Pair and Unpair Fire TV Remote | Easy Method

Fire TV Stick has been quite popular for streaming online content.

However, several fire TV users find it very challenging to pair and unpair Fire TV remote.

  • Open the “Home” screen of Fire Tv.
  • Navigate to “Settings,” located on the menu bar.

By the end of this article, you will be able to pair and unpair Fire TV remote in no time and will be able to enjoy your favorite shows without any Complications.

Things present on the Unpair Firestick Remote

A brief illustration of The Fire TV remote 

  • Power
  • Microphone
  • Voice button
  • Navigation
  • Select
  • Home
  • Back
  • Menu
  • Rewind
  • play pause
  • Fast forward 
  • Volume
  • Mute
unpair firestick remote
Unpair Firestick Remote

 Let us look at a few of the scenarios one faces while pairing the Fire tv remote

  •  You have to pair the remote for the first time(Firestick startup).
  • Then, Replacement or additional remote.
  • Then Game controllers.
  • Finally, you have to pair App-based remotes.

 Pairing For the first time(Firestick startup)

 Fire TV sticks are incredibly easy to set up; for the first time, when the TV boots itself, make sure it has an active internet connection, and then starts streaming, the TV remote will automatically Pair itself.

pairing for firestick startup
Pairing for Firestick startup

However, in some cases, it does not exist in such cases. Therefore, one will have to pair it manually by the mentioned steps below.

  • Restart your Fire TV.
  • Make sure the remote has a new AAA battery provided in the box.
  • Press and hold the Home button for about ten seconds while the Tv initiates a startup. This will get you into pairing mode.
  • The LED light on the remote will start blinking.
  • The home screen appears, which means the remote is successfully paired.

 Pairing a Replacement or additional remote

 Fire TV remote is not limited to only one. You can pair six additional remotes. This is often useful when your existing remote is not working or is lost. Now let us have a glimpse of how to pair other remotes.

  • Open the “Home” screen of Fire Tv.
  • Navigate to “Settings,” located on the menu bar.
  • Go to the “Controller & Bluetooth Devices” option on the next step.
  • Choose “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”
  • Select “Add new remote” on the next window.
pairing a replacement or additional remote firestick
pairing a replacement or additional remote firestick
  • Click the Home button and hold it on your “New or Replacement” remote for about ten seconds.
  • Once the new remote Gets Discovered by the Fire TV, it will appear in the List.
  • The pairing will be completed when confirmed from the old remote in case of pairing an additional remote.
  • After Successful Pairing, the TV remote will appear in the drop-down list of “Fire Tv Remotes.”

 Pairing and Unpairing Fire TV Remote Game controllers

  • Navigate to home page
  • Navigate to “Settings” located on the menu bar on the top right corner
  • Go to the “Controller & BlueTooth devices” menu.
  • Select “other BlueTooth devices” on the next step.
fire tv remote game controllers
Fire TV Remote Game controllers
  • Go to the “Add Bluetooth Devices” option.
  • Make sure the device you are trying to pair is Discoverable via Bluetooth.
  • Choose the device when it’s discoverable; it will start pairing automatically.

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 Pairing App-based remotes

  •  Download and install The Fire TV app on the device from which you want to control the fire TV (App Available on Google play store or apple app store )
  • Open the Application once installed.
  • Sign in using the Proper user name and Password of Amazon.
  • Look for notification of a four-digit pin displayed on Fire TV and enter it on the smartphone. 
  • Now you can start using your Android or IOS device as a TV remote Via the Fire TV application.

 Unpair Fire TV Remote

 Let us look at both of the scenarios one faces during unpairing the Fire tv remote

  • Unpairing the only remote you are using with the existing Fire TV device.
  • You are using the current Fire TV device Unpairing multiple Remotes.
  • Unpairing Paired Remote Apps with the current Fire TV device.

Unpairing the only remote you are using with the existing device

Warning- If one uses only a single small and you wish to unpair it, you will no longer control the Fire TV unless the remote is paired to the TV again.

The Fire Tv remote can not be unpaired while the TV is on, so make sure you turn off the TV first.

Pair the existing remote with any other Fire TV using the steps mentioned above to unpair the remote paired with the previous Fire TV.

 Unpairing multiple Remotes you are using with the existing device

If you are using Multiple remotes with your Fire TV and you want to unpair the rest of the paired remotes, follow these steps

  • Go to the Home page.
  • Navigate to “Settings,” located on the menu bar in the top right corner.
  • Select the “Controller & BlueTooth devices.”
  • Go for “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”

 

  • Navigate to the remote you wish to unpair.
  • Press SELECT on the other remote to confirm unpairing.
  • Follow these steps again to unpair multiple paired remotes one at a time.

 Unpairing Paired Remote Apps

 Unpairing is quite strange when it comes to Fire TV. You can not simply unpair a remote paired app once initially paired with the TV. The only way possible to do this is to factory reset the Fire Tv.

 Conclusion

Pairing a Fire TV remote is very user-friendly because, in most cases, the Fire TV Remote gets paired automatically. However, if not, then it needs to be paired manually. The above-provided steps will be handy to guide you through and solve the pairing and unpairing issues of the Fire TV Remote.

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