If your Fire TV remote isn’t working with your Fire TV device, follow these troubleshooting steps:

1. Check Remote Compatibility:

  • Press the Alexa voice button on your remote.
  • If the LED at the top of the remote flashes, it means troubleshooting mode is available and your remote is compatible. Proceed to the next steps.
  • If the LED doesn’t flash, please refer to the troubleshooting steps at the end of this guide.
    Remote LED flashing

2. Activate Troubleshooting Mode:

  • Press and hold the Rewind and Right buttons simultaneously for three seconds.
  • Press the Menu button.
  • The LED will turn green, indicating that your remote is now in troubleshooting mode.
  • Press any button on your remote, and the LED will flash with a specific color, helping you identify the issue.

LED Colors and Their Meanings:

  • Red (slow blinking): Low battery. Replace the batteries in your remote.
  • Red (fast blinking): There’s a problem with your remote. Try resetting your Fire TV remote.
  • Orange: The remote isn’t paired with your Fire TV. Restart your Fire TV device and wait until “Cannot detect your remote” appears on-screen. Then, pair your Fire TV remote again by pressing and holding the Home button on the remote for 10 seconds. For Echo Show 15, follow the steps in the “Pair a Fire TV Remote with Your Echo Show 15” guide.
  • White: Ensure that the Fire TV device is powered on. If the problem persists, restart your Fire TV device.
  • Blue: No issue with the remote. Try restarting your Fire TV device.

3. Deactivate Troubleshooting Mode:

  • Press and hold the Play/Pause and Up buttons simultaneously for three seconds.
  • Then, press the Menu button to turn off troubleshooting mode.

4. Additional Troubleshooting Steps:

  • Remove the batteries from the remote and reinsert them.
  • If the problem persists or your remote doesn’t support troubleshooting mode:
    • Replace the batteries with recommended alkaline batteries for best performance.
    • Move your remote closer to your Fire TV device, within 10 feet (3 m).
    • Unplug your Fire TV device from the power source and then plug it back in.
    • Reset your Fire TV remote.

By following these revised troubleshooting steps, you can address common issues with your Fire TV remote effectively.