Works great... 5% of the time 1/5
95% of the time it doesn’t connect. When it connects, it works great, but then 5 minutes later it won’t connect again.
Doesn’t work all the time 2/5
Please fix bugs! I lost the remote to my fire stick and this is the only way I can continue to use. App just decides to not work all the time. I am constantly deleting and redownloading it.
If it works is great 1/5
6 out of 10 times this app will not work fix this please!!! So glitchy
Stops working. 1/5
The app opens and says it is connected to my fire stick but when I push any of the buttons the tv doesn’t respond.
Stopped working after 1 time 1/5
Downloaded the app, put on a movie. In the time it took for the movie to be over...it no longer worked. It shows my fire stick but WILL NOT let me click on it to use it. I’ve tried logging out and logging back in....nothing. Same problem.
Only use this if you don’t have the real remote 1/5
Works 1/20 times...
Works about half the time 1/5
Amazons not so sneaky way of forcing you into buying the actual remote
Frequently flakes out 1/5
My dog chewed up the physical remote so this is my only way to use fire tv. Nearly every day it gets into a state where the stick stops responding and I have to power cycle the stick to regain control. I would gladly pay for a replacement remote if Amazon sold them.
Stops functioning after pausing and coming back 1/5
For an Amazon product I have to say I am very disappointed with the quality of this app. From design all the way to function it needs a complete and utter overhaul. If you pause a show for more than 5 mins on any platform that is supported it will not respond from the app. As my actual remote has stopped working this is my only option for using my fire stick. Please update for the love of God if not only for my sanity!!!!
Always says “reconnecting” or it won’t let you connect to any of your fire sticks. Keep pressing they fire stick you want to control until the end of time and the app still won’t bring up the control buttons. Someone should be fired.
piece of dog poo 1/5
By Joe Jascor
its so slow, everyone has connecting issues, it doesnt work have the time
This app was great, but now it’s not working so well... 3/5
I too downloaded this app because my plastic remote stopped working. This app was a perfect replacement! But now all of a sudden, it’s not working. I’ll turn on the TV and use the app to navigate and it’ll work just fine. But then I’ll pause a movie, or be scrolling through videos to watch on YouTube, and all of a sudden it stops working. I can still press buttons on my phone screen, but the TV stops responding. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app multiple times, restarted my phone and the Fire TV box, have reset the connection to my TV multiple times, and nothing seems to resolve the issue. Then out of nowhere, the app will start working again. It’s got a mind of its own
This app is broken 1/5
By Ava Loren Torres
This app worked for a while as my remote since my real remote broke. But after a few months the app didn’t connect to my tv, or give me the option to connect to it.
Convenient but... 1/5
I really like the idea of using my phone to control fire TV ... but the app works fine for a while... but if the phone goes to sleep or you are away from the app for any significant period of time... it locks up on me. I have to stop the app and relaunch... but this doesn’t clear the problem. Restarting my phone also doesn’t fix it. Uninstalling and reinstalling it... also does nothing. Please fix this so I can change my rating to 5 stars.
Works great for awhile and than uninstall and reinstall 2/5
Works great for about a week and than have to install it all over again as it becomes unresponsive
DO BETTER JEFF 1/5
Sad and pathetic app that barely works
Please fix this app 1/5
My tv remote stopped working and I’m not paying $50 for a new one so I downloaded this app and today alone I have had to delete and reinstall it 10 times
Doesn’t work half the time 1/5
I’ve had nothing but issues with this app as it doesn’t even work half the time. I’ve reinstalled it, restarted my phone, amount other things. It just opens and does not a darn thing. I looked at the version history and doesn’t appear to even have regular updates.
Worked great till a recent update 1/5
I recently started having a problem where my app can’t connect to my firestick. The first time I deleted the app, reinstalled and it worked fine. Now it’s doing it again. So I have uninstalled and am in the process of reinstalling the app. Quite annoying.
Update: Dropped to 1 star because they still haven’t addressed this issue. Works great when it works. Weird thing is, my wife on her iPhone X has never had this issue. My iPhone XS max can’t work for more than a couple days without having to reinstall. Very annoying. I even contacted Amazon customer support and that was no help.
Works sometimes 3/5
It was great at first especially when the small remote disappeared now it hardly ever works
Works once and then I have to reinstall the app 1/5
Would give this app a negative amount of stars.... works once off and on and I have to uninstall and reinstall app to work don’t waste your time downloading. Same issue in two different fire sticks
By A gir 12345
Our fire stick remote stopped working so we downloaded this app to run our fire stick. It just stops working after one movie, or sometimes won’t work at all, and then we are left not being able to control our fire stick. Frustrating because this is one of the only devices for Disney plus.
