One of the benefits to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick is the availability of the free app which is available for iOS and Google Play store. The below snapshots are from the Google Play Store.
Once installed, open the app and select the device. I forgot to turn on the WiFi on my Samsung Galaxy S4 so I wasn’t able to find it initially.
Once found, select your FireTV Stick.
Once you are in, you will go through a quick tutorial on how to use the app. It is quite useful as not all the functions of the app is that intuitive or self explanatory.
Below is a snapshot of the app.
On the top row and from left to right, it is the options menu, the voice search, and keyboard.
In the gray region, you can use it to navigate through the menu by using your finger and swipe to the menu you want on your TV.
At the bottom row, there is the back, home, and menu button.
If you hit the 6 small dots just above the home button, you can expand to additional menu for rewind, play, and fast forward.
To use the voice function, slide down your finger from the mic at the top of the screen down. While keeping your finger on the screen, say your keyword that you want to search. Once you are done, let go of your finger.
See my video demo below.