Amazon Fire TV Remote App

Amazon Fire TV Remote App

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

Additional Informations
  • Current Version:
  • Updated: November 8, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up
  • Installs: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000



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


86,603 total
5 55,750 
4 18,820 
3 5,342 
2 2,409 
1 4,282 

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    rob walsh Published date: November 19, 2017

    Very Good Replacement remote. I can use this app to control a 1st gen firestick from my pixel XL phone & it works very well. Play, pause, back, mouse pad & home buttons all work fine. When searching, the keyboard button is much quicker on this than typing using f/stick remote. Only downside is when trying to scroll down a long list, you must scroll very slowly. This is the only issue that prevents a 5th star. Hopefully a future update will resolve this. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Slapp Nutts Published date: January 11, 2018

    Its a good app however it only gets 4 stars until amazon enables the headphone jack on my device. I would pay extra for that and im sure im not alone in that sentiment... being a father of a 2 year old i need to keep volume to a minimum in order for him not to wake up so i, left watching a big tv screen and low volume. *sigh Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Kevin R. Fitzgerald Published date: November 14, 2017

    I forgot my remote the other night and this app was a lifesaver. I love it and that it is free! Would like to see a setting to adjust the sensitivity of clicking. Sometimes it clicks when Im just swiping. I know it would need to connect to the tv most likely but a option for tv volume (on the remote itself)would be nice to. Very nice if you forget or even lose or break remote! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Martin Malcomson Published date: January 12, 2018

    So far so great! Only have had the app a few days and have nothing negative to say. Being able to use a keyboard is SWEEEET! I haven't had enough time with it yet to really give a full review. Updated: a few reviews mention connectivity issues which I had a few minor problems with on my old Moto E but on my iPhone and current Moto g5 the app works flawlessly. Definitely an awesome upgrade from the original. Would recommend to everyone! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Christopher Pellegrino Published date: December 11, 2017

    The voice option is cool... But I could read war and peace in the time this takes to reconnect to my Fire stick sometimes. As well, there is no functionality with Swype... It wouldn't be that hard. Take the cumulative String entered by Swype and break it down to a character array and feed the letters in using a loop! If you give me the source code for this, I could make VAST improvements! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    O MDC Published date: December 29, 2017

    My Galaxy J3 (2016) phone is not able to connect to mirror a video. Going to the mirroring mode disconnects my phone and Fire Stick from each other. I have to use the Fire Stick remote to leave the mirroring section (Display and Sounds) and then my phone automatically reconnnects to the Fire Stick. All other Fire Stick options work fine, such as using this app as a remote. I had hoped to mirror/cast YouTube videos through the Fire Stick as simply as I am able to do so through video game consoles using their respective apps. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Brock Faith Published date: January 17, 2018

    I love being able to connect to all of my devices via the app being able to use my phone's keyboard is a real life saver. Only issues is I wish it wouldn't connect to the last device used as all of my devices use the HDMI cec to turn on my TV's. Real hassle to have to get up and turn off the TV in the other room. Would also be nice to name each device myself instead of 2nd 3rd 4th etc. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    padddyish Published date: December 2, 2017

    Reasonably good app. Easy to sync with device and account. Slightly more functionality than the remote but I feel it could be improved with a search button. Currently (unless there's a better way I'm not aware of) you have to hit the home button, swipe to the search, swipe down to begin typing and then you can search for a show. It would be better if there was a magnifying glass icon on the app that immediately allowed you enter your search. Even better if you can search for things on the app without interrupting what you're watching. Could also be improved with an option to use directional keys rather than swiping. Very much enjoying the Fire Stick in general, however. Much better than messing around with a laptop and hdmi cable. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Dejay A Published date: December 19, 2017

    I like the app moving around feels a little weird but all in all I like the general idea. Being able to activate bluetooth on the phone for Alexa fire tv would give this 5 star. Having to turn on my tv and navigate to settings all the time seems unnecessary. Even a functionality to be able to tell Alexa to connect to Previous bluetooth would be good. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Rolando Figueroa Published date: January 9, 2018

