Loosing a remote is not rare, and sometimes its brakes in a way that it is not coming back again. If I buy a new remote every time I lose one, it’ll cost me more than the Firestick itself. So, everyone must know How To Turn ON Firestick Without Remote.
You need a driver, to run over the interface of your device, there are many ways by which you can easily control your Firestick and enjoy it the same as before.
Here in this article, you will get to know about all those methods.
Apart from just controlling Firestick and using it without any remote, there is one more important thing to think about, which is to connect Firestick to WiFi without a remote.
You will get to know about this too in this article, so read it to the end.
How To Connect Firestick To WiFi Without Remote
First, to connect Firestick with WiFi part, you can either use HDMI-CEC( Consumer Electronics Control) or use any smartphone as a hotspot and use other device to control the Firestick.
In a different post, I have explained how to use the HDMI-CEC option as a remote alternative, but for this, your TV must be CEC compatible.
Every TV has different names for this CEC feature, in the link provided above check for your brand and model.
Using this CEC option, you will be able to use your TV remote to control Firestick, which is a good thing if you have lost your dedicated Firestick remote.
This is a very easy option to do it. If your TV is not compatible with CEC, then go for the other one.
Use Two Devices(One For Hotspot, Other To Control Firestick)
Consider a case that you are outside of your home maybe someone else’s place and will not be able to connect with your home WiFi, and you do not have a remote to switch to other WiFi connection signal.
When you turn On your Firestick there, it will try to connect with the default WiFi(your home WiFi) which is not available there.
You need two devices because any smartphone for its own network connection cannot connect to its own hotspot.
You can either borrow someone’s smartphone or tablet as the second device, this will only take a few minutes.
In such a case you can use this method to connect Firestick to WiFi without remote. Follow the steps given below to do it:-
- Setup a hotspot in one of the two devices, change the password, and SSID the same as your home network.
- On the second device download and install the Amazon Fire TV app, and connect it with the hotspot created by the first device.
- Connect your Firestick to TV, as the second device and Firestick both are connected with the same WiFi, you can use the second device as a remote.
- Now, use the second device to reset the network connection on your Firestick to that of the local WiFi network available in that area or place.
- Turn Off the hotspot on the first device, and that’s all.
You can now enjoy the content you want, right away.
How To Turn ON Firestick Without Remote
In this section, I will be telling you the method to use Amazon Echo or Echo Dot to control your Firestick. You can do it in other ways too, like control Firestick with phone where you will use the Amazon Fire TV app.
You can also opt for the new remote or use your existing TV remote(HDMI-CEC) too to control your Firestick too, both the methods to connect a new remote to Firestick, will be highly useful to you.
Apart from all these methods, if you own Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you can use a more interesting way to do this.
Using Amazon Echo Or Echo Dot To Control Firestick
To link your Alexa and Fire TV, they must be registered to the same Amazon account.
You can link multiple Alexa devices to the same Firestick, but use only one at a time to control it.
If you have more than one Fire TV device, you’ll need to use the Alexa app to pair your devices:
- Go to the menu and select Settings.
- Select TV & Video then Fire TV.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Select Link Devices to confirm your selection.
To manage your linked devices from the Alexa app open Settings from the menu, select TV & Video, select your linked Fire TV, and then select Manage devices.
Once you are done with the linking process, you can control the Firestick with a voice command.
Voice commands like “Watch[title]”, “Play, Pause, Stop”, “Open[app] or Launch[app]” are some common commands.
Using this method is quite interesting, as controlling everything just with a voice command.
I prefer this method too, as it is quite relaxing.
Wrapping it up:-
I hope, you all will find this article useful and will be able to control your Firestick without a remote.
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