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PlayPad Pro for Amazon Fire TV

2.8 out of 5 stars 149 customer reviews



Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • ASIN: B00J9P3KBS
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 149 customer reviews
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Product Description

Nyko Playpad Pro

Overview

Bring the console experience to your Amazon Fire TV with the PlayPad Pro from Nyko. The PlayPad Pro is a full-sized wireless Bluetooth controller designed to meet the standards of today's hardcore gamers. Featuring dual analog sticks, d-pad, four face buttons, and left/right dual shoulder/trigger buttons, the PlayPad Pro has all the necessary tools to tackle any controller-compatible game.


Features

  • Easily control your favorite Amazon Fire TV game with precision
  • Optimized to be fully compatible with all controller-enabled games on Amazon Fire TV
  • Familiar layout allows you to easily play all game types and genres
  • Soft Feel Surface provides a smooth grip for extended gameplay sessions
  • Rechargeable NiMH battery allows up to 25 hours of play time

Hardware


Analog Joysticks
Dual Analog Sticks — Provide precise control
Rechargeable Battery
Rechargeable Battery — Built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 25 hours of play time on a single charge
Shoulder Buttons and Triggers
Shoulder Buttons and Triggers — Perfect for driving or first-person action games, the fully analog triggers and shoulder buttons provide complete control
Ergonomic Design
Ergonomic — A unique design that is comfortable for extended gameplay sessions and is ideal for hands of all sizes
D-Pad
D-Pad — Play your favorite classic or arcade-style games the way you remember with the PlayPad's classic d-pad design
Action Buttons
Four Action Buttons — Jump, slash, block, dodge, and more with real tactile action buttons
Nyko Controller

Setup Guide for Fire TV




Step 1
Please charge the PlayPad Pro for at least two hours before attempting to sync for the first time.
Step 2
Ensure the switch on the back of the PlayPad Pro controller is set to the CONTROLLER icon.
Step 3
Make sure that your Fire TV is powered on.


Step 4
Press and HOLD the HOME button on the PlayPad Pro until the #1 LED on the top of the controller blinks ON, then RELEASE the button. The #1 LED should be blinking slowly.
Step 5
On the HOME SCREEN of your Fire TV, scroll down to "Settings".
Step 6
In the "Settings" option, move to the right and select "Controllers".
Step 7
Select "Bluetooth Gamepads" and confirm it by pressing the SELECT button on the Fire TV remote.
Step 8
Select "Add Bluetooth Gamepads" and confirm by pressing the SELECT button on the Fire TV remote.
Step 9
Wait a few moments as your Fire TV is searching for nearby discoverable controllers. Within 20 seconds you will see NYKO PLAYPAD PRO appear under "Discover GamePads". If you don't see Nyko PlayPad Pro come up, make sure that the PlayPad Pro is still on. If it is not on, turn it on by pressing and HOLDING the HOME button on the PlayPad Pro for a few seconds, and once the #1 LED turns ON, RELEASE the home button.
Step 10
Wait a few seconds until the controller is recognized and listed by the Fire TV. Follow the on-screen directions.




Step 11
Confirm Nyko PlayPad Pro pairing by pressing the SELECT button on the Fire TV remote. The Fire TV will now attempt to pair to the Nyko PlayPad Pro.
Step 12
Once paired properly, the Nyko PlayPad Pro will be listed under "Paired GamePads. On the right you will be given the option to unpair by pressing the MENU button.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Original 1 star review:

Mine is DOA. No lights when charging. 6 hours and nothing. Occasionally when plugged in you get a little flicker on the HID light. If not no flicker.

The packaging is nearly identical to the older version. The main difference is the UPC and the older packaging has the Tegra 3 logo on the back of the outer sleeve. The part numbers are the same, but the Fire TV model shows 2.4GHz and the older shows 20MHz on the working frequency if that helps anybody who wasn't sure they got the correct pad.

UPDATE 4/29/14

I tried every port and USB charger I had. Finally last night I tried an old USB wall charger. It was 5v 100mAh from a MP3 player. Still nothing. I forgot I had left it connected. This afternoon I was going to box it up and send it back and when I went to get it it was still connected to the charger and all the LED were flickering frantically. The pad wasn't hot so I decide to leave it on and about 40 minutes later I went back and the LED for charging was on like it was supposed to do. I paired it to the Fire TV and it worked. I used it for awhile then disconnected it from the charger. It stayed on so I powered it off and connected it to my PC and it started charging.

