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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Constantly Looses Connectivity
Lady.CF on 4/24/2018
Even with strong WiFi, power on, and all other settings as they should be, app constantly looses connectivity to Fire stick and displays red “cannot connect” message of death. Logging off and logging back on doesn’t solve issue. User has to reboot and reconfigure entire Fire Stick by power cycling off and on from power source. Then user has to reconfigure app with required four digit pin set up. Sometimes, these steps have to be repeated two or three times. Needless to say, this is extremely inconvenient and frustrating. Seems the app creates more trouble than it offers convenience. More maddening is the fact that the cost of a new remote replacement is almost equal to the price of purchasing a brand new Fire Stick. Just the same way Amazon has dropped the ball with the low quality of their Fire Stick remote, this app is practically useless and is a waste.
What the hell??
deannej21 on 4/24/2018
This can't be that hard. I have remote apps for my television and my ROKU that work consistently every time. It even works between walls, so if my daughter leaves her TV on at night, i dont even have to get out if bed to control it because the ROKU app WORKS. This one is so slow!! I have to try multiple times to get it to connect. Closing and re-opening the app! The Firestick remote conked out after owning it for only 5 months so I downloaded the app thinking it would be easier to use and keep up with anyway. I was so wrong. My TV is approximately 6-8 feet from my bed so connecting should not be such an ordeal. It would be nice if it worked as well as the ROKU app does, but at this point, it would be awesome if it just worked period. I haven't been able to connect in over 12 hours of trying over and over again. There is nothing wrong with my Firestick. I refuse to buy another Firestick remote. Amazon can just keep the whole thing.
paigelynn734 on 4/23/2018
This app is absolutely infuriating! I originally downloaded it because I thought it would be great to be able to use my phone keyboard to type out movie titles, etc. however, I CANNOT EVER GET THE APP TO CONNECT TO MY FIRESTICK! My boyfriend lost our original Firestick remote. I’ve now been battling with the app for the last 30 minutes, or so. I’ve tried logging into my amazon account and nothing! I’ve tried deleting the app and then re-downloading again. No luck whatsoever!
Bad Connection Sometimes
FireStickJunkie on 4/23/2018
Works pretty well...however a lot of the time there is a bad connection and will not connect to the wifi. I have to keep shutting off my phone until it finally comes up.
Difficult to use.
Dede250 on 4/23/2018
The should’ve just given you arrows to navigate up, right, left or down... needs to be more user friendly
Hard pass
turnthetv on 4/22/2018
This app constantly times out and never connects. It’s terrible!!
this app is buns on 4/22/2018
Completely worthless. Serves no purpose whatsoever...
Pretty Cool
804Tinkerbell on 4/22/2018
App features are good, works well, but my only issue is that the app has to be open on my phone to continue to watch on the firetv. I’ve tried switching to other apps and even just turning my screen off with the app still up but it shuts down and returns to the main screen.
Kenedyj on 4/21/2018
sitting right in front of my tv and can never get the thing to connect or reconnect. It needs to be updated.
ktq831 on 4/21/2018
It has never worked or responded to what I want it to do.
Trash App
Ana_S on 4/21/2018
It NEVER connects!!!
No longer works
DEW^2 on 4/20/2018
I have re-installed the app several times and it no longer works. FIX THIS! On a side note the controls do not act the same as ever other control on an iPhone. You will constantly do the OPPOSITE of your intended action.
Saved My Life!
Federal Burea Of Investigation on 4/20/2018
I had a problem where my fire tv stick remote did not work and it work before but now it does not and I tried most of the stuff on the internet.
Scholar212 on 4/19/2018
It usually takes waaaay too long to connect, and of course it keeps disconnecting while you’re watching a program. When it works, it’s a decent tool.
Terrible connection
Danix09 on 4/19/2018
The app is great when it works. Most days it won't connect at all.
Works great!
chasingstars23 on 4/18/2018
This app works great with with fire stick! However the fact that it has to reconnect every time you open the app and then it has to pop up a "search" bar, that doesnt actually do anything, every time it reconnects is a bit irritating. But overall, better than having to remember another remote 😂
Connection is dismally slow - if at all
SKW1976 on 4/18/2018
Highly unreliable connection to the firestick even though I’ve signed into my amazon account with the app. It worked okay at first, but got progressively worse in terms of actually connecting - requiring constant unplugging and plugging in the firestick.
maudsquad3346 on 4/18/2018
Always loses connection even if I leave the app open and come back to it then it always asks me to sign in, very annoying
Hit or miss.
sammjudd on 4/18/2018
This wireless remote has a mind of its own. It works when it wants to, and then otherwise doesn't work at all. I've tried everything imaginable. I unplugged the amazon stick from the tv for seconds like it advised, even minutes and hours with of course plugging it back in- nothing. I've turned our WiFi off many times and back on- still nothing. I've turned the tv off and turned it back on- nothing, even turned my phone on and off- still nothing. Yes I'm logged into my account-nothing. I've even done the snow day dance with my pajamas on inside out- still nothing. How can I binge watch "Friends" during this depressing snow spring....?
Good Function but Poor Selection
Deadlyne on 4/17/2018
I like the function of the remote, it comes in very handy when I’ve misplaced the actual remote. However, FIRE TV is not something I would purchase again. They don’t offer many of the things I’ve already paid for on other devices, most importantly, VUDU. Get with the times Amazon.....
Functional for a LITTLE WHILE
birkj on 4/17/2018
It works when you first turn on your fire stick, if you leave it idle for to long it disconnects and sometimes takes to long to reconnect (I wish I could auto connect and stay connected.) and it randomly decides not to connect. The WiFi is working the accounts are right and it just doesn’t connect for like no reason after the like 2nd time connecting .
