How to Control Amazon Fire TV with IR (Infrared)

FLIRC USB Universal Remote Control IR Receiver

When attempting to control and integrate the Amazon Fire TV with the use of a universal control you will need the help from the Flirc USB Dongle to accomplish the task which is readily available on Amazon's Online Store

The Amazon Fire TV comes with a Bluetooth remote which is great if you do not have an involved TV setup and would like to hide the Fire TV away out of viewing site but it does not help if you are trying to have one system and remote control to work all your devices seamlessly. This is where integrating the Fire TV using the Flirc USB comes into play.

When setting up the Flirc adapter you are able to configure the USB dongle and learn the IR codes that you would like to use to control your Fire TV with the downloadable Flirc configuration software. The Flirc dongle and software together learn the IR codes from any remote and allow them to control the functions of the Fire TV which are set one at a time. 

Once the setup has been completed with all the IR codes learned into the Flirc adapter you finalize the configuration and the dongle is ready to be plugged into the Fire TV's open usb port. Essentially now you have an IR receiver located on the back of the Fire TV for you to use as you wish.

The Flirc USB dongle also is compatible in controlling KODI (XBMC), Windows Media Center, XBOX 360 on top of Amazon's Fire TV. The simple setup using Flirc's software available on Windows, Mac and Linux will allow you easily configure and program the Flirc dongle with the parameters you need to integrate your Amazon Fire TV. 

Just remember to always upgrade the USB dongle to the latest firmware release using the Flirc configuration software located inside of the file menu of the Flirc software.


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