Never works 1/5
Don’t even waste your time. This never works, loses your device constantly, drops out.
Don’t lose your real remote. This is not even close to a reliable replacement.
Only Works Sometimes 2/5
I have had so many difficulties trying to get the app to my Fire TV, with and without WiFi.
It’s a shame that a company like Amazon can’t do any better than this. The app constantly freezes and disconnects. It’s the most frustrating app experience I’ve ever had, period.
App is great, when it actually works. 1/5
It will randomly not work for days at a time. Works off and on for my husband’s phone too.
This app won’t connect to the fire stick way to often. Don’t want to have to delete and keep downloading
Zero stars 1/5
By el catire arizonense
I have a brand new phone, but this app gives me problems all the time. This is app is so awful that I’m willing to waste even more time than I’ve already wasted deleting and reinstalling this app every time it freezes, which is every time I use it. If I could give it zero stars I would.
This app is useless. It disconnects often. If I walk away for a split second after not using it for 1 minute, it will disconnect. It disconnects more than it works. Absolutely a waste of time.
Will not stay connected 2/5
I have to constantly delete app and reinstall , because it will not stay connected to fire stick. It locks up and will not work.
I have to uninstall/reinstall multiple times a day
Almost daily malfunction 1/5
Today, I went to turn the volume up and it became stuck and went clear to volume 100... and then the app froze completely, again. I had to uninstall and reinstall for maybe the 20th time since originally installing in December. The only reason I’ve stuck with this app is that the original fire tv remote went missing and I ordered another for $20 but it didn't work. Am I missing something, or is this an app with very basic functions and zero functionality?
This app is just plain TRASH 1/5
This app is trash that all I have to say I’ll be writing a book if gave an actual review just buy a new remote
Freezes/Doesn’t Work Well 1/5
The app freezes frequently despite clearing it out and restarting. It either works very well or not at all, there is no in between.
Works great! 5/5
I lost my physical remote and it’s to expensive to get a replacement but when I found this, it works great and functions as if I didn’t lose it! It is a great back up if you lost your physical remote!
Rarely works 2/5
This app rarely works. I’ve used it for years, and there’s absolutely no rhyme or reason behind why it will or won’t work. When it works it’s fine, but it rarely does. It’s frustrating and annoying. Please fix it!
Very frustrating 1/5
By Genny Louhoo
This app is awful. My fire stick remote vanished so we found this app. It freezes constantly and will disconnect at random then it can’t find the device to reconnect. Stupid.
Works just fine at first, then all of the sudden it stops working and I can’t use my device! Very inconvenient!!
By Dr von
The app always STOPS working right i. The middle of using it. Some times it wont connect at all !!!!! When it works it is great
WHEN IT WORKS.
Works until it doesn’t 1/5
I have to delete and reinstall the app at least twice a week because it will randomly stop working and won’t connect to your stick until you reinstall
Only works sometimes
Just the worst. “Connecting, connecting, connecting, Connecting, connecting, Connecting, connecting, connecting, Connecting, connecting, connecting, Connecting, connecting, Connecting, connecting, connecting . . .
FIX IT NEOW 1/5
PLEASE FIX THIS SHIT I AM TRYING TO WATCH LOVE AND HIPHOP!!!!!!!
Works and then doesn’t 2/5
Works great then won’t connect to the fire stick. Don’t have any of our remotes so it’s VERY frustrating!!!
Fire Stick App Review 1/5
This app is nothing short of absolutely awful. It disconnects my phone every day and has me sign in multiple times. I spend an average of 2 hours EVERY. SINGLE. day trying to connect to my device. Maybe it’s Amazons way of convincing you to buy the actual remote and buy their batteries when they go out, and I’ll tell you what- worth every penny to not have to deal with this garbage app.
Stop working last month! absolute trash
App stopped working 1/5
My Amazon Fire remote stopped working so I’ve been primarily using this app, however it no longer works! Sad because Alexa is a great product. I wish they could get their streaming boxes and remotes more reliable. I guess it is time to switch all the boxes to Roku.
Bipolar app 1/5
By hatun hatice
When it works it’s pretty amazing with ease and simplicity of the remote menu and buttons. However more often than not, it completely and suddenly ceases to function. Restarting the app is to no avail. In need of an update for this pesky issue.
In and out 1/5
GOES IN AND OUT