It’s like trying to handle bills in 2022 when it comes to managing remotes. You can reduce the number of remote controls and gaming controllers in your living room if you use a Fire Stick to stream your favorite shows and movies.
You may already have a remote that controls your volume depending on the Fire Stick model you own. It’s okay if you don’t. This guide will show you how to control how your Fire Stick works to change the volume. Come on, let’s get started!
Use the Firestick Remote to Control TV Volume
Amazon began equipping the Fire remote with a volume rocker, a mute button, and a power switch for your TV with the Fire Stick 4K. In any case, you may not have a television that can handle the input.
Make sure your TV supports High-Definition Multimedia Interface-Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI-CEC) and that your Fire Stick is connected to a CEC-compatible port if you want to use your Firestick remote to control your TV’s volume.
Those who don’t have an Amazon Fire TV volume-equipped remote can buy the newest version from Amazon without having to buy a new device. Fire Sticks and most other Fire devices (except early Fire TV boxes or TVs with Fire OS built in) are compatible with Amazon’s remotes, which are sold individually.
Pairing the Firestick Remote for Volume Control
Adding a new remote to your Fire Stick is super easy, and it can also help you if your old remote isn’t responding. Here’s how.
- To access the Settings, hold down the Home button on your Firestick’s remote or navigate to it from the Home Screen.
- Choose Equipment Control from the right-hand menu.
- Choose TV from the menu; if this is your first time connecting the device, the Manage Equipment menu will look like this.
- The screen changes to a new one. How do you answer the question, “What brand of TV do you have?”?
- Brands should be chosen carefully.
- On your remote, press the Power button. The TV will be turned off as a result of this action.
- Press and hold the Power button for ten seconds, then press it again. Restarting the TV results in it turning back on.
- When you press the Power button, did your TV turn off and then come back on? Please select Yes if it worked. The remote may need to be paired several times before it works.
- Try turning up the volume next. You can check the device by listening to some music.
- Click Yes if the volume has changed. Select No and try the setup process again if it does not work.
- End the setup by following the prompts.
There have been reports of people having to run through the remote setup process at least three times to get it to work, so be patient and try it a few times. Essentially, the remote scans and sets itself to match the frequency of the TV’s IR receiver, not to bore you with the details of how it works.
Fire Stick devices with 2nd-gen Alexa remotes can also be controlled via voice commands. Ask Alexa to increase or decrease the volume by pressing the Microphone button on your remote.
Using Alexa to Control TV Volume
If you don’t have a Fire TV Stick 4K remote with volume control, you can still use Echo devices to ask Alexa to adjust your volume. You can also talk to Alexa whenever needed with the Alexa remote. If your TV supports CEC, you should be able to control your volume without a remote.
Troubleshooting Firestick Volume Controls
Despite the fact that the Firestick and most Amazon products work great, there are occasional hiccups. What is happening, and what should you do? In order to get your volume working, let’s take a look at some troubleshooting steps.
- Change the batteries in your Firestick remote if your volume controls aren’t working. Despite its simplicity, this is the first thing you should do.
- Next, make sure nothing is blocking your Fire TV or Firestick. The remote may be experiencing a signal issue if it doesn’t work. Any items, debris, or dust blocking the signal should be moved.
- You can restart your Firestick or change the HDMI port if the batteries are good and there isn’t anything blocking the signal. The last option is to factory reset your Firestick if that doesn’t work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some more answers to your Firestick questions.
In case you’re not familiar with the ports on your TV, most newer TVs support HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). With HDMI-CEC, you can control all of your devices with one remote.
There are, however, some TV manufacturers who refer to this port as ‘HDMI-CEC.’ For example, Philips refers to its port as EasyLink, and Sony refers to its port as BRAVIA Link. For the best port to use with your Firestick, refer to your TV’s manual.
If you have the right remote (4K Firestick or newer), you can easily control your TV’s volume from the Fire TV Stick remote. Don’t worry if you have an older firestick model. If you have an older Firestick and want to upgrade your remote, you can either use the microphone button on the remote to ask Alexa a question, or you can talk to your Echo Dot.