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Amazon Fire TV

Control your Amazon Fire TV via Bluetooth (BLE), trackpad and keyboard

Amazon Fire TV 2nd generation and later, Fire TV Stick 2nd generation and later, and Fire TV Cube 1st generation and later can now be controlled via Bluetooth (BLE). This integration includes two great new features. Smart Remote's trackpad feature makes it incredibly easy to browse and navigate. You can also use a nifty keyboard feature for searching (yes, you can finally say goodbye to spelling things out letter by letter on your TV screen). Check out the video here to see the new trackpad and keyboard in action with Apple TV (the features are the same for Amazon Fire).
 

Compatible models

Fire TV 2nd generation and later

Fire TV Stick 2nd generation and later

Fire TV Cube 1st generation and later

 

Compatible software versions

Smart Remote v0.66.9 (see release note) or later

Smart Remote App 1.2.9 or later

Android App 1.4.5 or later

 

How to set it up

  1. Make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Smart Remote.

  2. Make sure both your BLE devices and Smart Remote are awake (send a random command to make sure it is awake)

  3. Launch the Sevenhugs Smart Remote app and make sure you are on the Devices & Service tab.

  4. Select “Add a device or service"

  5. Select “Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Devices”

  6. Select "Scan my network"

  7. Select "Amazon Fire TV" in the list of devices found and press "Next"

  8. Please select the Amazon Fire TV you want to add and press "Next"

  9. Press "Continue on Smart Remote"

  10. Your Amazon Fire TV will be added on Smart Remote

  11. The connection and pairing has then to be triggered via Amazon FireTV

  12. On your Amazon Fire TV go to Settings and select "Controllers & Bluetooth Devices"

  13. Select "Other Bluetooth Devices"

  14. Select "Add Bluetooth Devices"

  15. Choose the Smart Remote you want to connect with

  16. Continue on Smart Remote

Important Notes

  • If you want the volume controls on your Amazon Fire TV interface to control the sound of your TV, you will need to create an AV Scene .
  • To use the keyboard on Smart Remote to type into the search bar on your Amazon Fire TV, you need to tap the keyboard button on your Smart Remote interface for Amazon Fire TV.
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