Do you want to find your lost Firestick Remote? “Probably under the bed”, that’s the common response you’ll get after forgetting ANY remote like Fire TV Stick remote. If you can’t find your Firestick remote after searching everywhere, don’t worry. There are still a few tricks that can help you find your lost Fire TV Stick even without a physical remote. Here is of all the possible cases where you can use your Fire TV Stick and find it.
1: When the Firestick Is Lost At Home
You can use your phone to control or navigate the Firestick if you are on the same network and your firestick is connected. You can then log into the app and start using your phone as a fully functional remote.
Install the Fire TV app by switching to the Play Store or App Store. After installing or downloading the app, launch the app. If you are on the same network then your firestick appears automatically in the app without any login. Once you click on Fire TV Stick on your phone, you will be asked to enter a 4 digit PIN in the app.
However, the code will be displayed on the TV, enter the code to connect the Fire TV remote app to your FireStick.
Now, Everything is set up successfully. This is a digital remote for FireStick and you can just swipe in an empty area to simulate arrow keys and click to select. You can move into settings, use Alexa, enter URLs with the built-in keyboard, etc, using remote apps.
This app is the best option for old remotes and you can use it whenever you can’t find the remote.
2: When You Lose It Away From Home
You can connect the mobile app using the Fire TV Stick it’s simple because it’s already attached to your Home Wi-Fi. However, if you are away from home and forget your firestick remote, what do you do?
You want one phone to act as a remote for the Firestick and another device that creates a WiFi hotspot? Unfortunately, the name of the iPhone hotspot cannot be changed, so you can use a Windows computer, Mac computer, or Android smartphone with a working Wi-Fi connection.
After that install the Fire TV app on your phone, then sign in using your Amazon credentials, and set it aside. This other step is very important to make the whole process work.
Now create a new hotspot using the same password or name of the firestick you previously connected to. After this, connect your Fire TV Stick to the TV and turn it on. It should connect to the Wifi hotspot automatically. Then Connect your other phone to the same network.
Your Fire TV Stick can automatically appear on your Fire TV remote via the hotspot you just created. However, you can also modify the WiFi now if you are trying to use FireStick in a new place.
Go to Settings on Fire TV Stick > switch to Network > select Wifi Network > enter password.
3: Use Previous Generation Firestick Remote
The Amazon Fire TV Stick also comes with previous compatibility. That means all you have to do is grab the Fire TV Stick remote. Then use it as your default. Previous generations of remotes did not have multiple buttons, so if you try to use the previous generation remote on a 4K Firestick, you will lose the buttons.
If you want to pair a previous generation remote with the latest Firestick. Just press and hold Home. Then back or left arrow keys simultaneously for a few seconds, and then restart your Firestick. The newest remote will be paired automatically after you reboot.
4: Use Your TV Remote To Control Firestick
Some Smart TVs are equipped with Consumer Electronic Control or HDMI-CEC. It allows you to control the electronic devices attached to your TV via HDMI using the TV remote. This is a very important feature when you are not trying to use different remotes or losing one.
Some TVs have the feature enabled by default but just to be safe. Now, every TV brand displays this feature differently so you might have to check what it’s called. For example, Philips calls it EasyLink, LG calls it SimpLink, Hitachi calls it HDMI-CEC, Sony calls it Bravia Sync, etc. Then look for the HDMI CEC option in the TV settings, then enable it. Now you can use the arrow keys on the TV to navigate the Firestick.
5: Use Mouse Or Keyboard With Firestick
You can also use the Fire TV Stick with a mobile, old, or smart TV remote. You don’t need to use a mouse or keyboard to navigate the Firestick unless you want to browse Wi-Fi in the transferred web browser. Firestick remote can’t offer much when you’re using a web browser. You can also connect an external mouse after using a micro USB splitter from Amazon.