By Dah doob
Works great. Wish they would update it for the iPhone x display. Would also be nice to navigate on the phone to kinda mirror what you are seeing on the TV so you can move around quicker.
Keeps losing connection 2/5
When it has connection, it’s great. Amazing. Perfect.
But if I go check another app while watching tv, I’ll lose connection. And then I’m trying for the next 30 minutes trying to reconnect so I can leave the room. It’s an absolute nightmare. Or even when I delete the app to try to reconnect, it takes at least twelve years to work again.
I got the app because my actual remote doesn’t work until I throw it across the room and it was becoming a bit excessive. I just want to be able to pause my movie so I can leave my apartment.
Very poor 1/5
By angrified moore
One of the worst apps I have never downloaded. When I try to move the cursor just one or two spaces in any direction, it jumps 10 places instead and I can never locate the cursor over the desired function. It is absolutely horrible and I want to couch my eyes out and pull my hair out at the same time. Whoever designed this was a complete moron. I was hoping to see a fix for that, or at least a separate Up, down, left and right button for navigating instead of this swipe garbage which does not work. The fire stick remote quit working even with new batteries and I find that also a very poor design. And here I thought Amazon is supposed to be this giant innovator with excellent products? Not in my house
This app will make you you throw your phone out the window 1/5
It works 1 out 4 times. It hardly ever connects and your constantly waiting like 2 minutes for the app to connect back to the fire stick after you go to another app or your phone rests. I wish I would’ve just got a chrome cast like this sometimes is way to much trouble.
Works until you get out of app 1/5
When you close the app whatever you are watching closes out. Did the same on my old phone.
Why In the World? 1/5
Get this - the app works pretty seamlessly once connected but then — OMG. Then— it actually pauses playback— and returns to your TV to the home screen when you press home button on your phone or swap another app or your phone goes to sleep! WHY WOULD I WANT TO WATCH A MOVIE WITHOUT PLAYING WITH MY PHONE? THIS IS 2018. Very weak. Otherwise, could be a good app with some good things going on. But I don’t want to feel enslaved by an app, thank you. Please fix for big five star high five but this is abso unforgivable programming. HAS NOTHING ON ROKU REMOTE APP WHICH WORKS PERFECTLY. CONSIDERING GOING BACK TO ROKU THX TO GLITCHY PLAYBACK AND THIS HUGE PROGRAMMING FLAW
Crashes, crashes, crashes. 1/5
By (insert name of choice)
If I open this app it crashes any Fire tv app I have open and goes to the home screen. If I close this app it crashes any Fire tv app I have open and goes to the home screen. If my phone goes to standby while this app is open it crashes any Fire tv app I have open and goes to the home screen.
Otherwise it does what it is supposed to.
Its so laggy 2/5
Used to be good, idk what happened!! It's not my wifi. The remote won't find my TV and won't connect
It will connect to the app once, and then never connect again. The controls are erratic as well.
My dogs destroyed my remote so I got this app until I could purchase a replacement remote. When the app works it’s good but it hardly ever does actually work. It continually has to reconnect and then won’t find my fire stick. I tried resetting the fire stick resetting my phone and deleting and redownloading the app, and signing out and in again. Nothing and none of these solutions works and it is driving me crazy.
so what exactly does this do 1/5
because it doesn’t work....
like at all, i can’t even sign in?
Very inefficient 2/5
Constantly loses connection. This app is just simply not good. The concept is a good idea however the execution is poor. I’ve had this app for a couple of years now and it’s hasn’t progressed at all even when it claims it’s been “updated”
You can connect like 3 good times with the app, after that it won’t connect and is just as if not more frustrating than your old remote not working
Hate this app! 1/5
This app is the worst. 90% of the time it doesn’t work and when it does it loses connection. I’m constantly misplacing the actual remote and this app is not a good substitution.
iPhone X 1/5
It’s really annoying that the app hasn’t been optimized yet for iPhone X. Not much else I can say regarding that. Hoping to see it get updated in the near future.
App not working. 1/5
None of the buttons are working in this app since last update.
Please Fix! 1/5
Hello, this is more of a plea to fix this app. It’s very much needed when you temporarily misplace your remote. This is what’s happening. The remote connects to all of our different versions of FireTV and controls them nicely. The problem comes in when you close the app or when or when the device goes to sleep mode. It will stop your FireTV immediately. It’s been this way for several months now so it’s unusable. Please fix!
Please fix! 1/5
My kids lost their fire stick remote a few months ago. This app WAS a big help. Within the last few days, it’s been harder and harder to get to through the loading screen. Now, I can’t connect to the tv without having to take the app off my phone, download it once again, and put in the code. I have to do this every single time once I close out of the app. Fix this please!
Never works 1/5
The phone app remote literally never works on my iPhone 8. Get it together Amazon.
App works until.... 2/5
This app works fine until a) you try to do anything else with your phone while watching content, b) your phone goes into sleep mode,
or c) the programming just randomly pauses for no apparent reason. In all above scenarios, the content pauses or you are returned to the home screen. I have read some other reviews and see that I am not alone with this problem. The only way to prevent pausing is to periodically touch the screen in an innocuous location to keep it active. I know it’s a free app, but I wouldn’t have to use it if my relatively new remote hadn’t died.
I need it but it’s some-timey 3/5
By Joi in DC
I really need this app because the actual remote is so tiny it gets lost all the time. I think I may have thrown it away with my old couch. 😑
The app serves it purpose but disconnects quite often which is annoying. 😔
This rating would be 3.5 if I could do it.
