Do you know how to pair Firestick remote to new TV? Connecting a new remote to your FireStick is easier than you think, and you can complete this task successfully in just a few short steps. Much of the process involves simple common sense, and a lot of it depends on whether or not your TV set supports the HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI CEC). But let’s take things one step at a time.
How To Pair Firestick Remote To New TV
For Starters: Connect the FireStick to the Television Set
If you have an empty HDMI port on the back of your TV set, use this to connect the FireStick. Go ahead and turn the television set on, or you can use the remote control to turn it on instead. Next, from your TV remote control, press the Source button until it finds the HDMI port that your FireStick is connected to. At this point, you should see the Amazon Fire Home Screen.
Look for the Home Button
At the top part of your remote control is a button that has an icon on it that resembles a house. That is your Home button. Press that Home button for roughly 10 seconds. At that point, the remote should be connected to the FireStick and you will see the words “New Remote Connected” on the screen. If this doesn’t work, simply release the Home button and wait a few seconds, then try it again.
To get it to work, you may have to move further away or closer to the FireStick. Eventually, this method will work.
Another Method to Try
If this doesn’t work, however, you still have other options. For a second method, try starting like you did with the first method – by hooking up the FireStick to an empty HDMI port on the back of your television set. Next, press the red Power button on the top left-hand side of your remote control so that your TV set turns on. You can also use the Power button on the front of your TV set to turn the set on.
Once again, you should press the Source button next until it selects the HDMI port that your FireStick is connected to. You’ll know you’ve done it correctly once you see the Amazon Fire Home Screen.
Next, go to the System settings on your television set. You can do this in one of two ways: by pressing the Menu button on your remote control, or by pressing the Home button then selecting either Settings or Options.
Next, you have to find your correct HDMI CEC settings. The method used will be different depending on your TV set. It is usually under a heading such as Input Settings or System Settings, and below are some of the names certain TV brands give to the HDMI CEC setting:
- AOC: E-link
- Hitachi: HDMI CEC
- LG: SimpLink
- Mitsubishi: Net Command for HDMI
- Onkyo: Remote Interactive over HDMI (RIHD)
- Panasonic: HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, or VIERA Link
- Philips: Easy Link
- Pioneer: Kuro Link
- Runco International: RuncoLink
- Samsung: AnyNet+
- Sharp: Aquos Link
- Sony: BRAVIA Sync, Control for HDMI
- Toshiba: CE-Link or Regza Link
- Vizio: CEC
At this point, once you find the HDMI CEC link for your particular television set, all you have to do is enable it and the job is complete. Most television sets have the HDMI CEC link turned off by default, but once it’s turned on, you can do things such as use your TV remote control to control numerous devices, including your Amazon FireStick, or even other devices such as your PlayStation 4.
Tips and Suggestions to Make it Work
The tips mentioned above should work without a hitch, but if you have any problems along the way, just keep the following tips and suggestions in mind to make it work:
- If the FireStick remote stops working, you should check the obvious first: your batteries. The batteries in the remote could either be placed in there incorrectly or not operable at all. If in doubt, go ahead and replace the batteries just to be on the safe side. Remember, the remote won’t work if it’s not getting enough power, and it can’t get the power it needs without new and functional batteries.
- If you think the problem is between the FireStick and the remote, try these steps: press the Home key (the one at the top of the remote control with the picture of a house on it) for 10 seconds, then release. This should pair the remote with the FireStick instantly.
- Once the “pairing” of the remote and FireStick takes place, go ahead and download the Fire TV app from the Google Play store and install it on your Android device. Whenever your remote control is not working, you can use your Fire TV app instead.
To pair a brand-new FireStick remote, select Settings on your Firestick, then Controllers and Bluetooth Devices, then Amazon Fire TV Remotes (which is the first option), then Add New Remote on the Amazon Fire TV Remotes page, then press the Home button for 10 seconds. Shortly, the name of your remote should appear on your TV screen. Click on the correct remote to pair it with your device.
Some Final Thoughts
Without your remote control, you cannot access your FireStick. The exception is that the Fire TV app can act as a remote control when your regular remote control is dysfunctional, but it is much easier once the remote control is working properly again. Of course, your FireStick can also accommodate dozens of apps, but the steps to install these apps are simple enough. Some of the most popular FireStick apps include:
- ExpressVPN: when you want extra-great privacy and security from your FireStick device
- Kodi: an extremely popular app that allows you access to hundreds of movies, TV shows, and more
- CyberFlix TV: this one has a very impressive selection of movies and TV shows and was modeled off of an app known as Terrarium TV
- UnlockMyTV: with a massive media library, this app can also be utilized free of any advertisements
- MediaBox HD: a streaming app that is small, but very functional; has a great database of shows and movies