List of all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Remote and Game Controller Specs

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With the addition of a new voice remote and the switch from bluetooth to wifi based connectivity, there seems to be some confusion about the various Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick remotes and game controllers. Here’s a list of all the different remotes and controllers that exist, along with their specifications to help clear up the confusion.

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1st-Gen Voice Remote

Codename: Hurley
Released: April 2nd, 2014
Connectivity: Bluetooth
Available: Separately ($29.99), Bundle w/ 1st-gen Fire TV ($99), Bundle w/ Refurbished 1st-gen Fire TV ($79-$94), Gaming Bundle w/ 1st-gen Fire TV ($124-$144)
Features:

  • Microphone for Voice Search and Alexa

Works with:

  • 2nd-gen Fire TV
  • 1st-gen Fire TV
  • 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick
  • 1st-gen Fire TV Stick

 
 
 

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Non-Voice Remote

Codename: Inigo
Released: Nov. 19th, 2014
Connectivity: Bluetooth
Available: Separately ($14.99), Bundle w/ Fire TV Stick ($39.99), Bundle w/ Refurbished Fire TV Stick ($35)
Features:

  • No Microphone
  • Lightweight and Compact

Works with:

  • 2nd-gen Fire TV
  • 1st-gen Fire TV
  • 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick
  • 1st-gen Fire TV Stick

 
 
 

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2nd-Gen Voice Remote for 2nd-Gen Fire TV

Codename: Gelato
Released: Oct. 5th, 2015
Connectivity: Wifi
Available: Bundle w/ 2nd-gen Fire TV ($99.99)
Features:

  • Microphone for Voice Search and Alexa

Works with:

  • 2nd-gen Fire TV
  • 1st-gen Fire TV w/ Fire OS 5
  • 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick
  • 1st-gen Fire TV Stick w/ Fire OS 5

Note: The voice remotes that ships with the 2nd-gen Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick voice bundle are different. They are functionally identical, but the Stick voice remote is constructed from slightly inferior materials.

 
 
 

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2nd-Gen Voice Remote for Fire TV Stick

Codename: Bane
Released: Oct. 22nd, 2015
Connectivity: Wifi
Available: Separately ($29.99), Bundle w/ 1st-gen Fire TV Stick Voice Bundle ($49.99), 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick ($39.99)
Features:

  • Microphone for Voice Search and Alexa

Works with:

  • 2nd-gen Fire TV
  • 1st-gen Fire TV w/ Fire OS 5
  • 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick
  • 1st-gen Fire TV Stick w/ Fire OS 5

Note: The voice remotes that ships with the 2nd-gen Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick voice bundle are different. They are functionally identical, but the Stick voice remote is constructed from slightly inferior materials.

 
 
 

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Amazon Fire TV Remote App

Codename: Lightning
Released: Nov. 18th, 2014
Connectivity: Wifi
Available: Amazon Appstore (Free), Google Play Store (Free), iTunes Appstore (Free)
Features:

  • Gesture Touch Pad
  • Microphone for Voice Search and Alexa
  • Keyboard

Works with:

  • 2nd-gen Fire TV
  • 1st-gen Fire TV
  • 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick
  • 1st-gen Fire TV Stick

 
 
 

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1st-Gen Amazon Fire Game Controller

Codename: Thunder
Released: Apr. 2nd, 2015
Connectivity: Bluetooth
Available: Separately ($39.99), Referbished Separately ($29.99), Gaming Bundle w/ 1st-gen Fire TV ($124-$144)
Features:

  • Dedicated Media Buttons (Rewind/Play/Pause/Forward)
  • Dedicated Game Button (Launches Game Section)

Works with:

  • 2nd-gen Fire TV
  • 1st-gen Fire TV
  • 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick
  • 1st-gen Fire TV Stick

 
 
 

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2nd-Gen Amazon Fire TV Game Controller

Codename: Nefario
Released: Oct. 5th, 2015
Connectivity: Wifi
Available: Separately ($49.99), Gaming Bundle w/ 2nd-gen Fire TV ($139.99)
Features:

  • Microphone for Voice Search and Alexa
  • 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack for Private Listening
  • Intelligent Power Management

Works with:

  • 2nd-gen Fire TV
  • 1st-gen Fire TV w/ Fire OS 5 (No Headphone Jack Support)
  • 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick (Headphone Jack Support Unknown)
  • 1st-gen Fire TV Stick w/ Fire OS 5 (No Headphone Jack Support)

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23 comments
  1. clocks says:

    Thanks. This is helpful. Surprised they didnt use the same remote for both the new box/stick. Is the material savings really enough to justify another sku?

  2. smee says:

    Which remote comes with the Echo?

  3. The Pathfinder says:

    I wonder if the Sideclick adapter clip will work with the new longer remote.

  4. xnamkcor says:

    Does the 2nd-Gen Remote use AAs so the batteries last longer than a week?

  5. Kevy Kev says:

    Oh my gosh you rule!
    You know what to post main!
    I did wonder if the Fire TV one Will support Alexa after an update maybe?

  6. JackFrost71 says:

    I just noticed the media buttons on the old Game Controller have been removed in the new version. Huh?

  7. Len Mullen says:

    With a mic and phone jack, can we expect games to support in game communication?

  8. itrek says:

    There isn’t an option to buy just the new Fire TV remote by itself? If I want both a game controller and a remote for the new Fire TV, is my only option to buy the $99 Fire TV that comes with a remote and then buy the game controller separate versus buying the game bundle and the remote separate?

    • hdmkv says:

      Noticed this as well, sucks. Hope they offer new voice remote separately, or another bundle with new box + new remote + new controller.

  9. Itzme says:

    I wonder if there are any plans for the Voice Search/Alexa feature to be always-on, so you don’t have to pick up the remote or press the button. I also wonder if the new Apple TV’s Siri Universal Search might offer that.

    • pmcd says:

      That would probably use too much battery power. It’s certainly a feature I enjoy with the Echo. I don’t like having to press a button to talk to the Echo, something you have to do if using the remote. Having an Echo style functionality in the new FTV would have been neat though many people have privacy issues.

  10. itzme says:

    Seems like Apple may have thought of way to address the battery issue. Their new remote is being promoted with having a lighting connection and a 3-month charge life. I’d imagine the always-on Siri would reduce that greatly, but it’d still be easy to recharge. As for privacy, I’d think the solution to that issue is to have the user simple opt-in to the feature.

  11. Morris says:

    I am having trouble getting the 2015 Fire TV WiFi direct remote to work with the 2015 Fire TV. I received the Code Name Gelato remote with my 2015 Fire TV but Amazon could not get it to work so Amazon sent a replacement remote Code Name Bane but this remote does not work either. I replaced the batteries with fresh new batteries even though the box said the batteries were good and I re-paired the remote several times. The problem is the remote works for a little while then it stops working. Can you make any suggestions?

    • Bob says:

      Morris, I have the same problem with my remote and they just sent me a replacement. Hopefully the new one works better. Seems these new WiFi direct remotes have issues? Why did they stop using Bluetooth? ugh.

  12. Gordon wallace says:

    Does anybody know of a remote for the fire TV 2016 model .
    I have a replacement for the Rii but I can’t get it to work ,anybody got any suggestions.

  13. Ian says:

    2nd-gen Fire TV Stick (Headphone Jack Support Unknown)

    Confirmed unsupported. :(

  14. Metamba says:

    Does the Firestick Non-voice remote which uses Bluetooth truly work with the 2nd gen Fire TV which uses wifi?

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