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SOLVED: Why won’t my remote work? – Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Dec 30, 2019

If you need to know more about Amazon fire Tv Stick or you need help on how to fix your firestick that stops working. then crap a cup of water relax and enjoy this article.

after receiving so many messages and comments regarding Amazon fire stick I finally took out time to give our readers all the necessary information and tips on how to fix their bad remotes.

What Is Amazon Fire tv stick? 

The amazon fire tv stick is a portable device that can turn your normal flat-screen Tv into a smart or streaming. the device allows you to have access to unlimited movies and Tv shows. 

The Amazon Fire tv stick is a streaming video device owned by Amazon that gives

its users thousands of movies. it’s similar to Roku, Imi, and Bbb.

the device costs about $29 to $80 from amazon.

you can also read how to fix your LG TV Remote here

Uses and benefits of Amazon Fire Tv Stick


I am sure you now have a little understanding of amazon’s tv stick and how it works. Amazon says the tv stick to thousand of tv channels and streaming services like,

Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO now. and so on.

Related post: 4 ways to repair any remote device.

  • watch Netflix
  • Use Alexa voice control to control your tv
  • Search the internet
  • search youtube etc.

This will also interest you If you are an NFL fan and worry about not being able to watch the main events, you can check this interesting article on how to watch NFL Sunday ticket on firestick.

As you know the technology used on the fire stick differs from the regular infrared remote we are used to. sometimes it is hard to find out why the fire sticks won’t work. Sure firestick remote not working exist and it also has its remedies.

Before I list out some remedies on how to fix an amazon firestick remote here are some helpful question and answers from people that have to solve a similar problem

“I own 5 fire sticks and once in a while, this happens to me as well. I do not why but you must use fresh new batteries for the pairing to be successful .. not swapping it with good batteries from other remotes. Once you insert the new batteries it should connect on its own but if not then you must hold the home button for at least 10 seconds to pair it to your fire-stick. Hope this helps”

Yes, see what I just figured out a few minutes ago. I got a new fire stick just because of my bad remote. I tried new batteries, pressing down the home button for five seconds, all of that, but nothing worked. I just discovered why I think my other one stopped working. 

Remove the batteries from the remote. You have to clean off the two metal prongs that touch the batteries. If that has corrosion or dirt on it, I’m guessing the remote can’t get power from the batteries. Simply wipe off the two metal prongs, put brand new batteries in, and Viola! My remote works again! Hopefully, this will work for you!

Hold down the Select button for 5 seconds to put the remote into pair mode.

Hold down the Select + Play buttons together for 5 seconds to Restart the device.

Restart the device: Settings > System > Restart, then once restarted unplug the power cable for 5 seconds then plug back in.

One of the simplest options to control your Fire TV is the official Remote app. You can take the benefits of a remote app. But sometimes Fire TV remote not responding while operating with this. In this situation, you have the option to make sure about some things such as:

  1. Un-pair or re-pair the remote
  2. Power cycle the device and Fire TV Remote
  3. Check the batteries
  4. Update Software and it is necessary to update software from time to time.

you can read more responses from people that have similar issues here 

3 Easy Steps To Fix Amazon Tv Stick Remote

1. Battery Check: 


9 among any 10 solutions will always want you to check your remote batteries. open the back of the remote to check the battery lid, this is a common problem that can stop your tv stick from working. 

many users get carried away with the entertainment and forget about changing the tv stick batteries.

try changing your batteries if they are old or if they are still in a good condition try to change their positions. also, check if they are properly fixed. Try this and you should get your remote working again. 

2. Re-Initialize your remote by holding the Home button


the hard reset could just be the solution to tv stick remote. try holding the home button for 10 to 15 sec, give it some minutes before trying to use the remote again.

this process will re-initialize the Bluetooth connection with the fire tv module and start your remote. re-initiating can also be the solution to your amazon fire stick that stops working.

3. Adjust power connection

its possible for your Tv stick remote to stop working if the cable is not properly fixed. this can affect the functionality. 

Now give this a try, Unplug the power connection of your TV Stick. you can do this by simply removing the USB connection that is powering your Tv stick, do this with care so you don’t damage the USB port.

if the problem is from the connection or system configuration this process will help you get your remote working again.  


The most common reasons that can make your Fire Tv Stick remotes stop working could have something to do with the batteries. The main issue is that Fire Stick remotes use Bluetooth instead of infrared, and the Bluetooth connection can become erratic when the batteries get low so if you try all the steps listed above and your remote is still not working, then you can try using the remote app this will enable you to control your tv stick with your mobile phone.

There are also possibilities many times even the remedies don’t really work the best option is to replace your Tv stick and continue enjoying non-stope entertainment. 

Free free to comment with any of the above that helped you.

10 thoughts on “SOLVED: Why won’t my remote work? – Amazon Fire TV Stick”
  1. Fire sticks are the most renowned gadgets that are known to man. They are widely known for their functions and the features they provide. But sometimes it can be really annoying to see that when you are trying to use your fire stick not working. If you are unable to use due to this issue

  2. Fire sticks are the most renowned gadgets that are known to man. They are widely known for their functions and the features they provide. But sometimes it can be really annoying to see that when you are trying to use your fire stick not working. If you are unable to use due to this issue

  3. I just purchased 3 of these and none of the fire sticks will power on after the initial setup. The remote is set up to turn on/off the tv. Once I turn the tv off, the remote will turn on the tv, but not the fire stick. I have to unplug it from the wall and plug it back in and all is well. All 3 do this, so my guess is that it is a setup issue that I have not done.

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