Download Amazon Fire TV Remote App apk 1.0.11.08 free for Android smartphone
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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), plus voice search. Voice search is powered by the same voice search engine as Amazon Fire TV and supports the entirety of Amazon’s video, app, game catalog. Note that voice search does not work directly inside individual applications like Netflix.
• Voice Search
• Simple Navigation
• Playback Controls
• Keyboard for simple text entry
• Multicast enabled router required
• Designed for simple navigation and playback control of Fire TV
• For game play use the remote included with your Fire TV or the optional Amazon Fire TV game controller
• Make sure the device with the Fire TV Remote App is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Fire TV.
• Make sure another device isn't currently display mirroring to your Fire TV, as this will prevent the Fire TV Remote App from pairing.
• If you have advanced settings set up on your Wireless router, make sure Multicast support is enabled.
* With this version, you can favorite apps for quicker access.
* The app now lets you sign into your Amazon account for better Fire TV discovery.
* This version also includes bug fixes.
Amazon Mobile LLC part of our Tools and have average installs from 1000000 to 5000000. Last Update Oct. 10, 2016. Google play rating is 86.4965. Current verison is 1.0.11.08. Actual size 4.3 MB.
Meh... Sometimes it works, sometimes there's a big lag between a command and an action. Still worth it to not hunt for the tiny remote that came with it.
Good but could be better I mostly just downloaded it so typing searches was not as much of a pain. The problem is, the keyboard function is just barely functional and seems to lack any application in use
Pretty Great It does lose connection quite a bit but it's very handy and makes searching for shows a lot easier with the typewriter tool and text to speech tool. It is also handy at night when you can't find the remote but you always know where your phone is!
Works great! Rare loading issues, streams great quality, many app options. No cords, inexpensive. What's not to like.
Lacking something Good idea and I believe it has much potential. My quarrels lie between (a) not being able to tripe with the keyboard you can tap to bring up, and (b) some apps do not respond to the included [voice] remote functions. I wind up having to connect a BT mini keyboard and mouse in order to get everything done.
Pretty good This is helpful, I like the keyboard and the voice search. Very annoying when I can't connect to my account, have to call Amazon and get it reset.
So many issues 80% of the time this won't connect to my fire stick, and half the time when it does it disconnects within a minute. I really wish this worked better. Probably the worst thing that Amazon has ever put it's name on
Pretty Good App, But Would prefer left/right/up/down arrow keys and center select button than the swipe navigation. Seems a little awkward and that alone has kept me from using it a lot.
Good enough for government work As others have said, there can be a bit of control lag at times.
Very handy, if clunky. The controls are far from intuitive, buy it is a really handy feature for the fire stick. Could use some tweaks, but it does what it needs to and isn't a huge drain on resources or battery.
Great Alternative Great alternative to the remote that came with my Fire Stick. Easier to use and convenient.
Love it worth a second downloading This app works flawless on the note 3 with dual band router at 5mbps maybe you low ballers want to check the specs before giving a bad rating
Didn't work. I really can't be bothered to go through Amazon's troubleshooting guide. If they can't make software that works easily, then they shouldn't release it.
Works wonderfully! Absolutely love it. So much faster than the Chromecast. And it's a bit of a pain voice search only works for Amazon content, but it's not that jig of an issue.
Pretty much useless. This app is just downright idiotic. It doesn't connect your device directly to the Fire TV. Instead, it works through Wi-Fi, which means both devices need to be on the same network. With the portability of the Fire Stick, I would like to use my phone rather than bring the Fire TV remote, but you can't configure the Fire Stick for a new network without the Fire TV remote. The keyboard in this app doesn't work, which stinks because the Fire Stick's on-screen keyboard is tedious.
Great with some minor caveats Looses connection sometimes, freezes sometimes, lags sometimes. Sometimes is a lot better than frequent. Minor minor bugs. I love it though.
It works but could be better Well it's better than nothing but there's definitely room for improvement here, for starters it needs an option to use arrow keys and it's def a missing option for sure coming from Roku I miss that alot also the keyboard just doesn't work. Fix these problems and polish and shine it up a bit and it's (edit)now just OK Edit 05/15: also it continually loses connection with the stick not good bumping a star. Love the voice search though. Come on amazon it'd be easy to fix the few probs get with it!
Poor execution Great idea, way too sensitive. Scrolling is ridiculous and gets out of control very fast. Trying to figure out where you're clicking on a blank screen in the app to correlate to your television is very difficult. This app needs a complete revamp for the fire TV. Also, the voice search function only searches for Amazon videos. Why can't I use it for Netflix search? This seems extremely biased towards the Amazon store.
Simple & Works great. I am pretty tech savvy & I've learned to appreciate app or programs that are simple and work flawlessly. I have zero gripes about this app it works like it should period. Setup is a snap & my wife loves it to. This app is also great if your 2 yr old loves stashing the remotes in places never to be seen again.
It's fine It frequently loses connection to the TV. Still, it's handy if you don't feel like grabbing the proprietary remote, just be sure you don't lose said remote! You need it to set / change the WiFi. The swiping is a little awkward, but an effective compromise for using the remote without looking. It needs more instructions. I really wish this thing would just chrome cast though, because overall I do like the old Google CC better than the fire TV stick. That said, this is the best way to access Amazon content.
Works OK but only for Prime content I installed this hoping it would work everywhere in my Fire TV Stick, but as it turned out it didn't work in YouTube and other places. So I finally figured out how to search using the YouTube app on my phone and share it on the Fire TV Stick. I would have preferred only one control but glad to have options for my most common searhes.
