How to Reset Firestick Remote

Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by ScreenPush

Resetting a Firestick remote can be an effective solution when experiencing issues with its functionality or connectivity. Whether the remote is unresponsive or not pairing with your Firestick device, performing a reset can help resolve these problems. In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of resetting a Firestick remote, allowing you to regain control and enhance your streaming experience. Let’s dive in!

How to Reset the Firestick Remote

Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide on how to reset a Firestick remote:

Remove the batteries from the Firestick remote:

  • Flip the remote over to the backside.
  • Locate the battery compartment cover.
  • Slide or lift the cover to open it.
  • Take out the batteries from the remote.

Reset the remote:

  • Press and hold the Home button on the remote (with the house icon) for about 20 seconds.
  • While holding the Home button, keep it pressed continuously throughout the process.

Reinsert the batteries:

  • While holding the Home button, insert the batteries back into the remote.
  • Ensure that the batteries are placed correctly with the correct polarity (+/-) matching the markings inside the battery compartment.

Continue holding the Home button:

  • Keep holding the Home button for an additional 20 seconds.
  • Make sure to maintain a steady press until the entire duration.

Release the Home button:

  • After 20 seconds, release the Home button.
  • The remote has now been reset.

Re-pair the remote with the Firestick (if necessary):

  • If the remote doesn’t automatically pair with your Firestick after the reset, you may need to pair them manually.
  • Ensure that your Firestick is powered on and connected to your TV.
  • Stand close to the Firestick device for a strong signal during the pairing process.
  • On the Firestick device, navigate to the “Settings” menu using the TV remote or any other alternative method.
  • Select “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices” or a similar option.
  • Choose “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”
  • Select “Add New Remote.”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to pair the remote with your Firestick.
  • It typically involves holding the Home button on the remote for a few seconds until the Firestick recognizes it.

Troubleshooting Firestick Not Working on Samsung TV 

If your Firestick is not working on a Samsung TV, follow these troubleshooting steps:

  • Restart your devices:
    • Unplug the power cord from both the TV and Firestick.
    • Please wait for 30 seconds and plug them back in.
  • Check the HDMI connection:
    • Ensure that the HDMI cable is securely connected to the TV and Firestick.
    • If the cable is loose, it may cause connectivity issues.
  • Update the software:
    • Check for software updates on your Firestick by going to Settings > System > Software Updates.
    • Ensure both your TV and Firestick are running the latest software versions.
  • Change the HDMI port: Try connecting the Firestick to a different HDMI port on your TV to check if the current port is damaged.
  • Reset the Firestick: Go to Settings > Device > Reset to Factory Defaults on your Firestick to reset it to its original settings.
  • Check the TV input: Confirm that your TV is set to the correct input to receive the signal from the Firestick.
  • Contact Amazon Support: If the previous steps do not resolve the issue, contact Amazon support for further assistance.

Troubleshooting Firestick Remote Issues with LG TV 

If you’re using a Firestick with an LG TV and experiencing issues with the remote, follow these steps:

  • Check the TV input:
    • Ensure the TV is set to the correct input where the Firestick is connected.
    • If you can’t find your LG TV remote, you can use an LG TV remote app as an alternative.
  • Check the batteries: Make sure the batteries in the Firestick remote are not dead.
  • Pair the remote with the Firestick:
    • If the remote is not working, pair it with the Firestick again.
    • Press and hold the Home button on the remote for 5 seconds until the LED light flashes.
    • Then, press and hold the Home button on the Firestick device until the LED light on the remote stops flashing.
  • Remote replacement: If the issue persists, your Firestick remote may be damaged and require a replacement.

Troubleshooting YouTube Not Working on Firestick 

If YouTube is not working on your Firestick, try these troubleshooting steps:

  • Check the internet connection:
    • Ensure that your Firestick is connected to a strong and stable internet connection.
    • Go to Settings > Network on your Firestick to check the connection status.
  • Restart your Firestick:
    • Unplug the power cord from the Firestick.
    • Wait for 30 seconds and plug it back in.
  • Update the YouTube app:
    • Go to the App Store on your Firestick and check for updates for the YouTube app.
    • Updating the app may fix any bugs or compatibility issues.
  • Clear the app cache: Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > YouTube > Storage > Clear Cache on your Firestick.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the app:
    • Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > YouTube > Uninstall on your Firestick.
    • Reinstall the app from the App Store.
  • Check for software updates: Go to Settings > System > Software Updates on your Firestick and check for updates for the Fire TV operating system.
  • Cast YouTube to TV: Utilize AirBeamTV apps to launch YouTube on your Firestick as an alternative solution.
  • Contact Amazon Support: If the above steps don’t resolve the issue, contact Amazon support for further assistance.

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Conclusion

A non-responsive Firestick remote can be frustrating, but following these troubleshooting steps can resolve the issue and regain control over your Firestick device. Remember to check the batteries, restart the Firestick, pair the remote, and reset it if necessary. If all else fails, consider purchasing a new remote. Additionally, alternative methods are available, such as using the Fire TV mirroring app or other control devices. By implementing these solutions, you can continue enjoying your favorite content hassle-free.