When you’re watching television, nothing is more frustrating than a remote that won’t respond to your orders. This is not to say that the Firestick TV remote is exempt from these problems. You’ve come to the correct spot if your Firestick remote has broken down.
You’ll learn about the most prevalent causes of a non-functioning Firestick remote in this post, along with workarounds. You can typically fix whatever the issue is, whether it’s with your battery, an update bug, loudness difficulties, or something else.
The solutions to some of the most prevalent issues can be found in the sections that follow.
How to Check if Your Firestick Remote’s Battery Is Low
Firestick remotes might malfunction if the batteries are put incorrectly or are low on power. Batteries are easy to install and replace, but even with our expertise, mistakes may happen. Another common culprit is dead batteries. Because they worked only a second ago, it’s possible to mistakenly believe that the batteries still operate, but this is not the case.
Banging the remote awakens the batteries for a brief length of time. Sounds familiar? Surely you’ve heard of it, or perhaps it brings back memories for you? That’s not a long-term solution, unfortunately. The same thing will happen in a short amount of time, maybe to the point of a battery leak or internal damage to the remote control.
How to Connect Your Firestick Remote to Your TV Using CEC
Unpaired firestick won’t work with CEC-enabled TVs and CEC-enabled settings. As long as you are not utilising the CEC settings to operate your TV, infrared (IR) remotes (2nd and 3rd generation Alexa Voice Remotes) can work with your TV while in line of sight. When the CEC stops working properly, re-pairing (not fixing) is a common solution. However, for it to function, you’ll need a TV with CEC support and access to a Wi-Fi network. Because the Fire TV Stick or Cube communicates with the remote through Wi-Fi Direct, the remote must have a Wi-Fi connection.
If you want to control your TV using IR or a Wi-Fi network, you may do so. Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct is used by the Firestick and Cube. Using Wi-Fi, CEC can control the TV from a long distance away. Line-of-sight is required for IR to work.
Ascertain How Far Away Your Fire TV Stick Is From Your Remote Control
2nd generation and subsequent Firesticks use Bluetooth instead of infrared. However, the “real” distance is usually less than 30 feet. The remote may not function unless you use Wi-Fi/CEC instead of Bluetooth if you have a big living room or are using it from another room.
Move the remote closer to the Firestick and make sure there aren’t any impediments between them to see if the distance is the issue. Try repositioning or replacing the cells on the Firestick extension adapter if your remote only works when you’re really next to the TV.
Find out if your Firestick Remote works with the app
Have you just purchased a new Firestick remote control to replace your old one? There may be complications if the new one isn’t compatible with your Fire TV Stick.
You can use your smartphone as a remote if you discover that your remote is incompatible with your device. The Fire TV app is available on both Android and iOS devices.
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