Works great I am constantly misplacing my remotes so it's very convenient to have this on my phone. Works perfect for me
Adequate Control Though perhaps not quite as reliable as the Amazon Fire Stick remote, the app is easy to use and works in a pinch. Connection to the stick is usually quick. Controls are simple. My only criticism is that there is no option to invert the swipe controls. This aside, if you have both an android phone and a fire stick, you'd do well to download this app. It will only enhance the experience and improve ease of use.
Meh The axis need reversed or at least an option to change them but it works great when I misplaced my remote or just want to toy with the wife
Easy as pie We love this app as we can never find the remote but our phones are always in reach. It does glitch sometimes but not a big deal. The coolest part is that it works even when your not in the room, just connected to your internet, so you can scare the kids by changing the channel...it's really funny.
I love it, but volume is needed Amazon Fire Tv stick is the best streaming item out there. However it could use volume control through the remote app like Google Chromecast has.
Cool alternative Its not perfect but its still great to have, works well.
I wish all apps would work this well. I have a Note 4 and i absolutely love this app. I dont ever use the original remote. The finger swipe is brilliant. Thanks for a great app. I haven't experienced any connection issues like others.
Restarts ... Sound delay... HBO Comcast This device has not worked properly for more than a few hours... Can't use the USB power from my Samsung TV..but my Chromecast works off it fine.. Very annoying that I constantly hear the audio after the video... I save movies to watch later... But what good is this feature when it doesn't open or find the app that will play it. Not happy... Hope they fix this...
Works great Would be prefect if it had a universal power button for the TV. Wouldn't need any other remote.
Cool I love this app especially when I can't find the remote. I enjoy using the app better than using the remote.
What we wanted Great way to use prime.. just wish more movies where free. Especially when they are on TV but you have to rent here.
great when it works I have tried everything but can only get this to work about half of the time I try to use it. Followed Amazon help instructions to no avail
I live saver! our dog hide the remote somewhere in the house and of it wasn't for this app my husband and i wouldn't be able to enjoy our Amazon tv
No Volume Control! The single most important feature on a TV is the ability to adjust the sound level and that doesn't exist on here.
No buttons Its just a box that controls the stick by only going which way your finger slides which sounds good in theory but only works ok
Very upset Omg I'm beyond upset it's not finding my fire stick and I'm sitting right in front of my tv and when it finally find my fire stick it goes back to searching it plz fix this I mean if you can fix it to where you can save your fire stick instead of always having to find it this app would be nice but right now I don't like it
Pretty Good Since my fire TV remote quit working, this is about the only option I have. It works well. Think it could have a lot more functions if they tried.
Awesome application ( update: if it works) Now I can stop the cartoon from my bedroom when kids set the volume on high and drive them crazy .. :) Update: Doesn't work most of the time! I am very disappointed..
Functional, but that's about it. I wish it were easier to do anything. Chrome wins with the stream with chromecast feature, but I'm keeping fire because it streams Amazon Prime videos.
Poor quality control It cant find my aftv! Scans for device but leaves me on a screen for which there is no way out other than by rebooting. 3 months later and still not fixed. Is it me? Others rate it highly!
Suggested improvement Screen mirroring. Plus if it's slow its your network not the app.. Otherwise it works like it was intended to and for info entry it's better than using the remote that came with it to hunt and peck.
Handy when the remote it's lost. Great to have an app for when you lose the remote. However, the keyboard function doesn't work. Never has. Would be five star if these other features actually worked. The design is a little wonky too.
Great addition! Faster searches using your phone keyboard and microphone, connects in a couple of seconds. Screen mirroring via Miracast and navigation awkward for some apps but works. Dependent on the speed of your phone and network but it's a super addition to the best android TV option out there.
Why is it different? The little fire stik remote works well- poke up poke down poke left poke right poke middle for ok. This android app remote uses slides instead of pokes- REALLY? somebody should be fired.
Totaled the remote that came with it so the app is a godsend. Sometimes it doesn't connect to the Fire TV until I close and restart the app multiple times. That's kind of annoying. Otherwise it works a treat most of the time!
It's ok..but connection Every time my screen goes black and I hit my key to bring it back the app has to find the fire stick all over again. Gets old
Sweet convenience What do you do? You sit down, a giant bowl of triple stacked nachos in one hand and an icy beverage in the other filled to the brim. What's this? You left the remote in the kitchen! Never fear, this app will save you a lifetime of tears otherwise spent while you wrestle the will to get up and get that remote.
Bye bye cable tv Took a chance on the Fire Stick, very glad I did. Dumped cable, better on the budget, plus I am more active ..watch less tv. The free movies are great, and we can rent a new release at a low cost, plus watch Netflix. No freezing, buffering, always stays connected. Great experience after several months of use.
Difficult A nice idea but the navigation circle thing is WAY too sensitive. Makes it stupidly difficult to do anything. A simple D-pad would be better.
It's basic, really basic It helps, but only if I lost my remote. No screen casting which is pretty much the entire reason why I downloaded the app.
Just OK The technology is pretty simple to use. The system often drops the connection then auto reconnects. Sometimes, I have to restart both devices just so it can stop autoconnecting.
Issues Any time this app is used to select a program from Netflix the program will pause in 30-60 seconds. Over and over again. Using the standard fire tv remote and Netflix does not cause this problem.
