Doesn’t always cooperate 3/5
For some reason the app doesn’t always connect to my tv. Out of no where it will say that there is no device to connect to when I had been using it. When it does work it’s very helpful and useful and I love it but, the app can be very irritating being that it cooperates when it pleases
Can’t connect 3/5
I often have trouble connecting. It’s very frustrating!
Horrible remote 1/5
The original remote that came with my fire stick died from leaky batteries so this was the only way to keep using my fire stick. It constant disconnects and never wants to reconnect so I’m stuck there with a show playing and no way to pause/stop it. I’ve been having to delete the app, wait a few days, re-download, and pray it works again. Then a day later it disconnects again. So frustrating!
Keeps crashing 🙄
Has issues 2/5
When typing cannot us the letter “R” or other letters
Bad connection 2/5
It disconnects from my Firestick constantly. I thought this would be a good way to always have a remote on hand since my toddler somehow always loses ours. But most every time I try to use it, it says it cannot connect. Pretty pointless!
So this is a great app overall but when I try to connect it to my fire stick every time I get back on it it says “cannot connect” so y’all need bug fixes and improvements PERIODTT Tf you mean...
Update has rendered this app useless! 1/5
I constantly have to reconnect and sometimes it won’t connect at all. It was fine before the update.
Not so happy 2/5
My family and i hace had to redownload and troubleshoot this app so many times because it just does not connect to the tv. The remote would die so fast even though the batteries would be fresh. Good idea behind the fire tv but fix the remotes.
When it works it’s good. 3/5
Normally pretty good. Find myself using this more than their crappy Bluetooth remotes. At least it’s WiFi based. Lately it’s been been pretty unreliable always “reconnecting”. Would be better if they had an Apple Watch version.
Messed up my entire fire tv and all my apps 1/5
By All Nicknames Are Taken 6152
The remote worked great the first night. The next morning I got up and tried to use it, but it just kept saying it was trying to connect. It never would, even when I put my phone right on top of the fire tv. Luckily I did find my original remote, but as soon as I tried to use it, my entire fire tv was reset. All of my apps and downloads were gone and all of my accounts were gone. I lost some movie apps that literally took hours to download.
Do not use this 1/5
It is BAD it is a SCAM so do not get
The keyboard no longer works 1/5
Can't type S or R or T in the app. Kinda kills any ability to search.
Quick fix, not long term 2/5
By legally bold
For awhile, this app was a lifesaver when my fire stick remote stopped working. However, the app stopped connecting to my fire stick and nothing I did would get them to reconnect. It would disconnect after a few minutes of not being used and then wouldn’t reconnect for days. Let’s just say, I quickly ordered a new fire stick remote and won’t be using the app again.
Can’t stand it 1/5
By Benny the Bookie
This app used to be OK. Then they updated it and it became horrible. Unreliable. And slow.
FIX THE KEYBOARD 2/5
Some of the letters do not work, incredibly frustrating.
Doesn’t work. 1/5
The worst, this app never works! Waste of space.
GAMING CONTROLLER OPTION NEEDED🕹🎮 1/5
would be cool if it gave us a
GAMING CONTROLLER🕹🎮 option
Great concept, poor execution 1/5
By Bad bad bad update 👎
Initially worked well, now only rarely connects, makes me re-login, and crashes frequently. Seems like the more updates come out, the more bugs there actually are.
Great, when it works. 1/5
Easy to use when it works, but will simply stop connecting to the Fire without rhyme or reason. Never will know if or when it will actually function. You can use it just fine, set it down, pick it up 10 seconds later and it has disconnected & wont reconnect. Sometimes it works fine for a couple days, then won’t connect for a week. Not an issue with phone or updates, as all software is current and literally no other apps have a problem connecting to the internet or outside sources.
Don’t take the update 1/5
After taking the update, it will no longer connect to my devices
What happened!? 1/5
Used to love the app now with the recent update it crashes and disconnects every 2 minutes. Very frustrating
App takes me directly to keyboard 2/5
Was great until the latest update. Now, once I select my device it takes me right to the keyboard.
Bad design 1/5
The weird track pad in the middle always takes me to the subtitles section. It’s a weird design and not user friendly at all. How hard is it to design it like the remote? It would make more sense to do so.
It won’t stay connected have to unplug my fire stick 20 times a day....
By switched at birth 1
this app is decent. it works when it wants too but we have 3 fire sticks and it’ll just randomly kick you off of the one you are on and tell you that it never even existed in the first place
It’s great when it works 1/5
Constantly disconnecting and then won’t reconnect which is so frustrating!
