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Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Mobile LLC

Simple navigation, a keyboard, plus voice search for Fire TV.

4.3 Ratings 493K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.3
492.8K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    69+%
  2. 4
    12+%
  3. 3
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  5. 1
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  • Awesome!!! Jun 27, 2020

    By ChunkyZeus
    Ok so know that this isn’t a perfect 5 star rating because NOTHING is perfect. Take that into account and this app update is awesome. The old swipe feature had its place but this looks more like a real remote and that’s what we’re all used to. The app is easy to pair and comes in very handy because the remotes that come with the Fire Sticks are crap. We have 3 Fire Sticks in the house (2 HD and 1 4K) and only one remote still works. It’s the remote for the 4K Fire Stick and we decided to re-pair it with the bedroom tv. The “d-pad” on the app needs to be smaller, it should be at the bottom of the screen for people with smaller hands like my wife and there needs to be more options that would be on a basic remote (like a sleep button or volume control) but overall this update to the remote app is a HUGE step in the right direction. Adding the remote listening feature, which is available for the Roku remote app (we have two Rokus as well), would be awesome too.
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  • Easy fix Jun 25, 2020

    By Mwangota
    I usually don’t do reviews but here it goes... this app has always worked great for me especially since I have lost the physical remote. But recently for about a week or so when I attempted to watch anything the app would not let go up,down,left or right I could however click on the setting button and it would immediately take me to settings but again I could not go up,down,left or right and when I clicked the home button it immediately went to the home button but I still couldn’t move around. I came on here in the reviews to see if anyone was having this issue I had attempted to unplug and re-plug the fire stick and I was still have the same issue. Today I decided to contact support through the app and selected call me, so I immediately got a call waited less than 1 minute and they actually helped me. She was able to take control of my screen and see what I was talking about she had me troubleshoot by reinstalling this app on my phone than unplugging the fire stick from my tv wait 2-3 minutes than plug it back in and to my surprise it WORKED i guess waiting before replugging helped because I had unplugged the fire stick before but not that long just like a couple seconds so yeah hope someone can find this helpful.
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  • It’s very good, but needs improvement Sep 10, 2020

    By KTRuffin
    This app was very useful when I lost my fire stick remote (idk how I lost it but I suspect it’s in my room), my mom mentioned it to me, and I reinstalled it. (my mom must’ve had the app previously) It took me by surprise of how good it was! I functioned just like my fire stick! (My fire stick was awesome btw ;-;) But there is two things that irritates me. And one of them is when my phone turns off automatically, it would have a little “Reconnecting” thing. This didn’t bug me much, until now. Now, if you leave the app open for a long time, the “Reconnecting” thing will be a bit long. (Not too long, but enough to annoy me) And, there is the last thing I need to complain about lol. If you leave the app for a long time, the thing I just said above is if your fast enough to come back. If you leave it for a long enough time, when you come back to the app, it shows how to connect to your fire stick TV. Now, this happens a lot, and it’s really stupid cause it takes so many taps just to be lucky and actually connect to it. Let me get straight to the point. Sometimes if I try to connect to it, (which means tap on what my TV is called) it doesn’t work. It’s like a frozen screen, but it’s not. And if I hit the wrong thing, which happens often, It would send me to “Add Devices”. Please fix this, it would be better for me.
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  • This Is Terrible Jul 9, 2020

