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Echo Dot won’t Pair with Fire TV Remote (Causes And How to Fix)

As an owner of an Echo Dot, I recently ran into a frustrating issue: my Echo Dot wouldn’t pair with my Fire TV Remote. After researching the issue and trying a few tips and tricks, I’ve figured out what the problem was, and I wanted to share my story and the solutions I found with other Echo Dot owners. In this blog post, I’ll discuss the causes of this issue and how to fix it.

In some cases, your Echo Dot won’t pair with your Fire TV remote because of compatibility requirements. If you haven’t updated your system to the last version, this might be the problem.

You might have also made a mistake while setting it up. Once you have this issue fixed, you can toss away your remote and use your Echo Dot to stream any services on your Fire TV. 


  • The Echo Dot may not pair with your Fire TV Remote due to compatibility requirements.
  • Check that your Fire TV is updated to the latest version and update the Alexa app on your Echo Dot.
  • Follow the setup guide to ensure that both devices are connected.
  • Use your Echo Dot to control your Fire TV device and multiple other devices connected to Alexa.

Why Doesn’t My Echo Dot Pair With my Fire TV Remote?

After the launch of the original Echo speaker in 2014, Amazon felt that users probably needed something more compact that works for smaller spaces. So the first generation of Echo Dot was launched in 2016 to connect users to Alexa and access all the functions of the smart home design set up by Amazon. 

The Echo Dot is affordable, provides excellent audio quality for its size, and features easy controls that allow you to manipulate and use Alexa. Yet, you might face a problem pairing it with your Fire TV remote, which jeopardizes your Amazon-inspired smart home experience

Although Echo Dot has its own remote, you should be able to pair it with your Fire Stick TV remote, and it will function just fine. However, you might be facing a pairing problem for several reasons. 


When Echo Dot was first launched, it was only compatible with the latest models of Fire TV Stick. However, Amazon later fixed this issue by extending compatibility to all models and generations of Fire TV. 

So, the problem could be that your device isn’t updated. In this case, you need to update the operating system to the latest version. This will also allow you to pair several third-party devices that are compatible with Alexa. 

Setup Problems

You might have your Fire TV updated to the latest version, but still, your Echo Dot won’t pair with it. If your Echo Dot doesn’t pair with your Fire TV remote, then maybe you’re not setting up right. 

We’re not all tech-savvy, and although Amazon makes its smart home system easy to use and set up, some users still struggle. You might have skipped a step or did something wrong, and in this case, you need to set up your speaker and connect it to the Fire TV remote. 

How to Fix the Problem of the Echo Dot Not Pairing with the Fire TV Remote?

Pairing your Echo Dot with your Fire TV remote shouldn’t be an issue. However, if your Echo Dot doesn’t pair, you might need to check that your Fire TV is updated to the latest available firmware version. You can do this by following these steps. 

  • Go to the Home Screen. 
  • Scroll to Settings and click it. 
  • Click on My Fire TV and then press About. This should take you to the operating firmware on your device. 
  • Click on Check for Updates. 

If any updates are available, you should choose the latest firmware and wait until the installation is complete. Then, the device will reboot to confirm that a new update has been installed. 

You should also update the Alexa app on your Echo Dot to make sure that it’s the latest version available. Once you have done these two steps, the Echo Dot will automatically pair with your Fire TV remote. 

For a successful setup, you need to follow these steps. 

  • Use your Echo Dot and order it to open the Main Menu. 
  • Go to Settings. 
  • Access the TV and Video section from your Echo Dot. 
  • Choose the Fire TV Stick. Your Echo Dot should be able to recognize the device on its own. 
  • Follow the Setup Guide and press Next until the setup is complete. 
  • Choose the Link Devices option to confirm that both devices are correctly connected. 

Once both devices are connected, you can use Alexa to manage all your Fire TV stick and remote devices. In addition, you can connect multiple devices to Alexa but only use one to control it at a time. 


Echo Dot and your Fire TV both complement each other to create an outstanding entertainment experience. However, if they don’t pair, your Fire TV firmware could be the culprit. Installing the latest version should solve this problem.  

After that, you should follow the pairing guide to make sure that both devices are connected. Once this is done, you can use your Echo Dot to control your device with no issues.