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How to use a mouse with an Amazon Fire Stick when the remote fails

Amazon Fire Sticks are one of the best ways to enjoy movies and TV shows on your TV. The device's price puts it in competition with Roku and Chromecast, but its list of features makes it the best of the three.

Of all the features, users probably make the most of the ability to download apps. This means you can install any app from the Google Play Store, even if it's not available through the device's native app store.

But the problem with sideloading apps is that many haven't been adapted for the TV screen. As such, they still require finger taps to navigate; you cannot move using your device's remote control. The solution is to enable a mouse pointer.

How to use a mouse with an Amazon Fire Stick

To enable a mouse pointer on your Fire Stick, you'll need to install a third-party app:

  1. Enable ADB debugging by going to Settings> Device> Developer options> ADB debugging .
  2. Allow apps from unknown sources, again by going to Settings>Device>Developer options .
  3. Download the Downloader app from the app store.
  4. Open Downloader go to Settings> Enable JavaScript and make sure the box is checked.
  5. Go back to the Downloader home screen and type .
  6. When the download is complete, tap Install .

You now have a permanently installed mouse pointer on your Amazon Fire stick. To turn the pointer on and off, double-tap the Play button on your remote. Note: You cannot use the mouse on the home screen of your device, only within applications.

For other options, we've covered more Fire Stick remote apps.

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