Life saver I received my new firestick with voice the other day and the remote was defective. I downloaded this app and it is letting me enjoy my new firestick until amazon can send me a replacement. P.S. amazon customer service is great.
Ok The app is okay however it's a little confusing at times. But I guess once I get the hang of it it'll be doing searches one letter at a time
It's Cool, but voice only works with amazon... No youtube, no Hbo, etc. So the voice remote and app aren't great. They should share.
I like because it very useful when typing is involved. I hate scroll through the letters when you can just type it or better yet use the mic. So far no problems.
I love everything about the Fire Stick!! This product has changed my life, it has allowed me to cancel my expensive cable package and still be able to watch all my favorite shows.
Fire stick remote app Great application. I would not have been able to setup my fire stick without it.
Good not great The interaction takes some getting used to as there is some cognitive dissonance between swiping on a blank canvas and seeing the actions take place on the screen but it works well after practice.
Very good app Works as good, if not better than the stock remote. I have it installed in all thr phones of the house. Good job Amazon.
Pretty Amazing I'm glad my dad did not get me the voice activated remote with the firestick because this app does that already and much more. I can use my phone keyboard to search for things on certain apps on the Firestick. The only reason this isn't a 5 star rating is because I can't use my phone keyboard for every search. If they make it to where I can this will definitely be a 5 star rating.
Forced tutorial! Joy oh joy! Someone shot me! Thanks Amazon for forcing a tutorial on me! 30 seconds of my life are gone!!
This was a good idea, my remote gets misplaced often and using my phone becomes very handy. Would like it to have a better looking display screen.
What if my Fire remote breaks I love that I can use my phone as a remote for Fire TV. Even better is that it works threw walls, I love it .
Amazon Fire Stick Love this and the ease of use. I enjoy being able to use my phone when the kids have misplaced the stick l. I sometimes have issues with it connecting, but overall am extremely pleased.
Disconnects to often I will get it to watch one movie or show. Then it looses connection to my firestick. I have to keep unplugging it and force stop on my phone. We have 5 different kinds of phones and 3 separate carriers in our house hold and an awesome high speed internet package.. No reason other then you app needs some bugs fixed.
The only reason I give it 4 and not 5 stars is because of like to have the ability to play audio through the head phone jack. Until then...
Fire stick I'm sorry if I'm coming off ride in just a little annoyed my tv it right beside my phone and an error message pops up and says CANNOT CONNECT I don't understand it right there beside it and it's on the same Wi-Fi please look in to this problem when u have time Thank you
Fire review Ive got a smart tv so ive got alot of the content already. But wanted it for top gear and films. Took out prime at same time. Most of the best films are chargeable so abit of a con, there are quite afew free ones but not what I necessarily want to watch. Take out the free trial and go from there
Awesome! Amazon always offers the best products, apps, and/or services. This is no different. This isn't Siri. Siri is for pointless, elementary-level entertainment mostly. Alexa is the adult version. Does what she's supposed to do and you DON'T have to own an Echo. I love it. Thank you Amazon!
Very inconvenient if you have secure passwords. I have KeePass but when I use the KP keyboard, only the last digit of the entry- user or password- makes it to the Fire. So stupid. I don't have this problem with Chromecast or even Boxee internet remotes.
Can't understand the negative reviews. I am extremely happy that I installed this app on my Note 4! In addition to the voice commands capability, the app enables my phone to more easily duplicate the actions of the remote that's packaged with the Firestick. It also eliminates the need for a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse setup.
Does not work Worked exactly one time on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, has never worked on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S, not on my wife's Note 4. Fire TV itself is so good that in one month my wife and I went from Cable TV holics to about to become Cord Cutters, but this app is a huge disappointment. Even worse, Amazon provides no useful support for it.
Easy to use It works the way you imagine the ideal voice search and gesturing system to work. Plus, its cheaper and more efficient than the actual upgraded version. Enjoy
Still needs a little more work When it's working, it works like a charm, but it also disconnects like every 5min so it just needs a little more improvement.
Great Alternative I've noticed that my actual remote will lag at times. But this app works so smoothly. And I've always got my phone nearby so it wasn't a stretch to use it as my primary remote. It connects fast and runs smoothly. Glad I downloaded this!
Connection stability As the title and many others have said. At least give us the ability to enter the device IP directly instead of relying on it to connect eventually.
Very useful Works well, especially handy if you have lost your original remote. Confusing layout, it feels like you are always trying to go the opposite direction of what is intuitive.
Blank screen on my droid I can access the fire tv with my remote by moving cursor on the blank screen of my phone but I cannot see anything on my screen. I've used the remote on another phone and it worked great. What's wrong now?
Great remote This has been a blessing after our remote failed after about 6 months. The keyboard feature is great for apps that support it but sadly not enough of them do.
Better than the actual remote! I find the remote can have a mind of its own and batteries seem to run out very fast! Also with this app, typing is so much faster than the remote.
Horrible It's really annoying when it randomly can't pick up my firestick, when it was working fine just seconds ago. It's to the point where it does this multiple times a day now. I have to guess whether I should clear data, restart fire stick, restart phone, or Uninstall and reinstall this stupid app. I end up doing all 4, and even then it sometimes doesn't work. It started off great, but now it sucks.
it's ok feel like the swiping is backwards and why doesn't my real remote work once I install this?
