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How to control Firestick with Android Phone?

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All Fire TV devices have a controller that allows you to control your TV with voice commands. Users may, however, control the Fire TV Stick with their smartphones. There are various apps available for Android devices that can control the Amazon Fire TV Stick, including the Fire Tv Remote control app and the Easy Fire Tools app. However, the following are all the necessary methods and steps you need to follow to control firestick with Android phone.

By using Fire TV Stick Remote App

The Fire TV Stick remote app is compatible with iOS and Android devices, although not all devices support it. However, the Fire TV remote control app works on all 4th generation Fire tablets and later. While for Android devices, it varies with device, but plan on Android OS 4 or newer. And for iOS, it requires iOS 10 or newer.
To control Firestick with your android phone, you need to download the Fire Stick remote app accessible on the app store and play store. You can download it in a few simple ways, as mentioned below:

Steps to Setup the Remote Control App for the Fire TV Stick.

  1. Install Fire Tv Stick App.
how to control firestick with android phone?

Launch the Fire Tv Stick remote app to control the device on your Android phone.

2. Sign in by entering your Password and Email.
After installing Fire Tv stick remote App on your phone, select Sign In. Enter your Amazon account email and password, then press Sign In.

3. Select the device you want to connect
Choose your Fire TV Stick or another device you want to control Firestick with your android phone. Switch on your television and choose the input for your Fire TV Stick or the Fire TV device you’re attempting to connect with your Android phone.

4. Enter the request code number
Look for the link request code number for the Fire TV Stick control app. To link your app, enter the PIN and in the Fire TV Stick remote app, enter the code. The app will connect with your Fire TV Stick devices or Fire TV stick.

Remotes for the Fire Tv Stick Control App:

Instead of the circular button, the app has a touchpad in the centre, a built-in keyboard, and a shortcut list that allows users to access any of your programmes whenever they want. Alternatively, the Fire TV Stick remote app duplicates the same functionality as the real Fire TV Stick remote.

The Fire Tv Stick app offers two kinds of remotes, a Directional Pad and a Swipe gesture, and Android users get access to one more remote, i.e, Mini Remote.

  • Directional Pad
    A directional pad is a set of buttons in the shape of an arrow or a cross that offer commands for four directions: up-down-left-right or north-south-east-west. The Directional Pad is the default remote.
  • Swipe Gesture
    Swipe gesture is the first gesture-control pad which lets you operate Z-Wave network devices or linked smart items without touching anything. The Swipe Gesture control includes a black pad that you may glide your finger across or press to select/confirm items.
  • Mini Remote Control
    Android users may also utilise the Mini Remote, a little remote pad that shows on the notification panel and lock screen.

Steps to Use the Fire Tv Stick Remote App:

  • To pick the presently displayed item on your Fire TV, tap anywhere within the touchpad area.
  • Move your finger right, left, up, or downwards in the touchpad area while it is pushed down to navigate in that direction.
  • Swipe from the centre of the trackpad in the area you wish to move your choice without scrolling.
  • To access the keyboard, tap the keyboard symbol in the top left corner.
  • Tap and press the microphone, then speak what you’re searching for or the label of an app you would like to open on your Fire TV.
  • To open the Games and apps shortcut menu, tap the Apps & Games icon positioned between the keyboard and microphone. Click any game or app in this list to run it on your Fire TV Stick or any Fire TV device.
  • The physical remote’s back, fast forward buttons, play/pause, menu, reverse, and home, all function the same way.

By using Easy Fire tools

Due to easy fire tools software, you can quickly install any application from your phone onto a Fire TV Stick. You may also view details about your Fire TV connectivity and the Easy Fire Tools app. The only caveat is there is some basic setup required. First, ensure that your Fire Stick and phone are connected to an identical WiFi network.

Download the Easy Fire Tools app.

To control Firestick with your android phone, by using easy fire tools, you need to install the app on your phone. There are following easy steps to install the app which are mentioned below:

  • Start the Google Play store on your Phone.
  • Search for Easy Fire Tools in the Search bar.
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  • When you reach the search result, click the Install button.
  • Wait a few seconds for the installation and download to finish.

Set your network information on Firestick and your phone.

Navigate to settings from the FireStick home screen. After you’ve opened the settings, select My Fire TV. Click Developer options after selecting My Fire TV. Select ADB debugging to enable it. Enabling ADB debugging allows you to communicate with the same network devices. Turn on the Apps via the Unknown Sources toggle.

Setup network information on Firestick

Before pairing the Firestick with your Android Phone, both devices must be linked to the identical network. Following are a few steps to set up your network information on Firestick.

  1. From FireStick’s home screen, navigate to settings.

Open the settings menu from the home screen of your Firestick.

  1. Select My Fire TV.

After entering the settings menu, select the My Fire TV option on the firestick.

  1. Select About.

After selecting My Fire Tv, go to the About tab.

  1. Navigate to Network.

On the right edge, you’ll see a list of details about your network. Examine the SSID, the name of the network to which you are connected.

