If you own an Amazon Fire TV Stick, you know how convenient the remote control is for navigating through your favorite movies and TV shows.
However, there may come a time when you need to unpair your Firestick remote.
Whether you’re troubleshooting issues or getting ready to connect a new remote, this guide will walk you through the process step by step.
Before you start the unpairing process, make sure you have the following:
- Amazon Fire TV Stick: Ensure it’s powered on and connected to your TV.
- Firestick Remote: The remote you want to unpair should be in your possession.
Now, let’s dive into the steps to unpair your Firestick remote.
Steps to Unpair Firestick Remote
- Navigate to the Home Screen
Using your Fire TV Stick’s remote, press the home button. This will take you to the main menu.
- Access the Settings
Scroll to the right using the remote’s directional pad until you reach the “Settings” option. It looks like a gear icon. Highlight it and press the select button (the round button with the center circle).
- Select Controllers & Bluetooth Devices
In the Settings menu, scroll down to find the “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices” option. Select it.
- Choose Amazon Fire TV Remotes
You’ll see a list of devices paired with your Fire TV Stick. Find the option that says “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” and select it.
- Select the Remote to Unpair
You’ll now see a list of paired remotes. Highlight the remote you want to unpair and press the options button (three horizontal lines) on your remote.
- Unpair the Remote
A menu will appear with the option to “Unpair Device.” Select this option. You’ll be asked to confirm the unpairing process.
- Confirm Unpairing
Confirm that you want to unpair the remote. Once confirmed, your Firestick remote will be unpaired from your Fire TV Stick.
- Restart Your Fire TV Stick
To complete the unpairing process, it’s a good idea to restart your Fire TV Stick. To do this, unplug it from the power source, wait a few seconds, and then plug it back in.
Your Firestick remote is now successfully unpaired from your Fire TV Stick. If you were experiencing issues with your remote or if you’re preparing to pair a new one, this process should help.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): How to Unpair Firestick Remote
There are several reasons to unpair your Firestick remote. You might want to troubleshoot connection issues, replace a lost remote, or pair a new one. Unpairing is a necessary step in these scenarios.
No, unpairing the remote will not affect your Fire TV Stick’s settings or data. It only disconnects the remote control from the device.
To pair a new remote, go to “Settings” > “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices” > “Amazon Fire TV Remotes” and select “Add New Remote.” Follow the on-screen instructions to pair your new remote.
If your remote is still unresponsive, try replacing the batteries, ensuring you have a clear line of sight to the Fire TV Stick, or performing a factory reset on your Fire TV Stick if necessary.
Unpairing your Firestick remote is a straightforward process that can be useful in various situations. By following these steps, you can easily disconnect your remote from your Fire TV Stick and get it ready for troubleshooting or replacement.
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