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If your Firestick TV remote has been acting funny lately, performing a reset on it will most likely do the trick.

Although Fire TV stick remotes aren’t all the same, the resetting procedure is quite similar. In this article, we will cover all the various models of Firestick remotes.

Performing a Reset on a Firestick Remote

Basic Edition Remote

Without your Fire TV stick remote working well, your device is essentially useless. Performing a reset on your remote could fix some of the issues that are preventing it from working well. Below are the steps you can follow if you have the Basic Edition Remote.

  1. Find the Home button with an icon that looks like a house. Hold this button down for a few seconds while pressing the Menu button (icon with 3 horizontal lines) 3 times.
  2. Now, let go of the Home button.
  3. Push the Menu button an additional 9 times.
  4. Take the two batteries out of your Fire TV stick remote.
  5. Disconnect your Fire TV from the USB power source and wait for about a minute.
  6. Replace the batteries in the remote and reconnect your Fire TV to a power source.
  7. When the Fire TV home screen pops up, hold down the Home button for a minute.
  8. Give the remote another minute for it to reset.

First Generation Alexa Voice Remote

So, you have attempted to fix your First Generation Alexa Voice Remote multiple times but with no success. Worry not, these simple steps will help you reset your remote so that it can pair with your device once again. There's no need to ruin movie night or call a technician just yet!

  1. First, disconnect your Fire TV from its power source for over one minute.
  2. Next, push the left and Menu buttons simultaneously and count to 12.
  3. Let go of these buttons and count to 5.
  4. Now, take out the batteries from your remote.
  5. Connect the Fire TV back to its power source and hold on for about a minute.
  6. Replace the batteries of the remote.
  7. Push the Home button and the remote should be fixed by now.
  8. However, if your remote is still not pairing with the device, push the Home button again and count to 10.

Alexa Voice Remote (Volume and Power Buttons)

Resetting your Alexa Voice Remote shouldn’t be hard. Simply follow these easy steps and your remote control will be fixed if the problem can be solved by performing a reset. This procedure is for remotes with Volume and Power buttons.

  1. First, disconnect your Fire TV from its power source for over a period of one minute.
  2. Next, simultaneously push the left and Menu buttons and count to 12.
  3. Let go of these two buttons and count to 5.
  4. Now, take out the batteries from your remote control.
  5. Connect the Fire TV back to its power source and hold on for about a minute.
  6. Replace the batteries of the remote.
  7. Push the Home button and the remote should be fixed by now.
  8. You will see a blinking blue light and that is how you know the process has been successful.
  9. However, if your remote is still not pairing with the device, push the Home button again and count to 10.

Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote

If you have the Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote, this is a simple procedure that can help you reset your remote control.

  1. First, disconnect your Fire TV from its power source for over a period of one minute.
  2. Simultaneously push the left and Menu buttons and count to 12.
  3. Let go of these two buttons and count to 5.
  4. Now, take out the batteries from your remote control.
  5. Connect the Fire TV back to its power source and hold on for about a minute.
  6. Replace the batteries of the remote control.
  7. Push the Home button and the remote should be fixed by now.
  8. You will see a blinking blue light and that is how you know the process has been successful.
  9. However, if your remote is still not pairing with the device, push the Home button again and count to 10.

Fire TV Smart TV Remotes

If you have a Fire TV, you probably have a remote for it, so here is how you can reset it.

  1. First, disconnect your Fire TV from its power source for over a period of one minute.
  2. Simultaneously push the left and Menu buttons and count to 12.
  3. Let go of these two buttons and count to 5.
  4. Take out the batteries from your remote control.
  5. Connect the Fire TV back to its power source and hold on for about a minute.
  6. Replace the batteries of the remote control.
  7. Push the Home button and the remote should be fixed by now.
  8. You will see a blinking blue light and that is how you know the process has been successful.
  9. However, if your remote is still not pairing with the device, push the Home button again and count to 10.

Alexa Voice Remote Lite

Resetting your Alexa Voice Remote Lite should not be hard. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.
You should be aware that this remote control lacks Power and Volume buttons.

  1. Disconnect your Fire TV from its power source for over a period of one minute.
  2. Simultaneously push the left and Menu buttons and count to 12.
  3. Let go of these two buttons and count to 5.
  4. Take out the batteries from your remote control.
  5. Connect the Fire TV back to its power source and hold on for about a minute.
  6. Replace the batteries of the remote control.
  7. Push the Home button and the remote should be fixed by now.

Fire TV Soundbar Remote

Fire TV Soundbar remotes are not really different when it comes to the resetting procedure. Here are the simple steps that you should follow.

  1. Disconnect your Fire TV from its power source for over a period of one minute.
  2. Simultaneously push the left and Menu buttons and count to 12.
  3. Let go of these two buttons and count to 5.
  4. Take out the batteries from your remote control.
  5. Connect the Fire TV back to its power source and hold on for about a minute.
  6. Replace the batteries of the remote control.
  7. Push the Home button and the remote should be fixed by now.
  8. You will see a blinking blue light and that is how you know the process has been successful.
  9. However, if your remote is still not pairing with the device, push the Home button again and count to 10.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Menu button on a Fire TV stick?

The Menu button is always on the right side of the Home button. The Menu button is designed with an icon that looks like three horizontal lines. 

How do I pair a replacement remote for my Firestick / Fire TV?

If you're looking to pair a replacement remote to your Fire TV, chances are high that your remote is either faulty or lost.

Here, you are advised to use your phone as a remote to add the new remote to your Fire TV.

First, you have to download the Fire TV app from your app store. It doesn't matter whether you're using Android or iOS. 

Sign in with your Amazon password and follow the prompts. When you're in, go to the menu and look for controllers and Bluetooth. 

Then add the new remote as you follow the prompts.

Do universal remotes work with Fire TVs?

Yes, technology has evolved and you can now have a universal remote for most of the devices connected to your TV.

You don't have to have over ten remotes around your TV. The beauty about some of the new universal remotes is that they work really well with Amazon Echo and Google Nest.

If you have a smart home, this could be a great hack for you.

The Verdict

Consequently, if your Fire TV stick remote is acting funny, resetting it usually fixes the problem. The procedure of resetting most remotes is similar and the steps are not hard to follow. 

Also, if you're wondering whether you can use a universal remote on your Fire TV, you now know that you can.

Lastly, you now know how to pair your replacement remote if your old one is lost or just can't work. 

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