Many of us will start looking for the Fire Stick remote app once our Firestick remote is lost. Well, some may not be really looking for the remote app but instead, they will need a replacement. Getting a replacement for your Fire Stick is the best option so far but sometimes it can be stressful locating a replacement near you.
How Fire Stick Work
Before anything, first of all, let’s understand how the Firestick operates. The Amazon Fire TV stick works on WiFi as the base connection when you set it up. It comes with a Bluetooth remote, so it makes use of a Bluetooth connection to connect with your Fire TV Stick. This is the only way you can use the Firestick to get to the point of pairing.
Yes, you will need the remote to pair the Firestick the first time after purchasing. This way even if you lose your Firestick Remote, your Fire TV stick will still switch on but will not be able to navigate due to the lack of a remote. The worst part is losing the remote at a different place where the wifi.
Lost Fire Stick Remote: What Next?
Well, if you lost your Fire Stick remote, it’s likely that you are going to find it later. But before then, you can use your smartphone or better still get another fire stick replacement. First, let’s see how you can use your smartphone as your Fire Stick Remote.
To use Fire Stick Remote on your smartphone, you have to download an Amazon Fire TV from your mobile. It is available on Google Play Store and App Store. Once you download the app, follow the instruction below to use it on your device.
Step 1: Download the Fire Stick App on your device.
Step 2: Set it up with your Amazon Fire TV. You will need to access the TV and your device.
Step 3: Launch the Fire TV Stick remote app
Step 4: Then sign in to the app by entering the email and password of the Amazon account
Step 5: Now select Fire TV Stick
Step 6: Turn on your TV and switch to the input associated with Fire TV Stick.
Step 7: A connection code requesting code number will appear on the screen.
Step 8: Enter the code on the screen in the app on your phone.
Step 9: After this, a connection will be established between the phone and the TV.
Step 10: Once the connection is completed, you can now use your phone as a remote control.
How to Use Fire Stick Remote App
Step 1: Tap on the touchpad to select the currently highlighted item on Fire TV
Step 2: Move your finger on the touchpad in a direction you want to scroll
Step 3: To move selection without scrolling, swipe from the middle of the touchpad in the direction of your choice.
Step 4: You can access the keyboard by tapping on the left corner.
Step 5: To use the microphone, tap and hold the mic symbol to the name of the app you want to access on the TV.
You can use the Fire Stick App to fast forward, play, pause, rewind, etc.
Fire Stick remote replacement
Just as you know. the Fire Stick remote works on Bluetooth technology to pair, so if you lose your Fire TV Stick remote then you can easily take control of the navigation by finding a perfect replacement. You can even borrow one from a friend or better still buy a replacement for yourself.
You can use the previous-gen Fire tv remote to connect to a new one like Fire TV Stick 4k. All you need is to hard reset the Fire TV remote by pressing and holding the Back, Menu, and Left buttons for 15 seconds and remove the batteries. After that, just press the ‘Home‘ button and then you can use the new Firestick remote to control your Fire TV stick.