Connectivity issues are irritating 2/5
By Belleamour827 💋
I gave it 2 stars bc it is available and if you can get it to work works well; however, here recently, just as soon as you launch it and get going, it crashes. At this point I have to back out of it... Completely shut it down and unplug the firestick then plug it back in to get it to sync. It is very frustrating. I thought that this would surely be a great solution to the faulty firestick remote I had. I didn't have these many issues with the original app... It would have connectivity issues every now and again.
Can’t paste text 1/5
Amazon you need to get your tech right.
Doesn’t work properly 1/5
By Washman jr
Every time I try to use it on my phone it keeps asking me to reconnect and it never does.
Glad to have it. Cause our toddler always loses the remotes. Very buggy though. The recent update made it worse. The app takes forever to reconnect when you reopen it. If you use it to do a search it will reopen to the search screen pretty much forever. With the new update exiting the search screen pauses/ un-pauses whatever you are watching.
Ir works great with my Toshiba Fire TV 5/5
I love this app cause sometimes my toddler son hides the remote and I just take my iPhone and do what I want on the TV.
How does this app still not work 1/5
Terrible. Launches then crashes immediately. It’s been this way for months with no fix. You’d think a huge company would make an app that works even a little.
Why do it stop working 2/5
It won’t let me connect
Constant connectivity issues!!!! 1/5
It’s a remote control that’s great to have since you can’t buy new remotes for the fire tv devices for cheap.
You have to force close it every single time your phones screen turns off and even then it sometimes won’t even find your device at all.
Great when it works, but it’s entirely too buggy, even for a backup remote. I’m just going to buy a new firestick and use the remote from it instead of constantly dealing with this guy👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
Connection problems 1/5
The app never lets me connect to my FireStick or fire tv!
Works half the time... 3/5
Sometimes it works great...buuutt Every time you pull up a new app even if you don’t exit out of the remote it has to reconnect which can take some time. If you’re using Netflix, the keyboard sometimes doesn’t connect right so you’ll type something on the app and only half the letters show up on the tv.
Won’t connect 1/5
Works for about 5 minutes. From then on it will not connect to the fire stick or my account. I wish these app developers would really test their product before we waste our time like this.
Reconnecting issues 2/5
When I put my phone on standby (black screen) when I open the app it always has trouble reconnecting after a movie has started. I always have to power down my phone to get it to go into reconnect status. Irritating
Constantly will not connect 1/5
I’ve wanted to give this app a shot (as I’ve had it for 3 months now), but I am curious to as why you can not connect to it 75% of the time.
Needs to restart 1/5
When I use it, if my phone turns the screen off, trying to get back to it doesn’t work. It just says it’s tryna to connect. I have to restart the app for it to work again 8 times out of 10. It’s a pest.
When it works, it’s good 3/5
I like that I can use the remote from my phone, but it rarely works without me having to force close it. After opening the app, it’s fine. But as soon as my phone falls asleep, anytime I try and use it it just says “connecting “ and hangs, and is unusable without force quitting. Its really annoying. After the last update it briefly would only hang for a minute, but now it’s back to being unusable again. I would love it if you all could permanently fix this issue.
This app is HORRIBLE. It has disconnected on me so many times and either takes about 10 try’s to reconnect or it doesn’t at all and after a a couple days when I try again, a code will pop up to enter in my phone and it’ll start working again. BUT only for a little and then it will disconnect again. There is no way to unpair the tv that you can just reconnect it whenever it does disconnect. So you have to wait u til it decides it wants to work again. HORRIBLE!!!!
The worst 1/5
I lost my Firestick remote (how does that happen in a one bedroom condo?) but was thrilled to find that I could use an app to replace it—until I used this app. It consistently disconnects or is unable to connect to my WiFi despite a brand new router and modem. I can’t wait to move and buy a smart tv so I don’t have to deal with this piece of crap any longer. Oh. And if you want to buy a new remote, it’s pretty much the same as buying a new Firestick.
Poorly designed and lots of glitches 1/5
By 1226 roselle
I suppose it’s convenient when the fire the remote stops working (which seems to happen often) or its across the room... but for being amazon, it’s horribly designed and always seems to have the following glitches:
1. It never stays connected. I’m constantly having to reconnect it to the device
2. This one is the worst... it automatically goes to a keyboard function or something. Every time I open it up I first need to click ‘back’ to get to the mousepad type screen where it actually is functional. Drives me crazy.
Fire stick 4k 1/5
I’m on my 3rd one. Once again it has stopped working. About time to give up on this app I guess.
Cannot connect 1/5
The app often is unable to connect to the Fire Stick.
Connectivity issues 2/5
When you try and switch between fire sticks multiple times it won’t connect anymore. Tried on my android phone and it works great. The app is definitely developed better on android for some reason.
Rarely connects, while fire stick was a waste of money 1/5
I have two fire sticks and both remotes stopped working and so I used the app and that won’t connect most days.