Amazon Fire TV Remote




This app was last updated on: Jun 21, 2017
TapNova doesn't recommend this version of the app.   
New in version 1.0.15

Adds support for Amazon Fire TV Edition


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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Lapbandrea on 6/26/2017
I alway lose that very small remote but I always have my phone! Thanks for this app! 😊
Great as backup for actual remote
bigb43215 on 6/26/2017
Can't find the remote that shipped with your Fire? Open the FireTV app! That's the best use case. Otherwise, main remote still works better
Mrtaw on 6/26/2017
It keeps disconnecting.
Riah 2016 on 6/26/2017
I love love love it
I mean not right!🍪 on 6/25/2017
This app is amazing! I ALWAYS loose my remote and this app is a lifesaver!
Don't get until they fix it on 6/25/2017
Easier to use than the remote that comes with the fire tv or stick.
Double Fail
hop6195 on 6/25/2017
We have gone through 3 brand new FireTV remotes on three different FireTV's in the past 8 months. We have VuE IPTV and these are essentially my "cable boxes". Basically the physical remotes are China #1 special plastic dumplings. So I turn to help from my trusty iPhone. This app.. is SO cruel. It is Amazons way of reminding me I got the FireTV because my new Apple TV (remote) was approved just after Steve Jobs died (its touchpad is the worst Apple made product in history). So here is Amazon's chance to shine and best Apple to the IPTV "cable box" cutters. Physical remote - FAIL - you might as well offer a 2x FireTV with DASH button automatically in your cart because it would be much easier to just have the backup then to wait for it to come when ordered. This app - Double FAIL. The iPad Pro, iPad mini, and two iPhone 6's, even when we follow instructions reinstall whatever, it randomly decides to work or not on each device, and in no particular order of failure. Here is where Amazon screws up big time for investors, I only subscribe to IPTV (Sling or Vue) and the only device I like that can truly browse the menu properly is the Amazon remote since the new Apple remote is so terrible. No one in the family could use the Apple remote. How can Amazon and not see how big of an opportunity this is? Fix the app! Fix the remote! Beat Apple or be beaten. Only a matter of time before Apple brings us a real remote and supplants the FireTV. And please, had both, UPC and Logitech Harmony, expensive trash, not worth the time. Someone please invent a quality simplistic remote with an app that works for these products. In my lifetime, please.. I beg you, someone fix the remote nightmere.
Technology advanced today
Angel Franky on 6/25/2017
Awesome software
Love it
Tap ninja on 6/25/2017
I love having the ability to cotrol my tv stick with my iphone. I just wish i can change the FONT of the menus on the screen Thanks
Anda1a on 6/25/2017
App is unreliable, won't connect to the stick at least half of the time for no good reason (stick is running and internet works fine). The physical remote is broken (crappy after less than a year...), so this is my only option, and this is not sufficient either. Not a fan of the firestick anymore.
Reigh_1279 on 6/25/2017
Super easy set up and use. I got the fire stick with the regular remote and then downloaded the FREE remote app on my phone which has the option to "talk" to the device which I find amazing! I love all the different networks (Hulu, Netflix, HGTV etc.) it offers plus the music and games! Gould recommend 100 times over!
Not bad 👍🏼👍🏼
Murray Kripmasss on 6/25/2017
I lost the remote that my fire stick came with, so I downloaded this app. Sometimes it has trouble re-connecting but other than that it's fine. No complaints.
Perfect (if you use the Amazon set top box)
Ted Too on 6/25/2017
It's the only reliable control for the fire tv box. The handheld remote that ships with fire tv fails quickly. Don't take my word for it though, the reviews on Amazon will verify this. This app becomes your remote if you use the Amazon Fire tv Box. Caveat: this review pertains to the actual, set top box for fire tv. I don't have the cheaper "stick" version, nor would I.
Life saver
GenesisGranados on 6/25/2017
My kids lost the remote, I went to order another, and it wasn't going to ship for 2-4 months! What kind of crap is that? Luckily my husband found the remote app! Love it! So easy to use, and you don't have to worry about lost remotes! Only downfall is that it takes a while to connect sometimes!
Good when it works
netflick junky on 6/25/2017
Always crashes or trying to connect especially when you want to use it. Pleas fix this bug
Does what inbred it to do
Deeyo12 on 6/25/2017
Times out a little to often for my taste, but works well.
machi_ on 6/25/2017
Excelente aplicación y variados programas 👍🏾
Useful, but has some flaws
Bobdole 6903 on 6/25/2017
It's really nice that it is hard to lose the remote, but it disconnects a lot and sometimes won't reconnect. It also was better about finding what we were looking for when we first got the app. But now we search "Go Diego, Go" and its first suggestion is "Go". The keyboard also doesn't integrate well with the other apps for the fire stick.
