Amazon Fire TV Remote


Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Utilities 1.0.17 Dec 22, 2014 Apr 02, 2018 27 MB iOS 7.0 or later 4+
New in version 1.0.17

• 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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Hard to control
A Gobbet of Fun on 6/20/2018
Very touchy. It's better than nothing but only a little.
Why does he do this
🎮☝🏿👂🏿🤬😫😭😢😭😤 on 6/20/2018
After like a week of having this app it stopped connecting to the second fire stick that I have and I do not know why it does this you make me really mad anniversary because I keep on having to install the app and then reinstall it so annoying
Indiechuu on 6/20/2018
I found this app awhile ago when I lost my actual fire stick remote. It worked for awhile, but then when I got a new phone it stopped working so it couldn’t find our amazon fire (I think that’s what it’s called) on my sisters phone it could find it though but she isn’t always at our house 😪. I’ve tried everything it won’t connect.
Lil ziee on 6/19/2018
I lost my remote and this was my only hope and now it keep saying could not connect please try again I even deleted it and it still keep saying that so I can’t watch anything on my firestick
No longer works
courtVT10 on 6/19/2018
I used to love this app. It was easy to use and great when I had a newborn and couldn’t move to find the remote. It now shuts down whatever I’m watching and goes to the home screen if I turn my screen off or try to use a different app. I shouldn’t have to leave my phone open and make sure the screen stays on in order to keep watching whatever I’m watching.
Closing app hits imaginary home button
Hollywood8313 on 6/19/2018
I have an iPhone 6 Plus and whenever the screen shuts off or I close the app entirely It causes fire tv to got to the home screen as if the home button were pushed. Makes the app useless if you ever want to use your phone while the tv is playing.
Worked fine, now doesn’t
Siphoncloud1 on 6/19/2018
App was working fine, now whenever I close the app on the phone (iPhone 6s plus) it restarts whichever app I’m running on the Fire TV, so I have to leave the app open and hope no notifications come through. No update to the app in a month, which means no fixes for any problems from latest iOS update.
Use to work now it crashes
thugabooo on 6/18/2018
Was using this app because I lost my remote, and it was great until a week ago. It keeps crashing and won’t connect. I’m constantly having to delete the app, reinstall, and restart my phone, and it works for a little while then crashes. Please fix the app with an update or something.
Won’t Stay Connected
Starkman78 on 6/18/2018
I was excited about this due to easy setup and user friendly interface. And at first it worked great. But after a week or so it began to constantly disconnect. Now it won’t stay connected for more than a minute or so and I’m spending more time messing with it than actually enjoying my Fire TV. This needs significant improvement.
Constantly has to reconnect
Leslieann85 on 6/18/2018
You constantly have to refresh the app to get it to work. With two small kids I have to start and stop it frequently and it’s frustrating that I have to reconnect every time.
Doesn’t work
AnneWasHere on 6/18/2018
I have this app because the fire stick remote stopped working. The app worked ok for a while, but now it won’t connect. So I have a fire stick that can’t be used. Pretty pointless.
Very slow, doesn't connect
Gamewhale69 on 6/18/2018
Whatever they did in the last update messed up the app. It won't connect to my firestick anymore
Can’t paste
Blueboosuphuski on 6/17/2018
Useless tool
Garbage app for IPhone
DJ*DOX on 6/17/2018
Won’t connect stick to android version
Takes forever to connect
tess837 on 6/16/2018
I’ve had two fire stick remotes now that both stopped working within a year for no apparent reason. When I found this app I was so glad I wouldn’t have to buy another remote. It worked great at first, but now I can get it to connect maybe 40% of the time I use it, and it usually requires opening and closing the app multiple times. Lots of times it ends up taking so long I just give up. So frustrating!!
will not connect
D Dough on 6/16/2018
been trying to get it to connect for about 3 days now awful 1 ⭐️
Trouble connecting....
TJ12838 on 6/16/2018
Recently the app is having pairing trouble. It sees both of my fire sticks but wont connect to either of them. Update FAIL!!! Miserably. Go back to the previous version!!!!!
I like it, but...
