Amazon Fire TV Stick is powerful hardware that can be connected to any HD televisions and turn the TV into a smart TV. The Fire TV stick (or, firestick) comes with an Alexa voice remote and can stream videos in 1080p 60 frames per second. In order to control it and connect it to your home Wi-Fi, using the remote is the easiest way. But what happens when you forget to bring your remote when traveling or staying in a hotel? There are other ways to connect and control the tv stick as well. In this article, we’re going to discuss how to connect firestick to new Wi-Fi without a remote and control it.
What You Need
At first, the Amazon firestick must be connected to the TV, and you need a working Wi-Fi connection too. You can connect the firestick directly to your television, or use the USB dongle given with the package to connect. To learn more about how to properly turn off the device, click here. To set up your firestick to the new Wi-Fi network without using the remote, you have to gather some things first.
- The Fire TV stick must be plugged into the TV directly or through the USB dongle
- 2 smartphones are needed. One of them must be Android, the other can be either Android or iPhone. One is needed to create a hotspot and the other one to control the firestick.
- Amazon Fire TV remote app must be installed on one of the phones to be able to control the firestick.
- You need the SSID and password of the last connected Wi-Fi network.
- You need some mobile data on your 1st phone.
If you don’t have 2 smartphones at your disposal, you can borrow one from your friends. The process is easy and fast, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
How to Connect Firestick to New Wi-Fi Without Remote
If you have all the things with you, you can proceed to set up a hotspot on the smartphone and start connecting.
This smartphone is used to create a hotspot, and it must be an Android smartphone because iPhones don’t allow modifications to the hotspot.
Go to the Android Settings> Portable Hotspot and turn on the hotspot. The settings can also be found within Wireless Networks in other phones.
After turning on the hotspot, select Set up portable hotspot. Here you can find your hotspot security settings and names (SSID).
Change the SSID or Hotspot name the same as the name of the Wi-Fi network you’ve connected your firestick previously. Then go to Security, enable WPA2 PSK security, and change the password the same as the previously connected Wi-Fi password.
After that, click OK and your 1st phone is set up for hotspot.
This one can be either an Android or an iPhone. Amazon uses mobile apps for its various products for smooth transitioning. Here, install the free Amazon Fire TV app from Amazon Mobile LLC, which can be found in the Play Store or App Store. This app can be used to control your firestick with your smartphone.
Run the Fire TV app and connect it to the hotspot created by the first device. Now, you can use the phone to control your firestick. You can also use voice control and move around using touches through the app.
Connecting the Firestick to the New Wi-Fi
Now that you can connect the firestick with your phone, you can connect the firestick to the new Wi-Fi. Go to Fire TV Settings. In the Network section, you can choose and connect the firestick to the new Wi-Fi by giving a password.
Connecting the 2nd Phone to the New Wi-Fi
You will notice that as soon as the firestick connects to the new Wi-Fi, you can’t control it through your second phone because the firestick is no longer connected to the same network. Simply connect your 2nd phone to the new Wi-Fi and you’ll regain access to your firestick. The task is complete and now you no longer need the 1st phone. Turn off hotspot on that phone.
If You Have Other Firestick Remotes
If your friends use Firestick too, you can use their remote to control your firestick as well. Almost all firestick remote works with other firesticks. You only need to pair the remote to your device. To do this, simultaneously press and hold the menu button, back and left buttons, which will reboot your firestick and it will pair to the new remote.
From here, you can connect to new Wi-Fi using the remote and then, unpair the remote and connect the firestick to your phone app. The cross-device compatibility becomes very helpful in situations like losing the remote. You can do virtually anything in your firestick with your smartphone app, and also use your TV with other connections using splitters. You can even control the firestick with any normal TV remotes that are HDMI-CEC enabled, but that’s a rare case. If you have USB, you can convert to HDMI for this. If unsupported, you can learn how to choose the right TV for your home here.
The Amazon Fire TV stick can be a helpful tool within your budget to have an experience of smart television features on your TV. The voice controls, high-quality streaming, and no extra charges make it a good deal for money too. Losing the remote can be a hustle in many cases. In this article, we’ve briefly discussed how to connect firestick to new Wi-Fi without the remote. This becomes very handy in various situations and enables ease of access.