Have you ever been stuck without a remote for your Fire TV Stick? It’s an annoying feeling, I know. But luckily there are simple solutions which don’t require searching your home endlessly for the remote.
In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to connect your Fire TV Stick to WiFi without needing a remote.
Connect Fire TV Stick to WiFi Without Remote
When you’re in the mood for some binge-watching, the last thing you want to deal with is connectivity issues. Unfortunately, sometimes you don’t have a remote handy when you need to connect your Fire TV Stick to Wi-Fi.
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However, there are two methods you can use to accomplish this task. The first method involves using the Amazon Fire TV app on your smartphone to connect your device to Wi-Fi.
The second method is using HDMI-CEC to connect your Fire TV Stick to Wi-Fi. With this method, you can use the buttons on your TV remote to control your Fire TV Stick. Let’s take a look at both of these methods.
Fire TV App
Easily control your Fire TV Stick with your phone by using the Fire TV app, but first ensure both your phone and Fire TV Stick are linked to the same Wi-Fi network.
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Don’t get stuck trying to connect your Fire TV Stick to the wrong network without a remote. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution.
All you need is to use another smartphone or tablet as a hotspot to connect your phone and Fire TV Stick. From there, you can connect your Fire TV Stick to a different Wi-Fi network without hassle.
If you don’t have access to the Fire TV app, you can also use your TV remote to connect your Fire TV Stick to Wi-Fi. This method requires that both your TV and Fire TV Stick support HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control).
Once you’ve confirmed that both devices support HDMI-CEC, you can use your TV remote to control the Fire TV Stick. Follow these easy steps to make sure HDMI-CEC is enabled on your Fire TV Stick:
1. Head to the Settings button on your Fire TV Stick home screen.
2. Select the Display & Audio option.
3. Scroll down until you find the HDMI CEC Device Control option. If it’s OFF, simply click to turn it ON.
Once done, you’re almost ready to connect Fire TV Stick to Wi-Fi without its remote. However, the last crucial step is to enable HDMI-CEC on your TV’s settings panel.
Please beware of differing names among manufacturers e.g. Philips: EasyLink, Samsung: Anynet+, Sharp: Aquos Link, Sony: BRAVIA Sync & Toshiba: CE-Link.
Now you can use your Fire TV Stick with just one remote after enabling your TV’s HDMI-CEC feature. It’s that simple.
Go to Fire TV Stick Settings > Network > Setup Network and select the WiFi network you want to connect to.
Connecting your Fire TV Stick to WiFi without a remote can be done quickly and easily using either the Amazon Fire TV app or HDMI-CEC. To connect via the Fire TV app, both your phone and Fire TV Stick must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You should use another smartphone or tablet as a hotspot to connect the two devices.
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For HDMI-CEC, both your TV and Fire TV Stick must support this feature. Once confirmed, use your TV remote to control your Fire TV Stick while enabling its HDMI-CEC feature in the device settings menu.
No matter which method you choose, you’ll no longer be stuck with a Fire TV Stick without a remote. So enjoy your shows and movies without any connectivity issues.