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Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Mobile LLC

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

4.2 Ratings 410K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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Simple navigation, a keyboard, plus voice search for Fire TV.
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4.2
409.5K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    66+%
  2. 4
    12+%
  3. 3
    6+%
  4. 2
    4+%
  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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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Jordan House
    Years pass and this app is still trash. Constantly disconnecting, click volume or rewind a single time and it acts like you're hiding it down for eternity, resulting in insane volume levels or a movie going back to the start or straight to the end. Constantly reconnecting and failing to connect. Can we please get an update on this thing... 3 stars because it mostly works and is useful if I lose my remote.
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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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  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Wendy Baker
    Have to restart the app a few times and does. Seems to buffer a lot more often since I have gotten a new 4k tv. many comments have stated that it does not work with 4K very well.... My Pictures are very distorted, blurry, or even grainy. Very bad on YouTube and cannot enjoy BTS MV's very often ......Would almost rather go back to a regular TV and no more 4K. I thought maybe I should buy a new Amazon fire stick but too many comments tell me not to waste my time Amazon is just not up to par yet
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Tomato
    It works. Sort of. You have to wait anywhere between 30 seconds and a few minutes for the remote to connect every time you open it. The only alternative is to completely kill the app and restart it. I have that issue on my Note 8, Note 10, and Galaxy S10, so it's clearly not an issue with only one type of phone. In my opinion, the app never should have shipped like this. Hence my opening statement: It works. Sort of.
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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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  • 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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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Kena Love
    Woah. I would use this app just fine when I randomly misplaced my actual remote. But I have officially lost it after Christmas and ever since then the app hasn't been working properly. It will constantly disconnect and now as of this week. I have been Uninstalling and reinstalling app almost every day to get it to work.
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  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Levi Sample
    This app was working great when I found it since I broke my remote. Now on t is reading can not connect on multiple devices. I'm uninstalled and reinstalled it connected reconnected. It is to the point I'm angry when I use it. 30 minutes to be able to watch a show is unacceptable.
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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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  • 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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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Melanie Carte
    Wonderful when you cannot find remote, and I love being able to hit home almost wherever through out house and silence the tv. Ive been able to find and watch anything Ive ever dreamed of really, I cant recall a time I was unable to find a title. At the very worst I just have to rent it for a few bucks. We love it and we were able to get cut back our TV cost which is always amazing.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Chita L. Beckner
    I Love it, this app is the best it works for Fire stick it don't have to be a Fire Tv, once you setup your internet on your tv or firestick you are good to go. The best part is you can even see all your apps on your firestick for individual choice of picking and it picks up all the firsticks if you have more than one in your home it's The Best.
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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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  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Wendy Baker
    Have to restart the app a few times and does. Seems to buffer a lot more often since I have gotten a new 4k tv. many comments have stated that it does not work with 4K very well.... My Pictures are very distorted, blurry, or even grainy. Very bad on YouTube and cannot enjoy BTS MV's very often ......Would almost rather go back to a regular TV and no more 4K. I thought maybe I should buy a new Amazon fire stick but too many comments tell me not to waste my time Amazon is just not up to par yet
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  • Jan 11, 2021

    By Callan Carter
    I lost my remote to the fire TV some months ago, I am thrilled that I'm able to control my fire TV through my phone, however I had to find a different remote from a friend so that I was able to connect my phone. While the digital app works well to control the fire stick, me, and many other people would appreciate a fire stick remote that is not 80% of the cost of the fire stick combo. Quite frankly, this has been a massive turn off to me for the Amazon brand.
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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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  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Joseph Johny
    The app is good, but it misses the feature to turn off the tv and volume controls but you can command Alexa to do the same. The keyboard works only with compatible apps. It takes time to pair each time we open the app, but once paired the response is quick.
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Jordan House
    Years pass and this app is still trash. Constantly disconnecting, click volume or rewind a single time and it acts like you're hiding it down for eternity, resulting in insane volume levels or a movie going back to the start or straight to the end. Constantly reconnecting and failing to connect. Can we please get an update on this thing... 3 stars because it mostly works and is useful if I lose my remote.
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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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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Danielle
    Wondering and frustrating. All of my remotes for my fire TV stopped working. Even the ones I had replaced. I have no choice, but to use this app. There is way too much troubleshooting to be done. If you're app says "can't connect", if you close the app, unplug your fire for 3 seconds, it will work again. The downfall is this happens way too many times.
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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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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Tomato
    It works. Sort of. You have to wait anywhere between 30 seconds and a few minutes for the remote to connect every time you open it. The only alternative is to completely kill the app and restart it. I have that issue on my Note 8, Note 10, and Galaxy S10, so it's clearly not an issue with only one type of phone. In my opinion, the app never should have shipped like this. Hence my opening statement: It works. Sort of.
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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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  • 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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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Riah koster
    I did give it a four-star review then it came up with a message not so very pleasant message it said cannot connect I try to uninstall then reinstall it but it still came up with a message it was useful up until that point but now it's useless I'd like for them to fix this problem because I cannot watch any of my favorite movies anymore no lost my remote so I can't find it anybody knows how to fix this please tell me
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  • Bad connection Nov 27, 2017

    By dmartinez811
    I first discovered the app when a girl friend connected it to change what I was playing, I thought this could be handy! A few months after I got my fire stick the remote stopped working, I thought it was strange, changed the batteries but nothing. That’s when I really started using the app. It worked great at first but as days went on it would take a long time to find and connect to the fire stick. I tried my controller again which magically worked again. About a year later my dog chewed the controller so only the up and left button worked as well as the other so I couldn’t use it on the home screen since the down and right button didn’t work. Again same problem with the app, it can connect right away at times. Sometimes I have to try and connect 3-5 times meaning closing and opening the app. Other than getting connected the app works great! I like the keyboard feature which didn’t work for my iPhone 6s until the 11 generation update.
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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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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Kena Love
    Woah. I would use this app just fine when I randomly misplaced my actual remote. But I have officially lost it after Christmas and ever since then the app hasn't been working properly. It will constantly disconnect and now as of this week. I have been Uninstalling and reinstalling app almost every day to get it to work.
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  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Levi Sample
    This app was working great when I found it since I broke my remote. Now on t is reading can not connect on multiple devices. I'm uninstalled and reinstalled it connected reconnected. It is to the point I'm angry when I use it. 30 minutes to be able to watch a show is unacceptable.
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  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Pete Jones
    Have been using this for a couple of months with no problems.....UNTIL his week. App keeps failing to find the firestick it is connected to unless you reboot the firestick. This is happening every few hours. I have the original remote and that is working fine, so the issue is the app itself. Amazon. There is obviously a fault with this app. Please fix it!
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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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