I had a few issues when I tried to pair my Fire TV Stick remote to the TV, and I don’t want you to go through the same.
And using two remotes sounds tiring and exasperating.
So if you want to turn your regular TV into a smart one, then there are two ways you can pair a firestick remote with a TV.
The first way is to directly plug the Firestick into the HDMI port or use an HDMI cable. Make sure the Firestick gets accepted by the TV to connect the remote.
Secondly, you can also use the USB port to power up the Fire TV Stick and use it with your TV. Use a Micro USB cable and connect the Firestick to it.
How To Pair A Firestick Remote With A TV
- Press the Home button for 10-12 seconds, and you’ll see the LED light blinking. This shows that the remote is looking for a TV or nearby devices.
- The best part about the Fire TV remote is that it automatically connects to the nearby available device. Once connected, you’ll see three blue lights blinking on the remote.
- Try to use the remote to control your TV.
How To Turn CEC Device Control on Firestick?
- Get your hands on the Firestick remote and select Settings (the gear icon)
- Now choose the Display and Audio banner from the list of options displayed.
- Scroll down, and select HDMI CEC Device Control. A pop-up will appear.
- Turn on the HDMI CEC Device Control if it’s off.
How to Turn on CEC Settings on a TV
Different brands use different terminologies for CEC settings, but their purpose is almost identical. Below I have attached a table with what TV brands call their CEC settings so that you can easily find it in the settings menu.
Steps to Turn on CEC Settings On Your TV
- Tap the Menu Button on your TV remote, and enter the Settings window.
- Choose System Settings, and head to HDMI CEC Control. (Your TV may show any of the CEC terminologies listed above. Select it and turn it on)
- After enabling HDMI CEC control, prompt it to Always On if your TV allows it.