How to reset an Amazon Fire TV remote in less than 2 minutes

Amazon Fire TV devices are one of the best streaming devices you can buy. They’re reliable, easy to use, and they provide access to the movies, TV shows, and sports content we love, all with a few button clicks on a slim and reliable Fire TV remote. But from time to time, you may find that you need to reset your Amazon Fire TV remote. Doesn’t matter why. It happens (but hopefully not too often). The reason doesn’t matter.

The good news is that resetting the Amazon Fire TV remote is easy. So much so that it made our list of the most common Amazon Fire TV Stick problems. (And how to fix them.)

But it’s so important that we’ll end it on our own. Here’s how to reset the Amazon Fire TV remote control.

A trio of Amazon Fire TV remote controls held in one hand in front of a television.

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How to Reset Most Fire TV Remotes

There are actually a few versions of the Amazon Fire TV remote known to exist in the wild. (You’ll also hear them referred to as Alexa Remote.) This should work for the Alexa Voice Remote Pro, the 3rd generation Fire TV remote, and the 2nd generation Alexa Voice Remote Lite.

step 1: Unplug your Fire TV’s power cable and then wait 1 minute. Count out loud. It’s more fun.

step 2: press and hold Left button, menu button (the one with three lines), and Back Buttons – all at the same time. Hold them for 12 seconds. Again, count out loud.

step 3: Release all three buttons and wait 5 seconds. Count in Spanish this time for a change of pace.

step 4: Now take out the battery from the remote.

Step 5: Plug your Fire TV device back in and let it reboot.

Step 6: Once it boots up and complains about the remote control not connecting, put the batteries back into your remote control.

Step 7: Now, press Home button on your remote. Once you see a blinking blue light on the remote control, you should be ready to go. If it doesn’t, press and hold Home Press the button on the remote for 10 seconds. This time trust yourself.

Amazon Fire TV Basic Edition Remote.

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If you have a Basic Edition remote

This method is basically the same as the above, just a little different as the buttons are slightly different.

step 1: press and hold Home button. Also, press menu button (with three lines on it) three times.

step 2: release the Home button.

step 3: press now menu Button nine times. Count out loud while doing this.

step 4: Take the batteries out of the remote.

Step 5: Unplug your Fire TV device. Wait 60 seconds.

Step 6: Place the batteries back in your remote, and plug your Fire TV device back in.

Step 7: Once the home screen appears, press and hold Home button for 40 seconds.

21Nation Alexa Voice Remote.

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If you have a first generation Alexa voice remote

Here’s how to reset the first generation Alexa voice remote.

step 1: Unplug your Fire TV device and wait for 60 seconds.

step 2: Squeeze Left button and menu Press the buttons at the same time and hold them for 12 seconds.

step 3: Release the button and count to five.

step 4: Take the batteries out of the remote.

Step 5: Plug your Fire TV device back in.

Step 6: Once it complains about the remote control not appearing, put the batteries back into your remote.

Step 7: Squeeze Home button. If the remote still isn’t paired, press and hold Home button for 10 seconds.

None of this is too difficult, all things being equal. If you need to reset your Amazon Fire TV remote, it will take just a minute or two. Just remember to count out loud.






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