I forgot my remote the other night and this app was a lifesaver. I love it and that it is free! Would like to see a setting to adjust the sensitivity of clicking. Sometimes it clicks when Im just swiping. I know it would need to connect to the tv most likely but a option for tv volume (on the remote itself)would be nice to. Very nice if you forget or even lose or break remote!
The voice option is cool... But I could read war and peace in the time this takes to reconnect to my Fire stick sometimes. As well, there is no functionality with Swype... It wouldn't be that hard. Take the cumulative String entered by Swype and break it down to a character array and feed the letters in using a loop! If you give me the source code for this, I could make VAST improvements!
Very Good Replacement remote. I can use this app to control a 1st gen firestick from my pixel XL phone & it works very well. Play, pause, back, mouse pad & home buttons all work fine. When searching, the keyboard button is much quicker on this than typing using f/stick remote. Only downside is when trying to scroll down a long list, you must scroll very slowly. This is the only issue that prevents a 5th star. Hopefully a future update will resolve this.
Reasonably good app. Easy to sync with device and account. Slightly more functionality than the remote but I feel it could be improved with a search button. Currently (unless there's a better way I'm not aware of) you have to hit the home button, swipe to the search, swipe down to begin typing and then you can search for a show. It would be better if there was a magnifying glass icon on the app that immediately allowed you enter your search. Even better if you can search for things on the app without interrupting what you're watching. Could also be improved with an option to use directional keys rather than swiping. Very much enjoying the Fire Stick in general, however. Much better than messing around with a laptop and hdmi cable.
Absolutely the Coolest App!!! . I didn't have "Alexa", but this app even does voice commands. You can program whole seasons of a given show (like Downton Abbey). You can do things with this that I could never do with my remote (which I dropped in dish water and then revived in rice). And there are NO GLITCHES with this app for some reason. The remote requests used to wink out and quit. So, I recommend this app while heartedly. It's entirely fun and a bit magical. --- MJG. 12/10/2017.
I came to the same conclusion of between FireStick, Chromecast, and Roku. I rolled the dice on the FireStick and have been pleasantly surprised. It works very well, the only criticism I have is the voice command doesn't work quite as well as it shows in the intro and starting Jan 1st 2018, YouTube won't be compatible, which is a bummer but I'll live.
- Adds support for French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
Universal Remote control for TV, Cable/Satellite, Apple TV,Roku, DVD & TV Guide