Amazon Firestick is a smart streaming device that is capable of functioning without the remote. Firestick has wireless connectivity options like WiFi and Bluetooth, and with that, you can connect any WiFi or Bluetooth device to control your Firestick. When your Fire TV remote battery dies or forgot the remote and wants to navigate your Fire TV, you have many ways to control and navigate the device. Here are the different ways to use Firestick without a remote.
Ways to Use Firestick Without Remote
- Amazon Fire TV App
- Bluetooth Devices
- Standard TV Remote
How to Use Firestick Without Remote With Amazon Fire TV App?
(2) Connect your smartphone to the same WiFi network as your Firestick.
(3) Open the Amazon Fire TV app on your smartphone.
(4) Click the + New Devices button.
(5) It will ask for you to sign in. Use the Amazon credentials that you are using on your Firestick.
(6) Now, your Firestick device will appear. Tap on it.
(7) Then, you will get a four-digit verification code on your Firestick. Enter the code on your smartphone.
(8) After a few seconds, your smartphone will be connected to Firestick and you can use the app to control your Firestick.
Use Firestick Without Remote With Alexa
If your Fire TV is enabled with Alexa voice controls, you can control your Firestick with voice commands. But for voice commands, your Fire TV Remote should be in working condition. If the remote is not available, you can use any Amazon Smart Home devices like the Echo or Echo Dot.
The only condition is that both the Firestick and Echo devices should be connected to the same WiFi network. With Echo devices, you can control your Fire TV Stick with ease.
Use Firestick Without Remote With Bluetooth Devices
Amazon Fire TV has built-in Bluetooth for gamepad controllers and similar devices. You can connect your Bluetooth device like Keyboard or mouse to your Firestick and control it. If the TV you are using has a free USB port, you can use a wired keyboard and mouse. With a mouse, you can control and navigate the Fire TV just like your PC.
If you have an Amazon-developed game controller, you can either connect the game controller wirelessly or wired to control the device.
Use Firestick Without Remote With Standard TV Remote
If your TV is manufactured after 2002, the remote should be equipped with CEC compliant. These CEC compliant remotes can control any smart device that has an HDMI port. But with these remote, you can get only basic controls like navigating and selecting the option. The volume controls may or may not work with these remotes.
All the above-mentioned solutions are for temporary or emergency cases. If you lost your Fire TV remote, buy a new one as soon as possible. The user convenience that you get in Fire TV remote can’t be replicated with these external devices.
These are the four different ways to use your Fire TV device without the remote. When the next time you lose your Fire TV remote, use any of the above-mentioned ways to control your Firestick. If you have any doubts, let us know in the comments below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do I do if I lost my Firestick remote?
You can use any one of the four methods mentioned in this article as a temporary solution.
2. Can I use my phone to control my Firestick?
Yes, you can. install the Amazon Fire TV app and pair it with your Firestick.
3. Can I use a universal remote for my FireStick?
Yes, you can. Try the universal remote, if it is compatible, you can use the remote without any second thoughts.