How to Pair a new Fire Stick Remote without old Remote

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a great device that you can use to stream your favorite TV shows and movies. With every Fire TV Stick that you purchase, you get a Fire TV Stick remote. However, like all TV remotes, they can sometimes get damaged or experience some problems like the buttons getting jammed or the device not pairing with your Fire TV Stick.

So, the only sensible option would be to replace your Fire Stick remote. But, the question in your head might be that how to pair a new Fire Stick remote without the old one? Well, the answer to that question lies right in this guide. So, go ahead and read through this guide to pair your new remote to Fire TV Stick.

Quick Answer
  • You can use your TV remote (the TV your Firestick is connected to via HDMI) to pair your new Firestick remote
  • OR use your Smartphone as Remote to Pair new Firestick Remote
  • Users can pair up to 7 remotes with Fire Stick


There are a few things you will require to get started on how you can pair the new Fire TV Stick remote without the older remote.

  • New Fire TV Stick remote
  • WiFi Network
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Android or iOS device (If TV Remote not working on Fire Stick Homepage)

How to Pair new Fire Stick Remote without old Remote

TV Remotes can also be used to control the Fire Stick OS. So if you are using the Fire Stick on a TV like Samsung, you can use the Samsung TV Remote to easily navigate through settings for pairing new remote. If you have TV Remote and it works with your Fire Stick, you can skip first four steps.

  1. First off, download the Amazon Fire TV app on your Android or iOS device. Then launch the Amazon Fire TV app on your Smartphone.
  2. Makes sure to sign in with the same Amazon account you have used on your Amazon Fire Stick. Also, ensure that your Smartphone and your Fire TV Stick are connected to the same WiFi network.
  3. If you will be using the app for the first time, select your Amazon Fire TV Stick device on the screen.
    How to Pair a new Fire Stick remote
  4. You will now be able to use the app as a remote for your Firestick.
    How to Pair a new Fire Stick remote
  5. Navigate to the Settings menu and select Controllers and Bluetooth devices.
    How to Pair a new Fire Stick remote
  6. Under that, select Amazon Fire TV Remotes.
    How to Pair a new Fire Stick remote
  7. Tap on Add New Remote and it will look for nearby remote.
    How to Pair a new Fire Stick remote
  8. If it can’t find your remote, press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds. After your Remote appear in the list, select it to pair with your Fire Stick.
    How to Pair a new Fire Stick remote
  9. Your new Fire stick remote will be paired to your Fire stick.

Pair New Firestick Remote with Auto Detect

If you don’t have the original or old remote control, you can also follow these steps to pair the new remote.

  1. First unplug the TV or Fire Stick from the power source and remove the batteries from your remote control.
    Unplug the TV or Fire stick
  2. After about 45-60 seconds, plug the Fire Stick into the power source and put the batteries back into your remote control.
  3. After doing this, turn on your TV and Fire Stick and wait for a few moments for the Home screen to appear. Press a button on your remote and wait for 20-30 seconds.
  4. If the remote does not automatically pair to the Fire Stick, long-press the Home button on the remote control for 10 seconds.
    How to Pair a new Fire Stick remote without old one
  5. It will be then paired with the Fire TV Stick. Once paired, you will see a notification on your screen.


And this is how you can pair a replacement Fire Stick remote without the need for the older Fire Stick remote. The process is simple and very easy. If you simply fail to get a replacement remote for your particular Fire TV Stick, you can use the free mobile app or the TV remote as your remote for the Fire TV Stick. If you have any queries or doubts, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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