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By chris237wood, Junior Member on 12th January 2016, 12:56 PM
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Is there anyway that I can control my Fire TV from my pc?

I find it really hard to type with the remote itself, so just wondered if I could control the TV with my laptops mouse and keyboard.
12th January 2016, 04:18 PM |#2  
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If you have the Fire TV Box, you can add a keyboard via USB. Some work better than others.

There is also a remote control app for Android phones and typing works fine.
18th January 2016, 02:16 PM |#3  
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I have successfully installed Remote VNC Server
I have been able to install Remote VNC Server onto my FTV v2 box...

There are several guides on installing a VNC server onto FTV; however most use a paid VNC server. I chose to install the free Remote VNC server from the Play store and it worked. My FTV is rooted and I am using VNC Viewer on Win 10 to control it. Typing is a little slow, but works. Haven't played with settings which could remedy the delay...

Oh, and make sure to use port 6000 when connecting. It doesn't mention anything about that in the app, but I wasn't able to connect until I specified that port.

Good Luck!!
18th January 2016, 05:06 PM |#4  
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you can just use teamviewer...
18th January 2016, 05:08 PM |#5  
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Not sure if you have an IPhone or android device. The official app on IPhone supports inputting text from the keyboard. I would assume the android equivalent does the same.
18th January 2016, 05:22 PM |#6  
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I'm currently using Vysor which seems to be quite hassle free.
18th January 2016, 08:35 PM |#7  
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The android official Fire TV app Can control you fire device & type & manoeuvre using the touch screen keyboard & controls
22nd January 2016, 05:22 PM |#8  
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The FireTV app internally works with the WhisperNet protocol.
The connection is secured and pairing unfortunately seems incredibly complicated.
My guess is, however, that this could possibly be used to get playstate, track names and other information enabling full integration into home automation systems.
Maybe someone with a clue about cryptography could have a look at it?

Be warned: pairing a phone remote works only once and can not be deleted
2nd May 2016, 01:34 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by chadster1976

. I chose to install the free Remote VNC server from the Play store and it worked. My FTV is rooted and I am using VNC Viewer on Win 10 to control it.

requires root?

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Originally Posted by YoColdRain

you can just use teamviewer...

teamviewer full or quicksupport?

buttons wouldnt work for me to get to settings buttin in teamviewer
quicksupport works but I can only view remote computer, not control it
2nd May 2016, 10:44 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by SayWhat10

requires root?



teamviewer full or quicksupport?

buttons wouldnt work for me to get to settings buttin in teamviewer
quicksupport works but I can only view remote computer, not control it

Interaction from a remote VNC client requires root.
Quicksupport works on a stick with root. AFTV2 with the rbox 5.0.5 image crashes complaining of missing files

Haven't tried VNC Server yet
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6th July 2019, 11:01 PM |#11  
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Blue Stacks
To control your Fire Stick using the PC, install an Android emulator (I use "BlueStacks 4"). Inside the emulator install the FireTV Remote app from the Google Play Store. I tried posting links, but as a new user, that is not permitted.
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