5 Easy Ways To Reset Firestick Without Remote Control (2024)

The Fire TV remote is essential if you want to reset the Firestick or are looking forward to customizing the TV interface.

But what if you have lost the remote control? Will you be able to reset the Firestick without remote control?

Yes, you can reset the Firestick without a Fire remote or even without a Wi-Fi connection, but the TV remote will be required.

Quick Info

Let’s take a quick look at the solution.

  1. Take your TV remote.
  2. Go to the menu.
  3. Find and allow HDMI-CEC to connect your TV remote with Firestick.
  4. Go to settings and find devices.
  5. Select Firestick, and click on Reset.

This is the easiest way to reset Firestick, but I’ve got some other methods for you. Just because you may find any of them suitable for your problem.

5 Ways to Reset Firestick Without Remote Control (2024)

5 Easy Ways To Reset Firestick Without Remote Control [2023] 
  1. Ask Alexa to reset
  2. Reset by using the Fire app.
  3. Reset Fire TV using the TV remote.
  4. Use TV Nav-Buttons
  5. Try a mouse or keyboard.

1. Ask Alexa to reset

Have you paired your smart TV with an Echo device? Perhaps you had.

Ask Alexa to reset

Then the easiest way to reset the firestick TV without a remote is by giving it a reset command through Alexa. Just like you say “Alexa, Open Prime Video”, ask Alexa to perform the steps.

Here are the commands that you need to give to Alexa.

  1. Go to the menu.
  2. Select My Fire TV.
  3. Find Devices.
  4. Select Firestick.
  5. Go to Factory reset Default.
  6. Confirm “Reset”.

2. Reset Firestick using the Fire TV app

Amazon Fire TV app is a perfect alternative for remote control. You can download the app from the Play Store for Android or download it from the Apple App Store if you’re an iPhone user.

The app has all the features that you see on the smart remote, like voice research, easy navigation, an on-screen keyboard option, a mouse, etc.

Once you’ve installed the app, please ensure that your smartphone and the TV are on the same internet connection.

After opening the app, click on the “Set Up New Device” at the bottom of the app.

Within a few seconds, the app will find the nearest streaming devices, select your Fire TV and it will take a minute to connect with the TV.

Once the connection is completed, the app will turn into the Fire TV remote control. Click on the top left cornet setting icon and you’ll see the menu options on the TV.

Select the “My Fire TV” option. Next, you’ll see the “Reset to Factory Defaults” option.

Click on it, and confirm the Reset. The resetting takes around 2-5 minutes.


Please keep in mind, that if you reset the Fire TV all your sign-in information and personal preferences will be deleted.

Reset Firestick using the Fire TV app

3. Reset Fire TV using the TV remote

Although the TV remote is not as good as the Alexa Fire remote, it can help you in the reset process of Firestick.

To use your normal TV remote as a Fire TV remote you are required to activate HDMI-CEC on your TV.

It’s usually enabled by default with most TV brands, so you can immediately start using your TV remote.

However, if it isn’t, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the menu and then settings.
  2. Find the HDMI-CEC option and turn it ON.
  3. After enabling HDMI-CEC mode, your TV remote will work as a Fire TV remote.
  4. Then go to settings, select the device, click on Reset to Factory Defaults, and confirm Reset.

4. Use TV Nav-Buttons

The TV navigation buttons can help you in the reset process.

Use TV Nav-Buttons

Locate the navigation buttons on your TV and repeat the same process by going to the Menu option.

5. Try mouse or keyboard

The Fire TV has the option to add Bluetooth devices to your TV, if you’ve enabled your mouse or keyboard earlier with your TV then you can access Firestick.

If not yet, you can add these devices by going to the menu and clicking on “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices”, and then clicking on Add Bluetooth Devices.

After that, you can go to the “My Fire TV” option with the help of the Mouse or Keyboard.

Then select the device, and then reset it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The quickest way is to press the Back and Right Side buttons on your remote control and hold them for up to 15 seconds. The TV screen will go black and show you the two options. Continue reset or cancel.
You can choose to continue factory resetting.

Press the Select and Play buttons on your remote control and hold them for up to 10 seconds. Or you can press the Back and Right side buttons and hold them for 10 seconds.
By applying any of these methods, you can reset the firestick without settings.

You can download the Fire TV Mobile app and connect it to your Fire TV.
Then, use this mobile app as a remote.
Go to Menu, select My Fire TV, find the device (firestick), and then confirm the reset.


Have you tried to reset the Firestick without a remote control? If not, then try any of the above methods, and you’ll be able to reset it.

Please ensure that all the containing data, favorite selections, and account preferences will be deleted from your Firestick.

The easiest way to reset Firestick is, to get help with Alexa. If you’ve got a smart TV then it might be connected with Alexa.

Simply give commands to Alexa, and you’ll be able to get the job done.

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Hi! I’m David — a writer, blogger, and proud owner of Smarterve. I’ve been using smart home gadgets and in the home industry for about a decade. I love to solve problems, give suggestions, and create ease for people to enjoy life. This blog is where I can share tips and provide solutions to everyone using smart gadgets.

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  1. This content is a lifesaver when you lost my Firestick remote. The five easy reset methods were clear, and the instructions worked like a charm. Kudos for keeping it updated to 2023!

  2. Struggled with these methods. None seemed to work for Firestick. I wish there were more troubleshooting steps.

    1. I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with the methods. Let’s troubleshoot together. Make sure your Firestick is powered on during the reset attempts. If the issue persists, consider checking the remote’s battery or trying the methods from a different angle. If you have specific details about the issue, I can provide more tailored assistance.

  3. I’m curious, does resetting the Firestick without a remote erase all data and apps? Can someone confirm this?

    1. Good question, Bill! Resetting the Firestick without a remote will not erase your data and apps. It primarily resets the system settings. If you have any more queries or need further clarification, feel free to ask!

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