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I've just got a Fire TV and Flirc to use with my Harmony.

I downloaded the Flirc/Fire TV device on to the remote, plugged the flirc into the Fire TV and it works great.

But - there are important commands missing. For example, there's no "info", no "stop", no pop up "context"  menu button.

Where can I get them from?

Edited by keiron99

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Thanks but I am not sure what you mean.

I downloaded the Kodi app onto my FireTV.

I downloaded the Flirc Fire TV configuration onto my Harmony.

I plugged the Flirc into the Fire TV.

But I am limited to the same number of controls on Kodi as all other apps on the Fire TV.

So, there's no info button, and no context menu, for example. 

Is it just a limitation of Kodi on Fire TV

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Kodi is considered a separate device.

What you'll want to do is Add another device to your harmony. Manufacturer 'Flirc'. Device 'firetv'

That will add all the specific firetv buttons. Kodi has a bunch more buttons, so it's worth it to keep them both.

Let me know if that makes sense. See here for step/step instructions: https://flirc.gitbooks.io/flirc-instructions/content/universal-remote-controls/logitech-harmony-remote-controls/firetv.html

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I believe I have kodi, firetv and flirc added as devices. then my activity is mash of controls from each one, whichever functioned best for what i needed

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Get out of your activity, and select the FireTV device exclusively. If you see the buttons are there, then it's a matter of getting them into your activity. If they aren't there, we've got a problem with the harmony software, I really don't think that's the case. I have a 650 somewhere I can try and test this on.

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Just a couple of things that I can't get to work.

I cannot get "codec info" to show

Nor can I get the page up/down to work (which really helps when scrolling through large libraries)

Any ideas, please?

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Clicking OK/select while playing will bring up player options I believe it also has codec info.
For scrolling page at a time of listed library. Press right. Which move to the scroll bar. Then press down to go down a page.

Then press left to move off the scroll bar and down to move down 1 item at a time.

 

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Thanks. I see the scroll bar now - would be nice to be able to achieve this with a single press though.

(Still searching for the codec info though...)

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Hi

I am on the same boat, have got Harmony Ultimate, Fire TV Gen1 and FLIRC on firmware 4.12. I cant get the long press home button working. if I double click I get a help screen on long press. But long press just keep sending the home key repeatedly.

Have we got a solution or we are still without a solution.

Thanks  

Edited by jainpankaj

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