Posted by jolo100
Henagon

TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

Is it true that the newest TeamViewer will NOT work on an Amazon Fire Tablet?

Thank you,
Jon
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Posted by dnelson
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

Teamviewer on my Amazon Fire (5th Gen, KFFOWI) when used to control other devices works great.  It's rooted, but I think root is only needed for Host mode.

Host barely works at all, however.  The screen when viewed on the controlling device is mainly black, but sometimes the remote screen flickers on.  Remote mouse control doesn't work, but remote touch control does (if controlling from a touch-enabled device).  Remote keyboard works.  The Fire tables run a heavily customized and locked-down version of Android, though, so I wouldn't put too much blame on Teamviewer here.

Posted by codeflash
Digon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

I can login to the fire tablet just fine and view the screen, but no remote control is available. Click on something and a finger shows up on the screen.

Pretty lame if you ask me...

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Posted by Former Staff Jonathan
Former Staff

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

HI All,

Thanks for the feedback in this thread.

As you already discovered, many but not all Android devices are fully remote controllable with TeamViewer. 

If you only get the "blue hand" pointer this means that view/show is only supported on the device in question.

I have submitted a feature request for full remote control compatibility of the Amazon Fire tablet. There is not a guarantee that this feature will be implemented but it has been forwarded to our product management team for consideration.

All the best,

Jonathan

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Posted by codeflash
Digon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

It would be great if it was updated to allow remote control of the devices. We are using a number of them, but without teamviewer functionality we may have to look at another Remote Desktop solution.
Posted by RealAlan
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

Can I use the New Amazon Fire HD 10 with Teamviewer installed to remotely control other (desktop) computers?  I do a bit of support for my family and friends and sometimes want to do/access and send things from my desktop while on the road with my tablet.  I've been able to do that with my Samsung Note 8.0, but it just bricked on me and I need a new tablet that will allow me to do that.  I'm not looking to remotely control the Amazon Fire HD 10 as it seems to be the topic here.  

Posted by dnelson
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

Controlling other devices from your Fire HD 10 should work with no problems.  You'll want to install the "TeamViewer for Remote Control" app for this.

 

Posted by go78jones
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

I'll second the request for a full-on version of TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablets.

Posted by Pirate
Digon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

Been some time, any idea when this will be addressed?

Posted by zenbunny
Photon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

Please develop full TeamViewer support for Amazon Fire tablets.
Posted by dethbysexy
Photon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

+1 on remote control of Fire HD 10 tablets

Posted by RealAlan
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

I agree now that it would be useful now to be able to control the Amazon Fire HD10 Tablet (7thgen) as I've bought my mom one and she needs lots of help all the time and she lives on the other side of the globe from me. Pleas address this issue and let us know when you have. Thank you.
Posted by Paken86
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

What are you thinking of looking at? we are using it on numerous devices but sadly some customers have purchased Amazon Fire and we have view only options. 

Is there anything better that can be used on the Fire?

Posted by Pirate
Digon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

If you have Google Play installed on the Fire HD8 / 8th Generation (based on Android 7.1.2), TeamViewer, Host, and QuickSupport all worked for me...

Posted by codeflash
Digon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

But could you login and control the fire tablet from a remote computer?
Posted by Pirate
Digon

Re: TeamViewer on Amazon Fire tablet

I sit corrected. <scratching head>.  Could have sworn when I installed it a couple months ago after getting my 8th Gen that it worked.  Can't get it to work now.  Some features work but not remote.

Sorry about that. 

I'm back to figuring out what's up...