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Amazon FireTV
« on: October 14, 2014, 07:24:14 pm »
For those curious, I side loaded the Android app onto the Amazon FireTV and can run it successfully switching on and off switches etc.

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 06:01:43 pm »
Nice to know if I can't find my phone, I can use TV remote to shut off bedroom light :-)

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 06:51:35 pm »
That's what I thought, lol, I'm laying in bed or on the couch and want to turn off the lights but forgot my phone elsewhere. Problem solved.  8)

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 11:08:34 am »
What exactly is "side loaded"?  I agree that it is a pain when I don't have my phone or tablet to turn the lights off.  Especially since the ALmond+ doesn't support secondary remote controllers.

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 05:57:36 pm »
I cannot get this app to work on my Fire TV Stick.  I get the app loaded, I log in and see my devices.  However, I cannot seem to navigate to the individual devices to toggle them on, or off.  It may be the remote provided with my Fire TV Stick??  I don't know, but it is very frustrating.  ANy help would be appreciated.

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 06:53:02 pm »
I sideloaded android settings as well and used that to pair a mini Bluetooth keyboard with mouse/track pad built in. I user it with a bunch of sideloaded apps. I'll check again later if I'm able to use the regular remote.

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 09:28:06 pm »
What kind of "android settings" are you referring to when you say you installed them?

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 09:32:22 am »
the generic settings application from android. I believe from 4.4 but I could be wrong. Checkout the firetv subreddit and search for adding a bluetooth keyboard and you can find a link for the app you'll need to do that.

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 08:33:03 am »
Well, I have successfully sideloaded the "settings" apk.  I first tried pairing my bluetooth mouse I have for my laptop and it worked immediately.  I then purchased a mini-keyboard with track pad and it works as well.  Pretty darn cool!  :-)

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Re: Amazon FireTV
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2015, 11:40:46 am »
Yes it is very helpful for adding non-official apps. Sorry I hadn't been able to test it with standard remote and now can confirm it is not working with standard remote. Continues to work with my Bluetooth keyboard / mouse. One note when scrolling down to through the devices with my keyboard I have to scroll up once first then can scroll down through my full list and use the mouse to select my choices.

Edit: grammer  :P
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