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My fire stick remote won’t respond to Alexa commands from remote


hi Douglas298.
this is all i could find.
Fire TV Remote NOT Responding / Syncing / Connecting: SOLVED I've changed the Fire TV Voice Remote control batteries 5 times already but it still keeps disconnecting and now it's gone completely dead! Update 08/02/17: The most probable cause for your Fire TV remote not working is going to be the batteries. I know, you're thinking I've already changed the batteries twice already. The Fire TV remote is a fickle beast and only likes brand new fully charged batteries before it will re-connect to your Fire TV box. I've tried switching in batteries from other devices that are all working fine, but without any success. Brand new batteries are the key for this power hungry remote.
Has your Amazon Fire TV Box or Fire TV Stick become slow? See my Fire TV Slowdown Solution here.
This need for new batteries seems to be especially true when your Fire TV box is next to a complicated TV setup with AV, Speakers, WiFi Router all next to each other.
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If you've tried brand new out of the packet batteries and it's still not working then you might have the same issue I had below. Don't forget to ask any questions you might have in the comments beneath this article.
Update: You can now control you Fire TV Device with the Amazon Echo & Amazon Echo Dot
If you've felt the annoyance of your Fire TV Voice Remote suddenly not connecting then I know how you feel. I've owned a Fire TV since October 2014 and up to now it's handled everything I've thrown at it. This is until one day last week when the remote suddenly kept disconnecting then died completely showing no signs of life.
I went through an array of different fixes to try and get it to work again but then finally I had a brainwave and managed to bring the remote back to life. It wasn't through trawling internet blogs and YouTube videos that I found this solution, it was actually from inspecting the remote more carefully. No, it wasn't Amazon's fault for building inferior products it was actually my own fault and partly the fault of cheap pound stores that litter the UK.
When I took the battery compartment off the Fire TV remote it looked completely normal. It wasn't until I raised the remote up to eye level that I noticed that there was a slight chalky residue on the connectors of the battery compartment. It then dawned on me as I looked across the room at a packet cheap pound shop batteries. One of the cheap batteries had leaked battery acid on to the Fire TV remote connectors blocking the current from getting through.

How to use your Fire TV when the remote won't turn on?

Luckily, Amazon have an App for that called Amazon Fire TV Remote that is available in the Android App Store and the Apple App Store. You can then control the Fire TV using the app and proceed to the next step below.

How to check if your Fire TV remote is connected to your Fire TV?

To see if your Fire TV remote is connecting to your Fire TV box or dongle you need to head to the settings menu.
  1. Settings > Controllers and Bluetooth Devices.
  2. Amazon Fire TV Remotes
This will show you what devices are currently paired and from here you can see if your remote is connecting. In my case when fiddling with the batteries my remote would appear here for a few minutes then disappear.
If all else fails, you can get an official Amazon FireTV Remote replacement.

The Solution

I took a flat head screwdriver and gently scraped the connectors of the Remote at each end. Wiping the residue off with a dry cloth as I scraped. The connector should look shiny and new again at the end of this process. I placed the batteries back in and the remote connected again straight away.
I've had no problems with the remote since and I guess the moral of the story is sometimes you get what you pay for... utter leaky batteries this time.

Fire TV Quick Tips

  1. Hold down the Select button for 5 seconds to put the remote into pair mode.
  2. Hold down the Select + Play buttons together for 5 seconds to Restart the device.
  3. Restart the device: Settings > System > Restart, then once restarted unplug the power cable for 5 seconds then plug back in.
  4. or try this link.
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Nov 29, 2017 | Televison & Video

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Amazon fire stick reset


make sure that your wifi is a good signal,if you are using a lower tier internet service then it wont work,call your internet provider and verify that your internet is sufficient,also use 5ghz wifi,not 2.8ghz.
if this doesnt work for connecting then,
reset this way,
straight from amazon,reset firestick,
Please unplug the Fire TV stick from power source and then plug it again after 5 seconds.
Once the Fire TV stick is back on, please take batteries out of the remote and re-insert
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also,xfinity remote controls work with firestik tv in place of the original remote,program it for a vizio tv and forget the original remote!

on Apr 03, 2015 | Amazon Fire TV Stick

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My fire stick is not connecting to internet and I know my internet is working


hi Paula.
not sure if this will help you out.
To restart your Fire TV: Unplug the power adapter for three seconds, then plug it back in. You can also restart your device with your remote. Press and hold the Select and Play/Pause buttons at the same for about five seconds, until your device restarts.

Amazon.co.uk Help: Can't Connect to Wi-Fi

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202104870
Why does my fire stick not turn on?Restarting your device can resolve many issues-just disconnect the power cord (from the back of the device or from the power outlet), and then plug it back in. You can also use your remote to restart your device. Press and hold the Select and Play/Pause buttons at the same time, for about five seconds.Amazon.com Help: Basic Troubleshooting for Fire TVhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202104850
if this does not help you.go to this link and see if its of any help to you.
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Nov 20, 2017 | Televison & Video

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How do I open the remote to replace the batteries on my Fire Stick.