Manny M on 6/15/2018
I have an automated home where everything goes into a site , because of that, the amazon fire wireless remote does not work, It would have, if it was IR. That is why the app came on so handy. I can use my iPad To control it. My only issue is when I switch of my ipad or it automatically goes into sleep, the app starts acting funny. It starts doble-Ing the sound, like a back play was on... if you could correct this it would be great, also if you had a version of the amazon fire with IR, that would also be helpful
Ezzonie on 6/15/2018
This has got to be HANDS DOWN the WORST app ever!! I’m just relieved a bit to see that CLEARLY the EXACT SAME ISSUES our family is having are the ones EVERYBODY ELSE is as well... Absolutely ridiculous, I am quite disappointed with Amazon Fire Stick TV and Amazon in general for not IMMEDIATELY fixing AT LEAST the gosh dang remote app issue!!! Sheesh :-( #Totalthumbsdown
Damondj3607 on 6/15/2018
Make the app interface look like remote and its so dumb how it takes 40 seconds to reconect to the firestick and I hate that
Dionysus1906 on 6/15/2018
I lost my actually remote and was using this in the mean time as the shipping takes months to get a new one ordered. The app works perfectly at times but if you come out of it then it struggles regaining connectivity. I try deleting and restarting my phone and it connects when it wants too.
Won’t connect.
GGConners1 on 6/15/2018
I always have to try several times to get the remote to connect. If I had my actual remote I wouldn’t bother with this.
JVS21 on 6/15/2018
As if it wasn’t bad enough that the original remote stopped working after only a month, this app will connect quickly one day and not connect at all the next. Amazon needs a new solution to its faulty product.
If only Amazon’s tech was as good
Clutch Cassidy on 6/14/2018
As it’s shopping experience I mean they’d really be a serious threat to take over the world but nope the app connects 50% of the time
Mostly unreliable
real whist player on 6/14/2018
This app is mostly unreliable as it pretty much works when it wants to. It's only good if you don't have a real remote available. The connection randomly disappears and you have to go through too much to re-establish the connection. Constant resetting of app and remote gets old very quick.
Mayday7716 on 6/14/2018
figured it out. works fine
Rarely works
Ginakristin on 6/13/2018
This was a very handy remote for awhile! We moved about 2 weeks ago and lost our actual remote in the move. We used to only use the app when we were hanging out at home and couldn’t find the remote but after losing it for good in the move we only used the app. After a week the app stopped working and has not worked since. The app was great for awhile and its a good idea but it definitely has room for improvement
Swiping didn’t work
Johnnie 55 on 6/13/2018
Tried using this app because we lost the remote. Swiping didn’t work at all. Got stuck on one show and couldn’t get out. Thank God we found the remote.
Great app when it actually works!
bneener on 6/13/2018
I downloaded the app because my kids are always losing our actual remote. Was pretty excited about this app actually..... however, now anytime I want to use the app, I have to sign out and sign back in in order for it to be synced with my tv.... It takes away all the convenience.
Bad bad bad.
Campn87 on 6/13/2018
What’s wrong amazon!? You were doing so great so what happened here hun??? Tell mama!!! This app is probably one of the worlds WORST apps not just on the AppStore, but the whole world! It legit made me breakout in hives, that’s how mad I got.
Ps-- on 6/12/2018
Using swipes for arrows is terrible. Why not just draw a real Fire TV remote and behave like that? Shame on Amazon!
Fire tv app won’t connect anymore
J4ymillz on 6/12/2018
My fire TV app stopped connecting to my firestick and will not connect back again. I’ve tried using different phones and it still won’t connect
KrystinaTrea on 6/12/2018
My fire stick remote stopped working - so I opted to use the app until I could order a new remote. Now the app can’t connect to my fire stick! I have absolutely NO way to control my tv
C_Phares on 6/12/2018
I’ve been trying to use this app for 2 weeks since I lost my remote. It never works. I’ve gotten it to work a few times but it keeps disconnecting and then when I try to reconnect it says cant find my Firestick. I’ve tried ALL of the trouble shooting suggestions and still nothing. I was really hoping this app would save me $30 from having to order a new remote but unfortunately that’s what’s going to have to happen. Don’t recommend whatsoever. Save yourself the frustration and look for an alternative solution.
App needs improvement.
