Amazon Fire TV Remote
By AMZN Mobile LLC
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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 1.0.15
Adds support for Amazon Fire TV Edition
Who designed this???
So, the fire stick was rolled out and functionally organized around its original remote. All of the screens on the monitor are organized into up-down, left-right and center ( enter ) clicks on the top part of the original remote. So here come the app designers and they decide to lose this simple movement pattern and replace it with a trackpad ( with no warning btw). Once you figure out it is a trackpad then you have to try to figure out how to make things on the screen move around at something less than warp speed. I still can't understand what was wrong with up, down, left, right and center. K.I.S.S.
Clunky to use
The main reason to use a remote app vs a physical remote is for the full keyboard. There is room for a lot of improvement there. Being able to copy and paste would be a huge plus. But for now since there is no copy paste, when I have to enter a long search term or address I have to leave the remote app for a second to glance at my browser... and then when I come back the app has closed the keyboard and I have to re-open it. Very frustrating.
Useful, but has some flaws
It's really nice that it is hard to lose the remote, but it disconnects a lot and sometimes won't reconnect. It also was better about finding what we were looking for when we first got the app. But now we search "Go Diego, Go" and its first suggestion is "Go". The keyboard also doesn't integrate well with the other apps for the fire stick.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jun 21, 2017
- Version: 1.0.15
- Size: 32.6 MB
- Languages: English, German, Japanese
- Seller: AMZN Mobile LLC
- © 2015 Amazon.com and its affiliates
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.