A new app called Remote Mouse for Fire TV has just been released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Once installed on both your Fire TV and Android phone, the app allows you to use your phone to control your Fire TV in a number of ways.
Similar to the official Fire TV Remote App, this new app allows you to control media playback, use a directional pad for navigation, and enter text on your Fire TV using your smartphones keyboard. The apps killer feature, however, is its ability to act as a virtual mouse for the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.
When placed in mouse mode, the app turns your Android device into a giant touchpad for your Fire TV. This mode is especially useful for navigating sideloaded apps not designed to work with the Fire TV’s remote.
The app is $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore and must be installed on both your Fire TV/Fire TV Stick and Android smartphone to work. The good news is the app is universal which means you can use the same app on both devices, so you only have to buy it once.
The app developer has chimed in, in the comments below, to say that an iOS app is in the works.