So you just purchased an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. Next, what you need to do is to set up your device with your TV.
In this post, we are going to discuss how to set up your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K quickly. This guide also works for the 4K Max version. Including what to do if your Fire TV remote is not working properly.
Before we jump to the setup guide, it’s better to check what you have in your box. Make sure that you get everything.
What’s in the box?
It’s time to unbox your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K box and see what you’ve got in there.
As usual, the box comes in bright orange color. But it seems smaller compared to the previous generations.
Once you open the box, you will find:
- A Fire TV Stick 4K with Micro-USB and HDMI
- An Alexa Voice Remote (3rd Gen)
- A USB power cable
- A HDMI extender cable
- A power adapter
- A pair of AAA batteries
There is no manual book found in the box. It means setting up this Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K device would be pretty easy.
How to Set Up Your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
- Plug in your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K to the HDMI HDCP 2.2 port on your TV. This special HDMI port is required for 4K streaming.
- Connect the USB power cable to your Fire TV Stick 4K and the power adapter.
- Then, plug the power adapter to the electrical socket.
- Take your Alexa Voice remote and insert 2 AAA batteries.
- Turn on your TV and the Alexa Voice remote will pair automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions to control your TV using the remote.
- Next, choose the language you use.
- Select the wifi network and insert the password to join.
- Register your device by following the on-screen instructions. If you bought the Fire TV Stick 4K from the Amazon website using your account, you don’t need to register it.
Note: To improve the Wifi or remote performance, you can use the HDMI extender. Or, use it if you find difficulties connecting the device to your TV.
How to Use Alexa Voice Remote
Now, you have successfully set up your Fire Stick remote. Then, it’s time to learn how to use it.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K comes with the 3rd generation Alexa Voice remote. There is no significant difference with the former Fire TV Stick HD remote. So, if you are not new to this remote, you might want to skip this section.
But if this is the first time you use Fire TV Stick 4K, then you probably need to know this information.
In this section, we are going to show you the function of the buttons on your Alexa Voice remote. Including how to give commands to Alexa to do what you want.
First, check out the image below to see the use of every button on the remote.
The Alexa Voice remote is equipped with many buttons and a big circle on the upper side as the navigation. It also has 4 app buttons at the bottom working as shortcuts to certain popular channels, such as Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu.
The most interesting button on the Alexa Voice remote is the small blue button on the upper side. This round blue button is called an Alexa Voice button. This small button is what makes this Alexa remote become advanced. Why? Because you can ask Alexa to do anything by speaking to it.
What is the Alexa Voice remote capable of?
With your voice, you can ask Alexa to:
- search and play movies,
- change channels,
- check the weather,
- dim the lights,
- view live camera feed,
- play music,
- set alarms,
- read the news, and
- answer quetions.
Isn’t it cool?
How to speak to Alexa?
There is a way on how to talk to Alexa so that it understands your commands, just like Siri or Google assistant.
Press the Alexa voice button and say:
- Alexa, find movies.
- Alexa, play Adele.
- Alexa, rewind 30 seconds.
- Alexa, what’s the weather?
- Alexa, set the timer for 5 minutes.
Say “Alexa, what can you do?” to learn more about what Alexa is capable of.
Troubleshooting: Amazon Fire TV Stick Remote Not Working
Do you get some trouble with your remote? Is your Amazon Fire TV Stick remote not working? Have you done something but the issue won’t disappear?
I know it’s annoying when your Amazon Fire Stick remote is not working, but you don’t need to stress yourself out. Instead, do the steps below to get rid of the issues you usually experience on your remote.
There are some reasons why your Amazon Fire Stick is not working properly. It could be due to the pairing failure, low power, or other unknown reasons.
To fix the Amazon Fire TV Stick remote not working issue, you can try to reset and re-pair it, as well as change the batteries.
How to Reset your Fire TV Stick 4K Remote
The following instructions are working for the Voice Remote with Amazon Alexa button or the Fire TV remote 3rd generation.
- Turn off your Fire TV Stick and disconnect it for 1 minute.
- Place your remote less than 10 feet of your Fire TV Stick.
- Press and hold the Left, Menu, and Back buttons at the same time for 12 seconds.
- Release the buttons and wait for 5 seconds.
- Remove the batteries from the remote.
- Connect your Fire TV Stick and wait for 1 minute.
- Insert the batteries back to your remote.
- Press the Home button on your remote.
How to Pair Your Fire TV Remote
Do the following instructions when your remote cannot connect to your Fire TV:
- Insert new batteries from your remote.
- Move closer to your Fire TV Stick when you use the remote, it should be within 10 feet (3 meters).
- Disconnect your Fire TV Stick from the power source and let it sit for 1 minute before connect it back.
- Use the Fire TV app to pair your remote.
- Make sure that you have less than 7 controllers paired to your remote.
How to Replace the Batteries in Your Fire TV Remote
Low power can also be another reason why your Amazon Fire TV Stick remote is not working. You can simply replace the old batteries with the new ones.
- Open cover of the batteries compartment on the back of the remote.
- Take out the old batteries from remote.
- Insert 2 new AAA batteries to the remote.
- Slide up the batteries cover to close it back.
- Fix Loading Issues Amazon Fire TV & Stick
- How to Download Hulu on Fire TV Stick/Smart TV/Android/Apple TV and other devices
So, those were how to set up your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and 4K Max. Including troubleshooting when the remote is not working properly.
For queries, you can contact Amazon Assistant.
I’ve been writing about tech since 2014. I found it fascinating to see the development of technology. My focus mostly is on app reviews, tips & tricks, and troubleshooting.