Pretty annoying
Coreymillia on 4/17/2018
Remote broke, fire tv has been a disappointment in general but having to wait to reconnect every single time you want to do anything is real fun.
Love it!
Nat1895 on 4/16/2018
Lost my controller and instead of buying a new one. I found this handy app. It's been working great so far.
ovij2015 on 4/16/2018
Is there a way to control the volume in this app?
Remote rate
JImmy six on 4/16/2018
I am on my 3rd FireStick remote and this one has just failed so I have resorted to the app on my phone which works but is inconvenient. You are Amazon, this doesn't happen.
Not working
SailorMoon🌙 on 4/15/2018
It’s cool and all because you can control it with your phone but, when I’m watching Hulu or sling and my phone turns of or I get out of the Amazon remote app. My tv goes blank or gets me out of Hulu to home... what the heck! It’s irritating😠
Used to work... now it doesn’t
RTW1114 on 4/15/2018
Used to work fantastic on all 3 devices... but lately it lost its connection and there’s been no way to establish the link between any device and the app no matter what I’ve tried. Frustrating because it used to work great. Need an update for this app ASAP.
gingles37 on 4/15/2018
Great app. Please just fix the connection issue. Not really understanding how this problem isn't solved by now, you're Amazon.
Bad connection
fire tv app rater on 4/15/2018
I seem to have problems loading it, but when it does load it works great and I like it. It is the only remote we use since all our other ones are broken or lost. Overall I say it is a pretty good app. Just wish it would load better.
Closes Firetv when you exit app
134234wewewewewew on 4/15/2018
This app is great for navigating Amazon fire TV, however when you leave the app on your phone then exits you back to the main menu on your Amazon fire TV.
Amazing! 😁😁😁
Cute Butt@97 on 4/15/2018
Awesome. I got this app 2 years ago and I still have it, it’s amazing. I totally recommend this app. No bugs at all. 😁😁 👍🏻👍🏻
Not reliable
One day yogi on 4/15/2018
Works maybe 2 out of 10 tries. Slow to connect, won’t respond, shuts down automatically. I try it on a Samsung, 2 iPhones(one 6 and one 7) and an iPad. All have the same issues. Not worth the effort. Amazon fire stick really isn’t worth the effort if I’m being honest. Spend a little more and get a product that actually works.
Crashes after update iphone4. Useless
Apple Reluctant Developer on 4/15/2018
iPhone 4 crashes on startup. Used to work. Original remote chews through batteries. Also useless. Is there any thing else to manage this fires tick?
Stop working
KelMagical on 4/15/2018
At first it was the best thing poppin considering my Firestick remote stopped working all of a sudden. Then this app stopped connecting! It just won’t connect no matter how I keep trying to troubleshoot it!
Constantly drops connection
itunes frustrated on 4/14/2018
It’s a battle to keep this app connected. I’d settle for a primitive 1990’s interface instead of the fancy trackpad if the stupid thing would just stay connected. The idiot programmers that made this get an F and should all be fired and forced to take remedial programming classes. Worthless
Hard to connect
Karah sta on 4/14/2018
This app is great, when it connects! This app often does not connect and is always “searching”. You often have to close the remote app 3-10 times before you can get it to connect. At least once a day it won’t discover the device at all and I have to physically unplug the Fire-stick’s electrical cord from the wall to start it over. Then the fire stick reloads and starts back at the beginning. Thank goodness this app is free, otherwise, it wouldn’t be worth the money. It works great when it’s connected properly. But that’s few and far in-between.
iPhone X
Epgen on 4/13/2018
Please make iPhone X compatibility
BobDaTroll on 4/13/2018
Won't stay connected for any length of time
Won’t connect to my Firestick AT ALL anymore
AntonioTheStark on 4/13/2018
This app used to be a great fix when the firestick remote stopped working, however as of recently it no longer connects. I tried logging out and in, deleting and reinstalling the app, and removing the firestick, powering it off and turning it back on. Terrible app. FIX THIS!
Worked great until recent update
AJane1 on 4/13/2018
Was great until I updated. Now it disconnects and will not reconnect to my fire tv unless I get actual fire tv remote and restart fire tv and go to remote settings and add new remote and pair it again. And it happens consistently. This was never a problem before. It’s annoying.
Nc_CoCo on 4/12/2018
It has a 8 hour work day and off on the weekends.
Does Not Work!!!
Champagneii on 4/12/2018
Don’t waste your time go buy a new remote.
Worse app
Diamondprincess504 on 4/12/2018
This app no longer connects to the firestick..It is very useless..
Fantastic idea
fishface2233 on 4/11/2018
Horrible app. So buggy and glitchy. It’s basically unusable.
MadMcKn on 4/11/2018
Only connects about 40% of the time. Needs to be updated until issues with connectivity are resolved.
Bad connection
tylerbeardshow on 4/11/2018
disconnects all the time. Sometimes doesn't connect at all.
Barely better than nothing
mhanifin8 on 4/11/2018
It’s fine when it works, but every so often it just won’t connect to the stick. Today it took over a half hour to connect to my stick.
Twondong on 4/11/2018
Great app! Love that I can operate my Amazon Firestick using my IPhone
Doesn’t work
Katymonster54 on 4/11/2018
I was signed in everything going fine and never got it to connect again.
Difficult to Connect
Yarnedia on 4/11/2018
Worked great at first but on all of my devices, I lose connection and typically have to restart my Firestick to get it to work. Once connected, it’s fine, just not quite as responsive as the actual remote.
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