Pioneer Fire TV Remote Not Working: Reasons and DIY Fixes
Is your Pioneer Fire TV remote stop working? The possible reasons could be worn-out batteries, signal blockage, jammed buttons, pairing issues, or internal issues. For a while, you can use the Universal remote or the Pioneer TV remote app to control your TV without the remote. If you are looking for a permanent solution, this guide will show you how to fix the Pioneer Fire TV remote not working problem.
Why is the Pioneer Fire TV Remote Not Working
The factors that affect the Pioneer Fire TV remote not working are mentioned as follows.
|1||If Remote batteries are weak, or it is no longer functioning|
|2||Maybe the buttons are jammed or the dirt and debris are stored on the remote.|
|3||Obstructions or other devices’ IR signals interfere with the Pioneer Fire TV remote signal.|
|4||If the remote has an issue while pairing or gets unpaired automatically from the device|
|5||Technical or software glitches in the remote or in Pioneer Fire TV|
|6||Because of physical damage or liquid spillage, the remote’s hardware may become faulty|
How to Fix Pioneer Fire TV Remote Not Working
If your Pioneer Fire TV remote fails to work, refer to the fixes mentioned below to resolve the issue.
Replace the Remote Batteries
If the Pioneer Fire TV remote is not working, the first thing you should see is the remote batteries. So check whether the remote batteries are discharged. If batteries are dead, replace them with the newer ones. Make sure to insert the batteries properly based on their positive and negative polarities. Once done, point the remote towards the TV and check whether it is working fine or not.
Remove the Obstacles
In case you are operating the remote in an uncleared path, the Pioneer Fire TV remote won’t respond to your commands. So, if there are any objects, such as furniture, Bluetooth speakers, soundbars, etc., between the TV and the remote, make sure to relocate them. Also, ensure to operate the remote in a direct line of sight, and the optimum range for operating the remote is less than 30 feet.
Soft Reset the Remote
The flea power may also lead the Pioneer Fire TV remote to stop working unexpectedly. So, soft reset your TV remote to drain flea power instantly. To do so, remove the batteries from the remote control and then press and hold the Power button for at least 20 seconds to drain the residual power. Next, reinsert the batteries into the remote and see if the remote is working fine.
Clean the Remote
If you have been using the TV remote for a long time and haven’t cleaned it regularly, dirt or debris may get stuck inside the remote buttons. As a consequence, you won’t be able to operate the remote control until the buttons are released. Use a microfiber cloth immersed in 99% isopropyl alcohol to clean the outer part of the device. Use a cotton swab, toothpick, or earbuds to clean the dirt in the buttons
Check the IR Signal
If you are using an infrared-based remote control, ensure that the Pioneer TV remote’s LED is not defective. There is an easy way to check whether the TV remote is capable of sending IR signals to the TV through a camera test.
- Open the Camera app on your smartphone.
- Aim the top end of the remote towards the smartphone’s rear camera.
- Now press the remote keys randomly and check if you can see the blinking light on the smartphone screen.
- If you see the light, there is no issue with the remote. If the light does not blink, you should repair the remote or buy a replacement remote.
Note: If you cannot afford a new remote, you can install and use the IR blaster remote app for your Android phone to operate the Pioneer Fire TV.
Power Cycle the TV
If there is any issue with the TV, it will fail to respond to your remote command. So, you can power cycle the TV, which helps you in clearing the temporary bugs and errors. Moreover, soft resetting won’t uninstall the apps or clear the data, unlike factory resetting.
 Turn off your Pioneer Fire TV and unplug the power cord of your TV.
 Wait for up to two to three minutes.
 Next, connect the power cord back and turn on your TV.
 Point the remote towards the TV and check whether the remote is working fine or not.
Unpair and Re-pair TV Remote
If the remote is not paired properly with the TV, then the TV will not respond to the remote commands. So, you need to un-pair the remote and re-pair it again to your TV. To unpair the remote, press and hold down the Back and Home buttons for ten seconds. Then, press and hold down the Home button for 10-12 seconds, and this will pair the remote to your TV.
Reset Pioneer TV Remote
Is the remote still not working? Then, the issue might be the internal glitches on your remote. Try resetting your remote to fix the internal issue. Follow the below steps to reset your Fire TV remote.
 Unplug the TV power cord cable from the wall outlet and wait for a minute.
 Hit the Left, Menu, and Back buttons and hold them for more than 12 seconds.
 Remove your hands from the buttons on the remote and wait for 5 seconds.
 Then, insert the batteries again into the remote and plug your Fire Stick back into the TV.
 Now, press and hold the Home button for ten seconds to complete the reset process.
Contact Pioneer TV support
If all the above methods fail to resolve the problem, you can directly contact Pioneer TV Support. Explain the issue that you’re facing with your Pioneer Fire TV remote, and the customer representative will help you resolve the issue with the possible solutions.
Buy a Universal Remote
If the Pioneer Fire TV remote control has physical damage, then you can replace it with a new remote controller. If you feel the original remote price is higher, then you can purchase a new Pioneer Fire TV remote. These remotes are available on Amazon Store and are pre-programmed to work.
Use the Pioneer TV Remote App
If you don’t want to spend money on buying a new remote, as an affordable option, you can use the Pioneer Remote App to control your Pioneer Fire TV from your Android or iOS device. The app is available on the Play Store and App Store for free to download. If the app does not support your device, as an alternative, you can use the Amazon Fire TV app to control your TV.
If the remote IR sensor is damaged or defective, then the Pioneer Fire TV remote does not work even with new batteries. In this case, you need to buy a new remote or use a remote control app to control your TV.
You can use the physical keys on the Pioneer Fire TV or the Pioneer TV remote apps to control your TV without a remote.