Both remotes broke and I found this by chance. Thought I'd have to spend around £30 for replacements, but this app is brilliant and we (the whole family) will be using this going forward. Very intuitive and the voice search works perfectly. Multiple people can control at once and I can't actually believe it's free. There aren't any downsides that I can think of and it's actually more convenient than the remote. Hopefully no crud updates ruin it.
One of the last updates allowed the app to automatically connect to the device. The problem is when you have more than one fire devices in your household. Most of the time it's automatically connecting to the device in the other room. This auto connect would be fine if you had one device but please let me choose the device I would without the apps connecting to the wrong one.
Update. I originally gave 5 stars but I'm changing it to 2 bc every time the screen on my phone goes off, the video playing also goes off. It pauses itself when the phone goes to sleep. No one can keep their phone on for 2 hours while they watch a movie. Fix this and I'll go back to 5 stars. Thank you
No advantages over the voice remote. Voice works poorly anyhow on fire tv. No point in this app except to drain your phone battery. The directional pad is bad, and there is no mouse or touch support. Keyboard input is rather terrible, and you still have to deal with amazon's really bad keyboard overlay. It is far better to just use a usb or bluetooth keyboard with touchpad or air mouse.
Thumbs up, it is a great app and perfect for households like my own where remote controllers disappears into thin air. however, sometimes it can't find my firestick to be able to.connect so I end up having to reset everything and keep trying until it shows up. But otherwise, would Deffo recommend it.
Terribly unreliable. It's got a little better with recent update but still appalling. Disconnects all the time, handles it badly, ui is erratic, can take minutes to hit pause. Considering it has one simple job that a new grad could code up in an hour maybe amazon could bother to sort it out?
Bug fixes and performance improvements
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