Now that the Fire TV Stick has been released, the Amazon Appstore has become a bit more complex. Before, if you didn’t own a Game Controller, you just needed to check that an app supports the Fire TV remote before purchasing. Now you need to ensure an app is compatible with your type of Fire TV, regular or stick, in addition to checking remote compatibility. To help make your life easy, I’ll be including the above 4 icons in the main image whenever I write about an app. This way you’ll know at a glance whether the app is compatible with your hardware. From left to right is an icon for: the Fire TV, the Fire TV Stick, the remote control, and the game controller. If an app is compatible, the icon will be dark, and if it’s incompatible, the icon will be dim.
Check out the two free app deals I just wrote about to see the icons in action. And while you’re at it, please take note of the new “Shop Amazon” link in the main navigation menu. If you do all of your Amazon shopping through that link, it costs you nothing extra but tremendously helps keep this little site going. It truly is the #1 way you can support the site, so please try to keep it in mind as you take advantage of all the great Amazon deals this holiday season.