How to remap the App Buttons on Fire TV Remotes with Remapper (Updated April 2021)

The app buttons at the bottom of the newest Fire TV Remote and Fire TV Edition remotes can either be fantastic or useless. They’re great if it’s an app that you use often, but they’re a complete waste if you don’t even have the app that they’re for installed. This guide will show you how to reassign the app buttons to open any app you want. This method uses my Remapper app and works for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, PS Vue, Disney+, CTV, Crave, DAZN, TVNOW, and other buttons. It works on the new remote paired to a Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Firestick, as well as Fire TV Edition devices from Element, Toshiba, Insignia, Onida, Grundig, JVC, and more.

Update

Remapper works for the new Fire TV remote, so I’ve added Disney+ to the list and updated the guide accordingly. If you run into any issues, please leave a detailed comment below.

Important Limitations

  • The app for the button that you are remapping cannot be installed on your Fire TV. For example, if you want the Netflix button to open an app other than Netflix, then you cannot have Netflix installed.
  • Buttons for preinstalled apps, like Prime Video, IMDb TV, and Amazon Music, cannot be remapped. This is because there is no way to uninstall preinstalled apps and you cannot remap a button if the button’s app is installed.
  • Your PS Vue button likely cannot be remapped. If pressing the PS Vue button opens the Fire TV’s “Live” tab, then your PS Vue button cannot be remapped. Only Fire TVs running an old software version, before Amazon changed how the PlayStation Vue button worked, can remap the PS Vue button.

Guide

  1. You must have the app for the button that you want to remap in your Amazon purchase history. If you are not sure if you have ever downloaded/purchased the app, then press the app button and install the app that the button brings up.
  2. If the app for the button that you want to remap is installed, you must now uninstall it. Remapping an app button does not work if the actual app for the button is installed on your Fire TV. There is no way to remap an app button and also continue using the original app. For instructions on how to uninstall an app, follow this guide.
  3. Sideload the Remapper app below that corresponds to the app button that you want to remap. To sideload the app, use the Downloader app and enter the corresponding numeric code in the URL field. If you’ve never sideloaded or used the Downloader app, follow this detailed guide for sideloading. If you get an error that says “the package appears to be corrupt” it is because you need to first uninstall the original app for the button, as the previous step explains.

    Remapper for Netflix: 2210 (or aftv.news/2210)
    Remapper for HBO: 2211 (or aftv.news/2211)
    Remapper for Hulu: 2212 (or aftv.news/2212)
    Remapper for PS Vue: 2213 (or aftv.news/2213) *See important limitations above
    Remapper for Disney+: 2214 (or aftv.news/2214)
    Remapper for Crave: 2220 (or aftv.news/2220)
    Remapper for CTV: 2221 (or aftv.news/2221)
    Remapper for Freeview Play: 2230 (or aftv.news/2230)
    Remapper for DAZN: 2240 (or aftv.news/2240)
    Remapper for TVNOW: 2241 (or aftv.news/2241)
    Remapper for SonyLiv: 2250 (or aftv.news/2250)
    Remapper for ZEE5: 2251 (or aftv.news/2251)

  4. Once the correct Remapper app is installed, launch it by pressing the corresponding app button on your remote. It may take a few seconds to launch the first time.
  5. Select the app that you want to be launched when the app button on your remote is pressed. Note that the list may contian some preinstalled system apps that are not actually launchable.
  6. Select the “EXIT” button and you’re done. The app button on your remote should now open the app that you selected in the previous step.
  7. If you ever need to change the selected app, you can rest the Remapper app by quickly pressing the corresponding remote app button repeatedly, about 5 to 10 times. Alternatively, you can also reset the Remapper app by going to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications, selecting the Remapper app, and then selecting Clear Data. If you ever want to remove the remapping or use the app buttons actual app, simply uninstall the Remapper app.

I have no way to test my Remapper app on all possible Fire TVs and Fire TV Edition remotes. If it doesn’t work for your remote’s app buttons, please leave a detailed comment below with what you tried and what happened, so that I can try to update the Remapper app. If your remote has an app button that is not listed in step 3, please leave a comment telling me which exact Fire TV you have and which exact app button is missing. Including a link to the Fire TV and to the app listing on Amazon’s website would be helpful.

