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.
Could Be So Much Better
We went away and took the Fire Stick but forgot the remote, I hoped there would be an app for it and was pleased to find this. My expectations should have been lower. First off It was nice and simple to connect to the stick but once connected I found myself having to use a large area of the screen as a navigation pad, this made it both clunky and overly sensitive causing me to swipe rapidly past what I wanted several times almost like using a mouse without a mousepad instead using a piece of paper.
I was chuffed to find that there was a keyboard which is far better than the usual remote and click click clicking which I’ve always found annoying. However to my surprise the keyboard refuses to type certain letters rendering the facility practically useless. So overall it’s ok in an emergency but really think they need to sort out the basics like the keyboard working & overhaul the weird navigation. I would use it in more than just emergency situations if that were the case.
Really? Is this the best they could come up with?
Firstly, I was looking for a way of using my iPad as a keyboard for the Fire tv. I hate using the remote to enter text, and using the microphone was hopeless. I’ve seen it with an Apple TV and assumed it was possible. The app seemed ideal, but, call me impatient but within 5 seconds I hated it. It gives you a huge ‘mouse pad’ like area to navigate the screen on the tv, and is overly sensitive, why can’t they mirror the screen? I was watching the tv and thought I could understand the controls whilst my wife was watching a film. Nope, but then I suppose real time interaction is expected. I’d rather search on my iPad for what we want to watch and then fling it at the tv. Too much to hope for. I guess I’m the wrong generation and simple is no longer accepted.
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- 107.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 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.