Works great, when it works I really like to the app. I think it's great to not have to have an extra remote control laying around. I have 3 boys so anything that lays around could get lost. I always have my phone on me anyways, so this makes it much easier. The ability to have a keyboard when you want to type something instead of having to hunt and peck makes it worth the download all on its own.Problem is 1 out of 5 times I have to reinstall it because it can't find the fire stick or it finds it and can't connect.
Buggy and crashes often. Needs better interface. Used across multiple devices works best on phone using Motorola MOTO X first generation. Less stable on Amazon zone fire HD tablet first generation and newest entry-level Fire tablet. Keeps wanting to rethink and crashes the fire TV stick itself. On occasion it shows XML code instead of actually doing anything. The device is tampered with a touch screen interface that resembles a touchpad on a laptop but doesn't use the space only uses this large area as a tapping zone or swiping right and left.
Amazon Fire TV remote app Quite a good app much like the remote that comes with the TV box in that its simple to use, no left/right & up/down ring like the remote however you just swipe the screen up/down and left to right. Once this is mastered it has the advantage of a touch screen keypad on your smart phone, you still get the natty voice search which just works a treat so you won't need to use this very often. Bit unnerved by the simple GUI at first but it turns out that less is more in this case, good for both genders even.
Ok Design Sometimes swapping right moves the screen right and while in other menus the screen moves left. Not consistent with usual UI with mouse gesture I think. It still throws me off even after using it for a week. And I consider myself computer savvy.
Good but Swipe is back to front Easy to setup and use except for one thing. When you want to scroll through your films, you have to do it backwards, which takes some getting used to (ie swipe left actually swipes right).
Works for me Living in a home with little kids, the tiny stock review disappears all the time. This app works perfect for me.
Connection Issues Downloaded it for all of an hour and already there's issues with connecting! Doesn't allow me to do anything and keeps saying no device found, refresh when I'm standing right in front of the tv/firestick!!
Works with my phone ..... My fire stick is unlocked. ... I get everything. From porn to pic fights free!!! Use WiFi hot spot or router. ...that's it
Does not work Using this on a Samsung Galaxy S4 with latest Android firmware. At first I could not get the app to work. I went into the router and found multicast filter and enabled it. After that I was able to get the app to work. The Fire TV tech team was of very little help. They did not even know how to troubleshoot.
Just OK It's OK but voice search and keyboard search do not work from a Nexus 7. Could really have been done better.
Does what it says. Easy to use. Life saver when the mischievous toddler steals and hides the actual remote. Works well from afar, too. I'll often toy with the family from across the house or in the garage while they're watching things. Great fun!
It's great! When I can't find my remote or someone doesn't want to give it up, I just pick up my phone! Thanks.
Works but doesn't I started using this app on my iphone 5 but then added it another fone when i was using it on my i phone it would not read it and it was not working well i changed fones it works better on this one still very glitchy and not up to par get it together
Fab Didn't buy the voice activated remote with my fire stick so downloaded this app instead. Its fantastic. It can even recognise my voice in the search which is unheard of. Would recommend it to anyone.
Awesome This app is great I have the Fire TV in several rooms and one app works for all! I know I'm being a little needy but one thing that could make it better is maybe a widget that way it's on the screen at all times but all in all great work
Never let's me down Super love it! Love the keyboards and ten key displays. Makes navigating the whole fire stick efficient. Haven't had any issues with it in a year.
Even better than the real remote All the function of the hardware plus finger swipes and voice control
Should be 5 I truly likeit, I just wished you had A LOT EASIER access to local live news!! I can live news in Vietnam, but not from the news station 1 hour away? There is SOMETHING VERY wrong with that!! I live in the U.S.A BTW.
Stopped working It was working fine till yesterday and today it says connecting for infinity...cleared cache.. cleared data...uninstalled... installed it back...paired and gave 4 digit pin.. after that the same story...it keeps connecting... again.. no internet connectivity issue... playing it fine using the same app from apple ipad... something to with latest patchwork release and andriod kitkat version..
Life saver Every time my kids lose the remote this app saves the day for us, and trust me, that's a lot. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because it's too sensitive.
Works great Works as good if not better than the actual remote. Has a keyboard to type in the search menu and has voice function if I would have known that I would have save 10 bucks and just got the basic fire stick lol
Stopped working When I first downloaded this it worked ok, took a while to connect sometimes. It has not connected in over a week now. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app, tried all the troubleshooting tips and nothing. I now have no way to use my firestick.
Not so good Its a great idea for an app but it doesnt work very well at all it needs a lot of work to be done on this app
Life saver My kids somehow made my remote disappear and for two weeks I thought I had no resolution. This app works wonders. It's almost like having a real remote. Great job guys.
1 star You take a good piece of software from Google and make it crap. Just goes to show what Google brings to Android. Amazon on the other hand locks everything down. No voice search crap app store and now no custom luncher. Well my sticks going in the bin and I'm buying an Android TV box much better.
Top marks This is an awesome AP. I broke my fire stick remote and this ap saved me from buying a new one.....excellent...thanx So much
The Good Old Days Everything was going great until a couple weeks ago. Now the app crashes a lot, even after reinstalling twice just this past week. Combined with the fact I use the app since the remote is way too difficult to open for battery replacement, I now have no way of controlling my Fire TV stick. Thanks Amazon. :(
it did work great but now Lost my remote this does the job...have to reset box all the time to use app
Scroller is AWFULL It's really really really good if you want to type something in because you get a nice keyboard (size depends on phone or tablet!) But there is no screen mirroring which means you have a touch pad but its kinda a guessing game when clicking! I WOULD RECOMMEND GETTING THIS APP BECAUSE IT CAN SOMETIMES BE HANDY AND YOU MAY LIKE IT but don't expect to much!!!!!
