How to Reset Fire TV Stick Remote (5 Methods)

You just purchased a Firestick remote, and not long after, you began experiencing certain problems associated with your Firestick remote. Therefore, you are left with basically no option or steps to fix your remote to a normal state.

However, the best consideration that had come to your mind was to dispose of it and probably get a new one. 

 

But wait! Do you know you can Reset your Firestick remote? Setting it back to its factory state? If not, then this article is for you.

The firestick remote can be easily reset, especially when following a well-to-do guide and patterns. While I had issues with my Firestick remote (Basic Edition) some years back, I had no other option but to begin researching how to fix it. 

After that, I learned about resetting it, and guess what? It fixed the problem I was encountering.

 

How to Reset Fire TV Stick Remote

 

This article is written mainly for those with issues with their Firestick remote and probably need some urgent troubleshooting.

I have ensured an absolute Step by Step guide article with easy-to-understand terminologies.

 

Why is Fire TV Remote Not Working?

 

If you want to reset your Fire TV remote and it isn’t working yet, then there is a tendency that some other problems are attached.

 

Which are:

  1. Bad Battery: improperly inserted batteries or bad batteries will prevent your remote working. In this case, consider replacing your battery with new ones.
  2. Physical Damages: literally, physical damages are likely to prevent your remote from working. You Probably need to consider getting a new one. Physical damage is likely to occur due to water spillage or internal faults.
  3. Compatibility: Ensure you are using the appropriate remote for your Fire TV
  4. Synchronization: Fire TV uses Bluetooth; some devices tend to obstruct Bluetooth connection.
  5. Distancing: Fire Stick remotes use Bluetooth, not infrared, so they have a theoretical range of about 30 feet. The actual range is typically lower.

 

How to Reset Fire TV stick Remote

 

It is important to note that resetting a Firestick remote depends on the model/Type. The method applied in resetting a basic Firestick remote won’t be the same method you will apply to an Amazon Voice Remote Lite, or Alexa  Voice Remote 1st Gen or 2nd Gen. There are slightly different techniques.

Therefore, it is very important to know the exact type of Firestick remote you are using before seeking solutions to avoid encountering some contradictions.

 

How To Resetting Basic edition of Fire TV stick Remote

 

How To Resetting Basic edition of Fire TV stick Remote

 

  • Step 1: Press and hold down the home button.
  • Step 2: while holding down the home button, press the menu button three times.
  • Step 3: release the home button and press the menu button nine times
  • Step 4: unplug the Fire TV stick from the power source
  • Step 5: wait for a couple of minutes and plug the Fire TV stick back into the power source
  • Step 6: when the Fire TV stick boots to the home screen, hold the home button on the remote for 40 seconds.
  • Step 7: release the home button and wait for about 1 minute to complete the reset process.

 

How To Reset Alexa Voice Remote ( 1st Generation)

 

This is the first remote associated with the first edition of the Fire TV stick. It lacks function buttons such as the mute, volume, and power buttons.

To reset the Alexa voice remote 1st gen, the following steps are to be taken:

  • Step 1: First, you’ll need to unplug your Fire TV Stick from the power outlet and wait for at least a minute before you can reset the Remote.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the menu button and the home button synchronously for 15 seconds.
  • Step 3: Release both buttons and wait for at least 5 seconds.
  • Step 4: Remove the Remote’s batteries.
  • Step 5: Plug your Fire TV stick into the supplier, put the battery back in the remote, and wait for some minutes.

 

How To Reset Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Generation)

 

This remote is the 2nd edition of the Fire TV stick and is shipped with most features not available in the 1st gen. Some features shipped with this type of Remote are the volume, mute, and power buttons now available.

The following are Steps to reset this type of Remote

  • Step 1: unplug the Fire TV stick from the power sources
  • Step 2: press the left, menu, and back buttons concurrently and wait 15 seconds.
  • Step 3: release the three buttons and wait for about 10 seconds
  • Step 4: remove the remote batteries from the remote
  • Step 5: plug the Fire TV stick back into the power outlet.
  • Step 6: Wait for the home screen to load. This often takes some minutes, and place the battery back in the Remote.
  • Step 7: check the Fire TV stick to ensure your Remote was detected.

 

How To Reset Voice Remote with Amazon Alexa (3rd Generation)

 

This remote is slightly different from the 2nd gen, with some buttons, including the guide button and the preset app shortcuts. This Generation of Remote is regarded as the more complicated and sophisticated Generation of Remote.

 

To reset the 3rd Generation follows similar Steps to the 2nd Generation, which are as follows:

  • Step 1: unplug the Fire TV stick from the power sources
  • Step 2: press the left, menu, and back buttons concurrently and wait 15 seconds.
  • Step 3: release the three buttons and wait for about 10 seconds
  • Step 4: remove the remote batteries from the Remote.
  • Step 5: plug the Fire TV stick back into the power outlet.
  • Step 6: Wait for the home screen to load. This often takes some minutes, and place the battery back in the Remote.

 

How To Reset Amazon Voice Remote Lite

 

This type of Remote is shipped with the Fire TV stick. However, resetting this Remote also has similar Steps while resetting the Alexa remote Gen 2 or 3.

The following are steps are taken to reset the Amazon Voice Remote Lite:

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Menu, Back, and Left buttons on the remote for 12-15 seconds.
  • Step 2: Release all three buttons, wait 5 seconds, and remove the Remote’s batteries.
  • Step 3. Plug the Fire TV back into a power supplier and wait for about 60 secs.
  • Step 4. Put the batteries back in the remote and press the Home button to complete the reset.

 

Fire TV Sticks Remote Blinking Orange.

 

This is an issue that happens mostly after resetting your Firestick remote. This problem is from your WiFi connection; you need to ensure a strong WiFi connection at this stage. 

To troubleshoot this problem, reset your router because this will likely result in a slow internet connection.

 

How to Pair a Fire TV stick Remote

 

How to Pair a Fire TV stick Remote

 

When you buy a new Fire TV with a remote, you probably need not be bothered about pairing. This is because your Fire TV device already recans recognize the cases like replacement of remote, or unconscious of you unpaired remote, where you need to explicitly pair the remote with the Firestick or Fire TV device, the following steps are to be taken:

  1. Step 1: ensure your Firestick is plugged into the power outlet.
  2. Step 2: wait for some minutes, allowing the TV to boot
  3. Step 3: hold your Remote near your Firestick
  4. Step 4: Press and hold down the home button of your Fire TV remote for about 10 secs.
  5. Step 5: release the home button, and wait for some minutes.

 

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Conclusion

 

The above are run to troubleshooting methods that you can use to get your remote app working. The methods listed above are quite easy and less difficult to implement.

If you aren’t clarified on certain aspects of the article, you might want to reread it with a practical perspective in mind.

If you still cannot find a solution, you can drop a comment, and I will reply as soon as possible. Perhaps, if you got our troubleshooting techniques helpful, you can help us by letting us know the nature of your Fire TV stick and remote problem and the specific troubleshooting techniques adopted.

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