Do you need a Fire TV/Firestick remote replacement? This article will give you the best choices and show you how to use them. This remote alternative will also work with the Fire TV Stick.
If you lose or damage Fire TV then you know how frustrating finding or buying a new one. Fortunately, there are several alternatives that match the Fire TV box and Stick. Many users even find this better than the real remote because they offer several additional features.
The three options shown below are the Fire TV Remote Application (free), the CetusPlay Application (free), and the Rii Wireless Keyboard.
Firestick Remote App
One of the best and simplest options when looking for a replacement remote for your Fire TV Box or Fire TV Stick is the Fire TV Remote App. This is a free application that is downloaded to an iPhone, Android, or other Smartphone that functions exactly like your previous Fire TV. The Apple App Store, Google Play, or any place that stores your phone applications all carry remote applications. Do a quick search for Amazon Fire TV Remote or use the link below:
iPhone Remote App
Android Remote App
Amazon Fire Remote App
Installing The Fire TV Remote App
After installation, the Fire TV Remote Application functions the same as the Fire TV Remote. This acts as a secondary Fire TV remote with some additional extras to boot. Shown below is a screenshot of the Application on the iPhone 6S.
After the Application is installed, you must connect the Fire TV device to your mobile via Wi-Fi. Telephone and Fire TV must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to use. After opening the Application, it will detect your device.
To Pair the Fire TV Remote Application with Your Device, you must:
- Select the Fire TV / Stick device that you will use
- Once selected, look for the 4 digit code that will appear on your TV
- Type this code into your mobile application
- When recognized, it will access the Fire TV Remote Application
The image below shows all the functions of your new Fire TV remote.
The Application Center is a touch panel to navigate through your Fire TV. Swipe left, right, up and down to move and operate the device. Tapping the center of the screen will click or select. The buttons at the bottom function exactly the same as the typical Fire TV remote. And above is a toolbar that can be used for various capabilities in the device.
Fire TV Replacement Remote Benefits
As you can see, there are some great benefits to using the actual application versus remote for Fire TV. Many older generation Fire TVs do not offer Alexa Voice Assist with compatible remote. Using the Application gets access to Alexa with any generation of Fire TV.
Applications and Game Tools open all Games & Applications downloaded on your mobile for easy selection rather than having to scroll on television. You can also move it to your liking.
One of the coolest features available in the Remote application is the Keyboard option. We all know how frustrating and time-consuming it is to type in the search bar using Remote Fire TV. With the application, you always have the option to select the keyboard and type in your e-mail address, search, etc.
There are many options to explore in the Fire TV Remote Application. After testing remotely, it’s easy to see why many people prefer this application rather than the actual distance for their Amazon Fire TV device.
CetusPlay is an all-in-one remote application that is compatible with many devices as a replacement remote control. This free application is available for download on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. You can install on your mobile device by searching CetusPlay or using the link below:
iPhone CetusPlay App
Android CetusPlay App
After installation, CetusPlay can connect to many devices including your Fire TV / Stick box. To pair the application, just click the Configuration button in the upper left corner and select your device. The image below is a screenshot of CetusPlay on the iPhone 6S.
One of the coolest features of the CetusPlay App is a variety of navigation modes. Offers Direction-Pad mode, Touch Pad mode, Keyboard mode, and mouse mode. This option is available in the upper right corner of the application. After testing, you will definitely find one that suits your preferences.
Just like the Remote TV Fire Application, Cetus has a “My Application” Tab that lists all the applications you download. This makes it easy to open applications quickly rather than scrolling through all downloaded applications.
CetusPlay also gives you the ability to sideload hundreds of applications just by clicking on a button. Using the Tab “Application Center” available in the application, you can scroll through popular applications and install using only your phone. This is the best way to install Kodi, Mobdro, Terrarium TV, or any other resource you want.
In the Selected Category, the “Play on TV” section allows you to take photos and videos stored on your mobile directly to your television screen. There is also a “Clean Master” at the bottom of the application that closes all applications that are not used on your device.
The CetusPlay application has many amazing features and capabilities. Overall, this is a replacement remote for Fire TV / Stick which also functions as a universal remote for various streaming devices.
Rii Wireless Keyboard
Using the keyboard as a replacement remote for the Fire TV or Stick box is a good alternative to the original remote. With the keyboard paired to your device, many applications and functions will now be available that never existed before. Bluetooth keyboards such as the Rii i8 + Mini Wireless Keyboard will allow you to sideload applications that were previously not installed.
Rii Wireless Keyboard not only works with Fire TV Box or Stick but you can also pair it with almost all compatible Bluetooth devices. This gadget is more than just your typical keyboard. Rii Mini Keyboard offers a touch pad, rechargeable Li-ion battery, and a fully functional QWERTY keypad. It’s very lightweight and versatile and is a great improvement for Fire TV users. The image below is the Rii i8 + 2.4 GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard.
Important Note: Rii provides various models of this keyboard. Rii i8 + is a Bluetooth model. Double-check that you bought the right keyboard before checking out.
After purchasing the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard or other Bluetooth Keyboard, you must pair it with your Fire TV / Stick. To learn how to pair a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse with a Fire TV box or Fire Stick CLICK HERE or use the link below:
How to Pair a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse with Amazon Fire TV / Stick
After pairing your keyboard with your Fire TV device, the fun begins. By using this device, you can now access many applications that were not previously available with the original remote Fire TV. Rii Keyboard is a very good asset for all TV users and technology lovers.
For tips and other useful tutorials for your Fire TV Box / Stick, see the link below:
Original Amazon Fire TV Replacement Remote
If you prefer to buy a new Fire TV / Stick remote directly from Amazon, you can use the following link to do it. If you are looking to replace a remote for Firestick, you might be interested in buying a new Fire TV Stick for an additional $ 10.