Convenient, Easy, and Compatible I have this app on 4 phones, 5 tablets, and my Kindle Fire. It's compatible with almost any device. So no matter what I always have a remote for my Amazon fire stick. Plus I love the use of the key board. The standard remote was a pain with having to use the arrow pad to access each letter. I definitely recommend this app over the standard remote. So easy even my 4 year old can use it with the voice search.
Great app Not ideal to use INSTEAD of the fire tv remote but awesome when used WITH the remote. Phone keyboard is much more efficient for searches and logins, and anyone in the group can pause the show if they need to leave the room for a minute. I'd give it 5 stars if it had volume control... as it is, I have to also have the tv remote handy for volume.
Just what Android needs I am so glad to see that Amazon has decided to make its video content available on the Android platform rather than, Apple-like, restricting mobile delivery to its own (Kindle Fire) devices. They've done it well, too, making available almost if not, all. the. functionality of the versions that run in desktop browsers. This app is a winner for Amazon, for the Android platform, and above all, for end users.
Awesome concept My dog chewed my remote that came in the box to the point that I could only use it long enough to get the app installed in my phone. I love that I don't have to order a new remote. I *only* wish there was a way to use some basic features of the controller without having to unlock my phone and go into the app every time. You know, like how I can use my media player from my phones lock screen. I think that would be great here, too.
Excellent app Lost the control twice as I have a amazon box and stick and they are small slim and easy to lose trust me. Contacted amazon through the tv settings and they called me within 2mins told me I can download the app from my phone and its basically a remote.So I haven't even bothered looking endlessly through toy boxes I just do it all from the comfort of my own phone. Basically if like me u have little ones expect to lose a few controls along the way and gain a couple grey hairs looking for the tiny small remote
Does and doesn't work IF YOU ARE USING YOUR PHONES HOTSPOT TO RUN YOUR FIRE TV STICK, THE APP WONT WORK. IT WANTS A WIFI CONNECTION. HOWEVER, I DOWNLOADED APP TO MY LOLLIPOP TABLET AND ITS RUNNING OFF THE HOTSPOT THST THE FIRESTICK IS RUNNING FROM AND IT WORKS flawlessly. VOICE FEATURE GREAT!!! Only wish it would stop asking me to rate after I've rated it!
Amazon is on FIRE*** I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WHAT ANAZON HAS DONE, Genius! Not ONLY have they allowed a 99$ a year advantage with Prime and all of its features, they go and add the Firestick! Love it. Now my husband& I have a kindle Fire HD, and our daughter has Kindle kid's! All devices on 1 network! Say goodbye DVR
Loving it. My boyfriend keeps loosing the stick remote and this app has been amazing, possibly one of the best apps I've ever downloaded. I was gonna buy myself the voice controlled remote but really have no need to now as my phone App is probably better anyway. And it can't get lost ?.
F***ing AWESOME This fire stick app is so much better than the Amazon Fire Stick remote. I get to sick of trying to go from letter to letter when I want to search for something. I love I can use my voice. Also make getting trough settings so much more easier. It even has more controls and things that you can do. Just to have the option of swiping around is even more simpler. The full keyboard gave me so much joy. Amazon is advancing so well in furthering technology. I love amazon and this app (and all their apps) so much!
It WAS good... The app was working just fine on my fire stick, but then today it couldn't "find" my device. I did all the things that troubleshooting said to do in case that the app wouldn't pair with the device and it still isn't working. Other than that this app deserves at least 4 stars if it can start working right.
Worked over WiFi, now doesn't work over wired Ethernet. When we got the Amazon Fire TV a couple of months ago, we installed this app on two Motorola Droid Maxx phones. It worked great and we loved using the keyboard. We then connected the Fire TV via wired Ethernet for better streaming quality, and now no devices with this app installed can find the Fire TV. We tried clearing the app data on the phones, rebooting the Fire TV, verifying multicast is enabled on the router, but still no luck. Hope they can update this for use over a wired connection.
Great Design, Sucky connection So, I love the app and all. The design of the remote and the app itself is really something. Especially since the actual firetv remote died. However, it doesn't connect automatically whenever I turn it to the firetv. I have to restart the fire tv console manually by unplugging it and waiting for the right moment to get it to sync to the app. I have found no other solution, but it's sort of irritating to the point where I just don't want to use it.
It only pairs when it feels like it....i'll refresh it like 20 times and then maybe it will find my fire stick. If i don't use it for awhile while i'm watching something it will automatically unpair and i have to go through the same process over again hoping that it might decide it wants to pair. i currently have a movie on pause and I can't unpause it because the stupid app won't pair again. I guess i'm going to have to spend money and go out and buy another remote.
Does exactly what it is supposed to I am not one who usually rates apps, but I cannot say enough about this particular app. The fire remote itself is Tiny and easy to lose, having the ability to control my Fire TV through my phone and or my Kindle itself is invaluable. I have experienced no glitches with this app, it works almost exactly as it should. My only complaint is that you have to pull up a menu to read some of the buttons. From time to time attempting to Poulet menu up accidentally hit a different command.
Works great! Easy to use, works every time so far. Navigate up/down, left/right by swiping inside the big blank square (took me a while to figure that out); select by tapping inside the same square. Everything else is super obvious. Makes the Fire stick really accessible. Voice command works well once I became accustomed to holding it open while speaking.
