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Original post by: Max Downey ,


Fire Stick Remote Battery Problems

The most common reasons that Fire Stick remotes stop working all have to do with the batteries. The main issue is that Fire Stick remotes use Bluetooth instead of infrared, and the Bluetooth connection can become erratic when the batteries get low.

Fire Stick and Fire TV remotes are fairly power hungry in comparison to other remotes. If you use your Fire TV device a lot, you can expect to go through batteries at a faster rate than you might expect. So even if you replaced your batteries recently, it's still worth checking them. I followed the guidelines mentioned on [|] .

Here's how to rule out the batteries as a problem when your Fire Stick remote stops working:

# Remove the batteries from your Fire Stick remote.
# A photograph of the batteries in a Fire Stick remote.
# Pay attention to how the batteries were installed, and make sure they weren't backwards. If they were backwards, reinstall them and try the remote again.
# A photograph of the battery compartment of a Fire Stick remote showing how to install the batteries.
# Look inside the battery compartment, and you will see a diagram that shows which direction to install the batteries.
# Install new batteries.
# A photograph of new batteries in a Fire Stick remote.
# Since your Fire Stick remote uses Bluetooth instead of infrared, batteries that work fine in your TV remote may not work when swapped into your Fire Stick remote. Use brand new batteries if possible.
# If the remote still doesn't work, try different batteries.
# A screenshot of rechargeable and alkaline batteries with a Fire TV remote.
# Rechargeable batteries only provide 1.2V, compared to 1.5V from alkaline batteries. If you have trouble with rechargeables, try fresh alkaline batteries.
# If the remote still doesn't work, the batteries probably aren't your problem.