As we already know that the Amazon Fire TV stick is an extremely handy and highly portable device for viewing any streaming content on any television. Once you own the Fire Stick the only other things you might need is a wireless internet connection and also a television with an HDMI port.
This convenience and portability have led to a lot of people who usually travel a lot either for work or for leisure to take their Fire Stick on the road with them as it comes in small size and is very easy to setup.
So bringing the Fire Stick along with means that you only need to access the device and then once you are connected to the web you can log in to whichever streaming services you use and just lay back and enjoy.
But in case you forgot the remote at home and started the travel or at home, you have misplaced your remote then that is an unfortunate incident. That is exactly where we come into the picture.
Not only it is possible to connect the Fire Stick to the internet if you forgot to bring a remote but it is possible for you to continue to use your Fire Stick without a remote once you have it connected. So without any more delay let us have a look at the methods available to us to use the Amazon Fire TV Stick to Wifi without Remote.
How to Connect Amazon Fire Stick to Wifi Without Remote
Method 1: Use an HDMI-CEC remote
If in case you are nearby to a supermarket then chances are that you might be able to pick up a third-party remote which is a lot similar to a universal remote which is available at a lower price. These remotes are typically designed to control all sorts of devices which also included Roku.
Apple TV and most relevant to us right now Amazon Fire TV. Some of them are more universal, which offer their support to all sorts of different boxes but whereas others are marketed directly for Fire TV owners. So in case you are in doubt about how it works, well actually it is pretty simple by using a universal standard known as HDMI-CEC.
HDMI-CEC stands for HDMI- Consumer Electronics Control, and it is a relatively new standard for consumer electronics, allowing for a high degree of interoperability between devices that connect via HDMI.
So as mentioned earlier you might be able to pick up a smart universal remote that does the work for you. If you are lucky and are using a newer-generation of television, you might be able to control your Fire Stick right from the remote of your television.
Although CEC came out with the HDMI 1.3 standard in 2002, not every TV made since then has implemented it, as it an optional feature. Most high-quality TV should have it and if your TV supports it then you are good to go.
If you have access to a working remote or the ability to control your device over your phone, you may want to check to ensure that it is enabled on your Fire TV Stick. Note that it only takes a couple of steps.
- Navigate to Settings and Display and Sounds.
- Select Display and Settings and check HDMI-CEC and ensure it is enabled.
You may need to enable CEC on the television as well for this to work. This option would be found under the category of the TV settings menu. Unfortunately, most TV manufacturers don’t call it CEC, instead name it with their own made-up labels. So for your reference here is a list of some of the most common TV brands and their made-up names of the CEC feature
- Hitachi: HDMI-CEC
- Philips: EasyLink
- Samsung: Anynet+
- Sony: BRAVIA Sync
- Vizio: CEC
- AOC: E-link
- Onkyo: RIHD
- Panasonic: HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync or VIERA Link
Then you have to enable CEC on your TV, hook up your Fire TV Stick normally and you should be able to set up your Fire TV Stick and control it with the TV remote. Note that you won’t have access to voice control features of your device.
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Method 2: Replacement Remotes
Instead of using a universal HDMI-CEC remote, you can also purchase a replacement remote made specifically for Fire Stick devices that should work immediately. You may not find these at your store, but Amazon has the option to pick up a new remote designed specifically for your device. In fact, there are two distinct versions of the Fire remote you can grab online, so make a note of it
- First Generation Model that includes the Alexa built-in
- The second-generation model adds power and volume control right to the remote.
So you have to make sure to check the compatibility with your Fire Stick by looking at the description available on the box and select the category of remote which suits you more before you make the purchase. So once you are done with the purchase you can just link to the TV and you are good to go.