especially if you’ve tried it before. However, you can use a pretty cool trick to pair Fire TV remote to your Firestick, even without a wireless connection.

All you’ve got to do is follow the steps below:

  1. Press and hold down the Menu button, which looks like three horizontal lines.
  2. Press down the Back button too.
  3. Finally, press down the left button, which is the left part of the circular pad.
  4. If you hold these three buttons together for a few seconds, you should get a prompt on the TV screen indicating that your pairing worked!

How to pair a new Fire Stick remote without the old one and no WiFi?

Usually, I would have suggested using the Fire TV app for pairing Fire TV remote, but the problem is that you need WiFi for this method to work!

The steps for a Fire Stick remote pair without WiFi and the old remote are the same as just without WiFi, as I mentioned in the section above. All you need to do is hold down the Menu, Back, and Left buttons simultaneously until a notification appears on-screen. 

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