Mouse Toggle for Fire TV

Mouse Toggle for Fire TV

Mouse Toggle for Fire TV
A mouse for your Fire TV

 

Version 1.11 has been released for the Fire TV.
Please update the Fire TV app for compatibility with the latest Fire TV OS update.

Features:

  • Use your regular remote as a mouse.
  • Scrolling, clicking, long clicking, and dragging – Works just like a regular mouse.
  • Auto Device Discovery – Auto detects your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick for simple setup. The app also has a manual ip address entry feature too.

Requirements:

  • Fire TV – The Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Edition, and Fire TV Cube are supported.
  • Phone or tablet – Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, or iPad to configure the app.
  • Remote: The stock hardware Fire TV or Fire TV Stick remote.

 

 

Model specific setup requirements

Fire TV 1

Nothing special is required for this model.

Fire TV 2

Nothing special is required for this model.

Fire TV 3

The Fire TV 3rd Generation model has a mouse related bug. Please refer to the FAQ below for details.

Fire TV Stick 1

Nothing special is required for this model.

Fire TV Stick 2

Nothing special is required for this model.

Fire TV Cube

The Fire TV 3rd Generation model has a mouse related bug. Please refer to the FAQ below for details.

Fire TV Edition (Element, Toshiba)

The Fire TV Edition models must have the mouse service started from the phone app. Please refer to the FAQ below for details.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enable adb debugging on the Fire TV?
Settings – Device – Developer options
ADB Debugging: ENABLED
Apps from Unknown Sources: ENABLED

How do I switch between the regular remote and mouse modes?
Press the ‘play / pause’ button 2 times quickly on the remote to toggle between the normal remote and mouse functions.

What does each key do when in mouse mode?
Up, Down, Left, and Right: moves the mouse pointer
Select: mouse click
Menu: scroll wheel up
Fast Fwd: scroll wheel down

Where can I find the IP Address of my Fire TV?
Settings – Device – About – Network

The app states the network connection has timed out.
Please toggle the ‘ADB Debugging’ setting(Settings – Device – Developer options) on the Fire TV off and then on again.

I can not activate the mouse mode.
Please verify that you are pressing the ‘play / pause’ button 2 times quickly(300ms). Also verify the status in the lower left corner says started.

The status is stuck on starting.
Please toggle the ‘ADB Debugging’ setting(Settings – Device – Developer options) on the Fire TV off and then on again.
The troubleshoot section in the phone app will also find and resolve common issues.

I have a Fire TV 3rd Generation or a Fire TV Cube and the mouse coordinates are off.
The Fire TV 3rd Generation and the Fire TV Cube has a bug that affects the mouse position unless the display settings are set to 1080p 50Hz. This issue also occurs with a real hardware mouse. So a temporary workaround until this is resolved is to adjust the display settings via the Fire TV settings(Settings – Display & Sounds – Display – Resolution – 1080p 50Hz).

I have the Fire TV Edition model(Element or Toshiba) and the status is stuck on starting.
Open the app on the phone then navigate to the troubleshoot section. If the troubleshooting ends in failure then select the Force Start menu option while in the troubleshoot section. Then press the refresh button to update the troubleshooting results.

I have other questions. Help?
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