Remote or Remote Control, basically for TV (is an electronic device used to operate another device from a distance), the word seems to be very simple to everyone until you can access it. Another example of a remote which often lost due to its small size. Once it is lost due to mishandling, after that, you get to know its importance in your life. Don’t worry, we have shortlisted some ways to use fireStick without having a physical remote.
How does the FireStick work?
To get the solution to the problem, we should know the FireStick’s working mechanism and the remote. The FireStick works on a wi-fi connection, and the FireStick must be connected to wi-fi. Two things to be noted that the FireStick should be in the range of the Wireless network. If not, then things get a little tricky. Don’t worry, we have the solution for the lost Fire Stick remote. You can use your mobile as a remote for Fire Stick.
Remote Within Network Range
If you have misplaced your remote, then you can use your phone as a remote. First, connect the smartphone to the same wi-fi in which the FireStick is connected. Just install the Amazon Fire TV app from the Play Store or the App Store (Click on the buttons to install). After installing, sign in with your Amazon account. Now, the smartphone will automatically detect the FireStick. Select, and the Amazon Fire TV app will direct you to enter a 4 digit pin displayed on your Fire Stick TV screen. Enter the code and your smartphone will display a UI like your remote.
FireStick Remote outside network range
There is some situation where you’re away from home and your FireStick isn’t connected to the home wi-fi network, then we have a solution for you. In this method, you need another smartphone that can act as a mobile wi-fi hotspot. Configure your smartphone hotspot with the same name and password as your previous wi-fi. Now, your FireStick should automatically connect to your mobile hotspot. Connect the smartphone with the same hotspot. For the rest, follow the previous step.
Use the Previous Generation FireStick Remote
Every FireStick comes with backward compatibility, which means you use your old fire tv remote as an alternative. However, the earlier generation remote lacks few features like volume buttons, power buttons, and mute buttons. Other than that, it will work finely. To set up the previous generation remote with the FireStick, press and hold the Home, back, and left arrow key buttons at the same time for ten seconds. Then, restart your FireStick, this will pair your remote with the FireStick. This step is pretty handy and the earlier generation remote can be used permanently.
Use Alexa to control FireStick
Here’s another method in which you can access your FireStick. But, this step is not much suitable for day to day activities. However, you can use this method only if you have an Alexa-powered speaker. Both the speaker and FireStick should be on the same wi-fi network. Just say Alexa Play “” on my FireStick.
Use Your TV Remote for FireStick
You can control the FireStick with your smart TV’s remote. Not many people know this feature. Currently, most smart TVs come with a feature called HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), which can control any electronic device connected to the TV via HDMI. It can be very useful where you don’t try to use various remotes or lose one.
Just turn the feature on, and you are ready to use your TV remote for the FireStick. Note that, every manufacturer names this feature differently but, they function all the same. Like Philips calls it EasyLink, LG calls it SimpLink, Hitachi calls it HDMI-CEC, Sony calls it Bravia Sync, Samsung calls it Anynet+, etc.
Use Mouse and Keyboard for FireStick
You can also connect the external mouse and keyboard to the FireStick. The above-mentioned methods are sufficient to be a replacement to the original fire tv stick remote. This method helps you in using the sideloaded Firestick apps. However, the FireStick comes with only a USB port, in which you can either use a mouse or keyboard. But, you can use a splitter for using both.
Buy a new FireStick remote
From the above solutions, if nothing works for you, then the best solution for the lost remote is to buy a new remote. FireStick remote works smoothly with every FireStick. If you buy the 1st generation remote then it will work with 3rd generation Fire Stick. The remote comes with a dedicated Alexa button and many other features.
So, these are some methods that you can try if you lost your Firestick remote.