Pretty good for the most part The app is a lot easier to use than the remote itself, especially when it comes to typing things in with the keyboard. The only problem I seem to have is the connect between the stick and my phone. It can take awhile for it to connect and if left on any one app for too long, such as Netflix, it doesn't want to work/connect anymore so I have to either close out the app completely or have to unplug the stick and that reset. But other than that this is a pretty good app.
Has a glitch Used to work perfectly but now if I leave the app (go to another app or press the home button on my phone) then go back to it, it won't reconnect. I have to unplug the power cord on my Fire and plug it back in and also uninstall and reinstall the app and go through the enter code process again
Lost Fire Stick Remote Solution I actually was not aware of this app until I lost my amazon fire tv stick remote. Unfortunately haven't been able to find it but looked for this app and its awesome. Not only can you use a keyboard to text in search boxed but you can use your voice! I LOVE this app. The only negative thing I can say is that amazon needs to advertise this app better because i had no idea it existed until i became desperate.
Doesn't work Finds the fire stick, accepts the code, then will not go past connecting. Does this of you Uninstall and then restart the phone and try reinstalling. Help desk was no help at all other than to tell you to do what I did over and over. Bugs need fixed and it would be an awesome app. When it did work we loved it.
Really want to love it It is easy to navigate and it is convenient to use your phone as the remote. However, it frequently, more so lately than before, disconnects so I have to unplug it from the wall and start over again. It will happen at any time, even if I had just been using it ten minutes prior.
It's perfect! I got the firestick as a gift for Christmas. My son just recently lost the remote to it. I was freaking out about having to spend $15 on a new one (crazy I know). Then my friend told me about this app and I was like what, no way! So I looked it up, downloaded it, and it works great in replacement temporarily of the remote! Definitely handy! Love it.
Great Backup We are 99% sure out toddler threw our remote away. This was a fantastic and convenient way to be able to use our firestick while we wait for a new one to ship. I give it 4 stars because the control screen is very touchy. I find myself gliding past our TV shows and apps too easily and having to tap back a few icons. #firstworldproblems
Works, but crashes all the time I love this app! Especially since the actual remote is so easy to lose BUT not only is it constantly crashing on me, it's also losing connection to my stick & tv 3x as often...ive only had the app for a few days, and i know it is better than this! ...I also wish there was a search button on the remote so I wouldn't have to back out of wherever I'm at to the home page.
Very Useful My original fire tv remote wouldn't work..even with new batteries. I searched for the app and was so happy to find this. It connects fast and works easily. I wish it had a volume button that you could program for tv but that's a stretch. Lol, the app does exactly what it's supposed to. Even includes voice search and keyboard. Navigation is really cool too.
Great app! I bought my wife the FireTV back in December. Shortly after updating it's system, the remote that it came with, stoped working. So instead of sending the whole thing back and/or paying for a whole new controler, I looked into this app. I honestly can say that this application is even better than the actual product. The ease of having it on my tablet or phone makes is an extra bonus. I highly recommend it!
Dog ate brand new remote! We were panic stricken when one of our dogs ate our remote to our Fire Stick right after we got it. Replacement remotes were being sold online for $30, which was about as much as the entire Fire Stick and remote together were. We happened upon this app, and are extremely thankful for it. We will not be purchasing a new remote. The app is way more convenient and much better!
Amazon fire stick I dont normally write reviews but this app is fantastic. After losing the little black remote and tipping the house upside down to find it i went on google to find where i could get a replacement and stumbled across thiss app. I decided to download it not expectin much but in fact its brilliant!! So much easier than using the remote and quicker. I especially love the voice control on it. Safe to say i will not be using the remote again anytime soon!! Thanks amazon
Great remote all kinds of good features Im loving the remote on my lgg4. Only issues i have are with the spotify app that basically just works by making your tv speakers. And it would be nice if the scrolling left to right and up down was a bit more intuitive meaning that one wouldnt have to repeatedly swipe up and down but that a swipe up would work like a mouse scroll
Didn't have to buy a new one... I had seen that I could use my phone as the remote, but I already had one so WHY? I'll tell you why, our new dog (rescued and not yet knowing the value of the remote :)) decided it would serve as a chew toy. Instead of having to order, pay and wait for a new remote, I just downloaded the app, opened it, enteted a code, and voila I am back in control. It was that easy - seriously. And when I had to replace the one for the TV in the bedroom, it was already available, just enter the code.
Love u amazon OMG we was paying 90 a month to virgin media decided for what we got was to expensive so got fire tv stick for 40 one month free trial and gave virgin 30 days notice. 79 for the year a great deal. So happy we love it as a family has something for everyone
Pretty good I think it works very well, it is just a little confusing sometimes to use the phone as a track pad for the TV. I don't think my parents would get it... it would be nice if there was a setting to view on phone like Netflix and you could toggle based in personal preference. I do LOVE using my keyboard to search. So much better...
I lost my fire stick remote yet again, so downloaded the app -strangely, the app works perfectly on my Nook HD plus tablet, but my iPhone can't find my fire stick using the app. Maybe it's a setting on my phone, but I dunno. Another reviewer said the app only works with Amazon and not youtube, etc., but that's not true - I'm using it right now with Netflix and tried it with youtube.
Only works sometimes Has connecting issues half of the time so you can't even use it. When it does work, it's fine. But that requires it to actually connect. Great replacement because I lose that tiny remote so much. I wish they would fix whatever causes it not to connect though.