RCastro2013 on 6/12/2018
Is sad that a company like Amazon just won't do anything to fix this matter. Sad. How so many people have the same problem and no response back. I bet you if it was a payment for an item the there was no fund in the bank they'll be quick to send an email on the matter.
NiylaMOMMY on 6/12/2018
I used it for 5 months and out of nowhere it stopped connecting
Very slow
bigtuck20 on 6/11/2018
I just to have a android with this app and that worked like a charm. Every since I got the iPhone version howerever. It takes about 30 seconds to connect (if it connects at all) and there’s about a 1 to 2 second delay between my button presses and stuff happening. Every time I Goto the home screen I have to reconnect, which is a gamble. In the very rare cases this app is working it’s incredible and so much better than the remote but I wish I could get it to be consistent
Okay but not great
True Critic Reviews on 6/11/2018
My real remote quit working so I downloaded this app. At first it worked great, way better than the real remote actually. But I've had it about a month now and it's starting to get really glitchy. It doesn't like to connect to the fire stick anynore, sometimes taking me 20 minutes of trying to get it to finally connect. And here in the last week, several times it has started clicking all over the place and randomly selecting things. As I don't have another remote and this is the only app, I don't have a choice but to deal with the glitchy app. I'm about to cave and spend the money on a new remote. It would be nice if the developers would update the app so it would work better.
Jdhenckdk on 6/11/2018
This is the worst app. Never finds my WiFi. Have to reload or reinstall multiple times and still DOES NOT find my WiFi!! I hate it. Sad excuse from amazon. Cmon man. Update this crap.
Never works
GavinSyme1 on 6/11/2018
It never wants to connect at all...
App no longer works
TheOnlyNoni on 6/11/2018
App used to work fine in lieu of a remote - a little clunky perhaps but totally serviceable. Now it never connects. I’ve deleted and reinstalled, logged in and out, etc., but nothing works.
Touch pad suuuuucks
Mandizzledoo on 6/10/2018
The touch pad is really difficult to use. Since the whole purpose of this app is to navigate Fire TV, this app gets 1 star from me.
Used to work just fine, but not anymore
Jacbos on 6/10/2018
I've been using this app in lieu of the physical remote for over a year. I don't know if there was a recent update or what, but in the past week this app has become impossible to use. Despite detecting my firetv box right away, it takes forever to connect, or just won't connect at all. If I'm lucky enough to get it to connect, it doesn't stay connected for longer than a minute. I've done everything from resetting the firetv, to resetting my modem/router, to uninstalling and reinstalling the app, and I still get connection issues. Please fix, it worked fine before and I prefer it over the hard remote. Also because I can't find the old remote the firetv box came with, basically making me SOL.
ndbne on 6/10/2018
Was working fine have to you app because my remote stoped working now it only says can’t connect doesn’t have a problem location my fire stick only connecting
It pains me to rate so low..
estroud24 on 6/9/2018
This app is amazing. By far the coolest I could’ve hoped for. I have to give one star because it will not connect out of the blue and it repeatedly crashes. I’m upset.
Awful Connection
oh LoOk a TErriBlE on 6/9/2018
The remote rarely connects without any problems. Sometimes it decides the Fire Tv doesn’t exist and will try searching for it for what seems like an eternity (I go 5-15 minutes before I give up) I would’ve given a 2-Star but I really think i need to try and balance out all the undeserved 5-Star ratings.
used as a remote!
Emmaschutty on 6/9/2018
you can use this app as a remote and it is the best!! so helpful and useful 👍🏼
Cannot connect
RjLively on 6/9/2018
The app pops up with my fire stick but when I click on it says “cannot connect” it was working fine until yesterday just can’t seem to connect anymore please respond I’ll change my rating if I get help.
What even
38571836 on 6/9/2018
It takes me like 20 tries to connect to my fire stick. It either says it can’t connect when my phone is literally a foot away or it freezes saying “reconnecting”.
Unable to connect
Jshebeb on 6/9/2018
We accidentally dropped the remote in a glass of juice, so we downloaded this app and it worked great! Only issued we had was when trying to connect it would take a few minutes or we had to do it a few tries for it to work. Few months later here I am, literally from one day to another, unable to connect at all. I thought it was our internet, so I am calling the company, nope wifi is good. I reset everything like it says on the app:troubleshooting and nothing! It’s a shame!! Now what?
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