How to Connect Fire TV to WiFi Network without Remote

Are you looking for a method to connect Fire TV to WiFi without remote control? If so, this guide is dedicated to you, as today you will learn how you can do it.

There are many smart TVs available in the market to choose from, and you would wish to buy the perfect one within your budget as a consumer. A smart TV that isn’t pricey and, at the same time, has a good set of features for the price should. Now, you can pick from Android, Roku, or even Fire OS-powered smart TVs.

How to Connect Fire TV to WiFi Without Remote

Some TVs in the market come built-in with the Fire TV OS and in addition to that you can also buy Amazon’s Fire TV streaming stick or box to convert your regular TV into a smart TV. If you lost your TV’s remote and want to connect it to WiFi, then here’s how you can connect your Fire TV to a WiFi network without a remote.

With that being said, let’s take a look at how you can connect your Fire TV to the WiFi network without using a TV remote.

There are various reasons why this guide might interest you. You know, simple reasons such as probably you lost the remote to your Fire TV, or it’s broken and damaged, and you are waiting for a replacement remote. Or maybe you simply do not want to use TV remotes because they become clutter on your table or couch.

Using a Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

If you are using an Amazon Fire TV and do not have the TV remote with you, a wired keyboard and mouse can be super beneficial to you.

How to Connect Fire TV to WiFi Without Remote

Simply plug the keyboard or mouse right into the TV and navigate over to the settings to connect your TV to the WiFi network.

Using Two Mobile Devices

The previous method only works for you if you have never connected your Fire TV to any WiFi network. If, for some reason, you do not have a keyboard and mouse but your Fire TV was previously connected to a WiFi network, then it’s easy to get this setup working. Follow these steps to get your Fire TV connected to WiFi without using a TV remote.

How to Connect Fire TV to WiFi Without Remote

Step 1: First, get yourself two mobile devices.

Step 2: On one of the mobile devices, you need to set up the WiFi hotspot.

Step 3: Make sure to enable the WiFi hotspot on one mobile device and ensure that the network name and wifi password are the same as those of the network that your TV was previously connected to.

Step 4: On your other mobile device, you will need to download the Fire TV app, which is available as a free download for Android and iOS devices.

Step 5: Your Fire TV should be powered on. It will also be looking for WiFi networks to connect to that have been previously saved onto the device.

Step 6: Once the Fire TV detects your WiFi hotspot and connects to it, connect your second mobile device to the same wifi network.

Step 7: Now, with the TV and the mobile connected to the same WiFi hotspot, launch the Fire TV app.

Step 8: You will need to sign in or register yourself using an Amazon account.

Step 9: It would be best to use the same account that has been signed in with your Fire TV.

Step 10: Now select your Amazon Fire TV device on the screen.

Step 11: The remote will now be activated, and you can use the mobile device as a remote for your TV.

Step 12: Once the connection has been successful, you can now navigate to the Settings on your TV and connect it to your proper home WiFi network. With that completed, connect the mobile device with the Fire TV app to the same home WiFi network.

Step 13: That is how you can use the Fire TV app on your mobile device as a remote for your TV.

Using an Echo Device

Amazon Echo (aka Echo) devices allow users to control their Fire TV Stick with voice commands, but they must be on the same Wi-Fi network. This method is very similar to the above, but instead of using two phones, here we will use a mobile device and an Echo device. Here’s how you can execute this method:

How to Connect Fire TV to WiFi Without Remote

Step 1: Firstly, create a hotspot on your other device with the same SSID and password as that of the network that your TV was previously connected to.

Step 2: Next, connect your Fire TV Stick to the hotspot.

Step 3: Now, connect the Echo device to the hotspot.

Step 4: Finally, control your Fire TV Stick with the voice controls.

Using an HDMI-CEC Remote

You can use an HDMI-CEC remote to control the Fire TV. For those unfamiliar, Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is a feature that allows users to control the devices connected to their TV through an HDMI port using a single remote control.

While the method is very convenient, it only works if you have already enabled CEC support on your device. If you have not, you need to use another method. Let’s take a look at how to enable HDMI-CEC settings:

Step 1: Go to Settings > Display & Sounds.

Step 2: Navigate to HDMI CEC Device Control and tap OK.

Step 3: Turn on the feature and confirm it.

Once done, you will be able to use any HDMI-CEC remote to control Fire TV and connect to WiFi. Note that for some TVs, you may need to enable CEC on the TV as well under the Settings menu.

Use a Universal Remote or Replacement Remote

While it may sound opposite to the topic, many users found it a good method to connect a Fire TV to WiFi without a remote by using a universal remote control or a replacement remote.

How to Connect Fire TV to WiFi Without Remote

For those unfamiliar, a universal remote works with almost all brands and models of TV and needs simple programming to work with your TV model. Once connected to your TV, you can easily connect Fire TV to WiFi without the remote control.

If you have purchased a replacement remote, here’s how to pair it without the old remote control.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why Do You Need to Connect a Fire TV to WiFi Without a Remote?

Whether your remote control is not working, some of the buttons are not functioning properly, or you may have misplaced the remote, you need to connect Fire TV to WiFi without the remote control.

Q. Can I Connect My FireStick to Wi-Fi Without its Remote?

Yes, you can connect your FireStick to Wi-Fi without a remote control by using an HDMI-CEC remote, mobile devices, and others. We have mentioned the steps in the article above.

Q. How Can I Download the Fire TV App on My Phone?

The Fire TV app is available for both Android and iOS devices, and you can simply download it from the Google Play Store or the App Store, depending on your handset.

Q. Can I Pair a New Fire TV Stick Remote Without Old Remote?

Yes. You can easily pair a new Fire TV Stick remote control without the need for an old remote. We have a dedicated guide on how to achieve this.

So, that brings us to the end of the article. We have listed several methods that you can follow to connect your Fire TV to the WiFi network without a remote.

While the initial methods might not be best for everyone, if you feel the work is too much, get yourself a new replacement Fire TV remote or a universal remote control that works universally with all the TV brands.

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