How To Easily Connect Firestick To WiFi Without Remote?

How do you connect Firestick to WiFi without a remote? If you find yourself without your remote, you can use the Fire TV App on your phone, but you can also connect your TV remote or another Smart device like Alexa.

Keep reading to learn how to set up other devices to act as a remote for your Firestick and how to troubleshoot some of the issues that might come up.

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How To Connect Firestick To WiFi Without A Remote? 

Your Firestick will not be able to work correctly unless it can connect to a WiFi connection. It should connect automatically to a WiFi signal if it has connected to it before, but if not, there are a few ways you can connect without using your remote.


Since the Firestick connects to your TV using an HDMI, you can control it with a Consumer Electronics Control or CEC, which works as a universal remote. However, you will need to enable CEC support on your device beforehand. Otherwise, it will not work.

To enable CEC support:

  1. Open the Home screen for your Firestick and select Settings.
  2. Select Display; Sound.
  3. Scroll until you see the HDMI-CEC Device Control option and select it.
  4. A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm you want the CEC support. Click Yes.

In most cases, your TV remote or the TV remote in your hotel will be a CEC remote, which you can set up to work with your Firestick. Once the CEC support is on, you should use these remotes as if they are the remotes for your Firestick.

Fire TV App

Using the Fire TV app as a remote is a great and easy choice, but it can cause issues if your Firestick isn’t already connecting to WiFi. To get the two devices to pair together, you will need to trick your Firestick into thinking you are connecting to your old WiFi.

To trick your Firestick, you will need to either change the name and password of your router to your old WiFi or create a hotspot with your phone with the same name and password as your old WiFi. Your WiFi should connect automatically. You can then use the app to change your settings and other features.

You will need 2 devices to make this work: Install the Fire TV app on one of them, and create the hotspot on the second one. To use the app as a remote:

  1. Install the Fire TV app on a mobile phone or tablet and sign in to your Amazon account.
  2. A menu should prompt you to select a device to connect. Click on your Firestick device.
  3. Turn on the TV and switch the input associated with your Firestick. You should get a request code number for the app.
  4. Enter the code in the Fire TV app, and the app should connect with your Firestick device.

The app is also a great choice if you have other Fire TV devices since you can follow similar steps to set up the devices in the app and control them all from one place.

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How To Pair A New Firestick Remote Without WiFi?

Connecting a new remote to your Firestick is very easy, even without connecting to WiFi. All you have to do is simultaneously click the Settings button (the three lines), the Back button, and the Left button in the circle controls. A menu will appear on your TV, and you can change your settings and connect to WiFi.

If you’re having trouble pairing your remote, you can:

  • Unplug your TV and wait a few seconds before plugging it back in.
  • Remove other devices paired to your Firestick, like controllers.
  • Use the Fire TV app to pair your remote.

Firestick Not Connected To WiFi And Lost Remote, What To Do?

If you can’t get your Firestick to connect to WiFi and you no longer have your remote, then you can use your CEC remote if you have one and use it to check if your WiFi settings are correct. You can also use the Fire TV app to check whether your Firestick is trying to connect to the correct WiFi network.

Reset Your Firestick

You can also use the Fire TV app or your TV remote to reset the Firestick, which could help get rid of anything preventing it from connecting to WiFi. Remember that resetting to factory settings means you will need to set up your WiFi again as if the Firestick were new.

To reset your Firestick with the app, you have to go to Settings, then System. There should be an option called Reset to Factory Reset, which you can click on.

Reset Your Router

If you’re still having issues connecting to your WiFi with your Firestick, then you might want to check your router or reset your router. You might also want to rethink where your TV is since anything metal can disrupt a signal.

It’s essential to reset your router correctly. Some routers have a reset button somewhere on them, while others require more steps. Make sure you look up your router model for specific steps on how to reset to factory settings.

How To Reset The Firestick Without A Remote Or WiFi?

If you find yourself in the worst-case scenario where you don’t have your remote and your Firestick isn’t connecting to WiFi, or you need to set up a new WiFi, then the only option is to fool your Firestick into thinking you are using your old WiFi so it can automatically connect.

To do this, you can change the name and password of your router to match your old WiFi connection, or you can create a hotspot on your phone with the same name and password as the old WiFi. Once you have both the Firestick and your phone connecting to the same WiFi, you can use the Fire TV app to reset your Firestick. Check out the list of the Best Streaming Devices on Amazon now!

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Final Thoughts

The Fire TV app is the best way to connect to your Firestick when you misplace your remote. It can control any Fire TV devices you have besides your Firestick, and you’re ar less likely to lose your phone than a replacement remote. However, a new Fire remote or CEC remote work just as well and are easy to set up.