    This is my favorite remote control app. My favorite feature is entering the parental controls PIN number. My least favorite feature are the directional buttons. It's a swipe, so inevitably you end up selecting an app or option when you meant to go right, left, or otherwise. If they would change that big swipe square into taps, this app would get 5 stars. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Scott Heath Published date: January 5, 2018

    To developers..Please add an option to use either arrow keys or touch pad when scrolling. Other than that this is an amazing app. Everything is smooth and easy to use. This remote is the same if not better then the factory one that comes with the firestick Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    DJ Williams Published date: January 12, 2018

    Functional. It works on a basic level. But for a "Amazon" product, I expect MORE functionality and interaction than the physical remote. The constant disconnect and reconnect (which takes a bit too long if you ask me) is troublesome. Still gave four star for interface and function. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Sean McGee Published date: December 31, 2017

    Won't stay connected to fire. Takes a full minute to open again to pause what you are watching. Wouldn't be necessary if the remote that came with the fire didn't suck a pair of AAA batteries a month before it quit working altogether. Very disappointed in Amazon. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Melissa Gury Published date: December 14, 2017

    Absolutely the Coolest App!!! . I didn't have "Alexa", but this app even does voice commands. You can program whole seasons of a given show (like Downton Abbey). You can do things with this that I could never do with my remote (which I dropped in dish water and then revived in rice). And there are NO GLITCHES with this app for some reason. The remote requests used to wink out and quit. So, I recommend this app while heartedly. It's entirely fun and a bit magical. --- MJG. 12/10/2017. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Kristen Jones Published date: December 31, 2017

    Wish it just had a standard button setup and not this annoying tap anywhere/ball navigation thing. Sometimes simpler is just better...but otherwise works fine since I've lost my actual remote (which I would definitely prefer) Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Joshua Dillon Published date: December 14, 2017

    I came to the same conclusion of between FireStick, Chromecast, and Roku. I rolled the dice on the FireStick and have been pleasantly surprised. It works very well, the only criticism I have is the voice command doesn't work quite as well as it shows in the intro and starting Jan 1st 2018, YouTube won't be compatible, which is a bummer but I'll live. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Chase Hayes Published date: December 18, 2017

    I loved the app and it worked great, up until recently. Not sure if it's an update issue and now is incompatible due to an inability to properly connect with each other. I'm still giving it 3 stars because it had saved me from some headache with batteries going dead on the actual remote. Or in the case of entering info that needed typing. The ability to use the apps keyboard came in real handy. So I'll guess I'll just have to wait for an update with bug fixes. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    ColorMe Beautiful Published date: November 24, 2017

    I would give more stars if the remote could somehow work with Showbox. It doesn't have a way to use the drop down in the top left hand corner so i can pick a way to watch either movies or tv shows on showbox Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Dylan Seddon Published date: January 3, 2018

    Usually these kinds of apps are completely useless and not worth the code they're made of but this is beyond excellent. Works in every way that I need it to and is always quick to connect to my firestick Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Raven Jackson Published date: December 18, 2017

    This app is amazing! I lost the original remote and feared that I would have to buy a $30 replacement. I found this app and it worked perfectly. Connecting and navigating is easy. I actually prefer the app than the original. Additionally, I never lose my phone so it's a win win situation. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Published date: December 15, 2017

    Use this whenever I misplaced my remote, it is a little lifesaver. Took me a few tries to get the hang of the navigation but it is really user friendly. Wouldn't use it to replace to remote completely but it's certainly a very useful backup to have! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Matt Brillinger Published date: December 23, 2017

    Damn kids lost my Fire Stick remote, so I went looking for an app to use in its place. This app works great and makes it way easier to search for shows. It also has a voice feature I can use when I'm too lazy to type. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Garrett M Published date: November 15, 2017

    Constant connection issues. It almost never pairs to device, and when it does it loses connection within 30 seconds. It's annoying when your selecting an episode only for the app to lose connection and it keeps scrolling on screen. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    ben bryan Published date: November 9, 2017

