The new Fire TV Game Controller appears to be a big improvement over the 1st-gen Fire Game Controller. The new built-in headphone jack is a welcomed addition, and the inclusion of a microphone this time around means it can perform all the functionality of the voice remote. One thing missing, however, are dedicated PLAY/PAUSE/REWIND/FORWARD buttons. Thankfully, the fine folks at Amazon’s LAB126 have cleverly made it so the controller’s shoulder buttons and joysticks act as media keys when a video is playing. Interestingly, the controller’s left and right triggers are used to lower and raise the headphone volume, which begs the question, how do you change the volume in games that use the triggers? We’ll find out on Monday when the new Fire TV Gaming Edition arrives.
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