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By MarkP80nj, Senior Member on 24th February 2016, 07:10 PM
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Well, I have been searching, and I don't seem to find anyone that has had a good experience like myself.
But I was able to pair my dualschock 4 to my unrooted 2nd gen fire tv, and it works pretty much flawlessly.
Even the buttons are correct.
From what I read, square would be accept, and cross would be cancel.
But with me, cross is accept and circle is cancel, just like on the ps4.
The share button works as the play button, and the options button works as the menu button.
The controller does not disconnect, even if I put the fire tv in sleep mode.
And I have unpaired it from the aftv, back to the ps4, and back to the aftv a few times, always successfully.
Now I am assuming this must have been an update that fixed the problems everyone was having, because I didn't do anything extraordinary.
But let me list a step by step, since I did have some trouble at first.
My aftv was not recognizing my DS4 at first, and I am unsure if it was the restart, or the order in which I pressed the buttons that fixed it, but I recommend restarting your aftv just in case.
Then you go to settings -> controllers and Bluetooth devices -> game controllers
IMPORTANT:
Before you select Add New Game Controller, you must first press the share and PS buttons simultaneously on your DS4 until it starts to blink.
(If you have a ps4 connected to the controller, make sure it is completely off, or your DS4 will simply turn it on instead of entering pairing mode)
The blink is faster then the normal blink you get if you only hold the PS button.
If the blink isn't faster, then you are not in pairing mode.
Once your DS4 is in pairing mode, go ahead and select Add New Game Controller option.
You should see an option that says Wireless Controller.
Select it and let the pairing finish.
Once it is done you should see a bluetooth symbol on your screen and your DS4 is ready to use.
So try it, and let me know if Amazon did fix this, or if I was just extremely lucky.
Also, please say if your on first gen, second, or stick. Also if you are rooted or not.
EDIT:
If you are still having problems and can't connect you can try this fix. Don't forget to thank the op, and the user who brought it up.
If you did connect, but are getting lag on the controller, this might help you.
(For me it fixed lag I was having on ppsspp)
Again don't forget to thank those who helped you. 😉
User SilentBot also offered a tip on how to save your controller's battery just two posts down.
Thank him if he helped you.

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24th February 2016, 07:42 PM |#2  
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I'm pretty sure this is an epsxe function, but it's pretty neat how it recognized the dualschock, and not just a generic controller.
The buttons all seem to work in order, without any need for configuration.
I am a happy camper!

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24th February 2016, 08:30 PM |#3  
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I think they changed something with the update to Fire OS5.
I attached the corresponding key layout file of my first gen fire tv, if somebody wants to compare it.
It's located under "/system/usr/keylayout/Vendor_054c_Product_05c4.kl".

Keep in mind there is no timeout, the controller stays connected until you shutdown the FTV.
I recommend you to disconnect it manually after use by pressing the PS-Button 10 seconds.
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24th February 2016, 08:49 PM |#4  
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perfect thanks for posting this
i was trying to get mine working correctly months ago but gave up with it.

This works flawlessly now without having to change anything
24th February 2016, 08:53 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by SilentBot

I think they changed something with the update to Fire OS5.
I attached the corresponding key layout file of my first gen fire tv, if somebody wants to compare it.
It's located under "/system/usr/keylayout/Vendor_054c_Product_05c4.kl".

Keep in mind there is no timeout, the controller stays connected until you shutdown the FTV.
I recommend you to disconnect it manually after use by pressing the PS-Button 10 seconds.

Yes, I noticed that the controller won't shut down, even if the aftv goes to sleep mode.
Nice tip, pressing the PS button.
I find it weird that they fixed the problems, and the DS4 now works out of the box, and you don't find any mention of it on Google.

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27th February 2016, 09:51 AM |#6  
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Paring not successful for ftvs on fire os 5
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Paring not successful for ftvs on fire os 5

Bummer.
Did you reset before trying?
And hold down share and ps buttons BEFORE entering the Add New Controller menu?
If so, that sucks. Be nice if you could make it work.
I'm already ordering a new DS4 to have as a main aftv controller/ secondary ps4 for my son to play with me.

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27th February 2016, 03:53 PM |#8  
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Tried multiple times including reboot of course don't want to factory reset the ftvs for now
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27th February 2016, 04:11 PM |#9  
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Yeah I didn't have to factory reset either.
Well that sucks.
Would be nice to see if others got it to work or if it maybe one of your devices (ds4 or ftvs) that is not playing nice.
I've read that some DS4 editions just don't work.

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28th February 2016, 03:36 AM |#10  
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mine works flawlessly on first attempt with my aftv2
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mine works flawlessly on first attempt with my aftv2

That's great. Seems Aftv2 is a given.
It would be nice to get more input from people to see if it's working for everyone with aftv2's, or if people with aftv1's or sticks got it to work also.

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