How to Reset Fire TV Remote [All Models]
If the Amazon Fire TV remote is not working with new batteries, you may wonder how to resolve it. You can reset the Fire TV remote to fix all kinds of issues you have with the remote. As Fire TV remotes are available in different models, the procedure to reset the remote will vary for each model. The resetting is a quick process that can be done in less than a minute.
In this article, we will teach you how to reset the Amazon Fire TV stick remote of any model in simple steps.
When Should I Reset Fire TV Remote
If you have encountered any of these problems, it is recommended to reset the Fire TV remote.
|1||When Alexa voice command is not working on the Fire TV remote|
|2||If your Fire TV is not responding to the remote commands|
|3||When the volume button is not working on your Fire TV remote|
|4||If the LED light on the remote is continuously blinking for no reason|
|5||If you can’t pair the remote with your Fire TV or streaming device|
|6||When the remote gets unpaired frequently due to unknown reasons|
How to Reset the Basic Edition Fire TV Remote
#1. Tap and hold the Home button and press the Menu button three times continuously.
#2. Release the Home button and tap the Menu button nine times.
#3. Remove the batteries from the Fire TV remote.
#4. Unplug the Fire TV stick and wait for 60 seconds.
#5. After a minute, reinsert the batteries into your remote.
#6. Turn on your Firestick once you plug in.
#7. If the Home screen appears on the TV, tap and hold the Home button for 40 seconds.
#8. It will take 1 minute to complete the remote setup.
That’s it. You have successfully reset the Basic Edition Firestick remote.
How to Reset 1st Generation Alexa Voice Remote
#1. Unplug your Fire TV Stick from the power source and wait for a minute.
#2. Tap and hold down the Left button and Menu buttons simultaneously for 12 seconds.
#3. Release the buttons and wait for at least five seconds.
#4. Pop out the batteries from the Fire TV remote.
#5. After a minute, reinsert the batteries into your remote. You can insert new batteries if required.
#6. Plug the Firestick back into the TV or turn on your Fire TV.
#7. Press the Home button on the remote.
Now, it will pair the Firestick remote to your TV. If it is not paired, press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds.
How to Reset 2nd / 3rd Generation Fire TV Remote
If you have the latest Fire TV remote of any of these models, you can reset it by following the guidelines.
- Alexa Voice Remote (with Volume and power buttons)
- Alexa Voice Remote Lite
- Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote
- Fire TV Smart TV Remote
- Fire TV Soundbar Remote
#1. Unplug your Fire TV Stick or Fire Edition Smart TV from the power cord and wait for a minute.
#2. Tap and hold down the Left, Menu, and Back buttons simultaneously for 12 seconds.
#3. Release the buttons and wait for 5 seconds.
#4. Eject the batteries from the remote.
#5. Plug the Fire TV into the TV. Now you will see that the remote can’t be detected on the TV screen.
#6. Insert the batteries back into the remote.
#7. Press the Home button on the remote.
When it is successfully paired, you will see a blue light on the Firestick remote. If you don’t see the blue light, press and hold the Home button on the remote for 10 seconds.
Buy a Universal Remote
If your Fire TV remote is still not working after the reset, it means that the remote is defective. In this case, buying a universal remote is an ideal choice. A universal remote is budget-friendly when compared to the original remote. If you don’t want to purchase a remote, use the Amazon Fire TV remote app as a virtual remote for your streaming device and Fire TV.
Frequently Asked Questions
Go to Settings → Select Controllers and Bluetooth Devices → Click Amazon Fire TV Remotes → Highlight the remote → Press the Menu button to unpair the Firestick remote.
The Fire TV remote won’t work if the batteries are completely drained. Pop out the batteries from the remote and put in new batteries. Make sure to pair the Firestick remote and check if it works.
You cannot use a newer Firestick remote with an older Firestick. But you can use an older Firestick remote with the newer Firestick. Remember, old remotes don’t have many features when compared with the latest remotes.
You can buy a replacement remote or use the remote app for Firestick to control the streaming device.
Using the Amazon Fire TV app, go to Settings → My Fire TV → Reset to Factory Defaults → Click Reset. You can also use a universal remote app to factory reset your Fire TV.