Mouse Pointers (Fire TV)
If your app supports pointer-based input, Amazon Fire TV supports the use of a USB or Bluetooth-connected mouse that enables users to interact with your app. By default the mouse pointer appears as a large circle on the TV.
You can change the appearance of this mouse pointer into an arrow with an addition to the Android manifest (
Note: Although the Fire TV platform supports the use of a mouse, your Fire TV app must use a controller as the primary mode of navigation and user input to be accepted by the Amazon Appstore. See Remote Control Input for more information.
To change the default mouse pointer to an arrow for a given activity, add a
<meta-data> element to your manifest inside
<activity android:name=".MyActivity" android:label="My Activity"> ... <intent-filter> <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" /> <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER"/> </intent-filter> <meta-data android:name="com.amazon.input.cursor" android:value="pointer"/> </activity>
Last updated: Oct 29, 2020