Amazon Fire TV Remote


Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Utilities 1.0.18 Dec 22, 2014 Jun 28, 2018 33.3 MB iOS 7.0 or later 4+
New in version 1.0.18

• Bug fixes and performance improvements


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

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New annoyance
Meanmommy02 on 7/18/2018
When opening the app it takes a bit to load wish it were faster but not terrible. However, it’s now going right to what looks like the search screen and keyboard then have to back out of it to get to actually use it.
Great app!
leila rohrer on 7/18/2018
It works amazingly
Best thing ever!
Tia924 on 7/18/2018
My stupid remote stopped working, went to buy more batteries put them in and still not working. So I found this app and it synced to my fire stick right away! AMAZING
Find me in the alps
falloutgirl08 on 7/18/2018
Fix the connectivity issues. I have full internet and it craps without even leaving the app and mid show so if you have to take a dump you have better luck turning off your tv than trying to pause. Good day sir.
Coreymillia on 7/17/2018
It works, but does not stay connected as soon as you do anything else. Sometimes it takes a while to connect.
Doesn’t recognize the fire stick
keyscowboy on 7/17/2018
I have three fire sticks in my house. For some reason after a few days of working great, it completely dropped the fire stick I was using it on. Only gave me two fire stick choices and of course neither were the right ones.
Never connects
YG!!!!! on 7/17/2018
Worked great at first. now it NEVER connects. It connected once in the past but I accidentally backed out of the app and it never connected again.
ninamsouthern on 7/17/2018
I downloaded the app after my fire stick remote stopped working after a year. At first I thought it was the batteries but once I replaces with new batteries it still did not work. I started to by a new remote but discovered the remotes were $20. If I am going to pay $20 for a remote I might as well buy another fire stick. I was able to download the app for free on both my iPhone and iPad. So I've been using the app for a little over 6 months with no problem.
Pllllleeeaaasseee fix!
KJcottem on 7/16/2018
We use this app all the time and out of nowhere is has stopped working! I noticed that many people have left similar reviews in the past 24-48 hours! Please fix so I can change my review!
Only works with Netflix
TLightfromthetissop on 7/16/2018
My remote stopped working so I now depend heavily on the app when I using my Fire TV. However when it works with Netflix it is the perfect tool but when I try to use any other app such as Hulu, Starz or Tubi TV when I close my phone it shuts out of the app. I can’t respond to text messages, answer phone calls, search social media or even conserve my battery when I’m using this app.
Not great
knancina on 7/16/2018
However is the tech support needs to figure out a way for the app to connect much better . I used to have a roku and my remote doesn’t work for that and when i used their remote app it worked phenomenally,unfortunately for this app for the fire stick it does not even correctly load my device... i have to delete and install it a thousand times just for it to work and most of the time it’s only working in functionality and not as a good remote option.
This app made me throw my phone on the floor
Yoyozjjdjdksksjsjskskkakaka on 7/16/2018
If you get stressed out easily or have anxiety do not use this app
How to use toggle
NijahNicol3 on 7/15/2018
The remote is great but on my fire stick remote I can use toggle but on the app I can’t figure out how to .
won’t connect
ZaksiK on 7/15/2018
app used to be perfect, now it never connects to my firestick. same with other phones using this app on different firesticks in my house.
Doesn’t work...won’t connect
Shea B1 on 7/15/2018
Won’t connect to firestick. App no longer works.
Absolutely horrible
ADRN18 on 7/15/2018
The app will not let me sign in. I can touch any other button but the sign in so I can pair the device.
why...1 on 7/15/2018
This app is so syncs in and out and when you actually want it to work it can’t even find your firestick. Waste of of a download. The developers need to fix all the bugs in this app
Awful unreliable app
jax.9 on 7/15/2018
Worked great at first and now we have no way of using our fire stick because the original remote that came with it broke up for a couple months. Basically our fire stick is useless. We’ve gone back to Roku for all of our TVs
It cool 😎
funnneh on 7/15/2018
My remote is missing so I have this 😘😘😘
Worked for a little
Asdfgkdkdi on 7/15/2018
I downloaded the app because I accidentally threw out the real remote but the app just stopped working. Fix this. This is pathetic. I’m going to buy a new remote instead of this.
Surprisingly unreliable
RachelSolando on 7/14/2018
Considering how advanced Amazon’s other smart products are, the Firestick remote app is surprisingly unreliable. I constantly have connectivity issues. I know it’s not something on my end, because my Alexa will still pair with my Firestick, and my Apple TV remote app still works when my Fire remote does not. I’ve tried all the hacks like unplugging the Firestick, logging out of the remote app, deleting the remote app, etc. But inevitably, I end up with the same connectivity issues. I hate keeping up with remotes and their batteries. I first discovered the IPhone app remote function through Apple TV, but preferred Fire TV because I have so many accounts attached to Prime. However, this is becoming a deal breaker and I’m having to go back to my Apple TV.
Can you make it scroll sideloaded webpages
Khatd on 7/14/2018
Please work on the above for the fire tv app, especially when it’s been used to browse the internet pages with Side loaded selections. Thanks
Gets stuck and loses connection
123wizardxxx on 7/14/2018
This happens all the time. Sometimes the only fix is to delete the app and reinstall. It had promise, but for now, it can be used with a lot of unreliability.
Terrible Connection
Ahern17 on 7/14/2018
It’s awful.
Why even bother ??
Debfrans on 7/14/2018
Needs a lot of work. Should not be allowed on app store until bugs are sorted out.
Connection Issues
#1 Free Safety on 7/14/2018
This app would be perfect if there weren’t so many connection problems. It detects my firestick, connects, then immediately drops the connection. This happens quite often. Other than that, this is a pretty good app when you need an emergency remote.
Force Quits
