How To Fix Your Firestick Remote Volume Control (Easy Steps)

Fire Stick remote with volume button crossed out indicating it's non-functional."

I’ve found that if your Fire Stick remote fails to turn off your TV or control its volume, the issue often lies in the remote not being correctly paired with your TV.

But here’s some good news from someone who’s been there: it’s an easy fix!

I’m going to share a hands-on guide that I used to successfully pair my own Fire Stick remote with my TV. This will enable you to unlock all its features, including seamless volume control.

Why Isn’t My Remote Working?

Sometimes it’s as simple as switching to a new TV, which can disrupt the established connection between your TV and the remote. In my case, the solution was surprisingly straightforward, and I’ll guide you through the same process that worked for me.

Simple Steps to Regain Control

Here’s how you can resolve the issue:

Step 1: Open Settings

Fire Stick home screen displaying various app icons with 'Equipment Control' highlighted.
  • Go to your Fire Stick home screen.
  • Click on ‘Settings’.
  • Select ‘Equipment Control’.

Step 2: Manage Your Devices

Equipment Control menu on Fire Stick with 'Manage Equipment' option highlighted.
  • Inside ‘Equipment Control’, choose ‘Manage Equipment’.
  • If there’s an option to add equipment, select it.
Submenu of Equipment Control showing 'Add Equipment' highlighted as an option.

Step 3: Update TV Settings

Equipment Control menu showing 'Change TV' option highlighted on Fire Stick interface.
  • Choose ‘TV’, then ‘Change TV’ (if this option exists).
  • Follow the prompts to connect your Fire Stick remote to your TV.
  • When asked, select your TV brand (e.g., LG). A message will appear: “Preparing your remote for setup”.
Selection screen on Fire Stick for choosing a TV brand with options like Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba displayed.

Step 4: Complete the Setup

  • A confirmation message will appear once the setup is successful.
  • Your remote should now control your TV’s power, volume, and mute functions.

Step 5: Test the Volume

  • Press the volume buttons on your remote.
  • Check if the TV screen shows the volume change.
  • This confirms the volume control is working.

Step 6: Check the Batteries (If Needed)

  • If the remote still doesn’t work, remove its batteries.
  • Wait about 5 minutes.
  • Reinsert the batteries and redo the setup in ‘Equipment Control’.

Closing Thoughts

With these steps, you should have successfully resolved any issues with your Fire Stick remote’s volume control. Remember, each TV brand might have slightly different synchronization steps, but the general process remains the same.

I'm Luke, and I'm passionate about unlocking the world of streaming. My mission is to help you access and stream the best content on any platform. From reviewing services to writing in-depth how-to articles, I always have my finger on the pulse of the latest Fire Stick news and streaming trends. I understand that technology can sometimes be overwhelming, so I'm here to simplify its complexities. With every piece I write, my aim is to create beginner-friendly guides that make your streaming journey smoother and more enjoyable.

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