How to Pair Your Firestick Remote When It’s Blinking Orange

By SmartHomeBit Staff •  Updated: 07/02/22 •  7 min read

I’ve had this very problem many times in the years that I’ve owned a Firestick.

So join me as I share my top solutions for pairing a Firestick remote that’s blinking orange.

Why is my Firestick Remote Blinking Orange?

There are a few different reasons why your Amazon Firestick remote may start blinking orange.

The most common reason is that the batteries need to be replaced.

If you’ve recently replaced the batteries and your remote is still blinking orange, it could be a sign that there’s something wrong with the remote itself.

In this case, you’ll need to get a new remote.

Here’s how to replace the batteries in your Firestick remote:

If your Firestick remote is still blinking orange after replacing the batteries, keep reading.

I’ve compiled a handy guide to help you get your Firestick working like new again.

How to Pair Your Firestick Remote to TV (Even When It’s Blinking Orange/Amber)

If you’re having issues with your Firestick remote not working, it could be because the remote is out of sync.

When this happens, the remote will usually start blinking orange.

In order to fix this, you’ll need to re-pair your remote with your Firestick.

Here’s how:

If your remote is still blinking orange after following these steps, don’t worry.

There are a few other things you can try.
 
 
How to Pair Your Firestick Remote When It's Blinking Orange
 

How to Fix a Blinking Orange Light on Firestick Remote

If you’re still having issues with your remote, there are a few other things you can try.

1. Reset Your Firestick

To do this, simply unplug the device from your power outlet and plug it in.

2. Reset Your Remote

To do this, remove the batteries from your remote and then put them back in.

3. Try a Software Update

If you’re still having issues with your remote, it could be because you’re using an outdated version of the software.

In this case, you’ll need to update your Firestick to the latest version.

Here’s how:

If your Firestick remote is still blinking orange after trying all of these steps, it’s likely that there’s something wrong with the hardware.

In this case, you’ll need to get a new remote.

4. Make Sure You’re in Range

One of the most common reasons why your Firestick remote may not be working is that you’re out of range.

The remote has a range of about 30 feet, so make sure you’re close to your Firestick when trying to use it.

5. How to Factory Reset Your Firestick

If you’re still having issues with your Firestick, you may need to factory reset the device.

Keep in mind that this will erase all of your data, so be sure to back up anything important before proceeding.

6. You Might Have Too Many Devices Connected

If you’re having issues with your Firestick, it could be because you have too many devices connected to it.

The Firestick can only handle so many devices at once, so if you’re trying to use it with too many devices, it may start to experience issues.

To fix this, simply unplug any unnecessary devices from your Firestick.

To factory reset your Firestick, follow these steps:

7. Make Sure There Isn’t Interference from Other Devices

One last thing to check is for interference from other devices.

If you have other devices that use Bluetooth, such as a wireless keyboard or mouse, try turning them off.

This may fix the issue with your remote.

I hope this guide was helpful! If you’re still having issues with your Firestick remote, feel free to contact Amazon customer support for further assistance.

8. You May Need a New Remote

If you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still having problems with your Firestick, it may be time to get a new remote.

You can buy a new remote from Amazon or use a universal remote that is Firestick compatible.

Summary

A blinking Firestick remote might seem like a big deal.

But with the process of elimination, you can narrow down the culprit and get your remote working like new again.

I hope this guide provided the answer you need to get your Firestick remote paired again.

If you found it helpful, please share it with others who may be experiencing the same problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why is my Fire Stick TV remote blinking orange/amber?

There are a few different reasons why your Amazon Fire TV remote may start blinking orange.

The most common reason is that the batteries need to be replaced.

If you’ve recently replaced the batteries and your remote is still blinking orange, it could be a sign that there’s something wrong with the remote itself.

In this case, you’ll need to get a new remote.

How do I get my Fire Stick TV remote into pairing/discovery mode?

If you’re having problems with your Fire TV remote not working, it could be because the remote is out of sync.

When this happens, the remote will usually start blinking orange.

In order to fix this, you’ll need to re-pair your remote with your Fire TV.

Here’s how:

SmartHomeBit Staff