How To Get The Amazon Firestick Remote To Turn On The Tv

It’s not about the quantity, it’s about the quality. Since the initial launch of the Firestick, this device has changed a lot. After some hard work and many updates later, the Firestick became one of the most popular devices for streaming movies in the world.


Now it is the crown jewel for streaming. People love it. It’s easy to work with, the interface is quick to navigate, it can integrate with Alexa, and more. But, the most amazing part about the Firestick is the quality of the videos. Most streaming platforms don’t over ultra-high quality videos. Well, that’s not the case with the Firestick. 

Not only do you have access to a ton of videos, but you can also watch them in great quality. That’s one of its key selling points. The Firestick remote control makes it all happen. You can select the movie you want to watch, you can choose the quality of the movie you want to see and more. 

But, there is something else that the Firestick doesn’t have. And that is the on/off button. 

How to Turn On the TV?

If you’ve purchased the Firestick, you’ve probably noticed that the remote control doesn’t look at all like other regular remote controls. It has plenty of buttons and features, but some are also missing. The design is a lot different than regular remote controls. 

So, does that mean you can use it to turn on your TV? That’s exactly why we have decided to make this guide for you. Many people ask this question which is why we have decided to answer it. But, before we show you how to do it, there is one thing you should have in mind first. 

Your Smart TV must support CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). You must connect your device via HDMI port. Without the CEC this trick won’t work.  

Now that you have it all set up, it is time to talk about this trick. There is one way you can try. This trick can work with other FireTV devices. For it, you will need your Firestick remote control. That’s right! The one that has no on/off or volume buttons. 

Here is what you need to do. It will only take a couple of seconds.

Step 1

Take the remote control in your hand. What you want to do now, is press on the Home button and hold it. The home button looks like a house. It is above the play button. 

Step 2

Wait a few seconds. The TV is now on. 

Note: Have in mind that your Smart TV has to be in sleep mode before you try to turn it on. 

Devices like the TV and the Firestick always go into sleep mode when you turn them off. This is automatic and it’s all because of the plug. Since they are plugged into the wall outlet, you will need to unplug them if you want to completely shut them off. 


That’s it! Now you know how to turn on your TV with the Firestick remote control. Easy and fast.