How to Reset Your Firestick Remote: Step-by-Step Guide

A small device called the Amazon Fire Stick may be plugged into the HDMI connection on a television to give users access to a variety of Wi-Fi-based streaming apps and services, including HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and many more. It’s a convenient way to update HDTVs without adding any smart TV features of its own, and many contemporary 4K televisions, including the Amazon Fire TV and Toshiba M550KU 4K Smart TV, are compatible with the Fire TV software, which the Fire Stick is based on.

The most recent Fire Stick model, the Fire Stick 4K Max, has built-in Wi-Fi 6 compatibility and supports 4K-resolution content with HDR passthrough, which may make it more viable for streaming 4K HDR content than generic smart TV features in some TV models.

The included remote must be paired before you can use the Fire TV Stick at all. Depending on your model, there are differences in the process, and not all Fire TV remotes work with all Fire TV generations. Here’s how to pair or reset the remote on your Fire TV Stick.

Resetting the first-generation Fire TV remote

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Your remote can sync to the base unit by being placed “within 10 feet of your Fire TV device,” according to Amazon’s recommendation. In light of this, Amazon offers the subsequent guidelines for wiping your first-generation Fire TV using the Alexa Voice remote:

  1. First, turn off the power to your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, then wait a full minute. You’ll need to wait at least 60 seconds before continuing, so now is a good time to use the timer feature on your smartwatch if you have one.
  2. Once the Fire TV has been off for a full minute, you should press and hold the Left and Menu buttons (which resemble three small lines piled on top of each other) for at least 12 seconds.
  3. When you release both buttons from the remote, Amazon suggests waiting a full five seconds before removing the batteries. Remove the batteries from the remote by sliding off the back cover.
  4. You will now be able to reconnect your Fire TV or Fire Stick to its power supply, but you will first need to wait an additional sixty seconds. You can put your batteries back into the remote control after the minute has passed.
  5. To check if the Fire TV and remote are synchronized correctly, you can tap the Home button once more.

Resetting the second-and third-generation Fire TV, Lite, Smart TV, and Soundbar remotes

The steps for resetting your Fire Stick or Fire TV remote don’t vary much between versions, but there is one significant distinction between the Fire TV with Alexa Voice remote that came out in the first generation and those that came out later. That distinction is the arrangement of buttons that you must press in order to reset the remote during step two. Pressing the Back button is also necessary, in addition to the Left and Menu keys.

The Back button, which is situated to the left of the Menu button, resembles an arrow doing an unauthorized U-turn and swinging to the left. To proceed, you must hold down all three buttons for 12 seconds, just like you did with the original remote in the preceding section.

From then on, you can adhere to the instructions provided in this guide’s prior part.

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Resetting the Remote Basic Edition

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If you own a Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, you must do the following:

  1. Hold down the Home button (it resembles a miniature house). It will require three presses of the Menu button while holding down the Home button. The Home button must then be released.
  2. Once the Home button has been released, press and hold the Menu button nine times. It may sound absurd, but Amazon is the expert on its items.
  3. The remote’s back must now be slid off, and the batteries must be removed.
  4. You can either use your smartwatch timer, as we said previously or unplug your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick from its power source and count down from 60.
  5. Put the batteries back in.
  6. Re-plug your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick into the appropriate power outlet.
  7. When the Fire TV or Stick is plugged in, it should come on automatically and bring you to the Home screen. Next, press and hold the Home button on your remote control for 40 seconds.
  8. Now, the setup procedure ought to take care of itself, albeit it could take a minute.

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