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How to Deregister FireStick in 4 Easy Steps (Remove Amazon Account)

Last Updated Oct 26, 2022
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The Amazon FireStick allows you to access streaming platforms and various channels, turning a normal TV into a smart TV. Because the FireStick is an Amazon device, you need an Amazon account to use it. However, if you’re selling or getting rid of your FireStick, you may be wondering how to remove it from your Amazon account.

Below, we’ll discuss four easy steps you can take to deregister your Amazon Firestick from your Amazon account. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know!

How to Deregister a FireStick in 4 Easy Steps

Deregistering your Amazon FireStick is an important step to take before you sell or get rid of the device.

Doing so will prevent others from accessing your Amazon account and making purchases without your consent.

To deregister your FireStick and remove it from your Amazon account, follow the steps below:

  • Boot into FireStick on your TV.
  • Open your FireStick’s settings.
  • Select “Amazon Account.”
  • Choose “Deregister.”

Below, we’ll discuss each of these steps in more detail.

Boot into FireStick on Your TV

If your FireStick is not currently connected to your TV, you’ll need to plug it in before you begin.

Connect the FireStick to the power adapter, then plug it into a wall outlet.

Next, insert the HDMI cord connected to the device into an HDMI port on your TV.

Turn on your TV, select the correct HDMI input, and wait for your FireStick screen to appear.

Open Your FireStick’s Settings

When the Fire TV home screen appears, navigate to the settings icon on the far right corner of the screen.

This icon is usually represented by a small picture of a gear.

If your FireStick supports voice commands, you can also press the voice icon on your remote and say, “open settings.”

Select “Amazon Account”

Within the settings menu, you should see an option that says, “My Account.” Press this option, then select “Amazon Account.” On this page, you’ll be able to make all the changes you need to your Amazon account and connected devices.

Choose “Deregister”

Under “Amazon Account,” select “Deregister.”

After pressing this, you will see a message on the screen asking you to confirm that you want to deregister your FireStick.

Confirm the selection.

Then, you will have successfully removed the FireStick from your Amazon Account.

Can I Deregister My FireStick without a Remote?

If you lost or damaged your remote control, you may wonder if it’s possible to deregister your FireStick without it.

Luckily, downloading the Fire TV app on your smartphone will allow you to do just that.

After you download the Fire TV app and pair it with your FireStick, you can navigate to the “Amazon Account” section of your settings and deregister your FireStick without using your remote control.

Download the FireStick Remote App

If you’ve misplaced or damaged the remote that came with your FireStick, you’ll need to use your smartphone as a backup.

Open your smartphone’s app store, then search for “Fire TV.”

Choose the official Fire TV remote and install it on your device.

Launch the Fire TV App

After installing the Fire TV app, launch it on your smartphone.

Make sure your phone is connected to the same WiFi network as your FireStick, then select “Set Up New Device.”

The app will begin searching for nearby Fire TV devices. Select your FireStick when it appears on-screen, then enter the code displayed on your TV in the app.

Navigate Your Fire TV Screen with the Fire TV App

After pairing your phone to your TV, navigate your FireStick’s screen to deregister your device.

Follow the steps below:

  • Open your FireStick’s settings.
  • Select “Amazon Account.”
  • Choose “Deregister.”

The FireStick remote app comes with some other features, including fast forward, rewind, and Alexa voice commands.

With an on-screen keyboard, it also makes it easier to search for programs.

Does Resetting a FireStick Deregister It?

Performing a factory reset on a FireStick is another way to deregister it from your Amazon account.

While factory resets are usually performed as a troubleshooting method, it will also automatically deregister it.

Factory resetting your FireStick will revert all previous changes or settings made on the FireStick, essentially turning it back into the device you first purchased.

How to Register Your FireStick Under a New Amazon Account

Deregistering a FireStick is also a necessary step to take before you register it under a new account.

To register your FireStick under your new Amazon account, follow the steps below:

  • Open the FireStick home screen.
  • Navigate to “Settings,” then select “My Account” or “Amazon Account.”
  • Press “Register.”
  • Select “Create an Account” or log in with your current account details.

On this screen, you can register your FireStick under an existing Amazon account or create a new one.

In Conclusion

Deregistering your FireStick is very simple. In most cases, you can do so in just four steps.

Removing a FireStick from your Amazon account is necessary whenever you want to switch the account you’re using or get rid of your device.

When you’re ready to register it again, all you need to do is sign into a new account.