Amazon Fire TV Stick remote not working? Try this!

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as... read more
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The Amazon Fire TV Stick remote is a simple device that improves the lives of many people. With the help of the remote, you can access or set-up your Amazon apps from the comfort of your couch.

Even if this is a simple device, the remote is not issue free.

Quite a few users reported a major problem with the Amazon Fire TV stick remote. In other words, this device is not working.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is not responding to the remote because of several reasons. Your batteries might be low on power or not getting contact with the metal prongs from the remote.

Also, install and update the remote app to enjoy an error-free experience.

We prepare a guide for you in case you encounter this problem. Today we will show you what to do if the Amazon Fire TV stick remote is not working.

What to do if Amazon Fire TV stick is not responding to remote:

1. Replace the batteries

Sometimes, the solution might be as easy as replacing the batteries. Keep in mind that you must use fresh batteries and not others swapped from another device.

This way, the remote should connect to the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If not, press and hold the Home button for at least 10 seconds.

If this solution doesn’t work for you, try the method below.

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2. Clean the remote

Some users reported that replacing the batteries didn’t help them solve the issue. So, the batteries might not create contact with the metal prongs from the remote.

Therefore, clean those metal prongs of dirt or corrosion. Insert new batteries and enjoy your favorite shows!

3. Make sure the remote app is up and running

To avoid these issues, it is recommended to use the official remote app.

  1. Un-pair or re-pair the remote.
  2. Power cycle the device and Fire TV Remote.
  3. Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
  4. Update the software from time to time.


If your Amazon Fire TV stick remote is not working, try one of the solutions above. Replace the batteries or clean the remote.

Also, install the remote app to make sure your Amazon experience will always be free of errors.

Did you find our solutions useful? Do let us know in the comments section below!


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