Amazon Fire TV Remote
By AMZN Mobile LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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
What's New in Version 1.0.16
• Adds support for French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
I first discovered the app when a girl friend connected it to change what I was playing, I thought this could be handy! A few months after I got my fire stick the remote stopped working, I thought it was strange, changed the batteries but nothing. That’s when I really started using the app. It worked great at first but as days went on it would take a long time to find and connect to the fire stick. I tried my controller again which magically worked again. About a year later my dog chewed the controller so only the up and left button worked as well as the other so I couldn’t use it on the home screen since the down and right button didn’t work. Again same problem with the app, it can connect right away at times. Sometimes I have to try and connect 3-5 times meaning closing and opening the app. Other than getting connected the app works great! I like the keyboard feature which didn’t work for my iPhone 6s until the 11 generation update.
App needs improvement
My firestick remote stopped working after 6 months. Replaced the batteries, followed instructions on how to pair to no avail. Found this app and it worked fine for a bit however it continues having difficulty connecting to the Firestick. At first I thought it was my IPad however I downloaded the app to my phone and still having the same difficulty. As popular as this device is, I would have expected that significant improvements would have been mad e already however I see the remote issue is a common problem! Would not recommend this to a friend until the product improves.
Great except for the time-consuming disconnects
I use it daily because our remote was lost long ago.
The app is great when I’m interacting with it, but if I put my iPhone aside or spend time using another iPhone app while watching, the FireTV app soon disconnects. When I switch back to the app, it can take a long time to reconnect, and frequently it just can’t unless I restart the app. I wish the app would stay connected for as long as the iPhone and FireStick are still able to communicate on the local WiFi network. If that’s too much to ask, then at least it shouldn’t disconnect when the FireStick is actively streaming content.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Nov 07, 2017
- Version: 1.0.16
- Size: 26.8 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Seller: AMZN Mobile LLC
- © 2015 Amazon.com and its affiliates
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.