The remote finder feature of the Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote Pro is great, especially if you have an Alexa device, like an Echo speaker, to just shout out “Alexa, find my remote.” If you don’t have an Alexa-enabled device, Amazon’s suggestion is to tap a button in the Fire TV Remote app on a phone or tablet. That sounds easy enough to do, but, in practice, it’s quite annoying and requires way too many steps. Thankfully, there is a much easier and quicker way to find your remote if you don’t have an Alexa-enabled smart speaker.
I’ve listed all the ways to trigger the remote finder of the Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote Pro in a new guide here and put using the Fire TV app last because it should be your last resort. The problem is that to trigger the Pro remote’s speaker, you must first go through the steps of paring the Fire TV Remote app to your Fire TV. That involves waiting for the app to scan for Fire TV devices, selecting the correct Fire TV from a list, turning on your TV to retrieve a pairing code that gets displayed by your Fire TV, and entering a code into the Fire TV Remote app.
If you lose your remote and don’t have an Alexa device to belt out a command at, don’t bother with the Fire TV Remote app. The much simpler option is to open the Amazon Shopping, Amazon Alexa, or Amazon Music app on your phone. All three apps have an Alexa button right on their home screen that you can press and then say “Find my remote” to trigger your Pro remote’s finder. Alternatively, if you have another Fire TV in the house that you haven’t lost the remote, just say “Find my remote” into the other remote and your Pro remote will start to beep. You don’t even need to turn the other TV on for it to work.