All those who want to enjoy the services of a Smart TV on a normal television have to get hold of some kind of device that makes that traditional TV that they have on the living room table smart. There are solutions like Chromecast, from Google.
And if you’re not a fan of Alphabet, you have Fire TV, the solution that Amazon sells and that works so well. We have spent years analyzing the different models of Amazon Fire TV and we have always found them very interesting. Also, it is worth it if we are subscribed to Amazon Prime.
Today we want to talk about a apps that usually goes unnoticed by Amazon Fire TV users, no matter how obvious it may seem, since since the entertainment system has its own remote, sometimes it is forgotten that there are more options.
Yes, as you may have guessed, this app that we highly recommend is the official Amazon application that we have available on Google Play and the Apple Store. Let’s see what this application is for.
What can the Fire TV app do for us?
The Amazon Fire TV app for iOS or Android It is useful because it is common to lose the remote control, but nobody loses sight of their smartphone for even a second. The app performs almost the same functions as the TV remote control.
When you download it and open it, you will see that it will ask you to connect to the nearest Fire TV device (in case you have several at home). When you select the correct one, you may need to verify the code displayed on your Fire TV to connect.
The Fire TV app has simple, large, and easy-to-use navigation buttons. The handling is fast. It has an Alexa button (Amazon’s assistant) for voice commands, a Home button, and navigation buttons for play, pause, forward, and back. And depending on your Fire TV model, the app may also include volume control.
The app is superior to the Fire TV remote in terms of content search. In addition, it includes an on-screen keyboard to search for a title in the app. It also has practical quick access buttons for all applications, such as Netflix, HBO Max or Disney +.
Its main drawback is that you have to unlock the smartphone and wait for the application to connect. Although these steps only take a few seconds, they are less convenient than picking up and using the remote control. Without a doubt, it is worth downloading the Amazon Fire TV app.