How To Connect FireStick Remote to TV


One of the great things about the FireStick is that it comes with a remote control. The remote makes it easy to navigate the various menus and options on the FireStick. The FireStick remote is synced during the Firestick setup process. However, sometimes you may be unable to sync it with the FireStick. 

If you misplace your TV remote or it stops working, you can use your FireStick remote to control it. It will also save you from the hassle of handling two different remotes. To do this, you need to sync the FireStick remote with your TV. Follow along to know how.

Sync FireStick Remote to your TV

Let’s see how you can connect your FireStick remote to your TV. Ideally, the remote should automatically be connected during the Firestick set up. However, if something goes wrong and the remote fails to connect to the TV, you can connect it manually. Here’s how:

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your FireStick remote for at least 10 seconds.
  2. The LED light on your remote will start blinking, which means that the remote is searching for a TV.
  3. The remote will be paired with your TV once you see three blue lights flash on your remote.

Sometimes, the remote pairing can fail. In this case, you may try again or use the following method, which enables CEC to pair the FireStick remote with your TV. This will also allow you to control your TV using the FireStick remote.

Use FireStick Remote to Control your TV using CEC

Pairing using CEC is one of the various ways to sync your FireStick remote to your TV. This method can be used for both traditional (non-smart) and smart TVs. The only thing you need on your TV is HDMI CEC support. If you have the HDMI CEC support on your TV, you can easily pair your FireStick remote to it.

What is HDMI CEC and How do I check the support for HDMI CEC on my TV?

HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is a feature that allows your HDMI-connected devices to communicate with each other. This allows you to, for example, control your TV with your FireStick remote control or have your TV automatically turn on when you power on your FireStick.

Not all HDMI-equipped devices support HDMI CEC, and not all TVs support HDMI CEC. To check if your TV supports HDMI CEC, consult your TV’s documentation. Now let’s begin with pairing your FireStick remote to your TV.

Part 1: Enable HDMI CEC on your TV and FireStick 

If your TV does support HDMI CEC, you’ll need to enable it in your TV’s settings. You also need to enable the same on your FireStick.

To enable HDMI CEC on your TV:

Note: The UI of TVs from different brands is different. However, you will likely find HDMI CEC under the same menu in the settings.

  1. Press the menu button on your TV remote to open the settings window.
  2. Once in settings, go to “System.”
  3. Find and enable the “HDMI CEC” option.

Your TV is now HDMI CEC enabled and ready. Now let’s enable HDMI CEC on the FireStick.

To enable HDMI CEC on your FireStick:

  1. Go to your FireStick home screen and click on the settings icon (gear icon) on the right.
  2. Once in settings, go to “Display and Audio.”
  3. Now select “HDMI CEC Device Control.” Make sure it is enabled and not turned OFF.
  4. If it’s turned OFF, click on it, and it will be turned ON.

Once you’ve followed these steps, you are ready to connect your FireStick remote to control your TV.

Part 2: Connect the FireStick remote to your TV

Now that you have enabled HDMI CEC on your FireStick and TV, you can follow these steps to connect your FireStick remote to your TV. 

1. Go to your FireStick home screen and click on the settings icon (gear icon) on the right.

2. Once in settings, go to the “Equipment Control” banner.

3. Now select “Manage Equipment.”

4. Under Manage Equipment, click “Add Equipment” and select “TV”. The setup process will now start.

5. If the system correctly identifies your TV, click “Yes” and skip Step 8. However, if the system fails to identify your TV and detects another TV, click “No” and continue with the next Step.

6. Scroll down and select your TV brand from there.

7. Now, press the power button on your remote to turn off your TV. Wait for at least 10 seconds and press the power button once again to turn it back on.

8. If your TV is turned off and turned back on using the FireStick remote, click “Yes” and skip to Step 11. If not, continue with Step 9.

9. If your TV didn’t power off using the FireStick remote, click “No.”

10. You will now be asked to make a series of attempts. Keep trying until the TV responds to the remote. Click “Yes” once the TV responds correctly.

