The Amazon Fire Stick is a really great device that allows you to stream your favorite content on any television as long as it has an HDMI port. All major streaming services can be accessed using the Fire TV Stick and for the aggressive price tag, it’s more than what you bargained for.
The hardware portion of the Amazon Fire TV Stick consists of the following –
- The Fire TV Stick dongle.
- USB Cable
- Power Adapter
- Fire TV Stick Remote
The Fire TV Stick remote is the conduit between you and the Fire TV Stick interface. IF the remote stops working for some reason, you effectively lose all access to the Fire TV Stick interface.
In this tutorial, we will tell you the 3 best fixes to try if your Fire TV Stick remote stops working.
Solution 1 – Check the battery status of the Amazon Fire TV Stick remote.
The Fire TV Stick remote works on batteries and the first possible reason for it to stop working is if the batteries have run out of juice. Ideally, you should replace the batteries every 2 months, but the natural battery life of the remote is usually good enough to last a few months at least.
Another tip you can use is to remove the batteries if you are not planning to use the Fire TV Stick for a prolonged duration. If the batteries stay inside the remote for a long time, they tend to leak and cause permanent damage to the remote and make it stop working.
Solution 2 – Check if the Remote buttons are working.
Many times, the Fire TV Stick remote is paired to the TV but there is no feedback from the buttons. This is caused due to wear and tear and gives us the impression that the Fire TV Stick remote has stopped working. This is how you can check if all buttons are working fine on your Fire TV Stick remote.
Step 1. Disconnect the Fire TV Stick from its power source.
Step 2. Hold down the ‘Back button’, ‘Menu button’, and the ‘Left navigation portion of the ring’ for 20 seconds.
Step 3. Remove the batteries from the Fire TV Stick remote.
Step 4. Wait for 10 seconds and re-insert the batteries into the Fire TV Stick remote.
Step 5. Boot up your Fire TV Stick and try to pair your remote to the Fire TV Stick Remote with the Fire TV Stick.
Step 6. If the pairing is successful, then it is no longer a problem.
Solution 3 – Buy a new Fire TV Stick Remote.
If the solutions mentioned above are not working out for you, then it is likely that the remote is now facing a terminal problem, and the best solution here is to just go in for a new Fire TV Stick remote. Keep in mind that there are many fakes available in the market for low prices. DO not be tempted to go for such counterfeits as they will only take your money and the device will not pair with your Fire TV Stick, making the whole effort irrelevant.
Another solution that you can use is to download and install the Fire TV Remote app on your smartphone or tablet. This app mimics your physical Fire TV Stick remote and can completely replace the physical remote device. However, you have to ensure that the device that is running the app is charged.
These are the 3 best solutions you can try if your Fire TV Stick remote stops working.
You can download the Fire TV Remote app using the links given below.
Fire TV Remote app for iOS – Click here
Fire TV Remote app for Android – Click here