Older Fire TVs can now control Bluetooth Headphone Volume with the remote as well

About a year ago, Amazon pushed an update to newer Fire TV models that made it possible to control the volume of Bluetooth headphones and/or speakers paired to a Fire TV with the Fire TV remote’s volume buttons. At the time, it seemed like only Fire OS 7 devices, like the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube, received the new capability. Now it looks like Amazon is finally bringing it to older Fire TV devices running Fire OS 6. At the very least, the Fire TV Stick 4K can now control Bluetooth volume using the remote volume buttons, which was not possible a few weeks ago. Other Fire OS 6 Fire TV models may be gaining the capability as well, but I haven’t had a chance to check, so please let everyone know in the comments if it works for you and which Fire TV model you are using. Thanks to everyone that contacted me about this new update!

10 comments
  1. Craig S. says:

    Elias? Can you use any contacts you have at Amazon and get a hold of the Fire TV development team and ask them to add the Roku Streambar Pro to the IR Soundbar Equipment commands? I’ve already sent feedback into oblivion and I’d prefer a more direct avenue of input. I’d prefer to use volume over ARC but Fire TV sets and the Roku Streambar negotiation is buggy at times and it doesn’t connect.

  2. EJ Max+ says:

    Thanks for this post. I had previously tried without success to pair my headphones with our 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube. Today, voila! And the volume can be changed/muted with the remote. A two-fer.

  3. Red says:

    It would be nice if they would add support for Bluetooth hearing aid profiles also

  4. Ronnie says:

    Finally! I’ve been looking for this to happen for a couple of years now. Thanks for publishing this.

  5. Frank says:

    I have my bluetooth connected to my firetv cube right now and volume control is not working

  6. clark says:

    Just tried and it’s working on my fire tv stick 4k. However, it does not have the visual volume bar indicator at the top of the screen like my fire tv cubes have.

  7. Ashish says:

    Does firestick second generation support volume control in AirPods, since I am unable to control the volume of my AirPods in Alexa remote control.

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