11. You will now go through a volume test. Make sure your TV is not muted. If it’s muted, use your traditional TV remote to increase the volume. Click “Next” to continue with the volume test.

12. Music will play on your TV. Use your FireStick remote and try changing the volume. If the TV responds accordingly, click “Yes” and skip to Step 16. If not, continue with Step 13.

13. Click “No” if the TV volume doesn’t change accordingly.

14. Now select the type of audio equipment you’re using. If you are not using any external audio equipment, select “I use just my TV.”

15. Go back to Step 12 and repeat until the volume buttons respond accordingly. Once the volume buttons respond accordingly, select “Yes” and continue with Step 16.

16. If you use multiple HDMI inputs on your TV, select the one your FireStick is connected to from the list of HDMI inputs.

17. If you don’t have multiple HDMI inputs on your TV, press the forward (two arrows) button on your FireStick remote and skip to Step 20.

18. Use your TV remote to switch to a different HDMI input source. Then, press the forward (two arrows) button on your FireStick remote and keep it pointed at the TV.

19. The TV should switch back to the FireStick HDMI by pressing the forward button. If it does, select “Yes.”

20. Finally, click “OK”, and your FireStick remote has been paired with your TV.

After following these steps, you should be able to control your TV using your FireStick remote.

How to Change the Paired TV 

If you ever decide to change the TV you want to use your FireStick remote with, you can easily do that. Follow these steps to pair your FireStick remote to a new TV.

1. Go to your FireStick home screen and click on the settings icon (gear icon) on the right.

2. Once in settings, go to the “Equipment Control” banner.

3. Now select “Manage Equipment.”

4. Under Manage Equipment, select “TV”.

5. Select “Change TV” and click “Change TV” again.

6. Go back to the section above and follow Steps 5-20.

How to Pair a New FireStick Remote 

FireStick also allows you to add a new remote to your FireStick. This means that you can pair two remotes to your FireStick at the same time. If you misplace one of your FireStick remotes or stop working, you can use the other paired FireStick remote to control your TV. Here’s how you can pair a new FireStick remote:

1. Go to your FireStick home screen and click on the settings icon (gear icon) on the right.

2. Once in settings, go to the “Remotes & Bluetooth Devices” banner.

3. Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” and click “Add New Remote.” The system will start searching for nearby devices.

4. Press and hold the Home button on your new FireStick remote for at least 10 seconds to put it into discoverable mode.

5. Once the remote is discoverable, it will appear on your TV screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully paired a new remote to your FireStick.

Connect Firestick Remote – FAQs

Can I use my FireStick remote to control my TV?

Yes, you can use your FireStick remote to control your TV. The setup process takes some time, but it saves you from the hassle of handling two different remotes.

Can I pair a new remote to my FireStick?

Yes, FireStick allows you to pair an additional remote to your FireStick. This means you can easily use another remote in case of damage or loss of the existing remote.

How many FireStick remotes can I pair to my TV?

You can pair up to seven FireStick remotes to your TV.

How do I add a new remote to my FireStick?

Go to Settings >> Controllers & Bluetooth Devices >> Amazon Fire TV Remotes >> Add New Remote. Finally, press and hold the Home Button on your FireStick remote for 10 seconds, and the pairing will be done.

Can I pair my FireStick remote to another TV in the future?

Yes, you can easily do so. FireStick allows you to pair your FireStick remote to another TV in case you change your mind. Check out this guide to know how to pair your FireStick remote to a new TV.

Final Words 

In conclusion, there are various ways to sync a FireStick remote to a TV. If you have a FireStick remote that is not paired with a TV, you can use it to control your TV by enabling CEC. This article included steps on how to pair a new remote, how to enable CEC to control your TV, and how to add a new remote. With these tips, we hope that you can now sync your FireStick remote to your TV. If you still have questions, let us know in the comments below.

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