RetroArch game emulator frontend is now officially available on Fire TV devices

RetroArch, the very popular front-end app for emulators, is now available in the Amazon Appstore for all Fire TV devices, including Firesticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Smart TVs, as spotted by Liliputing and XDA. RetroArch is not an emulator on its own, but it allows you to install numerous game engines, called cores, that can then emulate consoles such as NES, SNES, PlayStation, GameCube, Wii, and much more. While there are many standalone emulators that can be sideloaded, the benefit of RetroArch is that it provides a unified interface for all emulators in order to simplify the process of setting up and using multiple emulators.

  1. EmoBrianEno says:

    That’s actually pretty cool, now if they can just let me use my Amazon Game controller on anything newer than the 2nd gen box.

    • Neogeo71 says:

      such a great controller, I have 2 but my 2nd gen fire tv box died during a firmware update by Amazon, it is locked in a bootloop. I still wanna try to resurrect it someday. my controller is a paperweight now…

  2. Dirkie says:

    What affordable game controllers are compatible with it? Thanks.

  3. Mike Smith says:

    My guess would be anything from PlayStation or Xbox should work.

  4. TechyChris says:

    I used a sideloaded mod of this on my Fire TV about a year ago. My opinion, this is a couple years too late. But hey, It worked ok for old school PS1 games, bit of a learning curve for newbies, like me at the time.
    STEAM Client is the way to go now, works flawlessly and much wider range of games… Now if only Valve would release an official Amazon App!

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