Great Smooth and responsive, this blows away the normal remote. Ours died so Amazon told us about the app while they sent us a new one. Know it's all use. Apple seems to be a little smoother than Android but only noticeable because we use both systems. Best remote app I've ever used and it works with every app in the firestick.
Connection issues I love this app... When it works. It never fails to discover the Amazon fire but frequently fails to discover the fire sticks. I have to unplug the fire sticks and then it'll be discovered. Please fix. **Also it would be really nice if your phone can connect to the Amazon fire/stick via bluetooth for better connection.**
Fire tv First review ever. Because this thing is great! Never any trouble. User friendly meaning I suck at technology but I can do this easily. Super fun. And lots of live tv gets streamed on there, for free. I've watched presidential debates, pageants, lots of fun stuff (except the debates. Those aren't fun)
This app is now worthless! This app was once a life saver. I lost the remote about 2 weeks after buying my fire stick and this app was everything I could hope for. No connectivity issues. It didn't drain my battery at all , was easy to use and I liked it even better than the actual remote. Now as of the recent update it will only connect for about 2 min before losing connection and not allowing me to reconnect. Come on guys you had a great thing going !!
NO REGERTS//A NO BRAINER. I downloaded this app solely bc I had misplaced my fire remote. Once I downloaded this app it was easy to operate my firestick; the interface is so easy to use and self explanatory! Although I eventually found my remote, I often times find myself using this app instead bc it's so easy. And bc im classically lazy, I enjoy not having to deal w the hassle of switching between my phone and the remote lol. So yes, definitely get this app. You'll never be the same and you'll never turn back. Trust. ??
It works It works like advertised but is a little too sensitive on the navigation. It could use a mouse feature like the App "Remote mouse for fire TV". For the people that have connection problems with the update, Amazon is notorious for updating their apps backwards. If enough people call and write in to complain, maybe they will stop messing with what works.
Seriously bad app It is ridiculous how bad this app is. It worked fine for a maybe a week. Then I started occasionally having problems with it connecting. Now it won't connect more often than it will. I've tried all the trouble shooting tips, and now I'm to the point that a hard restart of the Fire TV Stick and uninstalling/re-installing the app isn't enough go make it work. I have no wifi issues, it's all the app.
BETTER THAN THE REMOTE ITSELF No seriously, why pay an extra $10 for a fire stick with a voice remote when you can use this app?! Plus I can search much faster using the keyboard on my phone. . . Which also means I don't need a fire stick keyboard accessory.
Keep disconnecting and won't reconnect Great when it works. Lags really bad. Often times, while watching a show, when you want to pause, the app tries to reconnect and won't. So you have to delete the cache, go though the whole intro video again and hope it connects. If it doesn't, you have to reset everything, delete cache and try again. Really sad when you want to just pause it for 5 seconds.
Very handy This app is really helpful. I don't have to keep clicking to type anything in anymore. Since I always have my phone with me I won't have to worry about looking for the remote. At first there were issues of it not finding my fire stick. After an uninstall and recent update it connects to it with no problem. Please keep it this way.
Love this app. Way better than the standard Firestick control. Broke my remote. This is way better. The last update has vastly improved this app, with the addition of favourite apps, even third party apps can be added. They are now just one click away. No more scrolling. Keep up the good work.
Disconnects & Pauses Screen Disconnects or will not connect at all at times. Frequently have to uninstall and reinstall. And whenever my phone sleeps, it pauses what I'm watching. Very time consuming and frustrating. I'm just gonna buy a replacement remote when Amazon has stock. Only use because I absolutely have to.
So Frustrating. The app has a really hard time connecting with the program. Sometimes can take an hour and a half of unplugging the fire, restarting the phone, uninstalling, reinstalling the app to finally make a connection.Just awful. NEVER have this problem with my roku.
I don't know what I would do without this app!!!?!!?! In stores to get a actual voice remote its $80 and you have your phone were u can get that feature and the features of the regular remote for free. Im on my phone anyways so why not...And i loose my remote on a daily basis so this app always comes in handy!!
Useless This is appalling. It simply doesn't connect. Reboot phone, reboot fire stick, sometimes it connects then, then won't connect again after a while. Why release an app that just doesn't work? It did work weeks ago, but now it's useless.
Update, and doesn't work There was an update for this app. I tried downloading it, but I got an error code 505. I have gigs of space left on my phone, so I know that isn't the issue. So I figured I'd uninstall it and try reinstalling it. Now I can't even install the app back on my phone. Therefore, I cannot use my fire TV.
Works brilliantly for me I use a Nexus 5 and the app works fantastically, which is a good thing since the remote just decided to stop working 2 weeks after I bought the fire stick. The recent update fixed the issues with being logged out every time I put the phone down for a while, so now I can just wake the phone up and be reconnected automatically. I have all functionality on the app and I'd dare to say it's a to better than using the remote.
Awesome Remote This app has made my life so much easier! I love having the ability to type out the words you want to search, instead of clicking one letter at a time with a cursor! I have 2 fire tvs, and switching between the two is easy as well! Definitely recommend this app if you surf your fire tv alot!
Pass Too bad you can't control from another room without seeing screen. You could find something to watch prior to entering the room. The spotify app allows you to control that app which is the same as a pc or ps4 so not that impressive. I prefer the remote unless using spotify in which case I use its app. Def not this app.