To remove the back cover of the remote and insert the included AAA batteries:
  1. Rotate the remote so the top edge is facing downwards.
  2. Apply pressure on the indent of the battery door and slide upwards. ...
  3. Pull away the battery door and insert the batteries.
  4. Slide the door back into place and push in to secure.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick Remote Battery Replacement - iFixit

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Amazon+Fire+TV+Stick...Battery+Replacement/65199 If you follow the easy steps you will successfully change the remote batteries in your Amazon fireTV stick. Step 1 Remote Battery. Use the plastic opening tool to press into the seam between the remote and battery cover. Place two fresh batteries back inside the remote and slide the cover back on

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Jul 31, 2017 | Televison & Video

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How do I install sling tv to my fire stick


I just googled your question and got this:

How does it work?
It's easy! Here's how:
  1. Connect your Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick device to your TV's HDMI port, and set it up as its instructions specify.
  2. Download the Slingplayer for Fire TV app to your Fire TV device.
  3. Using your Amazon Fire TV remote control, scroll to Apps. Select the Slingplayer for Fire TV app to launch it.
  4. Sign into your Sling Account.
  5. Use the Directory to connect to your Slingbox.
  6. Enjoy watching your programs ... no matter where your TV is!

Apr 25, 2017 | Televison & Video

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How do I install sling tv to my fire stick?


I googled your question and got this

How does it work?
It's easy! Here's how:
  1. Connect your Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick device to your TV's HDMI port, and set it up as its instructions specify.
  2. Download the Slingplayer for Fire TV app to your Fire TV device.
  3. Using your Amazon Fire TV remote control, scroll to Apps. Select the Slingplayer for Fire TV app to launch it.
  4. Sign into your Sling Account.
  5. Use the Directory to connect to your Slingbox.
  6. Enjoy watching your programs ... no matter where your TV is!

Apr 25, 2017 | Televison & Video

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Lost my fire stick remote. can my phone be used as a remote?


apparently it can!

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Sep 13, 2015 - Make sure that the Phone with App and the Fire TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. ... Enter this code on your Phone. Done. You can see all of the remote apps that are paired with your Amazon Fire TV device under "Settings > Controllers and Bluetooth Devices > Fire TV Remotes".

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Fire tablets (with a microphone); Amazon Fire phone; Android 4.0 or higher ... Note: The Fire TV Remote App is compatible with Amazon Fire TV devices with ... settings on your router, you need to enable Multicast support to use the app. If you're not sure how to manage these settings, your router manufacturer will be in the ... Lost my fire stick remote can my phone be used as remote Google Search

Dec 31, 2016 | Televison & Video

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Connecting fire stick to tv. i am a prime member with amazon


Setting up Amazon Fire TV Stick hardware
  1. Plug the micro-USB power cable into your Fire TV Stick and the other end into the plug adapter and into the wall.
  2. Plug your Fire TV Stick into an HDMI port on your TV (a cable is included to extend the HDMI reach if you've got a particularly tricky TV).
  3. Next, turn on your TV and switch the input to the right HDMI port
  4. You won't be able to interact with Fire TV Stick until you pair a remote. Thankfully, by just inserting the batteries into the included remote, it should pair automatically. If this fails, you can download and use the Amazon Fire TV remote app on your phone.
  5. Now it's time to set up your wireless network. Fire TV Stick should automatically detect your Wi-Fi. Select your network and enter any passwords.
  6. Your Fire TV Stick will then check for updates and download anything it doesn't have before letting you continue. Depending on how new your Stick is and the strength of your connection, this could take some time.
  7. If you bought your Fire TV Stick from Amazon, it will have arrived already logged in and set up with your account, which is handy. If not, don't worry, it's very easy to set up a new account on Fire TV, requiring nothing more than your Amazon login details.
  8. Once done, you'll be treated to an unskippable introduction to your Fire TV Stick, taking you through the basics of what the system can do and how to make the most of its features.
  9. From here, you can set up parental control settings before you start using your Fire TV Stick as intended.
Now you've set your Fire TV Stick up, here's how to install Kodi on it.
How to set up your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Dec 23, 2016 | Televison & Video

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Accidentally turned off my blue tooth on my fire stick now my remote will not work


1,Before you pair an Amazon Fire TV Remote or Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote, verify that the remote is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, is within range, and has the required batteries installed. 1. From the Home screen, select Settings, and then select Controllers. 2. Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes, and then select Add New Remote. 3. Press and hold the Home button on your remote for five seconds. Fire TV Stick searches for the wireless signal of the remote. After the remote or game controller is discovered, select it from the list of discovered devices using your already paired, existing remote or game controller.

Apr 02, 2015 | Amazon Fire TV Stick

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