How to Pair and Connect a New Remote or Game Controller with Fire TV

A remote makes everything much easier and more convenient; you can wirelessly navigate your TV to watch TV shows and movies. Your Fire TV is able to connect with a remote. You can pair and connect a new remote, gaming controller, other compatible Bluetooth devices, as well as app-based remotes. Hooking up a new remote with Five TV is as easy as pairing a Bluetooth device with others. Here is how to pair and connect a new remote or game controller with Fire TV.

How to connect a Fire Stick remote to Fire TV for the first time

Amazon made Fire TV and Fire Stick remote incredibly easy to use and setup. You just need to check some things before going ahead:

•    When the Fire Stick device is ready to use, connect it to your TV.

•    Then join the power cord to the power source and power on your TV.

•    Now, take your Fire Stick remote and insert two AAA batteries into it.

Once you ready the devices, your TV will sync and pair with the remote automatically. In case, it fails to connect to the remote, press and hold the Home button of the remote for 10 seconds and retry.

How to pair and connect a new remote to your Fire TV

Fire TV supports a lot of devices and can connect to them like a remote. If your first remote stops working or you just want to use another remote that has a great design, you can always pair and connect a new remote to your Fire TV easily. At one time, Fire TV can be paired with multiple devices, so you don’t need to disconnect or remove your old remote to add a new device to it. To add a new remote to Fire TV,

1.    Start your TV.

2.    Go to the ‘Settings.’

3.    Select ‘Controller & Bluetooth Devices’ from the settings.

4.    Then select ‘Amazon Fire TV Remotes.’

5.    Now, go to ‘Add New Remote’ section from the given options. This will start the process of pairing and adding a new remote.

6.    Pick up your new remote that you want to connect.

7.    Press the ‘Home’ button and hold it down for 10 seconds.

Once the devices are ready to connect, your TV will find the new remote and pair with it. After pairing, use your new remote to control your TV.

How to pair and connect a game controller to your Fire TV

Both your Fire TV and Fire Stick are compatible with Amazon App Store games. But, hardly very few games you can play with the standard remote. Why use a standard remote to play games when you can connect a wireless gaming controller to your TV! There are lots of Bluetooth gamepads that Fire TV supports and are easy to connect. Here is how to pair a game controller to your Fire TV.

Note: Before going ahead, check the gamepads that are compatible and best work with Fire TV.

1.    Start your TV.

2.    Go to the ‘Settings.’

3.    Select ‘Controller & Bluetooth Devices’ from the settings.

4.    Then select ‘Game Controllers.’

5.    Now, go to ‘Add New Game Controller’ section from the given options. This will start the process of pairing and adding a game controller to the TV.

6.    Take your wireless game controller and press the ‘Pairing’ button for several seconds to start the pairing mode.

Once the device is ready to connect, your TV will find the new game controller and pair with it. Now, put your standard TV remote aside and play games with your controller.

David Maxwell is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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