The free Amazon Fire TV mobile app for iOS enhances your Fire TV experience with simple navigation, a keyboard for easy text entry (no more hunting and pecking), and quick access to your favorite apps and games. It features: • Voice search (not available in all countries) • Simple navigation • Playback controls • Keyboard for simple text entry • Quick access to your apps and games Compatibility: • Multicast-enabled router required • Designed for simple navigation and playback control of Fire TV streaming media players • For gameplay, use the remote included with your Fire TV or the optional Amazon Fire TV Game Controller
Why is the app not work ?
I’m on my couch and I envy the remote from across the room. I think, how can I control this without using Alexa. I find this app and both my Firesticks show up. After a day or two of entering the code for authentication, it automatically knows and just connects instantly to the Firestick now. I don’t even look for the remote or cry when I lose it. Now it’s in my pocket. But also... I can just ask Alexa to control the Firestick and tv anyways so what’s the point.... I LOVE the plethora of options I have to control this device and it makes me so happy
This is just as useless as the crappy remote that came with the TV. Just as that remote, only wants to work when it wants to, this is the same. It’s pretty inconvenient to be at the mercy of your remote to watch tv. Randomly this remote will decide not to connect to my tv. If it doesn’t connect, then i can’t watch tv. Literally, defeats the purpose of the remote. Clearly, this is a problem as other reviewers are experiencing the same issue.
It a good app I use it for when my remote dies but why is it so broken I can’t even use the app sometimes
Even the simplest commands like “go to Netflix” or “Netflix” won’t pick up. When I used my aunt’s smart TV without the fire stick it managed to pick it up. Honestly save yourself a headache and don’t get this app or a fire stick unless they add new features to both.
I like the conveniency but very unreliable when it comes to connecting. More then half the time it won’t connect. I have to delete the app and reinstall.
When using with Recast, very happy that watching TV remotely seems to work well. However there is no way to edit channel list, hide unwanted channels or set favorite channels. Channel numbers are not shown only names of channels (like MeTV) and these can be difficult to read. Under Channel Management all the scanned channels are listed however you can’t actually MANAGE anything.
When you are trying to set up the app it asks you to enter a code displayed on the tv screen in order to connect. I put in the code as instructed but will not connect. Tried a few times. Then it says cannot connect. #appfail
This app is awesome but I would love a iWatch version. Any plans for that.
It works Just fine for me I have no problems with this app