Firestick Remote Isn’t Working – Here’s What You Should Do

The Firestick remote control has a completely different design than regular remote controls. That’s why working with it can be tricky. If your Firestick stopped working all of a sudden, it can be difficult to figure out how to fix it. 


Not many people are used to handling the Firestick. That’s exactly why we made this guide for you. We will help you repair it by fixing some of the most common issues you might be having. But, before you can fix it, you have to know what is wrong with it. 

There can be a lot of things causing problems or interfering with the electronic device. Here we will share with you how you can deal with some of the most common problems for the Firestick. Of course, it’s not all of them. We’ve only selected a few of the most common reasons the Firestick is not working. And those are:

  • Batteries
  • Compatibility
  • Interference
  • Damage


The main issue with the Firestick is the batteries. When they stop working, you need to change them. The real problem is that the more you use it, the quicker the batteries will get used up. You will need to change them a lot more often than you think. What you should do in this case is to replace the batteries. Make sure that you put them correctly. There is a small diagram carved inside the Firestick. It will show you how to place the batteries. Use a different set of batteries until you find the right ones. 


Has your previous Firestick remote stopped working? Did you purchase another one as a replacement? If that’s the case, there might be some compatibility problems. There are plenty of different generations of Firestick. That doesn’t mean that they can all work with the same remote. The truth is, you need to make sure that the remote you get is compatible with the Firestick device you have at home.  


Bluetooth remotes are better than infrared ones in many different ways. They have a great line of sight and they slightly reduce the range without affecting the device at all. But, Bluetooth remotes are weak to interference, unlike infrared remotes. 

What that means is that wireless devices can interfere with the Firestick remote. Devices such as wireless speakers, phones, cables, microwaves, and others. If there are any wireless devices in your room that affect the Firestick remote, make sure to relocate them. 


Water, pressure, or any kinds of fluids can damage the Firestick. If any of the external or internal components have been damaged, the device won’t work. In this case, there is nothing you can do. Check to see if the device still has a warranty. Or get it fixed. 


A lot can go wrong with the Firestick remote control. But, there are many things you can do to fix it. Sometimes these problems are just common issues people face. That’s why we have prepared this guide for you. If your remote control is not working because of these common problems, you might be able to fix it. However, when the damage is too serious, you will have to get it fixed.