Step 1: Prepare the Remote
Before you begin, make sure your new remote has batteries and is turned on. If the remote is brand new, you may need to pair it with your Firestick. To do this, hold down the home button for 10 seconds until the light on the remote starts flashing.
Step 2: Go to Settings
On your Firestick home screen, navigate to the settings tab. This is the gear icon located at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Select Controllers and Bluetooth Devices
Once you are in settings, select the “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” option. You should see a list of all the devices currently connected to your Firestick.
Step 4: Add a New Remote
In the “Controllers and Bluetooth Devices” menu, select the “Add Bluetooth Devices” option. Your Firestick will start scanning for available devices.
Step 5: Put the Remote in Pairing Mode
On your new remote, press and hold the home button and the back button at the same time for five seconds. The light on the remote should start flashing, indicating that it is in pairing mode.
Step 6: Connect the Remote
Once your Firestick has found the new remote, select it from the list of available devices. Your Firestick will now prompt you to enter a PIN to complete the pairing process. Enter the PIN displayed on your TV screen into your remote.
Step 7: Test the Remote
Once the pairing process is complete, you should be able to use your new remote to navigate your Firestick. Test out all the buttons to make sure they are working correctly.
1. Can I connect multiple remotes to my Firestick?
Yes, you can connect up to seven remotes to your Firestick. This is useful if you have multiple people who want to control the Firestick.
2. What should I do if my Firestick can’t find my new remote?
If your Firestick can’t find your new remote, make sure it is in pairing mode and close to your Firestick. You can also try restarting your Firestick and remote.
3. Can I use an old Firestick remote on a new Firestick?
Yes, you can use an old Firestick remote on a new Firestick as long as the remote is compatible with the new Firestick. Check the compatibility before attempting to pair the remote.
Connecting a different Firestick remote is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few minutes. By following these steps, you can quickly pair your new remote and get back to streaming your favorite shows and movies. Don’t forget to test out all the buttons to make sure your new remote is working correctly.