If you’ve lost your remote and can’t use your phone, you’ll be left with very few options to operate your Firestick. In that case, if you have a spare remote or buy a new one, you need to know how to unlink the existing remote from your accounts in order to pair the new remote.
Below are some tried and tested methods to unbind your remote. Follow each step and make sure you don’t miss a thing. Follow the procedures below to unlink it.
Unbind The Configuration
This is the first and best option for all those who need to know, how to unpair firestick remote control and wish not to use the old one. To do so, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go to the home screen of your TV and then navigate to the menu and select Settings. You can also press and hold the Home button for a few seconds to launch the menu.
Step 2: From settings, go to Bluetooth Controllers and Devices. Click on it.
Step 3: Here, you will find your device located at the top. Click on it.
Step 4: From here, you will see all the devices paired with the TV. Select the one you want to unpair and press the menu button on the old remote.
Step 5: Here, a confirmation message will appear. Simply press the select button to confirm.
This will successfully remove that paired remote from the list of devices.
Unlinking From The Mobile App
The rationale behind using the mobile app is that Fire TV doesn’t unpair a single remote unless you don’t have another one to operate with. That’s why you need an app, only if you don’t have any other physical remote. To do so, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Start by using the remote to press and hold the Back + Home + Menu buttons for 20 seconds. At this until you see a red or orange light start flashing.
Step 2: Put down the remote and don’t press any key to avoid re-pairing.
Step 3: Open the Google Play Store or App Store and find your Fire TV remote and install it.
Step 4: Once installed, launch the app. If it asks to enable app notification, just select No.
Step 5: Next, connect with the same WiFi that you use on your Firestick and select the name of the TV on the remote.
Step 6: Here, you will be prompted to type in a code that is displayed on your screen. Just do it using the on-screen keyboard.
From here, go to settings and follow the steps in Method 1.
Now your remote will be unpaired from your Fire TV and you will notice the name disappear as well. Besides, you can also use your phone to control your Firestick.
A reboot message will appear on the screen. Wait for a while and after reboot your device will be reset to its default settings. Now your remote will be unpaired if you want to pair the new remote. Then all you need to do is set up the Firestick using that remote as if you were using an old one which will pair again.