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Amazon Firestick - map TV remote buttons (CEC)

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Hello,

A random one today.

Has anyone managed to teach the Amazon Firestick a new TV remote button?

Basically I don't want to use their remote, I want to use my existing TV remote through HDMI-CEC. For the most part buttons work, except for one very important one - the "menu context" one.

Any pointers?

Before anyone asks, the Amazon support folk were utterly clueless on the subject.
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Hmm no and I did once try, but in the end I just got a TV with the Amazon app built-in :) .
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Thanks, yeah I still got my tinfoil hat on with regards to smart TVs.. :)
I'm thinking to return the Firestick. This button thing, some other bugs, Kodi unable to run well.. it just doesn't live up to the hype.
 

TTJJ

ULTIMATE Member
I have the same issue, it may just be a limitation of the CEC protocol?
My normal TV remote works a treat but the menu button opens the TV menu
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Yeah, same here. Menu buttons opens tv menu (as it should really).
On my old Kodi box I mapped the red button for menu context, it was fairly easy. Pretty sure Android supports this.. if I could do the same with the Firestick, it'd be great.
 
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