    By ssamuri
    The main problem for me is the fact that my phone will connect to the tv, ok? Good so far then I go to watch my show and can’t fall asleep... I then go to open the app back up to see that my tv isn’t popping up so I can’t connect to it. Very frustrating BUT THERES MORE! I go to restart the app by swiping up then turning WiFi of and on and reconnecting to WiFi then I go back to the app and it still won’t connect so I hard reset my phone to go back into it then, THEN it’ll keep continuously keep doing this and that’s why I spend hours trying to find my remote rather than using this app. And then I’ll end up watching some sort of like 10 hour documentary that I can’t stop watching because THE PHONE REMOTE DOESNT WORK and the only way I have found to get it to work is deleting it then re downloading it and signing back in and all just for it to happen again and I hope you don’t download this app it’s a waste of time and you should find a different app even in the time it took to write this it still doesn’t work
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Kalika V
    You no longer have to fear loosing your remote because this app does it all 😁 Well, the only thing it doesn't do is turn my tv off & on. I'm not THAT lazy tho - I can atleast press the power button! Other than that, this app reeeaally does do it all. It's simple, easy to use, and if I don't want to pretty many buttons I can still just talk to my tv via the app like I would if I was using my remote. 9.5/10 🤗 They'd get the other 0.5 if the app could my tv off & on 😅
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Thomas Strahle
    The new update to the fire sticks is absolutely terrible. It's more difficult to search for programming, the layout is confusing as hell, display is so tiny you can barely see what your looking at. The original version was so much easier to navigate through and visually easier to see and didn't hurt your eyes. Only difference I notice is layout is dark grey and black tones and there's more ads in between categories. Amazon really screwed up with this recent fire stick update complete trash!!!
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Jeff Barter
    Works well for the most part nothing is perfect in thia world. Roku is way better. If you lose your remote you are pretty much screwed. You can use phone for remote but its such a pain in the butt. Also if your firestick isnt linked to the wifi you wont be able to use your phone for remote because they both have to be connected to same wifi and you cant change the wifi because your phone remote cant connect to change it. May seem silly but without the remote you can't even use it LOL obviously
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  • Doesn’t connect to firestick. Feb 2, 2019

    By Sissy W
    I’m always getting a “reconnecting” message or “cannot locate firestick” message and the letters “s” and “r” don’t work on the keyboard. My remote that comes with the firestick quit working so I downloaded this app and it doesn’t work!! I’m spending too much time trying to get the remote app to work and if it doesn’t work I can’t use the firestick. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled but that has not helped. I’m constantly having to unplug my firestick to get the remote app to work. I have problems with the remote app about 6 times a day, every day. I do hope you get this fixed, if not I’m going to have to look into another tv device to purchase because I don’t have satellite or cable. It also may be a good idea to look into the reasons why the remote that comes with the firestick, quits working so soon. I’m very disappointed in the quality of this product. A remote should work longer than 6 months and the remote app should be able to locate the firestick when the firestick is on and playing and the keyboard should allow all letters to be typed in. Thank you for your time. Update:Even with the update and bug fixes it doesn’t work. It won’t connect or it can’t find the device. I’m in the middle of using it and it starts reconnecting then it can’t connect while I’m using it, no stopping just scrolling.
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Peter Wilkes
    Rubbish. Used to be really good. Now it just lags on both devices, sometimes doesn't seem to connect You have to come out and then back in to pair up again. This is the same for 2 different firesticks. Must have been a bug with the most recent update? Never used to happen. Looking for a different app now.
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  • It’s not just me! Feb 25, 2020

    By Gloliver7149
    I finally had enough and decided to write a bad review to see if maybe it will get the developers to fix the app, but in reading the very first featured review I saw when I came to the AppStore, it seems you’ve already been told about this problem, and for whatever reason, have yet to fix it. My remote works fine for one button press and that’s it for up to 15-20 minutes. My iPhone app does the exact same thing so if I want to watch a Netflix program, I have literally had to click Netflix with the iPad, then while it’s getting ready to use again I try and type in what I want to watch, then when I’m done with that, I have no choice but to sit and wait 10 minutes for either the iPad or iPhone to work again then repeat the process, till I am finally able to get to a show and push play before it freezes again. Which, being as it’s only job on the world is to change channels and it can’t do that, then you’re quite lucky I gave u two stars instead of one. I gave you two because this used to be a good app. I would like to see it like that again, so maybe pay attention to your 2.8 stars and do something about this.
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  • Easy fix Jun 25, 2020

