The Android TV remote is a convenient tool that allows users to control their Android TV device from a distance. However, there may be instances where the remote loses its pairing with the TV, resulting in the “Pending Match” state. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to get your Android TV remote into the pending match state and restore its functionality.

Step 1: Prepare the Remote
Ensure that the remote has fresh batteries installed and is in good working condition. If the batteries are low, replace them with new ones to ensure optimal performance.

Step 2: Navigate to Remote Settings
On your Android TV device, navigate to the settings menu. You can usually find it by clicking on the gear icon in the top-right corner of the home screen or by pressing the dedicated settings button on your remote.

Step 3: Select “Remotes & Accessories”
Within the settings menu, locate and select the “Remotes & Accessories” option. This section allows you to manage and pair your Android TV remote.

Step 4: Unpair the Remote
Look for the option to unpair or forget the remote. The exact wording may vary depending on your TV model or Android TV version. Select this option to remove the existing pairing between the remote and the TV.

Step 5: Put the Remote in Pairing Mode
After unpairing the remote, it needs to be put into pairing mode. This process varies depending on the remote model. For most Android TV remotes, you can enter pairing mode by pressing and holding specific buttons simultaneously. Check the user manual or the manufacturer’s website for your remote to find the exact button combination.

Step 6: Activate Pairing on Android TV
On your Android TV device, navigate to the “Remotes & Accessories” section again. Look for the option to add a remote or perform a new pairing. Select this option to activate the pairing process.

Step 7: Complete the Pairing Process
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process. Your Android TV device will search for available remote devices in pairing mode. Once it detects your remote, select it from the list to establish the connection.

Step 8: Test the Remote
After successfully pairing the remote, test its functionality by navigating through the Android TV interface. Verify that all the buttons are working as expected. If any issues persist, repeat the steps from the beginning and ensure that the remote is in proper working condition.

Losing the pairing between your Android TV remote and your TV can be frustrating, but by following the steps outlined above, you can get your remote back into the pending match state. Remember to check the remote’s batteries, unpair the remote, put it into pairing mode, activate pairing on your Android TV, and complete the pairing process. With these steps, you’ll regain control over your Android TV device and enjoy a seamless viewing experience once again.