Did you recently break or lose your Amazon Fire Stick remote? Perhaps you forget to take your Amazon Fire Stick remote while relocating? Is your Amazon Fire Stick experiencing a problem that requires a factory reset to fix but you can’t do that, due to the unavailability of an Amazon Fire Stick remote? Don’t worry, we have four easy step by step solutions that are guaranteed to work.

Amazon has taken over most of the major markets in the world. In a few years, they’ve accomplished almost everything we could think of. They are emphatically no strangers to dabbling into multiple products and businesses.

The Amazon Fire Stick is one such product that Amazon has introduced. It can convert any conventional TV into a smart TV. This revolutionary product was one of the first of its type in the market and has become a staple in homes across the country. But it isn’t without its fair share of problems, and to counter them as a last resort, a “Factory Reset” is used. Normally one uses an Amazon Fire Stick remote to perform the procedure. However, there are a few solutions when you don’t have an Amazon Fire stick remote on hand.

Why Reset your Amazon Fire Stick?

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There can be several reasons why you would reset your Amazon Fire Stick. Factory resetting has for long been the one and only way to fix almost all your problems, no matter what device. When everything else fails, the good old factory reset has saved us on many occasions.

Here are the most common reasons why you would need to factory reset your Amazon Fire Stick:

  • Sound issues 
  • Network issues
  • Bugs and Glitches
  • Bad updates
  • Loading problems

Reset your Amazon Fire Stick Without a Remote

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Let’s look at four ways we can reset our Amazon Fire Stick without a remote.

1. Download the Amazon Fire TV App

The Amazon Fire TV app accompanies the Amazon Fire Stick enhancing its usability and experience. A suitable double for your Amazon Fire Stick remote if you have lost yours or are just lazy to go pick it up. 

The apps features include:

  • Voice Search
  • Keyboard for entry
  • Playback controls
  • Fire TV Recast support
  • Quick access to menu, apps and games
  • Simple navigation

You can download the Amazon Fire TV app on the Play Store or App Store as it is available to both Android and iOS devices.

  1. Connect your Amazon Fire TV app to the same network/ Wi-Fi as your Amazon Fire Stick.
  2. Then select the name of your Amazon Fire Stick in the Amazon Fire TV app to start a connection.
  3. A 4-digit code will appear on your Amazon Fire Stick TV screen.
  4. Copy that code into your Fire TV app. 

You can then use the app’s simple navigation feature to go to the settings and select the Reset Amazon Fire Stick TV option.

2. Use a Wired or Wireless Mouse

Amazon Fire TV supports the use of a USB or Bluetooth-connected mouse that enables users to interact with your app. Furthermore, a mouse can override most input commands, thus making it ideal in this scenario. 

It’ll still be the same point and click navigation similar to a PC. Additionally, by default, the mouse pointer appears as a big circle on the screen and though navigation might seem a chore earlier on, don’t worry, you’ll soon get the hang of it.

3. Connect Your Laptop

There is a more complicated method of connecting to your Amazon Fire Stick without a remote. Consequently, if you have a laptop, you can follow this seemingly complex solution. Above all, we will try to make it as easy as possible to follow.

You would first need to download two programs on your laptop, Mobomarket for Android and Adblink. 

Adblink

Adblink provides a link between any Android device and your laptop. Additionally, it can support Linux Kodi extensions making it an ideal customizable control panel for your Amazon Fire Stick TV. 

  1. Connect your official Amazon Fire Stick USB cable to your laptop’s USB port.
  2. Ensure that you use an official USB cable or the cable that came with the Amazon Fire Stick box. Using a third-party USB cable can lead to mixed results in this method.
  3. Select the remote option on Adblink. This is how you will navigate on your Amazon Fire Stick TV.
  4. Use the left, right and select buttons on the screen of your laptop to navigate.
  5. Go to the Adblink app and select the “Full Screen” option under the Tools tab. This will enable you to see the home screen of your Amazon Fire stick so you can begin the navigation process.

Keep in mind whenever you navigate, you will need to open and close the full screen option to refresh it, as it only shows the screenshot of your screen and not the live view. Firstly, try navigating over to the Amazon Fire Stick settings. After that, select “Factory Reset”. Hence, your Amazon Fire Stick TV should have reset.

Mobomarket

Mobomarket is a third-party application that allows you to control your smartphone from your Windows laptop or PC. Moreover, it is a free-to-download app and relatively easy to use. You can use it to change a number of features on your device, such as appearance, settings and managing files and folders. As Amazon Fire Stick runs on its conceptual version of Android, therefore Mobomarket can be used to control it like any other phone that uses Android.

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Final Thoughts  

It can be pretty frustrating if you cannot find your Amazon Fire Stick TV remote, let alone deal with a bigger problem that’s forcing you to factory reset your Amazon Fire Stick. The above methods should see you through in a short period of time. Lastly, we hope this guide helped you to factory reset your Amazon Fire Stick without a remote.

Additionally, for other issues relating to Amazon’s Fire Stick check out our easy fixes for Amazon Fire Stick Remote Not Working and How to Fix Amazon Fire Stick Can’t Sign In Error: 6 Proven Methods

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Spark Wit

Over 10 years of experience working as a technical support engineer. Highly skilled in fixing any technical issue, including app configuration and account setup, gaming errors, television problems, and any other electronics-related issue.

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