Matching the Black Friday price from a couple weeks ago, the FLIRC USB attachment that adds IR remote support and functionality to the Fire TV is back on sale for $14.95. FLIRC allows you to use any IR remote control you own to control your Fire TV. You plug it into a PC or Mac and select Fire TV on its simple configuration interface (shown above). You then set a button on your TV remote to perform each Fire TV remote action. Then just plug FLIRC into the Fire TV’s USB port, and your IR remote will be able to control your Fire TV. You’ll want to pick up a USB extension cable if you don’t already have one since the Fire TV’s USB port is in the back and FLIRC will need to be pointed towards the front.
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