    By Mwangota
    I usually don’t do reviews but here it goes... this app has always worked great for me especially since I have lost the physical remote. But recently for about a week or so when I attempted to watch anything the app would not let go up,down,left or right I could however click on the setting button and it would immediately take me to settings but again I could not go up,down,left or right and when I clicked the home button it immediately went to the home button but I still couldn’t move around. I came on here in the reviews to see if anyone was having this issue I had attempted to unplug and re-plug the fire stick and I was still have the same issue. Today I decided to contact support through the app and selected call me, so I immediately got a call waited less than 1 minute and they actually helped me. She was able to take control of my screen and see what I was talking about she had me troubleshoot by reinstalling this app on my phone than unplugging the fire stick from my tv wait 2-3 minutes than plug it back in and to my surprise it WORKED i guess waiting before replugging helped because I had unplugged the fire stick before but not that long just like a couple seconds so yeah hope someone can find this helpful.
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  • This Is Terrible Jul 9, 2020

    By ssamuri
    The main problem for me is the fact that my phone will connect to the tv, ok? Good so far then I go to watch my show and can’t fall asleep... I then go to open the app back up to see that my tv isn’t popping up so I can’t connect to it. Very frustrating BUT THERES MORE! I go to restart the app by swiping up then turning WiFi of and on and reconnecting to WiFi then I go back to the app and it still won’t connect so I hard reset my phone to go back into it then, THEN it’ll keep continuously keep doing this and that’s why I spend hours trying to find my remote rather than using this app. And then I’ll end up watching some sort of like 10 hour documentary that I can’t stop watching because THE PHONE REMOTE DOESNT WORK and the only way I have found to get it to work is deleting it then re downloading it and signing back in and all just for it to happen again and I hope you don’t download this app it’s a waste of time and you should find a different app even in the time it took to write this it still doesn’t work
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Kalika V
    You no longer have to fear loosing your remote because this app does it all 😁 Well, the only thing it doesn't do is turn my tv off & on. I'm not THAT lazy tho - I can atleast press the power button! Other than that, this app reeeaally does do it all. It's simple, easy to use, and if I don't want to pretty many buttons I can still just talk to my tv via the app like I would if I was using my remote. 9.5/10 🤗 They'd get the other 0.5 if the app could my tv off & on 😅
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  • Very Convenient/Easy to Use Jan 14, 2020

    By RTurner623
    My dogs chewed up our remote, so I found this app to use in the meantime! It is also super easy to figure out as well. The blank touch pad was a little confusing at first, but it’s not difficult to navigate. I do think the app would attract more users if there was some kind of circle dial similar to the Fire TV remote or at least 4 directional arrows so it’s easy to specify direction you are clicking instead of having to tap on the blank center touch pad. There was another remote app that has this, but it wants you to pay to subscribe and does not seem to be as good as this app. The only major downside of this remote app and other remote apps I’ve looked into, is that they don’t seem to have volume control options, so I’m still going to have to buy an actual remote because of this. If it wasn’t for the volume issue, I would be happy just using this app from now on.
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  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Thomas Fecteau
    Works great! Especially like it if you are looking for something specific, and using this app, you can pull up your cellphone keyboard and type in exactly what you're looking for. (Instead of moving the cursor through the screen and hunting and pecking to find the letters you need)
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  • Awesome!!! Jun 27, 2020

    By ChunkyZeus
    Ok so know that this isn’t a perfect 5 star rating because NOTHING is perfect. Take that into account and this app update is awesome. The old swipe feature had its place but this looks more like a real remote and that’s what we’re all used to. The app is easy to pair and comes in very handy because the remotes that come with the Fire Sticks are crap. We have 3 Fire Sticks in the house (2 HD and 1 4K) and only one remote still works. It’s the remote for the 4K Fire Stick and we decided to re-pair it with the bedroom tv. The “d-pad” on the app needs to be smaller, it should be at the bottom of the screen for people with smaller hands like my wife and there needs to be more options that would be on a basic remote (like a sleep button or volume control) but overall this update to the remote app is a HUGE step in the right direction. Adding the remote listening feature, which is available for the Roku remote app (we have two Rokus as well), would be awesome too.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By ArisingAvxria
    It doesn't have an option to increase or decrease volume. Also no option power off and on but power isn't my biggest deal. Please try to add the volume buttons at least. Other wise, it's good. It does make you reconnect by putting the number shownnon the tv screen but it's fast and easy. :) Please take my review into consideration since it will really be a big help for me and others!
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  • Remote does to frequently Dec 29, 2018

