Have you ever been watching a show or movie and your Amazon Fire Stick Remote stopped working? It can be frustrating to have the remote not work just when you need it.

The amazon firestick remote is one of the most important parts of your Amazon Fire Tv Stick, after all, you just can’t watch anything without the use of the remote.

Amazon firestick is an amazing device. It allows you to instantly convert your tv into a smart tv. It’s a plug n play device and the user interface is very easy to navigate. Besides the Amazon Prime Video, you can also stream over 200,000 free movies and TV episodes from ad-supported streaming apps like IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto TV, and more.

Beyond movies, it also connects you to the Amazon ecosystem- movies, shopping, music, photos- all in one place and accessible via your Tv.

The firestick is far superior to its competitors- Google Chromecast and Roku.

As amazing as the device is, as, with any technology, it does tend to leave its users in the lurch sometimes.

So here is a simple guide to help prevent any issues with your remote or the Firestick.

Below are some useful tips that will help you troubleshoot common issues with your remote control that may lead to the remote not working.

Why is the Fire Tv Stick Remote Not Working?

There can be lots of reasons why your Amazon Fire Tv Stick remote just stops working.

  • It could be a battery issue. The remote might be running on low batteries or improperly placed batteries.
  • The remote is not paired with the Fire Tv Stick.
  • Other Bluetooth devices in close range could be interfering with the remote.
  • You might be trying to use the remote from a distance of more than the recommended 30 feet.
  • If you have replaced your previous remote, there could be a compatibility issue.
  • There could be some physical damage to the remote.

How to make the Fire Tv Stick remote work?

There are a couple of steps that you can take to fix the issues.

Don’t worry, these are very simple to follow

Change the Batteries of the Amazon Fire Stick Remote

The most common reason why your remote stops working is probably due to low batteries. The remote uses 2 AAA batteries. So, just open the back cover and replace the old batteries with new ones. Insert the new batteries in the proper direction and now check whether the remote works or not.

If not, then try the next step.

How to Restart the Remote and the Fire Tv Stick.

It’s funny, but often the most frustrating issues can be fixed with a simple restart of the device.

Here’s how:

  • Take out the batteries from the remote.
  • Leave them aside.
  • Unplug the Amazon Fire Stick from the Tv’s HDMI Port and unplug it’s power chord as well.
  • Wait for 1 minute.
  • Plug the Fire Stick back into the HDMI slot of the Tv. Attach the power chord also to the Fire Stick.
  • Insert the batteries back into the remote.
  • Wait for the Amazon logo to appear on the Tv, then try to pair the remote.

How to Reset the Remote and the Fire Tv Stick.

If the above step also does not work, then you need to reset and pair your remote with the Fire Stick once again.

  • Power on your TV and Fire Stick.
  • Press and hold the Home + Back buttons at the same time for 10 seconds and release them to unpair the Fire Stick remote
  • Press the Home button again for 10 seconds to pair it to the Fire Stick again and then release the Home button.
  • Repeat the above steps a few times until you can control your Fire Stick with the remote.

How to Resync the Remote

If the remote won’t turn on your TV, it may just need to be re-synced. Try holding down the “TV” button on your remote for about 10 seconds. Your device should turn off and back on after this time.

How to Check the Range of the Remote.

Check to make sure that you are within range of your Fire Stick device. If you are not, you come closer to the device in order for it to function properly.

How to Remove any Obstructions between the Remote and the Fire Stick.

Try to switch off any other Bluetooth devices that might be in close proximity of the remote and the Fire Tv Stick. Try to remove the devices altogether, however, if that is not possible, then switch them off and then recheck whether your remote is now working.

While the Amazon Fire Stick remote is practical and intitutively very easy to use, there can be instances where it leaves you hanging.

It is also possible that your Fire Stick remote malfunctions as soon as you unbox it. The best thing to do here is to send it back to Amazon at once for a replacement remote. You can still use the Amazon Fire Stick by using their TV remote app for Android devices and iPhones to keep enjoying your TV shows while your replacement remote is on the way. 


I hope this article helped you fix your remote problem. If you have any other questions, please comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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