If you are facing issues with your Amazon Fire TV Stick remote and cannot fix the issue even after troubleshooting, then resetting is the only option. The reset process is a bit complex and varies from one model to another.

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Here in this article, we will show you how to reset the Amazon Fire Stick remote.

How To Reset Firestick Remote?

Amazon firestick comes with a wireless remote, and it’s a great thing. But sometimes suddenly it gets stopped working. The main problem is you can’t turn on your TV without a remote.

If your Amazon Fire TV Stick is not working, the batteries should be checked first. Check if your Fire TV Stick remote batteries are working or not. Try to use fresh Fire batteries.

If you are still facing the same problem and your Firestick remote is not working, resetting is the only option.

Resetting a Firestick remote will refresh all connections and fix all bugs.


Guide to Reset the Basic Edition Remote

You can’t just reset a Firestick remote by pressing a switch. There is a different process for Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Here’s how to reset any Firestick remote.

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Reset Firestick Remote

Step 1: Press and hold the home button on your keyboard and then press the Menu button, which looks like three horizontal lines 3 times.

Step 2: Click on the home button and then press the menu button 9 times.

Step 3: Remove the batteries and then unplug your Fire TV Stick. Wait for some time.

Firestick remotes typically use two AAA batteries. These batteries are placed either side-by-side or vertically. They should last for about five months in most cases. However, you may need to replace the batteries if they have run out. Removing the batteries makes the process much easier.

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Step 4: Reinsert the batteries > turn on your Fire TV Stick.

Step 5: When the home screen shows up, press and hold down the Home button for 40 seconds on your Firestick remote.

Step 6: It will take some time to complete the setup process.


Reset the Voice Remote (1st Generation)

Reset Firestick Remote

Step 1: Disconnect your Fire TV Stick’s power and wait for 1 minute.

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Step 2: Press and hold the Left and Menu buttons simultaneously for 12 seconds.

Step 3: Release the button and wait for 5 seconds.

Step 4: Remove the remote batteries and connect your firestick.

Step 5: Once started, insert batteries and wait for some time to complete the setup.

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Step 6: Press the Home button on the remote.


Reset the Voice Remote (with volume and power buttons)

Reset Firestick Remote

Step 1: Disconnect your Fire TV Stick’s power and wait for 1 minute.

Step 2: Press and hold the Left, Menu, and Back buttons simultaneously for 12 seconds.

Step 3: Release the button and wait for 5 seconds.

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Step 4: Remove the remote batteries and connect your firestick.

Step 5: Once started, insert batteries and wait for some time to complete the setup.

Step 6: Press the Home button on the remote.


Final Words

You may need to contact a repair technician if this does not work. If you can’t find a repair technician or if you’re using a damaged remote, you can try cleaning the button contacts. If all else fails, you’ll need to replace the remote. The problem may be a faulty remote or a malfunctioning PCB.

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Sometimes, you can try to update the Firestick remote software to fix a problem. This will update the system and get rid of any temporary memory data that’s causing the unresponsiveness.

However, you should check whether the internet speed is fast enough and whether the software is up-to-date. Also, make sure that the room is free of any devices that might interfere with the remote’s connection.

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