    On theroy having the remote as an app is a good idea but most of the time it cannot connect with the fire stick. You will also run into a problem were using the app will make the fire stick shut down and reboot. The problem that Im seeing now is that when your sliding your fingure across the phone to make a selection the fire stick goes crazy and will just click on a bunch of different apps then shut down ro reboot. Good Luck!!! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Lauren Armington Published date: December 5, 2017

    Great remote. Ive been using it for months and it works very well. Its easy to type when searching for a show. I have only had one issue. Once it froze and I had to uninstall and then install it again but besides that I love it!! Definitely worth it!! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Rodney Bell Published date: January 9, 2018

    Hangs/locks up when using reverse (can't resume play). Not obvious you have to not only press & hold microphone, but also must drag down! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Taranica Harris Published date: November 26, 2017

    Its Ok. Not a bad remote app. It's just super sensitive. But when I don't have my fire TV stick remote handy it's my go to. I would give it 4 🌟's if it wasn't so sensitive in movement Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Jatin Singh Negi Published date: December 31, 2017

    Superb app. It helps to faster search for things in Fire stick but the only thing lacks here is the search function within YouTube itself. If that feature were there, things would have been much better and smoother. Still four out of five stars and I am loving this item. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Tina Marshall Published date: December 20, 2017

    When it works it is great but until I got in the habit of leaving it on, once a day it wouldn't connect for an hour or two no matter whatever else I tried. And leaving it on doesn't guarantee that "won't" happen but it is much less often. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Danielle Richardson Published date: January 1, 2018

    We love it! Our kids frequently lose the remote, but having it on our phones takes just the tiniest bit of stress out of the end of the day when they're all in bed and I can watch whatever I want! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Monica Browning Published date: December 26, 2017

    My dog destroyed my Fire TV remote 2 days after I got it...this FREE app saved me from having to buy a new one. App works great, just like the remote! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    akhil sikri Published date: January 15, 2018

    Everything other than Prime video works great. Error 5505 in India and does not stream. I have tried every option to update country but it does not work. It worked now by updating Kindle store to India Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Lisa Darrah Published date: November 26, 2017

    The concept is good but execution is not. It's a pain to have to reconnect everytime my phone sleeps. It worked great at first, but now it rarely connects to the system and takes several tries to connect. Most of the time it never connects. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Karemsita f Published date: November 11, 2017

    My real remote broke. This was a life saver. Have it on all phones in home and the kids love having it handy on phone. Love that i dont have to switch batteries. It works great no issues so far. Been with it for 5 days. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Trisha Newell Published date: December 31, 2017

    Was a life saver!!! I lost my remote in the darkness of the mysterious black hole in my couch... 😭 if I wanted it back I'd have to rip the material of the couch. Lol so I rated it a whopping 5++++ 😊 Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Dennis Chaves Published date: December 16, 2017

    It's ok but not a full on replacement for the actual remote. It disconnects from the fire stick Everytime you switch to a different app or your phone screen turns off. The voice commands don't work. The keyboard doesn't work in any apps that I've tried. And every time I unlock my phone for some reason it opens up the keyboard and I have to exit the keyboard to get to the remote. I only used this app because I lost my physical remote. Now that I've found it again I definitely will never use this app ever again. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Michele Powers Published date: December 31, 2017

    It's only ok because it takes forever to connect and then I lose connection all the time. It freezes constantly and is just a pain. But when it works, it's a handy app. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Jacinto Quesnel Published date: November 11, 2017

    Works like a charm lost of the time. But feels sluggish when compared to lets say the Netflix remote (default if you have the app and you are in the same network). I like it tho, very useful if you cant find your actual remote. Keep developing!!! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Rev. Lisa Marie Greene Published date: January 3, 2018

    I'm beside myself, looking at me, thinking, O, my God, the mind of man has gone out of world and harnessed the universe for our entertainment. Which leads me only to hope that the love of the people does fade in the midst. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    jcip002 Published date: January 2, 2018

    I like how I can text the movie or show I want to watch lightning fast. Definitely helped when the remote went. Didn't even bother replacingthe remote. I'm also less likely to lose my phone while watching shows like I do the tiny remote haha Full Review