Trying to manage remotes in 2022 is like trying to manage your bills, nearly impossible without outside help. Luckily, if you're using a Fire Stick to stream your favorite shows and movies, you can take care of it to reduce the number of remotes and game controllers that are likely flooding your living room.
Depending on the model of Fire Stick you have, you may have a remote that already has the ability to control your volume. If you don't, that's okay too – in this guide, we'll look at all the options you have for controlling how your Fire Stick works to change the volume.
Remote control equipped with volume
Starting with the Fire Stick 4K, Amazon has started equipping the Fire Remote with a volume rocker, mute button, and power switch for your TV. If you've purchased a Fire Stick within the past couple of years, you probably already own this remote, although you may not have a TV equipped to handle the input. If you're trying to get your remote to work and it doesn't seem to be cooperating, make sure your TV supports HDMI-CEC and your Fire Stick is plugged into a CEC-enabled port.
For anyone who doesn't have a volume-equipped remote, here's the good news: you can actually buy the latest remote from Amazon without having to buy a whole new device. For just $29, Amazon sells the updated remote individually, and it works with all Fire Sticks and most other Fire devices. However, this does not work with early Fire TV boxes or with TVs with built-in Fire OS. For the former, you're better off buying a new Fire Stick anyway, since they're only $10 more for the 1080p model.
Pairing the Firestick remote for volume control
Pairing a new remote with your Fire Stick is very easy and can also help if you have an unresponsive remote. Here's how.
- Go in Parameters.
- Scroll down and select Equipment control.
- Select TV, a loading screen will appear.
- A new screen will open. You will be asked, "What brand of TV do you have?" »
- Select the appropriate brand.
- press the Engime button on your remote. This will turn off the TV.
- Wait 10 seconds and then press the power button again. This will turn the TV back on.
- You will be asked, "Did your TV turn off and then back on when you pressed the power button?" " To select Yes, if it worked. Note that you may have to try pairing the remote several times for it to work.
- Try increasing the volume. The device will play music for you to check.
- If the volume has changed, click Yes. Otherwise, click No and try the configuration again.
- Follow the prompts to complete the setup, you will be asked to enter TV settings after setting the remote.
Several people have reported that they had to run the remote setup at least three times for it to work, so be patient and try the process a few times. I don't want to bore you with some of the details of how it works, but the remote is basically scanning and adjusting itself to match the frequency the TV is receiving signals on.
Owners of Fire Stick devices with 2nd generation Alexa remotes can also control the volume via voice commands. Press the Microphone button on your remote and tell Alexa to turn the volume up or down.
No Fire Stick remote
If your 2sd-gen Alexa remote got lost, broken, or out of reach, you can still adjust the volume with your TV remote. Grab it and use the volume up and down buttons to adjust the volume level to the desired level.
Remember: if you don't have a Fire remote that supports volume control, you can still use Echo devices to ask Alexa to turn the volume up or down. It won't work on all TVs, but if your device supports CEC, you should be able to control your volume without any remote.
Frenzy Volume Set
Now your volume is set and you have your favorite streaming apps. The only thing left to do is sit down and start eating.
How do you control the volume on your Fire Stick? Do you use the remote or let Alexa handle it for you? Tell us in the comments section below.