Nothing is worse than getting in a comfy position and see the remote across the room. Let’s take a look at controlling volume with Fire TV App.
To begin with, there are two different versions of the Fire Stick. The standard does not have volume controlling buttons, and the 4K version does.
If you are not sure which one you have read the article “What Fire Stick do I have?“.
So it is already plentiful that with the 4K version, you do not have to bring two controllers left and right with you.
But what about the App? Does controlling volume with Fire TV App work?
Well, sadly, no. Though the Fire TV App gives you a bunch of features listed below, volume control and turning TVs off and on are not included. Which can be a bit of a bummer.
But that also means you only need the TV control and your phone. Meaning the Fire Stick remote does not always have to be with you. That’s a big perk!
Back in the day, people would need to get up to pick up controls. They didn’t have phones that can control the Television.
However, if you do have the 4K version on you, Alexa can control the volume for you by the touch of your microphone button. Pretty cool if you ask me!
What is Fire TV App
The Amazon Fire TV App allows you to have your controller on the go. With simple navigations and a keyboard, you will never lose your controller again.
It will allow you to log in to an Amazon account and connect to an Amazon Fire Stick to replace its remote. This can be used whether you have your remote or not.
With the Amazon Fire Stick, you can access various free TV Apps to watch movies and shows.
Just as the controller, it has most of the features of the controller.
You can activate Alexa, control the TV’s movement, a keyboard, and playback video and audio.
As well as gaining access to your apps and games quickly and without your remote being present. With the touch of a button, you can go back home or take a look at more options.
You will also gain access to a list of your apps and games and will be able to open them individually as well as having a look at all the Apps you can download into your TV.
The App allows you to receive feedback in the form of a small vibration to let you know it has selected what you clicked on.
You also have the choice of buttons or a directional pad that is controlled by swiping.
For most games, you will not be able to control them through the Amazon Fire TV App and will need the remote included with your Fire Stick.
You can also purchase the Amazon Game Controller as a replacement if needed.
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The bottom line
Overall, the App might not control the volume, but paying a little extra to be able to have all the controls under one remote can have its perks.
Do you prefer the App or the remote? Let us know below.