How to Use Your Phone as a Remote Control for a Fire Stick?

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This guide tells you how to set up and use the app on your phone. It also tells you what your device needs to be able to use the official Fire TV Stick remote app to control Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube devices.

How to Set up the Fire TV Stick Remote Control App

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the Fire TV Stick remote app on your phone or a tablet that works with it, you’re ready to set it up with your Fire TV. You will need to use both your Fire TV and your phone to do this.

Here’s how to set up the remote app for the Fire TV Stick:

  1. Launch the Fire TV Stick remote app.

  2. Tap Sign In.

  3. Enter the email and password for your Amazon account, and then tap Sign In.

  4. Select your Fire TV Stick, or any other Fire TV device you own.

    If you don’t see your device, make sure that it’s plugged in and connected to the same network as your phone.

    Sign in to your Amazon account
  5. Turn on your television, and switch to the input associated with your Fire TV Stick, or whichever Fire TV device you’re trying to control.

  6. Look for the Fire TV Stick remote app connection request code number.

    Enter the PIN to pair your app
  7. Enter the code in your Fire TV Stick remote app.

  8. The app will connect to your Fire TV Stick or other Fire TV device.

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Requirements to Use the Fire TV Phone App

The Fire TV Stick remote app is available for both Android and iOS, but not every device can use it. To use the Fire TV Stick remote app, your device needs to meet these simple requirements:

  • Fire TV for Fire tablets: works on all 4th generation Fire tablets and later.
  • Fire TV for Android: varies with the device, but plan on Android OS 4 or newer.
  • Fire TV for iOS: requires iOS 10 or newer.

How to Use the Fire TV Stick Remote App

The Fire TV Stick remote app lets you do everything you’re used to doing with the physical control. All of the buttons are the same, and they all do the same things.

The only things that are different between the app and the real control are:

  • The app has a touchpad in the middle instead of a circle button.
  • The app has a built-in keyboard.
  • The app includes a shortcut list that allows you to launch any of your apps whenever you want.

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Here’s how to use to Fire TV Stick remote app:

  1. Tap anywhere on the touchpad area to select the currently highlighted item on your Fire TV.

  2. With your finger pressed down in the touchpad area, move your finger left, right, up, or down to scroll in that direction.

  3. To move your selection without scrolling, swipe from the middle of the touchpad in the direction you want to move.

    Basic controls for the Fire app
  4. Tap the keyboard icon in the upper left corner to access the keyboard.


    The Keyboard button
  5. Tap and hold the microphone, then say what you’re looking for, or say the name of an app you want your Fire TV to open.

    The microphone button
  6. Tap the Apps & Games icon, located between the microphone and keyboard icons, to launch the Apps & Games shortcut menu.

    Tap any app or game in this list to instantly launch it on your Fire TV Stick or other Fire TV device.

    The Apps button
  7. The return, home, menu, reverse, play/pause, and fast forward buttons all work the same way they do on the physical remote.



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