Five Ways To Quickly Disconnect Your Fire Stick Remote (2022)

Five Quick Methods to Disconnect Your Fire Stick Remote (2022)

You have too many Fire TV remotes associated with your Amazon device.

Or perhaps…

You wish to utilize the same remote for your additional Fire Stick.

It’s as simple as making lemonade to de-pair your remote control.

Don’t worry if that doesn’t work.

I’ve got the solution.

Continue to learn:

  • Five simple methods for unpairing your Fire Stick remote.
  • Instructions for adapting your Fire Stick remote to another Fire Stick.
  • What you can do if your remote’s unresponsive (and 1 quick fix for it).
  • Much more besides…

How can you unpair the Fire Stick’s remote?

To unpair a Fire Stick remote, you will require a second remote to commence the procedure. Use the Amazon Fire TV app if you wish to unpair the only remote you have. If this technique fails, you can conduct a factory reset on your Fire Stick or reset your remote.

Five methods to de-pairing your Fire Stick remote

1: Unplug your Fire Stick gadget.

Note: This method requires a second Fire Stick control and a different Fire Stick device. For instance, you have a Fire Cube and the remote control for that gadget.

It is impossible to de-pair an existing Fire Stick from its remote.

Why?

Because Amazon does not permit you to disconnect a remote that is currently paired with your Fire Stick.

Therefore, the following requirements must be met for this strategy to be effective:

Second Fire Stick remote control.

A second Amazon Fire gadget, such as Fire Stick Lite or Fire Cube.

If you satisfy these conditions, you need only unplug your Fire Stick device.

2: Disconnect manually using the Amazon Fire Stick’s settings

This strategy is great for those who possess two Amazon Fire Stick remotes.

If not, continue to approach 3 in the following section.

To unpair your Fire Stick remote using the settings menu, take these steps:

On the home screen of your Fire Stick, select the settings menu (gear icon).

Step 1: This will be located in the top-right corner of the screen, next to the three dots icon.

Step 2: choose “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.”

Step 3: Select “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”

Step 4: Select the remote you wish to unpair from your Fire Stick.

Step 5: On the second remote, press the menu button (three horizontal lines icon).

Now, please take note.

This will not work if you push the menu button on the remote you’re attempting to unpair.

Step 6. Press the Select button on your second remote.

Your Fire Stick remote has now been successfully unpaired.

3: Use a mobile app

If you have only one Fire Stick remote, you should use a mobile application to detach it.

To accomplish this, you will require two things:

Any mobile device, be it a smartphone, a tablet, or an iPad.

The Amazon Fire TV application, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Download the application as a prerequisite.

Before you can unpair your Fire Stick control, you will need to configure the Amazon Fire TV app.

  1. Start the application.
  2. Choose “Sure” or “No thanks” to allow notifications.
  3. Connect to the same WiFi network to which your TV is connected.
  4. Select the television to which the Fire Stick device is connected.
  5. The television screen should display a code.
  6. Enter the same code into your smartphone or tablet.
  7. The app has been successfully installed on the Fire Stick.

Using the Amazon Fire TV app to de-pair your Fire Stick.

  1. Tap the gear icon in the upper-left corner of the app menu for Amazon Fire TV.
  2. Select “Settings for Fire TV”
  3. Click on “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.”
  4. Click “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”
  5. Select “Amazon Fire TV Remote.”
  6. Tap the Menu button (screen’s bottom-left corner) on your app.
  7. To confirm the unpairing, press the Select button.

After unpairing your Fire Stick remote, you can no longer use it; only the mobile app will now function.

4: Reset your Fire Stick to factory settings

If steps 2 and 3 do not work, a factory reset is the next best option.

This entails deleting all data and restoring the device to its factory settings.

Likewise, a factory reset requires you to configure your Fire Stick remote afresh.

Before conducting a factory reset, you should back up all of your files, as you will lose all of your data.

Here’s how to unpair your Fire Stick remote by performing a factory reset:

  1. Navigate to the settings menu on the Amazon Fire TV (gear icon).
  2. Choose “My Fire TV”
  3. Select “Reset to factory defaults” by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
  4. Tap “Reset.”
  5. Await the restart of your Fire Stick.

Following a factory reset, your Fire TV should restart and de-pairing your remote.

5: Reset the Fire Stick’s remote

If your Fire TV or streaming stick is unresponsive, you have one more option: Resetting your Fire Stick control using a series of button presses.

Furthermore, this is dependent on the type of remote you possess.

However, do not fret.

I have given down a step-by-step guide on how to reset a variety of Fire Stick remote models.

Remotes for Amazon Fire Stick Basic Edition

  1. Hold the home button down.
  2. Press the menu button while holding the home button down.
  3. The home button is released.
  4. Click the Menu icon nine times.
  5. Remove the batteries from your remote’s remote.
  6. Unplug your Fire TV from its source of power.
  7. Wait for 1 minute.
  8. Insert new batteries into the remote control.
  9. Plug your Fire TV back into its power source and power it back on.
  10. Hold down the home button for 40 seconds after the home screen has appeared.
  11. Please allow one minute to complete the setup.

For individuals using an Amazon Alexa voice remote (1st gen)

Note: Amazon Alexa voice remotes of the first generation lack power and volume controls.

  1. Unplug your Fire TV.
  2. Wait for 1 minute.
  3. Press and hold the Left and Menu buttons for ten to twelve seconds.
  4. Release the two buttons.
  5. Wait between five and ten seconds.
  6. Remove the batteries from the remote’s batteries.
  7. Plug your Fire TV back into its power source.
  8. Insert the batteries back into the remote control.
  9. Press the home button on your Fire Stick’s remote control.

For Alexa voice and Fire TV remotes of the second generation.

This method also works with the remotes for Fire TV Lite and Soundbar.

  1. Remove the power cord from your Fire TV.
  2. Wait for 1 minute.
  3. Maintain simultaneous pressure on the Left, Menu, and Back buttons for 10 to 12 seconds.
  4. Release the two buttons
  5. Delay for five seconds
  6. Remove the batteries from the remote’s remote.
  7. Plug your Fire TV back into its power source.
  8. Insert the batteries into the remote.
  9. Select the home button on the Fire Stick remote.

How do I swap the remote for my Fire Stick to a different Fire Stick?

To swap your Fire Stick remote to another Fire Stick, you must unpair it from your current Fire Stick.

Alternately, you can unpair your remote using the Amazon Fire TV app.

Only one of your Fire Stick devices is associated with your remote control.

You can accomplish the following:

  1. Unplug your present Amazon Fire TV Stick.
  2. Connect the additional Fire Stick.
  3. Navigate to your settings menu from your home screen (gear icon).
  4. Touch “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.”
  5. Click on “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”
  6. Choose “Add New Remote”
  7. Depress the home button on your remote.
  8. Wait for your Fire Stick to locate your remote control.
  9. Pressing the Select button confirms the pairing process.

“What if this approach fails?”

Then, use the Amazon Fire TV app as the remote for your second Fire Stick.

Using the mobile application, you may then complete the aforementioned pairing procedure.

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