Sunday, November 28

How to control the volume on your Amazon Fire Stick

Trying to manage the remotes in 2021 feels like trying to manage your bills, almost impossible without outside help. Fortunately, if you’re using a Fire Stick to stream your favorite shows and movies, you can do it yourself to reduce the number of remotes and game controllers likely to flood your living room.

Depending on the model of Fire Stick you own, you may have a remote that can already control its volume. If you don’t, that’s fine too. In this guide, you will see all the options you have to control how your Fire Stick works to change the volume. Let us begin!

Use the Firestick remote to control the TV volume

Getting started with the Fire Stick 4K, Amazon began equipping the Fire remote with a volume rocker, a mute button, and a power switch for its television. Regardless, you may not have a television equipped to handle the input.

If you’re trying to get your Firestick remote to work for your TV’s volume, make sure your TV supports HDMI-CEC and your Fire Stick connects to a CEC-compliant port.

For anyone else who doesn’t have a volume-equipped remote, here’s the good news: You can buy Amazon’s newest remote without having to buy a brand new device. For just $ 29, Amazon sells the upgraded remote individually and it works with all Fire Sticks and most other Fire devices. However, it doesn’t work with early Fire TV boxes or TVs with Fire OS built in. For the former, it’s best to buy a new Fire Stick anyway, as they only cost an extra $ 10 for the 1080p model.

Pairing the Firestick remote for volume control

Pairing a new remote with your Fire Stick is very easy, and it can also help you if you have an unresponsive remote. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Hold down the “Start button” on your Firestick remote control to go to ‘Settings’, or navigate to it from the “Starting screen.”
  2. Navigate right and select “Equipment control”.
  3. Please select “TV,” then a loading screen appears. Menú Firestick Manage Equipment
  4. A new screen opens. They ask you: “What brand of TV do you have?”
  5. Select the appropriate brand.
  6. press the “Power button” on your remote. This action turns off the TV.
  7. Wait ten seconds, then press the “Power button” again. The TV turns back on.
  8. You are asked, “Did the TV turn off and on again when you pressed the power button?” Please select “Yes” if it worked. You may need to try to pair the remote control several times for it to work.
  9. Then try turning up the volume. The device plays some music so you can check it out.
  10. If the volume changed, click “Yes.” If not, select «No» and try the setup process again. Firestick remote setup menu
  11. Follow the prompts to finish the setup, you will be asked about your TV’s input setup after setting up the remote. Firestick 2 Remote Setup Menu

Several people have reported that they have had to run the remote setup at least three times to get it to work, so be patient and try the process several times. Not to bore you with some of the details of how it works, but the remote is essentially scanning and setting itself to match the frequency the TV’s infrared receiver uses.

Fire Stick device owners who have second-generation Alexa remotes can also control the volume via a voice comma.nds. Press the Microphone button on your remote and tell Alexa to turn the volume up or down.

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Using Alexa to control the volume of the TV

Do not forget; If you don’t have a Fire TV Stick 4K remote that supports volume control, you can still use Echo devices to ask Alexa to turn the volume up or down. Of course, you also have the Alexa remote to talk whenever necessary. It won’t work on all TVs, but if your device supports CEC, you should be able to control its volume without any remote.

In closing, the ability to control your TV’s volume from the Fire TV Stick remote is simple, as long as you have the correct remote (4K Firestick or newer). But don’t worry if you have an older firewood model. You can use the mic button to ask Alexa, talk to your Echo Dot, or update your remote from your old Firestick.

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