How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to a Fire TV

Introduction

Amazon Fire TV logo.

Your Fire TV can be paired with different types of Bluetooth devices. Up to seven Bluetooth accessories can be paired with your Fire TV.

Start with a proximity check before pairing a Bluetooth device with Fire TV.

  • Bluetooth connection range is often limited to 10 meters or 32 feet.
  • A distance less than 12 inches can also cause issues.
  • Physical obstacles, like walls, drastically reduce the Bluetooth signal strength and range.
  • Electronic interference like radio and microwave signals are probable causes for connection issues.

? What type of device do you want to connect?

  1. Fire TV Remote
  2. Game Controller
  3. Other Device

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Amazon Fire TV logo.

Your Fire TV can be paired with different types of Bluetooth devices. Up to seven Bluetooth accessories can be paired with your Fire TV.

Start with a proximity check before pairing a Bluetooth device with Fire TV.

  • Bluetooth connection range is often limited to 10 meters or 32 feet.
  • A distance less than 12 inches can also cause issues.
  • Physical obstacles, like walls, drastically reduce the Bluetooth signal strength and range.
  • Electronic interference like radio and microwave signals are probable causes for connection issues.

Pairing a new or additional Fire TV remote

  1. From your Fire TV, open Settings.
  2. Select Controllers and Bluetooth Devices.
    Controllers and Bluetooth Devices selected on Fire TV remote. Screenshot.
  3. Select Amazon Fire TV Remotes.
    Controllers and Bluetooth Devices menu with Amazon Fire TV Remote selected. Screenshot.
  4. Select Add New Remote.
    Controllers and Bluetooth Devices menu with Add New Remote selected. Screenshot.
  5. On your Fire TV Remote, press and hold the Home button for at least 10 seconds.
  6. Once done, the remote controller is added to the list of devices on your Fire TV screen. Select the new remote to start using it.
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Pair a game controller with Fire TV

Your game controller should be in pairing mode. If you aren't sure how to put it in pairing mode, refer to its manual or the manufacturer's website.

  1. Open the Fire TV menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.
    Fire TV menu with Controllers and Bluetooth Devices option selected. Screenshot.
  4. Select Game Controllers.
    Controllers and Bluetooth Devices menu with Game Controllers selected. Screenshot.
  5. Select Add Bluetooth Controllers.
    Paired Game Controllers screen with Add Bluetooth Controllers selected.
  6. Press and hold the Home button on your game controller for at least 5 seconds.
    • Once the Fire TV detects the controller's signal it will be added to the list on your TV screen.
  7. Select your game controller.

How to pair your Bluetooth device to Fire TV

Your Bluetooth device should be in pairing mode. If you aren't sure how to put it in pairing mode, refer to its manual or the manufacturer's website.

  1. From your Fire TV, open Settings then select Controllers and Bluetooth Devices.
    Fire TV menu with Controller and Bluetooth Devices selected. Screenshot.
  2. Select Other Bluetooth Devices.
    Controllers and Bluetooth Devices menu with Other Bluetooth Devices option selected. Screenshot.
  3. Before proceeding to the next step, make sure your Bluetooth device is in pairing mode.
  4. Select Add Bluetooth Devices.
  5. You should see a list of detected nearby Bluetooth-ready devices, select your device to pair it.
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