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How to Use Your Phone as a Fire Stick Remote Control

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what to know

  • In the Fire TV Remote app, select Log inEnter email and password Log inselect deviceEnter connection request code
  • The Fire TV Stick Remote app is available for Android and iOS, but not all devices.

This article describes how to set up and use the app on your phone, as well as the requirements your device needs to remotely control Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube operating devices using the official Fire TV Stick app.

How to Set Up the Fire TV Stick Remote App

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the Fire TV Stick Remote app on a compatible phone or tablet, you’re ready to set up with Fire TV. To do this, you’ll need access to both your Fire TV and your phone.

To set up Fire TV Stick third-party apps:

Launch the Fire TV Stick third-party app.

Play Log in

Enter your Amazon account email address and password, then click Log in

Choose your Fire TV Stick or other Fire TV device you own.

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

Log in to your Amazon account

Turn on the TV and switch to the input associated with the Fire TV Stick or whatever Fire TV device you are trying to control.

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

Enter PIN to pair your app

Enter the code into your Fire TV Stick remote app.

The app connects to your Fire TV Stick or other Fire TV device.

Requirements for using the Fire TV Phone app

The Fire TV Stick Remote app is available for Android and iOS, but not all devices. Here are the basic requirements your device must meet to use the Fire TV Stick Remote app:

  • Fire TV for Fire Tablets: Works with all Fire tablets from 4th generation and above.
  • Fire TV for Android: Varies by device, but plans to use Android OS 4 or later.
  • Fire TV for iOS: Requires iOS 10 or later.

Fire TV Stick third-party apps can also control other Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Cube and Fire TV 4K. You can download this app and use it as a remote control for all Fire TV devices.

How to use the Fire TV Stick Remote app

The Fire TV Stick Remote app emulates the same functionality you’d expect from a physical Fire TV Stick remote. It has all the same buttons and they all do the same thing.

The only differences between the remote app and the physical remote are:

  • Instead of circular buttons, the app has a touchpad in the middle.
  • The app has a built-in keyboard.
  • The app contains a list of shortcuts that allow you to launch all apps at any time.

Here’s how to use the Fire TV Stick Remote app:

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

Press your finger on the touchpad area, then move your finger left, right, up, or down to scroll in that direction.

To move your selection without scrolling, swipe from the center of the trackpad in the direction you want to move.

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Tap the keyboard icon in the upper left corner to access the keyboard.

Voice control is only available in certain countries. If you live in an area where Amazon does not allow voice control, downloading this app will not enable voice control.

keyboard buttons

Press and hold the microphone and say what you’re looking for or the name of the app you want your Fire TV to open.

microphone button

Touch the Apps & Games icon between the microphone and keyboard icons to open the Apps & Games shortcut menu.

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

application button

The Back, Home, Menu, Back, Play/Pause and Fast Forward buttons work the same as on a physical remote.

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How to Use Your Phone as a Fire Stick Remote Control

Lost your Fire remote? Take control with this app on iOS and Android

What to Know
On the Fire TV Remote app, select Sign In > enter email and password > Sign In > select device > enter connection request code number.
The Fire TV Stick remote app is available for both Android and iOS, but it doesn’t work with every device.

This article explains how to set up and use the app on your phone, plus lists the requirements your device needs 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 compatible tablet, you’re ready to set it up with your Fire TV. To accomplish this, you’ll need access to both your Fire TV and your phone.

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

Launch the Fire TV Stick remote app.

Tap Sign In.

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

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.

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.

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

Enter the code in your Fire TV Stick remote app.

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

Requirements to Use the Fire TV Phone App

The Fire TV Stick remote app is available for Android and iOS, but it doesn’t work with every device. Here are the basic requirements that your device needs to meet to use the Fire TV Stick remote app:

Fire TV for Fire tablets: works on all 4th generation Fire tablets and later.
Fire TV for Android: varies with device, but plan on Android OS 4 or newer.
Fire TV for iOS: requires iOS 10 or newer.
The Fire TV Stick remote app can also control other Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Cube and Fire TV 4K. You can download this single app and use it as a remote for all of your Fire TV devices.
How to Use the Fire TV Stick Remote App

The Fire TV Stick remote app mimics the same functionality you’re used to from the physical Fire TV Stick remote. It has all the same buttons, and they do all of the same things.

The only differences between the remote app and the physical remote are:

The app has a touchpad in the middle instead of the 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.

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

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

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

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

Tap the keyboard icon in the upper left corner to access the keyboard.

Voice controls are only available in certain countries. If you live in an area where Amazon doesn’t allow voice controls, downloading this app will not enable voice controls.

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.

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 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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