50 comments
  1. Kramar says:

    TCL Alto 8+ 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Built-In Subwoofer – Fire TV Edition
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V2K1G5P
    It’s a Fire TV Stick 4K with Soundbar around it :)
    Remote like 5’s from left (except app buttons)
    HBO and Netflix remapped buttons don’t work :(
    I can assign needed app to Remapper for Netflix and Remapper for HBO.
    If i press app buttons on remote i see something like Amazon OOBE (Connecting to Amazon -> Successfully registered -> Do you want to use this account? -> Save Wi-Fi passwords to Amazon? ->Homescreen. I have a video, but didn’t know how to send it here/(to you).
    If i start Remapper for Netflix (or HBO) itself it run needed app.
    Thank you for all you work!

    • Thanks for the info! I’ve got one of those soundbars that I haven’t unboxed yet. I’ll work on it later today and try to get it to work.

    • Kramar, I just tried it on a TCL Alto 8+ soundbar and it worked for me for both the Netflix and the HBO button. Please try to uninstall all Remapper apps, then install both real Netflix and HBO apps, then uninstall Netflix and HBO apps, then try installing the Remapper apps again. Please let me know if this fixes anything!

      • Kramar says:

        It’s didn’t fix :)
        My Soundbar’s Stick 4K is rooted + installed Magisk Module AFTV-GAPPS-MM-v1.3. Maybe this is the reason.
        By the way, Remapper perfectly work on Insignia NS-24DF311SE21 24-inch Smart HD TV – Fire TV Edition.
        Thanks for your work!

  2. Mhl says:

    Thx for this idea and your work.
    On Grundig TV (Fire OS 7.2.1.6) I tested remapper for Tvnow and Dazn. Tvnow works fine, but Dazn Button open Amazon Store to download Dazn. It seems that your App doesn’t recognize as installed Dazn app.

    • Thank you very much for the info. Please try two things for me.

      Thing 1:
      – Step 1: Uninstall Remapper for DAZN.
      – Step 2: Press the DAZN button and install the DAZN app that shows up.
      – Step 3: Uninstall the DAZN app.
      – Step 4: Install and test Remapper for DAZN.
      – Step 5: Tell me if Remmaper for DAZN now opens when you press the DAZN button

      Thing 2: If the above doesn’t work to fix Remapper for DAZN, please do the following to tell me the package name of the DAZN app
      – Step 1: Uninstall Remapper for DAZN.
      – Step 2: Press the DAZN button and install the DAZN app that shows up.
      – Step 3: Install any Remapper app except for the Remapper for DAZN.
      – Step 4: Launch that Remapper app manually
      – Step 5: Find DAZN on the list of apps and tell me the full part that is in the parentheses. It should be something like “com.dazn.something”

      • Mhl says:

        Thanks for your fast reply.
        I don’t deinstall remapper Dazn and just want to install Dazn parallel. By trying this the download and installation complete immediately and after start the previous selected app starts.
        So it seems that without first downloading fireos doesn’t recognized the app as installed, but if you want to install it (when remapper is installed) it works.

        • I’m sorry, but I don’t understand what you did exactly. Is “Remapper for DAZN” now working correctly? If so, can you please list the exact steps that made it work?

          • Sebastian says:

            I think I know what Mhl wants to say, as I had the same problem, that Dazn always redirected to the store. This was because the Dazn App was not linked with my account. After “buying” the app the remapping worked.

          • Thanks for the info Sebastian! I had a hunch that was the case, but needed someone to confirm it.

  3. Rob says:

    I get a corrupt file message when trying to do this for the hbo and ps vue on my Toshiba fire TV.

  4. Robert Magiary says:

    I would love a working Hulu remapper as well as a prime video mapper. I tried the Hulu one and it said the package was corrupted. The HBO one worked great!

    • Do you have the actual Hulu app still installed? That’s usually why you get the corrupt message. You cannot install/use the Hulu Remapper app if the real Hulu app is installed. As for Prime Video, there’s no way to remap that button because there is no way to uninstall the Prime Video app.