I think what happened is either the batteries never got an initial charge in the factory or maybe were allowed to run completely during testing of the gamepad. I have had other tablet that going to a lower amp charger brought them back so possible that is what happened here.

I would suggest that if your gamepad does not initially respond or gets the crazy lights when you first plug it in, leave it on. Initially I went almost 6 hours with no results so long as the pad isn't getting warm leave it on.
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It works okay with the FireTV, but some games/emulators feel "Broken". If you're playing GTA San Andreas, you'll have to toggle between the gamepad and mouse modes to get through some parts, since the D-Pad does not work... Also, you cant get the gamepad software nyko provides to interface with the controller on a FireTV. I'll probably end up getting the official controller, along with a bluetooth keyboard/mouse.
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Honestly after reading most reviews I was expecting to return this controller that I ordered two weeks ago when it was out of stock just like the original Amazon fire gamepad was. Sure enough I opened the box and no mention about the Amazon fire tv. Still I decided to try it out myself and had no problem syncing the controller to my amazon fire tv. Maybe I got lucky i'm not sure but mine seems to work great! Didn't even charge it before testing and I managed to play some games for about an hour with no problems. Tried Asphalt 8, Riptide GP2, and Rayman fiesta. All worked perfectly! I'm not sure how the original amazon gamepad feels and works but the asking price is a bit steep for me even though you do get a free game(that I have no interest in) and credit to download more apps. To Amazon - Remove the bonus game plus the bonus credits and cut the price by about half and I'll gladly order an original gamepad. For now i'm going to use the Nyko since it seems to work just fine. Very excited about the Amazon Fire TV's future. Can't wait to see more games available for it.
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You may read some reviews stating that you can use it for Fire TV, but its hit or miss. Mine never worked and I should've just ordered the Fire controller instead. Returning as we speak.
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This plays real good for the kindle app games. it also can be used as a remote control. keeps a charge for quite a long time. i'm happy with it.
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Nothing on the box mentions the fire TV which was very suspicious. The item number was 86096 on the box but the instructions and the controller itself have the item number 80692. Probably not amazons fault because the manufacturer most likely wanted to get rid of their old inventory.

The problem, like others have noted, is that the built in battery, most likely inexpensive, has a limited shelf life and that's probably one of many issues with this. I always tried to stay at from 3rd party peripherals but I wanted something that was compatible with other Android devices like this one was supposed to be and made an exception. Looks like 1st party is still the only products to go with or avoid nyko at the very least.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
Hello ravsownworld,

The packaging for this version is the same as the original PlayPad Pro but the firmware has been updated to a version that is specifically tested for the Fire TV.

Often times when a battery is fully depleted it will take a substantial charge, typically several hours, before the device will be able to power up and sync. If you have charged the device for at least 2 hours and have followed the syncing guide found on the product page with no luck, reach out to us at customersupport@nyko.com or call 1-888-400-6956 and we will make sure that you receive a working unit.
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The Nyko remote does pretty much what is advertised. I am a big fan of Amazon Fire TV but I wanted to have a controller in order to fully experience the games that it has to offer. The Nyko PlayPad Pro fits the bill admirably - without too many frills - but it definitely works. I will need to update the review after I get a little more playing time on the controller - but so far it is pretty promising.

Notes-

- Pairing was relatively easy - just make sure you follow the included directions

- Charging takes about 2 hours and it should be done right out of the box

- The controller feels nice in your hand - it is ropuned and has a nice tacky rubberized feel - ideal for hands that may become a bit moist due to intense (sweaty) gameplay.

- In order to preserve he battery you will want to turn the controller off when not in use.

- In terms of navigating the Amazon Fire menus - the PlayPad Works ok - but it is not as easy the Amazon Fire native remote.

Final verdict - We'll see how long the controller will last, but for now it seems to work pretty well. The controller is responsive and seems to hold a charge during game play.

4 Stars
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