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Amazon has yet again chosen to block a useful tool that many Firestick and Fire TV Owners take advantage of.
This latest blockade has eliminated the ability to use AFTVNews’ “Remapper” app which worked for the updated Firestick remote with app shortcut buttons.
Currently, it seems that these changes are coming to Fire TV Stick 4K Max owners after a recent software update to these devices.
It is likely that these updates will continue to other Firestick devices that offer the updated Alexa Voice remote with shortcut buttons.
These shortcut buttons allow for immediate access to various applications such as Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, and more.
However, many preferred to access other applications that they use more than those listed above which is where the Remapper app came in.
Remapper allowed users the ability to change these pre-determined shortcut buttons to the app of their choice.
This means you could set up a quick select option for any streaming app or APK you preferred.
It seems that Amazon had a conflict with this as they have elected to block this feature on compatible remotes.
Amazon is notorious for restricting device tweaks including blocking 3rd party launchers & disabling auto-updates blockades.
This is one of the reasons many are opting for Android TV Devices instead of the popular Firestick & Fire TV.
This latest restriction means that those who wish to remap buttons on their Firestick device are left with no options to do so.
Of course, those who demand this feature can always purchase the all-new Alexa Voice Remote Pro with customizable buttons for the steep price of $34.99.
For the rest of us, we are stuck yet again with another beloved feature halted by Amazon.
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