Replacements Remotes for Firestick (Apps & More)
Do you need a replacement Fire TV remote? This article will provide you with the best options and show you how to use each of them. These remote alternatives will also work with the Fire TV Stick.
If you’ve lost or broken a Fire TV remote, then you know how frustrating it is to find or buy a new one.
Fortunately, there are a few alternatives that work very well with the Fire TV box and Stick. Many users even find them better than the actual remote control as they offer some additional features.
If you are just having trouble pairing or syncing your remote, or have any other questions about the device, please see the following link:
Firestick Remote Resource Guide
This guide will answer any questions you have about your Firestick remote control and help get it working again!
Fire TV Remote App
One of the best and simplest options when looking for a replacement remote control for your Firestick is the Fire TV Remote app.
This is a free app downloaded on an iPhone, iPad, Android, or any other smartphone that works exactly the same as the original remote control that came with your device.
The Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or any place that holds your phone’s applications all carry the remote app. Just do a quick search for Amazon Fire TV remote control or use the links below:
iPhone Remote App
Android / Google Pixel remote app
Amazon Fire Remote app
Using the Fire TV Remote App
Upon installation, the Firestick remote app is available to use with the same features as your original remote but with some extra extras to boot.
Below are screenshots of the app on an iPhone XS. However, this should be similar for all Apple devices, including the iPad.
Once the app is installed, you will need to connect Firestick or Fire TV to your phone via Wi-Fi. The phone and Fire TV must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network for use.
After opening the app, it will detect your devices. (Yes, I have many Fire TV devices)
To pair the Fire TV Remote app with your device, you must:
1. Select the Fire TV / Stick device to use
2. Once chosen, look for a 4-digit code that will appear on your TV
3. Type this code into your phone’s App
4. When recognized, you will access the Fire TV Remote app
The center of the application is a touch panel to navigate through your Fire TV.
Swipe left, right, up, and down to move and operate the device. When you touch the center of the screen, you will click or select.
The buttons on the bottom work exactly the same as a typical Fire TV remote control. And at the top is a toolbar that can be used for numerous capabilities within the device.
One of the best features of the remote app is the one-click launch ability for any app on your prick device. Click the button next to the keyboard on your Firestick remote app to access:
Benefits of Replacement Fire TV Remote
As you can see there are some great benefits to using the app compared to the actual remote for Fire TV. Many older generation Fire TV’s do not offer Alexa Voice Assist with the compatible remote. Using the app you get access to Alexa with any generation of Fire TV.
The Apps and Games Tool opens all downloaded Games & Applications on your phone for easy selection rather than having to scroll through them on the television. You can also move them to suit your preferences.
One of the best features available in the remote app is the keyboard option.
We all know how frustrating and time consuming it is to write a search using the Fire TV remote. With the app, you always have the option to select the keyboard and type email addresses, searches, and more.
This definitely comes in handy when entering URL’s for downloading APK’s within the Downloader application.
There are many options to explore within the Fire TV Remote app. After trying the remote control, it is easy to see why many prefer this application to the real remote control for their Amazon Fire TV devices.
iPazzPort Mini Keyboard
Using a keyboard as a replacement remote control for a Fire TV box or Stick is an excellent alternative to the original remote control.
With a keyboard paired to your device, numerous apps and functions will now be available that weren’t before.
iPazzPort offers some options for lever replacement remotes. However, some of them will require an OTG cable for full use.
If you don’t have an OTG cable or USB compatible device, you probably want the Bluetooth version of this remote.
Buying a Bluetooth remote control, like the iPazzPort wireless mini keyboard, will allow you to use multiple devices with a single remote control.
iPazzPort Mini Wireless Keyboard
iPazzPort RGB backlit Mini with touchpad mouse
If you have an OTG cable to use with your Firestick or Fire TV, there are other options that may be better than the wireless remote control.
The iPazzPort RGB backlit keyboard comes with an included dongle that you can connect to your OTG cable. This keyboard remote allows users to program with their TV remote to control power, volume, and more.
IPazzPort RGB backlit mini keyboard (OTG cable required)
MX3 Pro Mini Keyboard with Air Remote Control
Users can also purchase the MX3 Pro Mini Keyboard with Air Remote Control that is perfect for Fire TV Devices.
If you’ve ever tried using the Amazon remote for mouse functions inside the device, you know how frustrating it is. This remote control makes it easy to use a mouse with the included aerial mouse compatibility.
It is smaller than other remote controls and works perfectly with tons of devices, including Firestick and Fire TV.
MX3 Pro Mini Keyboard Air Remote Control
After purchasing a keyboard remote, you can follow the guide below to learn how to pair your remote with a Firestick or Fire TV device.
How to pair the Bluetooth remote control
Original Amazon Fire TV remote control
For those who want to replace their remote with another original Fire TV remote, they can easily do so.
Amazon sells most versions of the Fire TV Remote that are compatible with Firestick and Fire TV devices. However, these also come at a high price.
Currently, you can purchase the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k with Alexa Remote for 49.99. While only the remote itself is at $ 29.99.
Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
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Firestick Replacement Remote FAQ’s
Can I replace my Firestick remote control?
Yes, there are multiple replacement options, including the original remote control.
Can I use my Firestick without a remote control?
Technically yes. Installing the Fire TV app on your mobile device will give you remote functionality on your phone.
What remote controls work with Firestick?
Most bluetooth or keyboard remote controls have the ability to sync and work with Firesticks and Fire TV.
Where can I buy a replacement Firestick remote control?
You can buy a new remote from Amazon, or buy a brand new device for a little more from Wal-Mart, Best Buy, etc.