    By SharikaD
    The app itself gets 4 stars. But the TV/TV Remote definitely a 1 star. App is great to fall back on when tv/tv remote not acting right. Glad we do have an app to assist. Thought the idea of this smart tv Element with Alexa was an good idea, so I bought the tv on clearance pretty much half price. I really realize you get for what you pay for. To keep up with the modernization of what is going on, they just push items out way too fast. Usually I look at reviews before I purchase something but this was on a whim. I feel like I’m changing batteries in this remote once a month, why is the question? I feel like I have an defective tv and remote. I have only had this tv for 4 months within the first month I had to have the remote replaced, so I’m on my second remote. I just give up with this tv
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Tim LaFrance
    Nice option when I can't find that little,easy to misplace,it happens to everybody,remote. Instantly relieved the stress of looking everywhere in the world for hours and even days to no avail. Anyway,I like the app and accept it with it's small flaws and glitches. Even if it loses the tiny little remote for days and SHE can't watch her shows. 😁
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  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Samantha Archie
    Great when it works... I found this app is really helpful when my firestick remote died on me. Not sure what happened there. This app works very well when it wants to. Sometimes there's connectivity issues that cause it to malfunction and I find myself having to close the app and reopen it to try to get it to work again. (Sometimes I have to repeat this process a few times before it sticks) I guess I'll have to deal with it until I get fix my remote or replace it, if that's possible.
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  • It’s very good, but needs improvement Sep 10, 2020

    By KTRuffin
    This app was very useful when I lost my fire stick remote (idk how I lost it but I suspect it’s in my room), my mom mentioned it to me, and I reinstalled it. (my mom must’ve had the app previously) It took me by surprise of how good it was! I functioned just like my fire stick! (My fire stick was awesome btw ;-;) But there is two things that irritates me. And one of them is when my phone turns off automatically, it would have a little “Reconnecting” thing. This didn’t bug me much, until now. Now, if you leave the app open for a long time, the “Reconnecting” thing will be a bit long. (Not too long, but enough to annoy me) And, there is the last thing I need to complain about lol. If you leave the app for a long time, the thing I just said above is if your fast enough to come back. If you leave it for a long enough time, when you come back to the app, it shows how to connect to your fire stick TV. Now, this happens a lot, and it’s really stupid cause it takes so many taps just to be lucky and actually connect to it. Let me get straight to the point. Sometimes if I try to connect to it, (which means tap on what my TV is called) it doesn’t work. It’s like a frozen screen, but it’s not. And if I hit the wrong thing, which happens often, It would send me to “Add Devices”. Please fix this, it would be better for me.
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  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Eric Patti
    Started using when the actual remote stopped working. Useful in a pinch, but not great for long-term. It will disconnect from the fire stick every time the phone's screen is turned off or if you leave the app in any way. Reconnecting automatically is about 50/50. Otherwise, you start the process over from the selection screen. You may have to re-enter the 4 digit authorization at least once per day. Pro's are full keyboard access and I like the new buttons vs the trackpad
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  • Works great until it doesn’t Dec 24, 2019

    By kukuk4cocopuffs
    I use this app because my plastic remote stopped working all of a sudden. It works fine, and I like that it has a keyboard feature so I can type more quickly than searching out individual letters. However, some of the features of the app remote don’t translate to certain fire stick apps, so it can be difficult to maneuver those apps with the slide screen on the remote app. And the app suddenly stops working with my tv and will not work for a day or two at a time before it magically works again. I will be using it to hit play on one show, and when I try to use the remote app a few minutes later it stops working. It shows that you’ve moved your finger on the selection pad, and it shows that the buttons have been pressed at the right time, but nothing changes on the tv screen itself. It’s quite frustrating when this happens, but when this app is great when it decides to work.
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  • Updates seem to be more of a problem Jan 11, 2020

