The Fire TV Remote App enhances the Fire TV experience with simple navigation, a keyboard for easy text entry (no more hunting and pecking), quick access to your apps and games, plus voice search. Voice search is powered by the same voice search engine as Amazon Fire TV and supports the entirety of Fire TV’s integrated video, app and game catalogue. Note that voice search does not work directly inside individual applications such as Netflix.
• Voice Search
• Simple Navigation
• Playback Controls
• Keyboard for simple text entry
• Quick access to your apps and games
• Multicast-enabled router required
• Designed for simple navigation and playback control of Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
• For gameplay, use the remote included with your Fire TV or the optional Amazon Fire TV Game Controller
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Handy when you lose the remote
I do find this app handy for when I can’t find the remote, but it doesn’t seem to connect when trailers play or when trying to click off a programme before it automatically plays the next episode (on Netflix). It’s so frustrating. No problems with connecting when I’m browsing or during a programme/film, only when it ends. This needs to be fixed for a higher rating. EDIT: this problem was fixed! Or at least I haven’t had this problem for about a week maybe two so I’ve noticed improvements... but since last night the app won’t connect at all. Tried checking for updates, tried restarting my phone... not working! Hopefully it’s just an update that’s not been made available yet making it mess around. I’ll keep checking for updates and will edit review if/when it’s working again.
It is worth having
I lost my remote so I'm having to use the app. I prefer the app as searching for shows or films with a keyboard is so much easier that selecting a letter one by one. The only negative I can say about this app is that if I don't use it for a certain amount of time it will disconnect. Also when trying to reconnect, it can take a minute or 2 or sometimes the name of my fire stick doesn't show at all. However, to solve this I usually exit off/close the app and reopen it and that normally works for me. My fire stick name not showing does not happen every single time I use it but it is a regular occurrence
Serves the purpose
Give it 4 star because I sometimes need to restart the app for it to pick up the stick but when it does pick up the app it's easy to use and has quick menu on the top. I obviously use it for Kodi and works sound for that too.
Restarting the app not the equipment resolves the issue sometimes you have to do it 3 or 4 times I would recommend getting this app on all of ur devices that are compatible as it's sometimes just easier to pick the iPad up or the other photos me instead of the restarting business
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- 33.3 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.