Earlier this week I wrote about the Fire TV Remote app losing the ability to remotely launch apps due to changes with the new interface in the 188.8.131.52 software update. Amazon later contacted me telling me the remote app would be updated soon to bring the feature back. That update has now been release, so Fire TV 2 and Fire TV Stick 2 owners with the new interface can once again launch apps remotely. Pressing the grid icon in the upper right of the app will bring up an app drawer with all of your apps listed. If you press and hold on any app, you can then drag it around and easily rearrange the order of your app list. The new arrangement created within the remote app will also be reflected on the Fire TV interface as well.
Amazon also added a new icon in the upper left of the app which launches the Fire TV’s shortcut menu. This is equivalent to holding the home button on the remote. The updated Fire TV Remote app is already live on the Amazon Appstore, the Google Play Store, and the Apple iTunes App Store.