  5. John says:

    Worked on my Insignia 43″ 4K HDTV for the HBO Button! So helpful. Now I need a Disney+ button to replace it in my remote itself.

  6. Scott says:

    I would like to remap my netflix button to slingtv but it doesn’t come up on the list. Is this possible on your side?

  7. M T says:

    Hulu button remapper to YouTube TV worked great. I would like to have a Disney+ button remapper if it were available.

  8. Elias says:

    I wonder if you can mimic this buttons with an attached Bluetooth keyboard. What does the remote send to the Fire TV?

  9. Nite Vibe says:

    Is it possible to remap the Live TV button on the updated Fire TV remote?

  10. Leon says:

    Disney+ Remapper doesn’t work on the newest FireTVStick (3rd Generation/German Version) with FireOS 7.2.3.4 (PS7234/2039). Error message after tried to install: “App not installed.”

    I hope you can help me and thanks for your nice work.

    And it would be cool if you could find a way to change the LiveTV button and the Prime Video and Amazon Music button, but I know that it probably doesn’t work (it would be cool anyway;))

  11. Bryce Armstrong says:

    Toshiba 43” fire tv edition

    Every time I try to download Hulu or Disney + Remapper, it tells me “App not installed. The package appears to be corrupt.”

    • Bryce Armstrong says:

      Fire OS 6.2.7.8 (NA6278/2804)
      Model TOSHIBA_43LF621U19

    • Leon says:

      Same problem as mine. Try this:

      Try uninstalling the Remapper for Disney or Hulu app, then install the official Disney or Hulu app, launch it once, then uninstall the official Disney or Hulu app, then reinstall Remapper for Disney or Hulu.

  12. Mike says:

    Sonyliv remapper seems corrupted as I get error that file is corrupted when I download and try to install. Can you please check once?

  13. Kenneth W Collins says:

    I am interested in adding and remapping two of the buttons (Disney+ & Hulu) to apps that are not currently listed. I already subscribe to the two services listed below and watch them the most, especially when traveling.

    Dish Network (basically Dish Anywhere for Firestick)
    Motor Trend Online

    I do NOT subscribe Disney+ or Hulu and will otherwise never use those two buttons (they are useless as you put it in your article).

    I do however use Prime Video and Netflix and those buttons will be very useful.

    • Kenneth W Collins says:

      Never mind – I misread / misunderstood the instructions the first time I read through them. After re-reading and following instructions with my remote in hand, it was a piece of cake and worked flawlessly.

      THANK YOU!

  14. Maurice says:

    Hello,
    wanted to exchange the DAZN app button works with many apps except with the STBemu which I installed via the downloader.

    is that somehow possible would be important to me.

    I also installed other apps via the downloader and it works except with STBemu

    thank you in advance for your support

  15. Sergio says:

    Hi, I use my fire tv remote (prime video, Netflix, disney+ and Amazon music buttons) on my shield TV 2017. App buttons do nothing here. Can you please help me?

  16. Tim says:

    Good apps! I have a version 3 Firestick remote and reprogrammed the Netflix button to HOBMax without a problem. My question, there is a Prime Video button that I’d like to remap to Paramount Plus. However, I don’t see Prime Video as a selection in your codes and also don’t see Paramount Plus in the selection table. Might you be adding these at some point to this very useful app? Thanks!!

    • Please read the section above that is titled “Important Limitations.” As it states, pre-installed apps, like Prime Video, cannot be remapped. As for Paramount Plus, it sounds like you are subscribed to the Prime Video Channel. Remapper can only open apps, not channels. If you want, you can install the Paramount app and Remapper will see that.

  17. John Moralis says:

    It would be amazing if there was a firestick lite remapper . You know like the little live TV button on it. Wish I could change that to any app.

  18. Max says:

    Is it possible to remap the power button? I’m currently using an insignia fire tv edition remote for my Fire TV Cube, and everything works great, except the power button can’t shut off my Vizio TV since it’s sending an Insignia tv power button IR signal.

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