Set up network information on Android Phones.

Follow these steps to verify the network settings on your Android phone before pairing Firestick with an Android phone.

  • Navigate to Settings.
    Start the settings app on your Android Phone.
  • Select Wi-Fi & Network.
    After entering the settings menu, select Wifi and Network. Depending upon your phone’s manufacturer, the name of this category of options may change.
  • Select Wi-Fi.

After completing the preceding steps, select WiFi.

  • Verify that your network name is the same.

At the top, you’ll notice the Wi-Fi network to which you’re connected. The network name should be the same as the SSID from your FireStick.

Connect the Easy Fire Tools App to your Fire TV.

After setting up the Firestick and your Android phone on the same network, you can now follow these steps to pair the Easy fire tools App to your Fire Tv Stick.

  • On your Android phone, launch the Easy Fire Tools app.
    When you first open it, you will see lengthy terms of agreement pop-up. Choose Agree after reading properly.
  • Click the discover symbol in the upper-right area, as seen in the image below. Allow a few seconds for your Fire TV device to display before tapping on it.
  • When prompted to use your IP address indefinitely, select Yes. Then, in the top-right corner, hit the connecting symbol.
  • Your phone and Fire TV will display a popup asking you to allow the connection. On both devices, press the Continue button.
  • The connect indicator will turn green after your Easy Fire Tools app is linked to your Fire TV.

Your Android phone is linked with the Fire Tv Stick via Easy fire tools. Now, you can control your Firestick from your Android phone.

Steps to install Apps on Firestick from your Phone.

Install apps on your Firestick from your Android phone is now possible via the Easy Fire Tools app. Following are a few steps you need to follow:

  • Open the app.
    Start the Easy Fire Tools app on your smartphone.
  • Select the Downloads tab.
    Click on the Downloads option at the top of the app’s home screen.
  • Choose the App
    Tap the APK file that you wish to install. 
  • If necessary, click the confirmation button.
    If a confirmation box for Sideload appears, click Yes. After a few minutes, your selected app will be downloaded. 

Steps to Uninstall Apps on Firestick from your Phone.

  • Start the Easy Fire Tools application.
    On your phone, open the Easy Fire Tools app.
  • Click on the Hamburger symbol.
    Tap the hamburger symbol (three horizontal lines in the top-left corner) on the app’s home screen.
  • Choose File manager.
    After clicking the hamburger symbol, pick the file manager option.
  • Select the Push option.
    Two drop-down boxes are located beneath the Filemanager header. Choose the Uninstall option from the first box that reads Push.
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  • Click on the app icon.
    Now, pick the app alone from the second drop-down box labelled Method.
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  • Select the software to be uninstalled.
    After choosing the App option, choose the app on your Fire TV Stick that you wish to uninstall.
  • Press the OK button.
    When prompted to remove the app, click OK. And the app is uninstalled from your Firestick. 

Pair Amazon Firestick with your Android Phone.

Depending on the device and Android version, there are different ways to cast content from an Android phone to an Amazon Fire TV Stick. The processes aren’t all that different, though, and should resemble the following with perhaps a few little cosmetic adjustments here and there.

Steps to pair and cast your Android Phone to Firestick:

  1. As soon as your Amazon Fire TV Stick has turned on as usual, hold down the home button on the remote control repeatedly until a menu displays.
  2. Emphasize mirroring.
  3. To enable Mirroring on the Fire Stick remote, press Enter.
  4. Your Fire Stick should now be primed and prepared to receive a wireless streaming signal as the screen should change.
  5. Make that the Fire Stick is linked to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android tablet or smartphone.
  6. Select Connected devices by opening Settings.
  7. Choose Cast. Tap your Fire TV Stick to start casting if it can be seen on the list of devices. Select the ellipsis button at the top corner if it isn’t.
  8. Enable wireless display is selected as a checkbox. By doing this, more gadgets will become visible in the Cast list, including the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
  9. Choose the Fire TV Stick’s name.
  10. Your Fire TV on your TV should now be mirroring the screen of your Android mobile device. Click the Fire TV Stick’s name from the Cast menu one again to end the casting session.

Can I use my phone as a controller?

Switch on Bluetooth from your phone and your pc, and then launch the apps on both. Click the Connect button in the mobile app and select Bluetooth mode. On the phone, you may now view a list of available devices. Click on the name of your computer to activate the phone as a controller.

Can the Fire Stick be operated without a remote?

Users can continue to use the Fire Stick even if they don’t have the Fire Stick control. To operate your Fire Stick, use the Fire TV app on your phone, another TV remote, or a Bluetooth device. It would be best to have one functional remote linked before attaching a Bluetooth device.

Conclusion

However, to control Firestick with your android phone, there are two Apps you can download on your Phone: Easy Fire tools and Fire Tv Stick Remote app. The Easy fire tools require an initial setup process, as users must ensure that the Phone and Firestick are linked to the same network. However, Easy Fire Tools is one of the best and easy-going Apps if you want to control Firestick with your android phone.

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