Amazon took one extra step once it came to the Fire Stick by giving customers the Fire TV App. This allows you to control your TV through your phone!
In this article, we will go through the uses of the Fire App and how to utilize it to control your TV without a remote.
What it does
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 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.
How to use the Fire TV App
Once you download the App and sign in to the account connected to your Fire Stick, it will allow you to select which Fire Stick you wish to control.
After selected, you will be able to control the movements of the TV. You will have included all the buttons in your Fire Stick remote.
However, the volume will not be able to be controlled through the App.
You will have other features such as a keyboard, home, back, playback controls, and the microphone features to wake up Alexa.
You can mess around with the default features through settings and choose some options.
Such as controlling through swiping instead of tapping to make your experience that much better.
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The bottom line
Overall, having the Fire TV App available to download both in IOS and Android can make your experience way better.
Whether you lost your controller, broke it, or is just too far, you can easily change what you are watching.
Do you think the App makes your watching experience better? Or should the remote be enough? Let us know below!