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Doesn't Work Well with Fire TV
on May 28, 2018
It's a great little controller with great feel and rich with features. I love the rechargeable battery. It seems that the only alternative was a $50 Fire TV game controller that chews batteries. I decided to take a chance on this one. But, I bought it to work with my Fire TV controller and it really doesn't work sufficiently well. Basically, the left joystick works and the X and A keys work. The A key doesn't work in all instances. I bought it for my four year old to play games. He's happy with it.
It pairs easily enough as a Fire TV Controller. The problem is its limited functionality. For instance, there is a zombie crossing game app. It works well to start the game the first time, but, you can't fire the weapon and you can't start the next game. The only way to play is the have the Remote handy to start the next game and to fire the weapons. It's pretty much useless. It does work well with the Red Ball game app.
And, yes, I have tried all the different modes. It only works in the Mode + X.
In summary, it's a great controller. It just doesn't work well with Fire TV.