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Using Flirc with Amazon fireTV

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I recently bought a flirc v2 to use with my Amazon fire TV and Harmony remote.  The setup went fine and everything worked until the fire TV went to sleep.  After that the flirc would not receive signals from the remote.  The fire TV remote still worked fine.  After a minute or two it seemed like the flirc woke back up and would start working again.  How do I resolve this resume from sleep issue?

I downloaded the latest version of the GUI on 2/25 and connected my flirc so I believe I have the latest firmware.  What can I do? 

Hey Rotag, did the firmware update? The text is in the lower left corner of the screen. Let me know what version you see.

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Hey Jason. Did you ever get the new popup menu (press / hold home button for sleep, apps, settings) to work with flirc and harmony (650) on Amazon fire TV?

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Hey Jason. Did you ever get the new popup menu (press / hold home button for sleep, apps, settings) to work with flirt and harmony (650) on Amazon fire TV?

waiting back to hear from amazon.

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Hey Rotag, did the firmware update? The text is in the lower left corner of the screen. Let me know what version you see.

Hi Jason

It says mware 4.0.  What should it be?  If it isn't right, how can I get it to update?

thanks!

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Hey I created an account just to respond here.  Has Amazon gotten back to you on the long press problem?

I love FLIRC. I use my Harmony 650 with FLIRC and Amazon Fire TV and everything works great EXCEPT the long press for Home or Menu buttons, which makes the functionality for the FireTV and Playstation Vue a little less than ideal.

Thanks!

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Are there any updates on the long press issue?  I'm in the same boat as Pocket, Harmony 650 and Playstation Vue and the lack of long press is less than ideal.

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On 2/26/2017 at 8:42 AM, Rotag said:

I recently bought a flirc v2 to use with my Amazon fire TV and Harmony remote.  The setup went fine and everything worked until the fire TV went to sleep.  After that the flirc would not receive signals from the remote.  The fire TV remote still worked fine.  After a minute or two it seemed like the flirc woke back up and would start working again.  How do I resolve this resume from sleep issue?

I downloaded the latest version of the GUI on 2/25 and connected my flirc so I believe I have the latest firmware.  What can I do? 

I was having the same issue when Fire TV went to sleep with Harmony 650 and Flirc. After trying all suggestions I thought it might be my IR repeater, which it was not. I had an old USB hub and thought I'd used it as an USB extension so it a clear line of sight. It has worked flawlessly ever since!!! I'm not sure if the Fire TV keeps the hub awake all the time and makes the Flirc available when needed. All I know is it solved my problem and thought I would share so others could test it out. Let me know if this works for anyone else. 

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9 hours ago, Phokused said:

I was having the same issue when Fire TV went to sleep with Harmony 650 and Flirc. After trying all suggestions I thought it might be my IR repeater, which it was not. I had an old USB hub and thought I'd used it as an USB extension so it a clear line of sight. It has worked flawlessly ever since!!! I'm not sure if the Fire TV keeps the hub awake all the time and makes the Flirc available when needed. All I know is it solved my problem and thought I would share so others could test it out. Let me know if this works for anyone else. 

I also noticed this issue. I hold the D-pad direction (usually down as it's easiest) for 2-3 seconds and it wakes up. Now I didn't think of it but I also have a USB hub in place, was a purpose to connect a wireless mouse and testing a thumb drive. But I never removed it. It's still behind the box so didn't use it to extend sight. I'll have to try my down trick without the USB hub.

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On 02/26/2017 at 2:01 PM, jason said:

waiting back to hear from amazon.

Hi @jason

 any updates on hold menu for amazon? It's been a few months now.

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On 3/23/2017 at 9:28 PM, Pocket said:

Hey I created an account just to respond here.  Has Amazon gotten back to you on the long press problem?

I love FLIRC. I use my Harmony 650 with FLIRC and Amazon Fire TV and everything works great EXCEPT the long press for Home or Menu buttons, which makes the functionality for the FireTV and Playstation Vue a little less than ideal.

Thanks!

A question for you. How do you have your Fire TV and playstation 4 setup?I have the older Harmony One. I would like to do the same thing. Do you have 2 Flirc's?

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I just bought my Flirc, downloaded the software, and programmed my Flirc to match the keys of my Amazon Fire TV remote with my IR Directv remote.   The software has accepted all of the commands.   I then plug the Flirc into the Amazon Fire TV USB slot, however the Fire TV does not respond to any of the buttons pushed on my Directv remote.  Am I suppose to pair the Flirc with the Amazon TV some how or is this supposed to happen automatically?  Thank you for the help.

 

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1 hour ago, felixi0611 said:

I just bought my Flirc, downloaded the software, and programmed my Flirc to match the keys of my Amazon Fire TV remote with my IR Directv remote.   The software has accepted all of the commands.   I then plug the Flirc into the Amazon Fire TV USB slot, however the Fire TV does not respond to any of the buttons pushed on my Directv remote.  Am I suppose to pair the Flirc with the Amazon TV some how or is this supposed to happen automatically?  Thank you for the help.

 

Make sure ADB debug is off in your firetv settings.

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