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


93,095 total
5 60,232 
4 20,092 
3 5,658 
2 2,556 
1 4,557 

  • 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
    PL Pearl Kirkby Published date: January 21, 2018

    After waiting for 2 months for my son to get my new Firestick to me to hook it up I was enjoying it thoroughly! Then, about 2 weeks later, the remote just mysteriously "disappeared". No way was I going to wait for a replacement for even two days, so I downloaded this app. It took a minute, but once I figured out how to use it, it worked perfectly! Great to find one to replace my Proscan tv remote, which " disappeared" the same day... 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
    John Castillo Published date: February 20, 2018

    My regular remote died after less than a year. A replacement was going to cost about $15 and take up to 4 months to be delivered. A friend told me about this app as a substitute. Couldn't be happier! Easy install and setup. I already had the wifi setup for my phone, so it was pretty much a done deal when I opened the app. Thanks for the great work! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Deanna Mungen Published date: March 9, 2018

    Its better than the original remote that comes with the with fire tv. Some how the remote dies out really quickly and it sucks to constantly replace fresh batteries less in a month. Seem like the remote and the stick is always running even when the tv its self is off. It would be better if the og remote had a usb to recharge instead of using batteries. I love the app for the fire tv because the response time is much quicker more efficient plus after a year with this product I finally had a chance to use Alexa with the app vs the remote. She never responded with remote. Anyways the app is far more superior to the orinigal remote that comes with the stick. I can go on about it but it would turn into book that nobody want to read..... 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
    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
    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
    Ten Anthonys Published date: January 27, 2018

    I like it very much. If I'd known it works so well I would not have purchased a second remote when I lost the first one. The only thing lacking is that you can control the volume with it and so you must have the remote that came with the TV set. On the other hand we have two Fire TV sticks and it's easy to use one cell phone to operate both of them. If there is a way to control the volume, I haven't found it. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Joe Lukas Published date: January 28, 2018

    My dog ate the tiny fire stick remote, so this app definitely came in handy. Easy to use and quite convenient. I still haven't bought a replacement because this works so well. It didn't get 5 stars because it crashes from time to time. It's not perfect, but it usually works fine when I need it to Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Ashley Hickman Published date: March 12, 2018

    When I first downloaded this it worked great I loved having it to change channels when I couldn't find the remote or the batteries were dead. Now I cant get it to connect and if it does connect it is only for a few seconds. I have spent 45 mins trying to turn on a show and still haven't gotten anything to turn on. I have restarted my phone and the fire box and the app. Nothing helped. It needs some work. 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
    Patrick 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
    PIERCE ME Published date: February 19, 2018

    Awesome remote! Why go out and BUY a remote? It's FREE! A FREE app! You can use it on your cell...which is like something we carry around like it's our bible these days. I don't even remember anyone's phone numbers anymore...NOW A REMOTE TOO! DAMN! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Kayte Lang Published date: January 27, 2018

    Remote constantly disconnects, sometimes it works for my fire stick and sometimes I can't connect at all, even after I sign out and clear my cache it still sometimes doesn't connect. I do not have a regular fire TV remote because someone stole it from me, so I rely on the fire TV remote app as my #1 choice for navigation within the Amazing fire tv stick. Please fix this issue Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Ankit Agrawal Published date: March 3, 2018

    App is great. Controls well your Fire TV. The only con I can see is that it need to some time to connect every time you wake you phone. Also at times it seems to find it difficult to connect, like in case of mirroring and sleep. At these moments you feel like using the remote, but apart from this it's great and easy in use. 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
    Artesia Published date: January 4, 2018

    So upset that my original remote stopped working out of nowhere because now I have to use this one. The main problems are it disconnects every time your screen times out and getting it to reconnect is a pain in the ass! I hope they are actually reading these reviews so they can fix these issues. If not just take it down! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Published date: February 8, 2018

    The app dissconects from my firestick Everytime i switch apps or go home. Then i have to wait for it to reconnect and sometimes it never dose or takes to long. This is a great alternative to the remote but i would suggest looking into pairing through Bluetooth or keeping it connected in the background so you dont have to reconnect through wifi Everytime you open the app. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Ian Connor Published date: January 22, 2018

    The app is very finnicky. It repeatedly loses connection after one button press. The home button does not bring you back to the home screen, and the buttons change functions depending on the app you are using. E.g., on Netflix, the home button is pause/play, the back button is rewind and the menu button is fast forward. Why??? Not seamless or intuitive. Just confusing and frustrating Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Vince S Published date: February 4, 2018

    One of my most useful and helpful app! Why? • Well first of all it's working and pretty good which isn't that obvious with many other remote apps. • Second, the Firetv remote having the tendency to dispear when I need it most, this remote app is a relief (and yes a lifesaver as some pointed out). Thank you for that well working, simple and intuitive remote app. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Brooke Bright Published date: January 29, 2018

    Easy to use and can be programmed to more than one Fire Stick or box. I downloaded this app and had it ready to use within 2 minutes or less. My Fire remote quit working, so I got this app. I highly recommend having the app regardless of that and wish I'd downloaded it sooner! Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Martin Flanagan Published date: February 14, 2018

    Stopped using the official remote because it was going through batteries like crazy. This app works brilliantly as a replacement, and I've had no problems over the last month. It's also easier to type in film names, and to flip between Firestick apps. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Wayne Wentz Published date: March 7, 2018

    It won't let me connect to my Fire tv stick. Yes I've made sure they are both on and connected and logged into the same Amazon account. I put the pin into my Galaxy Note8 and it just tries to verify and then crashes. Wish I could use it but won't let me Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    The Lowther Family Published date: March 16, 2018

    My husband would complain about having to go into his phone to use it. He had me download it yesterday. It took me to get it and I love it. So much easier to use. Totally recommend it. Very convenient to use when you lose the actual firestick remote which is why we are using this. Better than the remote. 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
    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
    Aaric Gracia Published date: January 25, 2018


  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Richard Jones Published date: February 3, 2018

    It's good to know while I'm using my tablet or smartphone, and I need to change something on the TV, I have it already in the palm of my hand, no more looking for the remote control or just trying to reach it. It make you kind of lazy but it's alright, I like it 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
    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
    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
    Spencer Plachy Published date: March 13, 2018

    This is a good app. I find it to be a good option next to the actual FireTV remote (which is proving to be a BATTERY HOG). My big issue with this app though, is that the 'swiping' motion is Backwards. I want it to respond in the same directions as though I am swiping through pages on a touchscreen, or through pics on a touchscreen. The swiping motions for this app are opposite from what they should be. I wish there was an option to customize this. Full Review

  • Amazon Fire TV Remote App
    Kelli Richardson Published date: February 13, 2018

    This app saved the day! Lost my remote and my sister told me to download the app! Would have given It 5 stars but the last few days it has been disconnecting frequently. Frustrating..... Please fix this! ALMOST like it better than the actual remote. Especially the keyboard function. 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
    Eddie Adams Published date: January 25, 2018

    Would rate five stars because it's amazing but it developed a bug recently. Every time I leave the screen and open it back up, it starts me on the search screen, loads up the keyboard (lagging) And requires me to hit the back arrow to get to swipe board. About three seconds at the least to get to usability.. Three seconds over and over.. I like to fiddle. Pause. Read the funfacts. Add subtitles, rewind a good scene.. constantly killing the rediculously persistent keyboard.. PLEASE GOD FIX THIS ! can't imagine it would be hard to fix y'all. Full Review