The official Fire TV game controller made by Amazon serves it’s purpose well by expanding the Fire TV’s gaming potential. The current incentive of 1,000 free Amazon coins and the free game Sev Zero that come with the purchase of the Fire TV game controller makes it a great deal. But if you’re looking to step your gaming up a notch, or just looking to get a second controller on the cheap, here are some alternate game controllers that are compatible with the Fire TV.
[amazon template=sa&asin=B0092ZEINO] The Nyko PlayPad Pro is a great cheaper alternative to the official game controller at around half the price. There is a version of this controller made specifically for the Fire TV, however it is more expensive and has been back-ordered for weeks. We’ve learned that the “for Android” version of this controller is identical to the “for Fire TV” version and is just as compatible with the Fire TV. You just need to update the controllers firmware once it arrives.
[amazon template=sa&asin=B00BGA9X9W] For serious gaming, you’ll be happy to hear that the PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4 controller is fully compatible with the Fire TV. While it’s a bit pricey, nothing beats the feel of a “real” console controller.
[amazon template=sa&asin=B0041RR0TW] If you want the feel and joystick layout of the PS4 Dualshock controller without spending so much, the Logitech Gamepad F710 is a great option.
[amazon template=sa&asin=B003ZSN600] The official Fire TV controller is often criticized for being a ripoff of the Xbox 360 controller. The resemblance definitely can’t be denied. If you’re tired of running out of batteries, the wired Xbox 360 controller plugs right into the Fire TV’s USB port and works great. Alternately you can opt for the wireless version, but to get it to work with the Fire TV you’ll need to spring for and use the USB receiver.
[amazon template=sa&asin=B00BTDBSXU&TITLE=”MOGA Pro Mobile Gaming System”] Touted by some as the best gaming controller for Android is the big brother to the Moga, the Moga Pro. While it may be the priciest option on our list, the Moga Pro provides great versatility.
[amazon template=sa&asin=B00FR7U15U&TITLE=”Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad”] The just released Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R is new to the market but has been turning some heads. This controller specifically advertises itself as a Fire TV alternate and even comes with media controls built in, just like the official controller.
[amazon template=sa&asin=B0050SZD18] Before you think we’ve made a mistake and linked a console instead of a controller, hear us out. The OUYA controller works great on the Fire TV. While you could buy the OUYA controller separately, it is often overpriced, so for not much more you can get the OUYA console which comes with the controller. You’ll have a decent controller plus a decent little Android gaming console to use on a spare TV.