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App Shortcuts FAQ

Getting Started

How do I sideload the App Shortcuts Remote app?
I keep getting “There was an error connecting to your Fire TV”.

Apps

How do I re-order apps?
How do I close apps?
I keep getting “An update for your Fire TV is available….”

Settings

How do I add a Fire TV?

Getting Started

How do I sideload the App Shortcuts Remote app?

A step-by-step guide for sideloading the app can be found here.

I keep getting “There was an error connecting to your Fire TV”.

This could be the result of a few different things. These are the most common reasons:

  • The App Shortcuts Remote app has not been enabled
  • On your Fire TV, launch the App Shortcuts Remote app (Settings -> Applications -> Manage All Installed Applications). When the app is loaded, click on the “Enable Service” button.
  • The wrong address has been entered
  • Launch the App Shortcuts Remote app and check the Fire TV Address. Make sure this is the same address you are entering on your phone or tablet.
  • The wrong app was installed
  • Make sure that you’re not installing the phone app on your Fire TV. Instructions for installing the Fire TV app can be found here.

Apps

How do I re-order apps?

To send a single app to the top of the list, swipe to the left (iOS) or long press on the app (Android/Windows Phone) and select “Move to Top”

To arrange multiple apps tap Edit (iOS), Reorder Apps (Android), or the reorder button (Windows Phone). Long press on an app and drag it to its new position.

How do I close apps?

To close an app, swipe to the left (iOS) or long press on the app (Android/Windows Phone) and select Close/Quit App

I keep getting “An update for your Fire TV is available….”

This means a major update for your Fire TV app is available. You’ll get this alert each time the app is launched or you try to access features that require a newer version. To make the alert go away, sideload the new version of the App Shortcuts Remote app. Instructions for installing the Fire TV app can be found here

Settings

How do I add a Fire TV?

From the Settings screen tap on the plus icon. The app should find your Fire TVs. Tap on the name of your Fire TV and tap save. If the app doesn’t find your Fire TV you can enter the name and address manually.