nickynickcole on 7/13/2018
So this would be a handy app if whenever I turn my phone screen off, or switch to a different app it would automatically go to the Fire Tv home screen.
Some days it works and other days it doesn’t
thephosterdad on 7/12/2018
It seems to be finicky on when it wants to connect to Fire TV. So some nights I’m just left reading a book, which is okay.
RonRem on 7/12/2018
Worked perfectly then all of sudden no longer wants to pair to TV seamlessly. I have to sign out/sign in multiple times to connect.
50% of the time you can’t control your tv
hateemail on 7/12/2018
Can not connect !
It’s okay. Use the real remote if you can.
ChristyBubbles4 on 7/12/2018
It’s not that good. My remote got broken so I use the app, but it sometimes won’t connect and I’m stuck trying to reset everything to make it work. Frustrating.
silverspick on 7/12/2018
Doesn’t eve work
Fine tuning
Water D1978 on 7/11/2018
Remote needs some serious fine tuning. Crashes too much and then it moves things to fast at times!!
Worst app ever
annoyed and frustrated 1479 on 7/11/2018
Avoid if you can
Works for a month.
It'smeemerlee on 7/11/2018
Like more comments I’ve read after a while it stopped working. My husky puppy chewed my remote and I found out about this app and I started using it and sometimes it would take a minute to connect and now it just doesn’t connect at all. You would think that if multiple people were having the same issue that would be the first thing they fix. Guess not.
DarkBerryDos on 7/10/2018
it’s constantly disconnecting & i don’t understand why
Bad connection
koweezydagod on 7/10/2018
Bad connection doesn’t connect worked great in the beginning
A-Dizzle93 on 7/10/2018
I lose my fire stick remote all the time and sometimes I’m just to lazy to get up and find out i thought downloading the remote would be helpful but most of the time it doesn’t even connect! I just want to be able to use the remote and be lazy sometimes lol please help!
List of problems
hbk dave on 7/10/2018
Constantly crashing . A delay happens randomly where no matter what u press u got no response then your tv is stuck zoomed in , while u can press menu and revise to correct this your phone will only read you pressing one button at a time . This app only works on WiFi witch when I bypass that function and trick my phone into thinking it’s ok WiFi while on data the app works better with better response time and less crashes . Also loading time for the app is ridiculous anytime u revive any alert u have to reload the remote with is annoying af .
Keyboard function not working
Sfrancis4444 on 7/10/2018
This app actually worked really great for me up until a few days ago. Now every time I open the app the keyboard function opens up. However when I actually want to use the keyboard what I type never registers on the fire stick. Very frustrating. I pretty much only use this app for the keyboard function since it is the easiest way to type in stuff.
Best app EVER
mama42cuties on 7/9/2018
This app is so user friendly it's ridiculous. I never have to worry about finding the control or needing batteries. Plus it connects flawlessly to my tv every time.
Works Well Except With Hulu
Sonos 3.7.1 on 7/9/2018
I have 4 fire sticks in the house and the app easily connects to each one I need to control. The only issue I have found is that when using the app to control the Hulu app on the fire stick. When the phone (iPhone 6 Plus) shuts off the fire stick then stops the Hulu app and goes back to the fire stick home page —- there is some type of bug...
sarahcervantes on 7/9/2018
this is honestly the slowest and worst app ever. my dogs have chewed through 3 fire remotes and I said I’m not buying another one for $20 so I’m stuck with this app that takes forever to connect. this is so so so slow. It needs to be connected differently or something needs to be done because it’s so insanely slow.
Keeps disconnecting
mochasmith241 on 7/9/2018
My son lost my remote and i thought this would be a good app to use my fire stick but it disconnects all the time and it’s hard to connect to the fire stick at times needs major improvement
Went from ok to terrible
Elizwill on 7/9/2018
Previous to the most recent update, this app worked fine, sometimes spotty and doesn't have the best scrolling control, to inoperable. Now whenever I exit the app or the phone screen turns off, the video I am watching on the fire tv stops as well. Ridiculous.
Concept is great, but it doesn’t stay on!!
Lde0514 on 7/9/2018
Like everyone else here that’s reviewed, our THREE fire remotes stopped working. So, we downloaded the app. I was seriously impressed with it, until I tried to respond to a text I’d gotten while watching a show. It turns off if you move away from the app, even if it’s running in the background. You get a call, turns off...your phone goes to sleep, it turns off...! PLEASE fix this glitch!
Barely works
KateIsASucker on 7/9/2018
It takes sooooooooo long to connect and often doesn't respond at all. You have to enter the app and wait for it to connect (often retrying several times) every time you want to use the remote. It would be so much better if it worked on the lock screen and didn't need to constantly reconnect. It's not worth the effort unless your remote is gone forever.
ticklemekev on 7/8/2018
When ever I switch out of the app on my phone, the fire tv goes to its home screen. If I start a movie/show with the app it closes and returns to the home screen whenever I change apps on my phone. Make’s it unusable since I don’t want to dedicate my phone as a remote the entire time I’m using the fire tv ... believe or not I still want to use my phone for other things while watching stuff.
Can't even pair it to my fire stick
Overboard12345 on 7/8/2018
I tried multiple times to pair this app to my fire stick. Each time I tried, the screen came up on my TV with a pin number that I was supposed to plug in to the app, yet every time I did so, the app returned "invalid pin". After deleting and reinstalling the app three times and still getting the same result, I gave up. This app is worthless.
Active user /
Almighty Brandyn on 7/8/2018
The app is great I use it all the time because my one year old son typically loses my actual remote . Volume has been a problem . Thats okay though . Subtitles are great . The only reason it’s a four star . If you developers figure out a way to make it able to control ShowBox on fire Tv that would be so fantastic . I would die .
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