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Remap Firestick Remote Shortcut Buttons with Launcher Manager

remap firestick remote buttons

The following tutorial will show you How to Remap Firestick Remote Shortcut Buttons with the Launcher Manager application.

Firestick and Fire TV devices are the most popular media devices today for many reasons including their low price point and “jailbreaking” abilities.

Each firestick purchase includes a provided Firestick remote that features tons of streaming capabilities.

The newest variations of Firestick and Fire TV remotes are equipped with built-in “shortcut” buttons for quick access to various applications.

These one-click buttons will immediately launch popular apps such as Netflix, Prime Video, Peacock, Hulu, and more.

In the past, users could “remap” these buttons to open the app or APK of their choice, however, Amazon blocked this method in early 2023.

Luckily, an update to the popular Launcher Manager Application has brought this feature back to customize shortcut buttons on your Firestick remote.

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NOTE: This tutorial only works for Firestick remotes that feature shortcut buttons including the Alexa Voice Remote Pro.

remap alexa voice remote firestick buttons

Customizing shortcut buttons is a fabulous way to quickly access your favorite applications with the click of a button.

You can even remap the Home Button on your remote which is perfect for those who use 3rd Party Launchers.

Launcher Manager on Firestick/Android TV for Custom Launchers

In this guide, we are using a Fire TV Stick 4K Max with Alexa Voice Remote Pro.

However, this will also work for any variation of Firestick or Fire TV device that features a remote with shortcut buttons.

How to Remap Firestick Remote Shortcut Buttons

In this guide, we will “remap” an Alexa Voice Remote Pro that features Prime Video, Netflix, DirecTV, and Peacock as shortcut buttons.

We are going to remap these buttons to access Surfshark VPN & Downloader App instead of Prime Video & Netflix.

remap alexa voice remote pro buttons

You may notice that the screen quickly flashes to the original shortcut app, however, it quickly closes and launches the new “remapped” app.


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In order to do this, we must first install Launcher Manager. Continue reading for instructions to remap app buttons on Firestick & Fire TV.

1. Install the Downloader app from your respective App Store (Amazon App Store or Google Play) and enable Unknown Sources within the settings of your streaming device.

If you haven’t done this yet please refer to the following screenshot tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

Install Downloader & Enable Unknown Sources

2. Launch Downloader.

launch downloader


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3. Hover over the URL bar and click the select button on your remote to open the keyboard.

click select button on remote to launch url bar

4. Type the Downloader Code for the TROYPOINT Toolbox which is 250931 and click Go.

type downloader code for troypoint toolbox

5. You will then encounter a redirect page.

redirect page for troypoint toolbox

6. This brings you to the TROYPOINT Toolbox home screen.

troypoint toolbox home screen



7. Scroll down and select Launcher Manager for Firestick.

select launcher manager for firestick

8. Click Install.

click install to remap firestick buttons

9. You will then encounter Launcher Manager Ready to launch! message. Click to Open.

launcher manager ready to launch message


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10. From the main menu of Launcher Manager, select Launcher Options.

select launcher options to remap firestick remote buttons

11. Select Home Button Hook.

select home button hook

12. Click Home Button Hook to turn Hook State to ON.

home button hook on

13. Make sure ADB Hook State is set to ON.

turn adb debugging on

14. Turn Shortcut Button Hook to ON.

turn hook to on

15. Select Shortcut Button 1 or the preferred shortcut button you wish to remap.

select shortcut button 1

16. Select your preferred app. (We have chosen Surfshark VPN)

select your preferred app

17. You will now see Shortcut Button 1 enabled to launch Surfshark upon clicking.

remap shortcut on firestick enabled

18. You can now test to see if it is working by clicking the top right button on your remote.

Surfshark begins to launch!

remap firestick remote shortcut buttons

19. Return to Launcher Manager and select Shortcut Button 2 and choose your preferred application. (We have selected Downloader)

remap firestick remote buttons

You can continue to edit Shortcut Button 3 and 4 if you prefer.

Enjoy!

Remap Buttons on Firestick Remote Details & More

Using Launcher Manager to edit your firestick remote shortcut buttons is a fabulous tool to take advantage of.

However, this is not the only use for Launcher Manager which was built to access custom 3rd party launchers.

Our Launcher Manager guide linked at the top of this tutorial will provide you with step-by-step instructions for installing and using Launcher Manager for your preferred launcher.

This allows users the ability to edit the Home Button on a Firestick remote to launch various launchers including Projectivy, Wolf Launcher, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you edit Firestick Remote buttons?

Yes. You can easily reassign shortcut buttons on a firestick remote.

How do I remap buttons on a Firestick remote?

The guide above provides step-by-step instructions to remap Firestick remote buttons to their preferred app.

Can I purchase a new Firestick remote with buttons?

Yes. Users can purchase Alexa Voice Remotes that have pre-configured buttons and sync the remote to your Firestick or Fire TV.

Which Firestick device is the best?

All variations of Firestick work fabulously for streaming media, however, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is currently the most popular option available.

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6 thoughts on “Remap Firestick Remote Shortcut Buttons with Launcher Manager”

  1. Do you have to be in the Launcher Manager for the buttons to work? The remapping with from there but not when I’m at the main menu of the FireStick.

    1. This didn’t work at all. Tried to remap bottom left from DirecTV to Sling, and it still tries to open DirecTV, which I don’t even have installed.

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