    By Tuleinyana
    Over the years, this app has been less and less effective. As of this version, I constantly have my app opening with the UI, it’s responsive but it does not control any devices. I cannot exit out of the UI to select a fire device. When I close the app and open it again, it quickly shows the devices and opens the UI of the remote again. I also reset a FireTV, 3 or 4 generations ago, and I could not connect, even the plastic remotes had a difficult time. Thankfully one of them worked or I would have had a new paperweight. I bring this up because after the fire tv reset it, when it was turned off and the app was working, my device wasn’t available, after the reset and the device turned on, it showed in the app, couldnt connect to it though. Also could not setup any older type devices. Not sure how this app works but it needs a lot of work
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  • iOS 13 update breaks Fire TV Recast setup flow Oct 2, 2019

    By yostrj
    We recently moved to a new home and I needed to setup my Fire TV recast in a new location. I had all sorts of problems connecting from the Fire TV app on my phone (iPhone XS, iOS 13) so I assumed I needed to reset the Fire TV Recast and start from scratch - no big deal (I thought). After trying and failing to connect, then rebooting, reconnecting, etc. the ‘NEXT’ button kept freezing during setup within the iOS 13-compatible Fire TV app during the “connect to the device WiFi” step during setup. I tried and repeated this step for 30+ minutes before giving up. I then tried to set up the Recast using my wife’s phone which was still on iOS 12 (Fire TV app for iOS 12 on iPhone 7+), which worked immediately on the first try. [note: other than Fire TV Recast setup issue on iOS 13, the other features/functions worked after we set up the device from another phone]
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Jeff Barter
    Works well for the most part nothing is perfect in thia world. Roku is way better. If you lose your remote you are pretty much screwed. You can use phone for remote but its such a pain in the butt. Also if your firestick isnt linked to the wifi you wont be able to use your phone for remote because they both have to be connected to same wifi and you cant change the wifi because your phone remote cant connect to change it. May seem silly but without the remote you can't even use it LOL obviously
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  • It’s not just me! Feb 25, 2020

    By Gloliver7149
    I finally had enough and decided to write a bad review to see if maybe it will get the developers to fix the app, but in reading the very first featured review I saw when I came to the AppStore, it seems you’ve already been told about this problem, and for whatever reason, have yet to fix it. My remote works fine for one button press and that’s it for up to 15-20 minutes. My iPhone app does the exact same thing so if I want to watch a Netflix program, I have literally had to click Netflix with the iPad, then while it’s getting ready to use again I try and type in what I want to watch, then when I’m done with that, I have no choice but to sit and wait 10 minutes for either the iPad or iPhone to work again then repeat the process, till I am finally able to get to a show and push play before it freezes again. Which, being as it’s only job on the world is to change channels and it can’t do that, then you’re quite lucky I gave u two stars instead of one. I gave you two because this used to be a good app. I would like to see it like that again, so maybe pay attention to your 2.8 stars and do something about this.
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  • Worked fine Until 2/21 update Feb 22, 2021

    By Mismysis
    Thank lease fix this Fire TV Remote!! This app has always worked just as intended until the update about a week ago. Now, after I’ve had Fire TV on for a bit & it asks if I’m still watching but when I open the app my fire TV (usually only one device, mine) shows up as in the cloud and not on active wi-fi. I close the app out, re-open, select my device and it just shows “connecting” until it finally says “Cannot connect”. I even reset my phone, turn it off/back on, disconnect from wifi/reconnect but I’m unable to get back in my device to “continue watching because it shows in the cloud (not on wifi) while my other device shows on wifi as normal. So, it’s not an internet issue, as one device shows on network & one doesn’t and it’s not a loose Fire TV connection issue as all my fire devices are permanently attached to and behind the TV, on wall mounts without cords accessible or in the way of traffic & zip tied in place. This is an internal remote connectivity issue with the remote & the device. Please fix this as soon as possible.
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  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Rachel Faehnle
    Constantly having problems with it dropping the connection. Sometimes while I'm right on the middle of scrolling. It also just randomly "forgets" my device. I'm tired of having to reinstall the app, restart the app, unplug and restart my Fire Stick. It's just silly. All this could also be avoided if the actual remote weren't so cheaply made and breaks too easily. C'mon, Amazon. A multi-billion dollar company can do better.
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  • This app is a NO ... Dec 5, 2018

