How do you sync a fire stick remote?

This article will teach you two solutions that you can use to easily pair a new Amazon remote to an Amazon Firestick. The first solution works by pressing and holding the Home button on the remote and the second one works if your TV supports HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI-CEC). This way you can also connect an HDMI-CEC compatible remote by enabling HDMI-CEC on your TV’s settings.

Solution 1: Pairing a New Firestick Remote

 

  1. Connect the Firestick to a TV. You can connect the Firestick to your TV using an empty HDMI port on the back of your TV.
  2. Turn on your TV. Press the power button on the front of your TV, or use the TV remote to power on the TV.
  3. Choose the Amazon Firestick HDMI source. Press the source button on your TV remote until it selects the HDMI port that your Firestick is linked to. You should see the Amazon Fire home screen.
  4. Press and hold the Home button on the remote controller. The home button is the button with an icon that resembles a house. It’s below the circle pad at the top of the remote. Hold the Home button for about 10 seconds. When the remote connects to the Firestick, you will see a message on the screen that says “New Remote Connected”.

Note: If it doesn’t work the first time, release the home button and try again. Try moving closer or further away from the Firestick.

Solution 2 Using Your TV Remote With HDMI-CEC

 

 

  1. Connect the Firestick to a TV. You can connect the Firestick to your TV using an empty HDMI port on the back of your TV.
  2. Power on your TV. Press the power button on the front of your TV, or use the TV remote to power on the TV.

  3. Select the Amazon Firestick HDMI source. Press the source button on your TV remote until it selects the HDMI port that your Firestick is connected to. You should see the Amazon Fire home screen.

  4. Go to System Settings on your TV. The way you open your system settings varies from one TV to another. On some TVs, you press the “Menu” button on your remote. On other TVs, you may press the Home button and then select Settings, or Options.

  5. Find your HDMI-CEC settings. Again, this option is going to be different from one TV to another. In some cases, it may be under Input Settings, or System Settings, or something similar. Also, each TV brand has a different trade name for HDMI-CEC. Here’s a list of TV brands and their associated HDMI-CEC trade names:

    • 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
  6. Enable HDMI-CEC. Once you find the appropriate setting in your TV’s settings menu, enable HDMI-CEC. Most TVs have it turned off by default. Once enabled, you can use your TV remote to control many devices, including your Amazon Firestick, or even a PlayStation 4.

We hope this article was helpful for you. If you have any troubles with using the Frestick, please feel free to leave us a message in the comment section.

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