Harmony experience with Fire OS

It's not compatible with Harmony IR based remotes

It's compatible with Harmony hub‑based products

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Harmony and Fire OS

Power on your TV, automatically set the correct inputs, and begin navigating your Fire OS powered TV, all with a single Harmony remote. Use the Harmony mobile app on-screen keyboard to make password entry easier or use voice search for movies and television shows.

To check whether or not your Fire OS device is compatible with Harmony, please see our device compatibility search.


Setup


Set up your Fire OS device
Set up Fire OS and install the apps you'd like to use (e.g., Netflix, Hulu+, Plex).
Connect Harmony with your Fire OS device
Once connected, you can use Harmony to control your Fire OS device and set up Activities that include it.

Adding a Fire OS device

Print Mobile Steps

Adding a Fire OS device:

  1. Launch the Harmony mobile app and connect to your Harmony hub.
  2. Select MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > DEVICES.
Harmony app select devices
  1. Select the ADD DEVICE button at the bottom of the screen, followed by ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE.
  2. Enter the manufacturer and model number for your device, then tap ADD.
Harmony app scan devices
  1. If you have multiple Fire OS devices, select the one that you like Harmony to control.
  2. Once added, Harmony will prompt you to create an Activity. Select Yes.
  3. Continue through the series of questions to finish creating your Activity.
Print Desktop Steps

Adding a Fire OS:

  1. Launch the MyHarmony desktop software and sign into your account.
  2. Select your Harmony product from the Remote Gallery screen.
  3. Select the Devices tab on the left side of the screen, then the Add device link near the center of the page.
  4. Enter the manufacturer and model number for your device, followed by Add.
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  1. If you have multiple Fire OS devices, select the one that you'd like Harmony to control.
    • After creating a Fire TV Activity, you must launch your Activity using the Harmony mobile app in order to initiate Bluetooth pairing.
Having trouble pairing?

Once added, you will have to go through a one-time Bluetooth pairing process. If setting up using the Harmony mobile app, the pairing process will occur while creating your Watch Fire TV Activity. If setting up using the MyHarmony desktop software, you must use the Harmony mobile app to launch your Watch Fire TV Activity for the first time which will initiate the pairing process.





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  1. Use your Amazon Fire TV controller to navigate to the Fire TV home screen.
  2. Select Settings > Controllers and Bluetooth Devices > Other Bluetooth Devices from the Fire TV menu.
  3. Select Add Bluetooth Devices.

If you're still having issues, please see: Can't Connect a Bluetooth Accessory to Fire TV.

Control

Create an Amazon Fire TV Activity

  1. Select the Activities tab on the left side of the screen.
  2. Select the Add Activity button.
  3. Select the Fire TV Activity type and select Next.
  4. Continue through the series of questions to build your Activity.
  5. Once done, remember to sync your remote.
Notice

You must launch your Watch Amazon Fire TV Activity for the first time using the Harmony mobile app.


Launching your Amazon Fire TV Activity

  1. Using the Harmony mobile app, connect to your Harmony hub.
  2. Launch your Watch Fire TV Activity. Harmony should prompt you to initiate Bluetooth pairing.
    1. Using your TVs original remote, navigate to the home screen.
    2. Select Settings > Controllers and Bluetooth Devices > Other Bluetooth Devices > Add Bluetooth Device.
    3. Harmony and Fire TV should pair after several seconds, your Harmony hub will appear as Harmony Keyboard.

Amazon

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Amazon app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work.

Text entry is possible using the Harmony mobile app.

Netflix

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Netflix app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Netflix allows you to move a frame forward or backward using the direction left and right arrows.

Text entry is possible using the Harmony mobile app.

Hulu

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Hulu app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Hulu allows you to skip 10 seconds forward or back using the direction left and right arrows.

Text entry is possible using the Harmony mobile app.

YouTube

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the YouTube app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. YouTube allows you to navigate between videos using the Direction Right and Left commands.

Text entry is possible using the Harmony mobile app.

Browser

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Browser app.

Media Keys are not used within the Browser app.

Text entry is possible using Harmony Smart Keyboard or Harmony app.

Mouse/Cursor control is possible using Harmony Smart Keyboard.

Other Apps

The behavior of other apps may vary depending on the app's design.

Customize


Adjust the physical buttons on your remote

Harmony has already optimized the buttons on your remote; however you can further customize these buttons depending on your preference.

Add, remove or rename commands on your remotes screen

Harmony displays commands specific to your Watch Amazon Fire TV Activity on your remote screen. You can add, remove or rename them.

Customize Harmony mobile app buttons

You can view common Fire OS device commands on your phone or tablet screen. You can add, remove or rearrange these commands.

Set your own swipe gestures

By default, swiping up or down on the gestures screen will change volume. There are 22 gestures in total, view and customize them from the app.

How Harmony integrates Fire OS

All Harmony hub‑based remotes

Harmony Hub pairs and controls Fire OS device using Bluetooth. Your Harmony Hub and Fire OS device must be within 15 feet (5 meters) of each other; however, they do not require direct line of sight.

You will be prompted to pair your Harmony hub and your Fire OS device during setup using Harmony app, or on first time use for Harmony Ultimate or Ultimate Home remotes.

Harmony remotes without Harmony Hub

As Fire OS does not accept infrared (IR) commands, Harmony remotes that do not come with a Bluetooth enabled Harmony Hub will be unable to control it.

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