    By MeKayLOVE
    This app is convenient especially for me because my remote disconnected from my firestick and completely malfunctioned. (Only reason i gave it 2 stars for the convenience) So the app came in handy for me to be able to watch my firestick (for a moment). However it continuously discounts from my television and then won’t reconnect, so then I’m disabled from watching on my firestick again. I’m just glad I have an actual remote being delivered because this app is trash. The accuracy of the touch of buttons and big screen in the middle to portray the up down left right is completely off. I really wouldn’t suggest the use of this app unless you desperately need to, like I had to because of my remote malfunctioning. But I CANT WAIT to get my remote in the mail because I can’t keep trying to reconnect this app to the tv, and the only solution it says is “make sure you’re signed in under the same account as your firestick tv” 🙄 I am but it still won’t reconnect. A waste. I suggest to do some modifications update/upgrade on this application
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Thomas Strahle
    The new update to the fire sticks is absolutely terrible. It's more difficult to search for programming, the layout is confusing as hell, display is so tiny you can barely see what your looking at. The original version was so much easier to navigate through and visually easier to see and didn't hurt your eyes. Only difference I notice is layout is dark grey and black tones and there's more ads in between categories. Amazon really screwed up with this recent fire stick update complete trash!!!
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  • Doesn’t connect to firestick. Feb 2, 2019

    By Sissy W
    I’m always getting a “reconnecting” message or “cannot locate firestick” message and the letters “s” and “r” don’t work on the keyboard. My remote that comes with the firestick quit working so I downloaded this app and it doesn’t work!! I’m spending too much time trying to get the remote app to work and if it doesn’t work I can’t use the firestick. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled but that has not helped. I’m constantly having to unplug my firestick to get the remote app to work. I have problems with the remote app about 6 times a day, every day. I do hope you get this fixed, if not I’m going to have to look into another tv device to purchase because I don’t have satellite or cable. It also may be a good idea to look into the reasons why the remote that comes with the firestick, quits working so soon. I’m very disappointed in the quality of this product. A remote should work longer than 6 months and the remote app should be able to locate the firestick when the firestick is on and playing and the keyboard should allow all letters to be typed in. Thank you for your time. Update:Even with the update and bug fixes it doesn’t work. It won’t connect or it can’t find the device. I’m in the middle of using it and it starts reconnecting then it can’t connect while I’m using it, no stopping just scrolling.
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Peter Wilkes
    Rubbish. Used to be really good. Now it just lags on both devices, sometimes doesn't seem to connect You have to come out and then back in to pair up again. This is the same for 2 different firesticks. Must have been a bug with the most recent update? Never used to happen. Looking for a different app now.
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  • Practically Unusable Jan 15, 2020

    By Elisethebeasf
    In the modern age where everything is a tap or button press away, I never thought I’d be forced to use such a nonsensical, awkward, and simply inoperable tool to flounder my way through an app which I’d previously thought unintuitive enough, but the mobile remote function is about as far from convenient as it gets. Its design is painfully obscure to use, making menu navigation maddeningly impossible. Inexplicably, neither a screen interface appears on your phone nor does a cursor appear on your smart tv. It’s clumsy, offering no reprieve from its terrible mismatched jigsaw puzzle of functions that seem to argue with you as you try them out in vain, systematically destroying your patience and sanity one step at a time. It’s about the only thing advertised as ‘free’ whereupon installing it you realize the steep price was your time and effort, and suddenly looking for the microscopic, equally unlabeled remote lost in the physical world is no longer so Herculean a task. Truly one of the quickest regrets I’ve ever experienced, this app’s utilization, borne from necessity and not desire, will surely cause me to seek therapy.
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  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Tamika Caton
    The app freezes repetitively. The tv is working the fire stick is work and the WiFi is excellent. The signal for the remote drops and it may take hours for it to reconnect again. I have tried unplugging or rebooting all apps and appliances but still it won't connect unsure how this app was given 4 stars with the simple connection issue alone
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