Pair a Fire TV Remote or Game Controller

You can pair your Fire TV device with compatible Fire TV remotes, game controllers, and some compatible third-party Bluetooth controllers.

Note: Pairing a remote with Fire TV is not the same as setting up an Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Generation) to control your equipment. Visit Set Up Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Generation) to Control Your Equipment for instructions.

You can have up to seven remotes or controllers paired to your Fire TV device at one time.

Tip: The remote that comes with your Fire TV device will automatically pair after you insert the included batteries during setup. If your remote doesn't pair automatically, press the Home Home Button 
		  button for up to 10 seconds to try again.

For Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Generation):

If you have an Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Generation), you see a light near the Voice button rapidly blink amber when it is in discovery mode. You then see three blue flashes when it successfully pairs.

You can tell you have an Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Generation) because it has power, volume, and mute buttons. Other Fire TV remotes do not have a light.

If the light on an Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Generation) slowly blinks amber, the remote isn’t paired. If the light is red, the battery is low. You don’t see the light every time you push a button.

For more information about setting up your Amazon Fire TV, go to Set Up Amazon Fire TV.

For more information about setting up your Fire TV Stick, go to Set Up Fire TV Stick .

Many third-party Bluetooth game controllers also work with Fire TV devices. If you're setting up a third-party Bluetooth remote, go to Connect a Bluetooth Accessory to Your Fire TV.

Pair an Additional or Replacement Remote

To pair an additional or replacement Fire TV remote:

  1. Select Settings from the Fire TV menu.
  2. Open Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.
  3. Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes, the select Add New Remote.
  4. Press and hold the Home Home Button 
				button on your new remote for up to 10 seconds.

Your Fire TV device then searches for the remote's wireless signal. After the remote is discovered, it displays in the list on-screen. Use one of your already-paired remotes or controllers to select the new remote from the list.

You can then start using the new remote with your Fire TV device.

Pair a Game Controller

To see which controllers are compatible with a game, open the detail page from your Fire TV device. Controller information is included in the Works With section.

To pair a game controller:

  1. Select Settings from the Fire TV menu.
  2. Open Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.
  3. Select Game Controllers, then select Add New Game Controller.
  4. Press and hold the Home Home Button 
				button on your game controller for five seconds.

Your device then searches for your controller's wireless signal. After the controller is discovered, it displays in the list on-screen. Use one of your already-paired remotes or controllers to select the new controller from the list.

You can then start using the controller with your device.

Note:

  • Amazon Fire TV (1st Generation) supports up to two Xbox controllers through a wireless USB receiver.
  • If you're having trouble connecting an Xbox controller, make sure that USB debugging is turned off for your device. Select Settings > Device > Developer Options > USB debugging from the Fire TV menu, and make sure it's set to OFF. If you need more help connecting to your wireless receiver, contact the manufacturer.
  • At this time, Xbox controllers are not compatible with Amazon Fire TV (2nd and 3rd Generation).
  • The Amazon Fire TV Game Controller is not compatible with the Fire TV Cube or Fire TV (3rd Generation).

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