It works.
Jarrod7 on 6/25/2017
It's ugly, but functional. It isn't perfect, but does what it's supposed to do.
SUPREME99 on 6/25/2017
Allows me to control all my Fire devices
BRreazy on 6/25/2017
A little glitchy at times & only works if there is an internet connection. I'm satisfied though.
So convenient, but freezes occasionally
Jhaze324 on 6/25/2017
So much easier than using the remote. Love how I can type using my keypad. Only downer is it sometimes freezes, not registering to my fire stick.
Mixed feelings..
Lizanicole87 on 6/25/2017
The majority of the time, this app works effing amazing! The other times it will freeze or say can't find device. Meanwhile firetv is working fine with the remote. My family loses remotes like nobody's business. In the year and a half that I've had my iPhone, I've misplaced it once... This app is a must have in my household.
Good app
MoniLux on 6/24/2017
I like to use the app instead of the remote. One less thing I have to keep up with.
JakeBadaZ on 6/24/2017
Not updating because they want ad revenue! Greedy
Sometimes crashes for no apparent reason
Megsybeth on 6/24/2017
Every week or two, invariably when my kids are going crazy and I've promised them a video, the app just doesn't work. I pull the fire stick out and put back in five times. I restart my phone five times. At some point (after my 5 yo has said, "is it working yet?", about 200 times), it works again. I cannot figure out what causes it to stop or start. Alexa can't either.
Malvaric on 6/24/2017
Pure convenience considering I'm almost never more than 3 feet away from my phone. I also don't have to worry about the battery low popup or a stick gyro on the game controller for the Amazon fire TV. Even with two different Amazon fire tvs it allows me to switch between them. The only trick is I have to know the name of the one I want to use...:)
Love it
My salt life on 6/24/2017
Best thing since cable
I love it
Pdktrio on 6/24/2017
It has reconnect issues BUT I don't mind doing it. This is an alternative to the remote so it serves its purpose.
texaninsf on 6/24/2017
Great app! Works flawlessly.
Great tv
Pipedaddy on 6/24/2017
Excellent speacilly the app don't even need remotes 👍 don't turn my Apple TV no more 😧
Hsfsdx on 6/24/2017
Helps a lot
Who designed this???
pjkobulnicky on 6/24/2017
So, the fire stick was rolled out and functionally organized around its original remote. All of the screens on the monitor are organized into up-down, left-right and center ( enter ) clicks on the top part of the original remote. So here come the app designers and they decide to lose this simple movement pattern and replace it with a trackpad ( with no warning btw). Once you figure out it is a trackpad then you have to try to figure out how to make things on the screen move around at something less than warp speed. I still can't understand what was wrong with up, down, left, right and center. K.I.S.S.
Not bad
ALexDaBXkid on 6/24/2017
More options, more places to use keyboard would be nice
Ignacious and Monty on 6/24/2017
Love love love it 😜
🖕🏽🤘🏽👌🏽 on 6/24/2017
Great App!
Your future ex-stepdad on 6/24/2017
Works great with my Fire Stick
Like it!
Flight Attendant Charlotte NC on 6/24/2017
We lost our remote and actually prefer this now
Great app!
Schizznizzy on 6/24/2017
Could be smoother, but does what it should!
MomUpset1121 on 6/24/2017
App functions wonderful!
Pretty good
makeshift4 on 6/24/2017
It does what I want
Always disconnecting
Hoe😎😎😎😍 on 6/23/2017
This app is always having to reconnect w the fire device and I constantly have to restart the device to get the app to connect again. Pretty convenient tho.
babiibaduu on 6/23/2017
Update it!
Aiwjcbbeneje on 6/23/2017
Takes 3 days to connect to wifi and search device and if youre lucky it stays connected. Such a huge company and they cant make a good app, i think they just want you to buy that $30 remote.
Hbaker3362 on 6/23/2017
Sometimes it pairs to the fire stick, sometimes it doesn't. Also app doesn't work when you've brought the fire stick with you on vacation because of home network settings. If you have the actual remote, you're good to use as normal.
No keyboard?
AmyLGeek on 6/23/2017
I would have rated higher if there was a keyboard.
Will not connect
Phillyt5525 on 6/22/2017
The only reason I use the app is because the tiny remote is forever being misplaced and I refuse to pay $25 for a new one. But anytime my screen turns off on my phone or tablet, the app disconnects from the fire tv device and will not reconnect. I have to close the app several times and restart it before it connects again. Very very frustrating.
Hahgshskks on 6/22/2017
It works, sometimes... Buggy as hell
Great App
GeGe2015 on 6/22/2017
It's so much better to use the app than the remote especially for searching.
Ever since the update...
MizJen71877 on 6/22/2017
It won't connect to the device... Help!
Apps from AMZN Mobile LLC
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: AMZN Mobile LLC
  • Category: Utilities
  • Released: Dec 23, 2014
  • Current Version Released: Jun 21, 2017
  • Version: 1.0.15
  • Size: 32.6 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: English; German; Japanese;