Do you understand that using two separate remotes can be stressful? Changing remotes often doesn’t provide a seamless experience. But why go through such hassles when you can sync Firestick remote to your TV?
Don’t let this be a big deal for you. It’s pretty simple. All you need to do is to follow the steps on this article.
Here we’ll show you how to use your Firestick remote in place of your TV’s. Let’s dive in.
How to Connect a Firestick Remote to TV
A new Firestick remote pairs with a TV automatically. But if yours doesn’t, then you’ll have to perform a manual connection. For a smooth pairing process, unplug your Fire TV stick from the power port and plug it back after 5 minutes. Ensure you’ve inserted fresh batteries into your Firestick remote.
When the TV turns on, follow these steps to complete the process
- Take the Firestick remote closer to the TV and press its Home button for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Release the Home button when the LED light on the button starts to blink. This indicates that the remote is scouring for a TV.
- Once the remote finds the TV, it will flash three blue lights to show that your remote is paired with the TV. Use the remote to be sure the connection is successful.
How to Reset a Firestick Remote
Users find it easy to pair new Firestick remotes. But some issues may occur while syncing an existing remote. Here, the simplest solution is to reset the Firestick remote and connect it to the TV. The steps below work for Fire TV, Smart TV, Fire TV sound bar, and Alexa Voice remotes.
- Unplug your Firestick from your TV
- Long press the Left Volume, Back, and Menu buttons of your remote at the same time for 12 seconds
- Release the buttons and wait for a few seconds. Take away the batteries from the remote and wait for a while.
- Put back the batteries into the Firestick remote and Plug in the Firestick.
- Long press the Home button. The LED lights will flash on the remote, indicating that the Firestick remote is paired.
How to Sync Several Remotes to Firestick
Firestick has the capabilities that enable users to pair two remotes. You can pair at most 7 Fire stick remotes. The feature is helpful if you have a spare Firestick remote you are not using or misplace your remote often. If your old remote is still available and in good condition, follow these steps to add a new remote to your Firestick.
- Press the Home button on your old remote to return to the home screen
- Click Settings, then Controllers and Bluetooth Devices
- Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes and Click Add New Remote.
- Long press the Home button on the new Firestick remote. The Firestick will search for the new remote
- With your old remote, press Select. The two Firestick remotes should now appear in the list.
Now, the new Fire remote is paired with your Firestick, and you can use both remotes as you like.
How to Control TV with a Firestick Remote
To control your TV using a Firestick, you need to enable CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) on the TV. CEC is a feature of HDMI that assists in the two-way communication between a connected device (in this case, a Firestick) and a TV. With this, users can use the HDMI-connected device to change the TV settings.
TV brands use various terminologies for CEC settings, but they all serve the same purpose. Below is a list of some TV brands and what they name their CEC settings. This will enable you to locate yours in the Settings menu.
- Sony:BRAVIA Sync
- Sharp: Aquos Link
- Toshiba:CE-Link or Regza Link
- Philips: Easy Link
How to Enable CEC On Your TV and Firestick
The first step is to prepare your TV and Firestick by turning on the CEC device control. Let’s guide you with these steps below:
- Go to your home screen and tap on Settings
- Select Display and Audio banner
- Scroll down and choose HDMI CEC Device Control
- Click to turn ON the setting if it is OFF
Now, your Firestick is all set. It’s time to enable CEC on your TV and here’s how to do it:
- Click on the Menu Button on the TV remote.
- 2.Enter the Settings Window and Select System Settings
- 3.Go to HDMI CEC Control and turn it ON
- After you Enable HDMI CEC control. Click Always On If prompted.
Now that you’ve enabled the CEC on the two devices, the next step is to connect the Firestick remote to the TV.
How to Sync the Firestick Remote to TV
- Press the Home button on the Firestick remote and select Settings
- Choose Equipment Control
- Scroll down and select Manage Equipment, then tap Add Equipment
- Select TVand allow the setup process complete
- If the Firestick recognizes your TV, Choose Yes and jump to step 8. Otherwise, go on with step 6 below.
- Choose No if the system identifies an incorrect TV.
- Select your TV brand from the list of TV brands.
- Adhere to all on-screen instructions and long press the power button on your Firestick remote to turn it off. Press the power button to turn it on.
- Choose Yes and move to step 13 if you used your Firestick remote to turn your TV on and off. If you can’t use it, go to step 10.
- Tap NO if your TV didn’t turn off/on when you pressed the remote’s power button.
- Follow the on-screen instructions. You may have to go through many attempts. After a series of trials, you’ll see an option that turns the TV off and on. Click Yes for that option.
- The Firestick will carry out a volume test. Use your TV’s standard remote to turn up the volume of the TV if muted. Tap Next to begin the volume test.
- Now adjust the volume levels using your Firestick remote. If it worked, tap Yes and go to step 15, and if it didn’t, proceed with step 14 below.
- Click No if you can’t use the Firestick remote to control the TV’s volume levels. You’ll have to select an option that fits your setup. If you aren’t using any external audio equipment, choose I use just my TV.
- Repeat step 11, and you’ll sync your Firestick remote to your TV.
Now you know how to sync your Firestick remote to your TV. With this information, you can enjoy a stress-free experience since you can control your Firestick and TV with just one remote. You can use that remote to turn your TV Off/On and control its volume levels.
If you are still having issues connecting your Firestick remote to your TV, check the batteries. They may be old and need replacement. Another reason is that you failed to insert them correctly. Above all, always restart your existing Firestick remote before pairing to avoid unnecessary obstacles.