Genius My original remote stopped working, and at first i thought it was the battery, but i had recently put new batteries in and i refused to buy another remote. So i went to my app store and saw that this app was reliable and actually worked and I've been satisfied ever since...5 stars all the way!!!!
Stopped working Worked perfectly , until today. Stop connecting. So I uninstalled and reinstalled. Now its telling me to sign into my amazon acct, which I didn't have to do when I first downloaded it in august. Idk what amazon acct is used for years firestick. I got it as a gift. Second hand.
Terrible since last update I have 3 kids 5 and under so the tiny remote frequently gets lost. I love having the app as a backup. We actually haven't been able to find the remote for about a month now so I've just been using the app. I updated the app a few days ago and it has been awful. It usually won't connect. I have to clear the data almost every time I use it to get it to work. I don't have cable so it's such a pain to watch TV now.
This app is literally no longer useful This app used to work flawlessly now it hardly works at all. Amazon as a company is shocking how bad they can be at times. If this app is any example of their weaknesses and inability to actually listen to customers I'd be wary of keeping any of my stock in them. Sell sell sell. The fire stick itself isn't on par with similar products that do the same thing. Particularly the roku stick which works with way less trouble than the firestick. This app is now ill conceived and simply doesn't work regularly.
Lost my remote, but this was better! I lost my remote. I was going crazy cause I didn't want to pay $10 for another one. I downloaded the app and it was so easy to use just like I had the remote. Voice commands and everything. I never even bothered to look for the remote again. Best app no complaints here!
Absolutely amazing! My wife dropped our Fire Stick remote in a glass water and we were about to order a replacement on Amazon until I realized there was an app for the device on my phone. This app just saved me some money and it works flawlessly. I would highly recommend it!
Not good since update Since update been having problems with it connecting. My wife has same phone and same problem. Wife also has ellipse 10 tablet in which app works fine, please fix app for droid turbo 2
Does not work No longer connects, worked fine when I first started using it but now just fails to find the fire stick. Tested on three different phones.
Disconnect Issues Frequently disconnects just like what others have said. Works great when it's functional. I've had it for 3 weeks and for the last two days there are severe issues with connection. Frustrating.
So glad I found this app My remote got wet and wouldn't work I was literally in here losing my mind. Then I came across this app... I never have to worry about trying to find the remote. ?
Convenient when it works I have to reinstall the app on a regular basis, and do a force stop almost every other time I use it. Otherwise it just says it's connecting to my firestick, but keeps timing out. I love that it's on my phone, and has a great layout, it's just so unpredictable.
Great update Love the fact that I can favorite apps without having the scroll through them. Makes it easy easier especially since I'm too lazy to put batteries in my remote and there is some delay between the app and my fire tv.
It's a lot better now This app has greatly improved from my last review. The connection issues are gone. **Old review** I love the fire TV stick but this app sucks. If my phone sleeps the app will not reconnect at all. It can't find any of my TV sticks after that point. Then hours or days later it works again. The normal remote always works. The help offered says things like clear the cache and restart the TV stick. I don't want to do that every time my phone sleeps!!! That's annoying. It's the same on my wife's phone.
Worked Great until the Last Update In addition to having to sign in (which is pointless), the remote now has trouble connecting to the fire tv waaay to often. This used to be a convenient little app, bit it's now a headache. I never should have updated. ?
Gets the job done but not perfect This app is mostly useful for thr keyboard and the fact u don't have to keep up with the remote. However almost every time you start it up u gotta click connect. Not a deal breaker or anything but if you only have 1 fire stick shouldnt it auto connect? And lastly when using the keyboard if you switch from the app to another app(not close) and come back it doesn't show what you may have already typed. Still works but you have to look at the tv to make sure its correct.
Needs a lot of work Worked great for 3 movies. Now I'm starting at the menu screen because the app won't connect with the stick. Even uninstalled the app and reinstalled it, for the pin on the TV and it would not connect after. My remote just stopped working for whatever reason so this app was the savior. Now back to headaches.
Not intuitive I like the app has been reliable wish more instruction. Blank pad not easy to use in my opinion, no vibration or other feature to communicate action you are completing or tutorial
New Sign In Version Sucks Why on earth would you change an app that worked fine to begin with? Now I can't get it to connect ! I'm not an idiot and I know how this works. Ready to roll back to the old version if you will allow it !
Used to be great This App used to be great, since the update it does not work. Fails to connect no matter how many times I delete and download or restart the fire stick. No internet connection issues, it's the App.
Took a while but finally works Not sure why but when I first downloaded the app it couldn't find my Stik.. today I saw there was an update and after updating it, they synced. Working well now though. Hopefully it'll continue to work no problem.
I'd gladly give it a 5, however.. Every day, after watching TV for a few hours, it'll stop connecting to my device. It'll find it, and say its connecting, but that's as far as it goes. It'll just blink saying its connecting for as long as you let it. Once I even clicked on it, got a shower, and made some food. Totalling in about 45 minutes, and it STILL was just blinking. I then have to unplug, and plug it back in. And once this happens it'll work, but by the time my shows over, its back to malfunctioning.
Was ok at first I liked this app but all of a sudden stopped working. My dog chewed up the firestick remote and was consider buying a new one when I was told about the app. The app worked with a little bit of connectivity problems but now it won't work at all. I've disconnected the firestick, removed and installed the app several times. I guess it looks like I'm going to have to go buy a new remote....
App useless after update Old version worked perfectly. This one has HUGE connection problems. For future reference.. If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.. #TwoThumbsDown