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Amazon’s Fire TV Remote Control

My Fire TV remote control is failing on me. It just looses connection (apparently it randomly shuts off, appearing “offline” on the System / controllers menu).  When it happens, I start fidgeting with the remote control. I take the batteries off, then put them back again. I try to make the remote control to be “discoverable” by pressing the OK button (in the center of the “joystick wheel”) for 5-10 seconds, I wait some time, try it again, and when finding no response, go back to taking the batteries off… several times. Finally, good luck strikes me after some minutes and the...
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FireTV Remote Control App for Android

I am glad I found Amazon’s free Fire TV Remote Control App for Android. I did not know about it until now, and for me it is a life saver. Let me tell you why: I’ve been having some problems with my Fire TV remote controller. Over the last month, my Fire TV remote controller developed an habit of randomly loosing connection with the Fire Tv CPU. Sometimes -most annoying- it happens after leaving a movie on PAUSE. when I get back in front of my TV, ready to resume my watching,  the RC is unresponsive. The only solution I found was to remove the RC batteries,...
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Nyko game controller for FireTV

The Nyko game controller is a very interesting alternative for your FireTV, as it costs about half the price of the offical Amazon’s game controller, but works and feels just like it. Actually I feel that paying more than 20 dollars for a game controller, when weighting in the rather low game quality of your fireTV, is an overkill, so I would never have paid the money asked for the original game controller by Amazon. The Nyko game controller is compatible also with all Android devices (provided they run Android 3.0 or better). Check their own website and product specs...
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