Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners will feel right at home with the remote that comes with the Fire TV Edition televisions from Westinghouse, Seiki, and Element. That’s because the remote is nearly identical to the Alexa remote that comes with Amazon’s streaming devices. I would even go as far as to guess that Amazon even manufactured the remotes, or at least the pre-production versions being used to control the TVs at CES.
Apart from having different logos on them, the remotes for all three brands of TV are the same. The remote is the same shape and feel as the Fire TV voice remote. The main difference is the TV remotes come with a power button on top and volume up/down buttons at the bottom. The remote is also slightly longer than the one that comes with the Fire TV.
The other difference is that the back, home, and menu buttons have been moved above the circular directional ring. It’s a minor change, but I actually really like it because it makes it slightly easier to go from the directional ring to the back button, which is something you do quite often with the remote.
I’m told the remote design may change between now and later this year when the televisions make their way through the production line and into stores.