Android TV Remote - Kodi and Keyboard doesn’t work

I currently have the Remote Two set up and working with Android TV (I use an NVIDIA Shield). I’ve noticed that two things don’t work correctly so far.

The most significant issue is that the remote seems undetected by the Kodi app in Android. Absolutely no buttons seem to work.

If you try to use the Google Play store, where you would normally get an on-screen keyboard for text entry, you instead get a message to use the keyboard on your device. This is definitely not optimal, is it due to the type of remote control it’s showing up as as one with a keyboard?

Anyone run into either of these issues and have any tips or fixes?