How to Connect Game Controller to Firestick

The Amazon Firestick not only streams shows and movies. You can use the device for gaming as well. Gaming on the Firestick is best experienced when using a gaming controller. You can connect game controllers to the Firestick using a Bluetooth connection or by USB connection.

In this post we’ll show you the steps it takes to connect a USB and Bluetooth gaming controller to the Amazon Firestick.

Connecting a USB Game Controller to Firestick

Since the Firestick doesn’t have a USB port, you will need a Micro USB to USB adapter (otherwise known as an OTG adapter). This adapter will essentially add a USB port to your Firestick.

  1. Connect the power cable to the micro-USB to USB adapter’s Micro USB port.
  2. Connect the Firestick to the other Micro USB port on the adapter.
  3. Connect a game controller to the standard USB port on the adapter.


Connect Game Controller to Firestick Diagram

Connecting a Bluetooth Game Controller to Firestick

Press the Home button on the Firestick remote to navigate to the Home screen.

  1. Select Settings ⚙️.
  2. Select Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.
    Firestick Controllers and Bluetooth Devices Option
  3. Select Game Controllers.Firestick Game Controller selection
  4. Select Add New Game Controller.
    Firestick Add New Game Controller selection
  5. The Firestick will start searching for Bluetooth controllers. Place the controller into pairing mode. This is usually done by pressing and holding a button or two on the controller.
    • 8Bitdo Gamepad – Press and hold Start and Y buttons for 3 seconds.
    • PS4 & PS5 Controller – Press and hold the Share and PS buttons.
    • Xbox Controller – Press and hold the Pair button.
    • Nintendo Switch Controller – Press the Pair button on the top of the controller.
      Firestick Select Controller to Pair
  6. The name of the controller will appear in the list. Use the Firestick remote to select it. The Firestick will then pair with the controller. A “Device Connected” message will appear at the lower-left portion of the screen to indicate a successful pair.
    Firestick displays Device Connected message

I hope this post has helped you with connecting a game controller to your Amazon Firestick. If you have trouble with the process, drop me a detailed comment below.

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