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Small media streaming device that plugs directly into your TV's HDMI port. Originally released by Amazon in November 2014. The latest version comes with a voice-activated remote.

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How to open FireTV Stick remote

Any creative ideas for how to open the fireTV Stick remote when you first get it?

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The two best options, as it turns out, are 1. Just pull really hard, or 2. Use a screwdriver to pry it open.

Here is a YouTube link that shows how:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F__fFr7n...

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I went down the screwdriver route. Many thanks for the suggestion.

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Simple once you know how. Hold BOTH ends of the remote, squeeze both ends gently and slide forwards

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I agree. Sometimes, the new plastic pieces have micro texture edges resulting from the fresh cutting from the making of the pieces that give it a bit of a grip against each piece to where you will need to use something that allows you grip it better, like rubber gloves, or even a rubber band. I too had serious trouble opening it the very first time. I used latex gloves to open mine once, after that I could open it easily with bare hands. If you put a rubber band on your thumb and push it open that way, my bet is that it will open for you.

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Latex gloves worked - still have to push hard - Thanks

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I received the Amazon fire stick remote today, and took me quite a while to figure out the best way. Every time I press on the indent and move it up it opened a teeny weeny bit, and not any more. So finally, I pried it open a little and put in the batteries

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Phew! Ridiculous! Took suggestion from YouTube & used rubber jar opener to gain traction while pushing down-still very tough!

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Watched a video on YouTube with a very simple trick that works great. Turn the remote over so the little arrow is pointing up. Grip it firmly in your hand and hit the end firmly on a hard surface. If you do it right, the back cover pops right off. I got it off on the first try.

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The person who designed this remote should be fired. Seriously.

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Mitchel Szazynski will be eternally grateful.
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