HBO Now 3/5
Not working with HBOW now. Closes out every time I exit out of the app or lock my phone.
Works 50% of the time 2/5
When it works it works fine but I'd say it only works 30-50% of the time. When it doesn't work sometimes restarting the firestick works but sometimes it doesn't.
Why can't the app stay connected to the device? Everytime you open another app and then reopen the fire TV remote app it has to reconnect to the device. And the process is not seamless. Sometimes you have to retry several times.
Works great with i--phone 5 5/5
Works great with i--phone 5
While using my phone as a remote if I lock my phone or close the app my FireTv also exits whatever I was watching and goes to home screen. Has for months. Please fix
NEVER CONNECTS! 1/5
Fix this! WiFi is all good, fire stick is all good, but it just won’t connect and requires a restart 2-3x a day with 2-3 hour usage! Ridiculous!
It awesome 5/5
I can do so much stuff with it and it's easy
Needs to be fixed 1/5
This app Was working with no problems ..I had to use this App because my kid lost all (4) of my remotes.. but now when I try to use this App it asks to enter the “code” displayed on the TV. *NEWSFLASH* there is no code displayed because the TV home screen is blank and asleep & the only way to awake it is by using this fire stick app, which is not working!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s the worst. 1/5
I can’t put into words how much I hate this app. The fire tv remote is on back order otherwise I wouldn’t deal with this app anymore. It almost never connects to my fire stick on the first try. Or second. Or third. I’m constantly deleting it and re downloading. Pretty sure it’s the worst app ever.
Good product, bad app 2/5
I love my Amazon Fire TV, but this app is horrible. Nice to have in a pinch, but it is hard to imagine a worse interface, very hard to use.
Never lose the remote 1/5
The Amazon Fire Tv remote is so small that it can get lost very easily. When you lose the remote you are almost forced to use the app & this app is the worst, and will never connect on the first try. You can sit there for 15-20 mins trying to get it to connect. Really wish they would update this app.
Great when it works 2/5
This app is awesome when it works. But it’s a daily guess whether or not it’s going to connect to my fire stick. When it doesn’t connect, it’s frustrating as hell because it doesn’t make any sense. Reading reviews I clearly see I’m not the only one experiencing these problems. It’s been like this for a longtime now. I’m just mad enough right now to finally post about it bc this app hasn’t connected to the fire stock for about an hour now.
Great when it actually works 2/5
After following all of the trouble shooting steps multiple times, this thing just does not want to work sporadically. Super annoying considering I downloaded the app after losing my remote.
Saved me 30$ 4/5
App saved me 30$ my dog chewed up my remote and a replacement was 30$ ofcourse the cheaper one was not available in the US. It has some glitches every now and then but don’t care, it works 98% of the time and saved me money! Thanks for the creation!
Too sensitive! 3/5
Is there a real app for the fire stick? This app is entirely too sensitive and it takes forever to select what I want because of the issues. Fortunately, it’s better than nothing when the remote gets lost which is why I gave it three stars.
A pathetic excuse of an app. 1/5
It doesn’t work. Won’t ever even connect to the fire stick. Reinstall app, restart phone and fire stick, nothing. Don’t waste your time.
By Shantell T
I love my Firestick and I use it often. But now there is a bug and if I leave the app on my phone it goes back to the home screen on my tv. PLEASE FIX! And I will gladly give 5 stars.
Why make me select my one device every time?? 2/5
I have one FireTV. Every time I open this app, I have to choose my FireTV from a list of one option. This feature totally makes sense if you have more than one FireTV, but if I have only one, the app should auto choose my device for me and skip that selection menu! Of course I want to control my only FireTV. Just annoying to have to click it every time.
FireTV devs, please fix this.
Sometimes it will work. But only sometimes 1/5
This app is horrible. It never finds my tv even tho it is paired and signed in. Then it will fail to connect when it does show up. I have two fire sticks and very rarely will it show them both on the app. If I have tv #1 turned off and tv #2 turned on, the tv that shows up on the app is the one that’s turned off and no matter how many times I sign out and close out the app, it still won’t show the tv that’s actually turned on! It’s ridiculous and frustrating and I hope they can fix it soon!
Game Changer 5/5
By Saak Forte
This App is the SHIZNIT 🔥
My firestick remote broke. This app came to my rescue. Works great!
Needs a new update 1/5
It shouldn’t take so long to connect to the fire stick
Works Great! 5/5
By Review Spec Ops!
Have an iPhone X and the performance is flawless the connection times are almost instantaneous. Perhaps it may be slower with older phones as I have notice but anyways I 100% recommend this app. The UI is great and easy to handle. The control works as great, if not better than the one that comes with your fire stick. Overall a great app. Hope this helps.
App is great 5/5
Not optimized for iPhone X 3/5
Useful app but not optimized for iPhone X
Better than the actual remote
No directional pad 2/5
The app is functional - it connects to my fire tv stick just fine and the option to jump to the keyboard to type in text entry is great, however...the inclusion of a swiping area instead of proper directional keys is terrible. It makes navigation slower than it should or could be. I mean, not even having the OPTION to change the swiping area to directions? It needs to be there.
It makes this app something to use only if and when the actual remote dies or just can’t be found anywhere.
Firestick App 3/5
Great App I lost my remote o I downloaded the app works great.