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How to Control Amazon Fire TV Stick with Android or iOS Smartphone

by Edward Lewis consultant

Want to change the channel or play a game but unable to find your Fire TV Stick remote or it has suddenly stopped working? No need to worry, use your Fire tablet, Android, or iOS Smartphone to control your Amazon Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV Stick remote has a compact size with excellent working ability. But, its small size also makes it easy to lose. Though, you can connect and control your Fire TV with several other devices such as Echo Dot. Even if you’ve your Fire TV Stick connected to Alexa, you’ll still require the remote to access some menus.

Whether your Fire TV Stick remote is lost or stopped working, you can easily make your smartphone or tablet working as a Fire TV remote and control your television. All this is made possible with the official Fire TV Stick remote application. Through this app, you can control almost all Amazon Fire TV devices, including Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV 4K with a single phone.

 Here is how to control an Amazon Fire TV Stick with your Android or iOS smartphone

Device and OS requirement for Fire TV Stick remote app

The Fire TV remote app is available on both Google Play Store and App Store. This means you can use in Android as well as an iOS device. The name of the application is different in both Stores, but without any trouble, you can find the official application. These are some basic requirements your device must meet to run the Amazon Fire TV app.

·      For Android: Your device should be running on Android 4.0.3 or later version.

·      For iOS: iPhone or iPad must have iOS 7.0 or later version.

·      For Fire tablets: The device must be of 4th generation or later.

How to download and set up Amazon Fire TV remote app

If your phone satisfies the minimum requirements, you can easily search and download it from your device store. Once the application installs on your smartphone or tablet, you need to set it up with your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Here is how.

1.   Open the ‘Amazon Fire TV’ remote app on Android or iOS device.

2.   And, touch on ‘SIGN IN’ button at the bottom.

3.   Amazon’s sign-in form opens on your screen, you need to enter your Amazon account’s details now and touch on ‘Sign in’ button.

4.   Your Amazon Fire TV devices will now display on the screen, touch on the Fire TV Stick (or other Fire TV device) you want to connect to. In case, you see none of your device or the Fire TV you want to connect, then make sure it is plugged in and using the same network that your smartphone or tablet is using. This connection needs to be done to connect and control your Fire TV with your phone.

5.   Now, start your television.

6.   Select the input method of the Fire TV device you want to control with your phone.

7.   Then, check the Fire TV Remote App Connection Request message for the code.

8.   Input that 4-digit code into the Amazon Fire TV remote app on your phone and proceed.

9.   Now, wait for your device to connect to the Amazon Fire TV device.

Once they connect successfully, you’ll be able to use your phone as a remote of your Fire TV Stick and other Fire TV devices.

How to use Amazon Fire TV remote application

The main difference in Fire TV Stick remote and application is:

·      The directions keys are converted into a touchpad that is in the middle of the screen.

·      The Fire TV remote app has a ‘Keyboard’ icon for alphabets and numbers.

·      A button for ‘Apps & Games’ that displays all your Fire TV applications and games.

·      Amazon Fire TV remote app also has a ‘Microphone’ icon for voice search. But, voice search only works in several selected countries.

These buttons work exactly the same as your Fire TV Stick remote. Once you understand the positioning and functioning of these buttons, you can control any Amazon Fire TV device with your phone.

Edward Lewis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

Source : Amazon Fire TV 


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