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chris237wood

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Apr 23, 2015
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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.
 

shabuboy

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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.
 
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chadster1976

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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!! ;)
 

polayer5

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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.
 

shadow#

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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
 

SayWhat10

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Ewle

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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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floydj

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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.
 

david2descent

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Vysor is your best bet or get micro usb otg adapter to USB adapter to plug in a wireless mouse and keyboard. Also you could get a usb mouse remote with backlit keyboard. The fire tv remote app for iPhone and android works really good for typing.
 

TimmyP

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https://ufile.io/dy10b5qa

Not by me, cant find who made it.

Console (DOS prompt) based, works just make sure you check your tv to grant permissions. I jsut tested Kodi controls and they work... give it a shot.

---------- Post added at 04:38 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:29 AM ----------

https://ufile.io/dy10b5qa

if i cant post uploadfiles, please erase and ban my account from this site.

This is an ADB remote, that I just tested and works for entering text. DOS based. I guess it was deleted but its its adb sending commands.

Dont work that great though, you have to wait for each command you send to complete, tho it does go faster if you arent using any apps like Kodi (but also makes a good remote).

Again, XDA, please remove my account and everything you can if I cant post this. Thank you. Thank you for all the Winmo stuff in the mid 2000s. I have earned this right to have my info deleted.
 

Freonpsandoz

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Stumped.

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.
OK, I'm stumped. In the Fire TV Rempte App, where are the up/down/left/right/select navigation buttons in the circle near the top of the actual remote?
 

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    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