Yup, the ridiculous headline you just read is sadly true. The Amazon Fire TV (pendant) is no longer compatible with Amazon’s own official Fire TV Game Controller. The latest 188.8.131.52 software update for the 3rd-generation Fire TV has removed support for Amazon’s 1st-party gamepad. The Amazon Fire TV Cube will very likely also soon drop support for the game controller. Read more ›
The official Amazon Fire TV Game Controller has just gone on sale for $19.99. This is the first time that this controller has ever been priced this low. At a regular price of $49.99, this sale saves you 60% off the list price. This controller is officially compatible with the Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, and both generations of Fire TV Sticks. As of the 184.108.40.206 software update, the Fire TV 3 (pendant) unfortunately no longer supports this game controller. Amazon is also listing that the Fire TV Cube does not support this game controller, but that is actually not correct since it is still working with the Cube as of the 220.127.116.11 software update. It’s likely that the Cube will lose support with a future update as well, so keep that in mind if you’re considering purchasing this controller. None of the Fire TV Edition televisions have ever supported this game controller.
The Amazon Fire TV Game Controller is on sale for $29.99 for Prime Day. This is the first time that the official Fire TV gamepad by Amazon has ever been priced this low. The lowest it has ever been before today was $34.99. It’s very rare for this game controller to go on sale, so don’t miss out on this deal if you’re interested because it’s unlikely that we’ll see it again anytime soon. Amazon’s Fire TV game Controller works with all Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Stick models, regardless of what generation you have. The only thing to keep in mind as far as compatibility goes is that it is not compatible with the Fire TV Edition televisions and that the headphone jack on the game controller only works with the 2nd-Gen Fire TV. All other functionality, including the Alexa button, work with all Fire TV models. The Fire TV Game Controller by Amazon is a great device and, in my opinion, equal in quality to the Xbox and PlayStation controllers.
This is actually not a Prime Day deal. It’s just a standard sale so you do not need to be a Prime member to receive the discount. Thanks Tango for the correction!
Look out the window because you might see pigs flying. That’s because the Fire TV Game Controller is on sale for $34.99. This is an extremely rare occurrence because Amazon’s first-party gamepad hardly ever goes on sale. The last time it was on sale was in 2016 for $39.99. Not only is this a rare sale, it’s also the new lowest price that it has ever been. One day you’ll tell your grandkids that you were around when the Fire TV Game Controller was on sale for $34.99 and they’ll call you a liar.
The Fire TV Game Controller is a fantastic and very well made gamepad that feels as good as the PlayStation and Xbox controllers, which is probably why it hardly ever goes on sale. It is compatible with all generation Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks. Before you ask, yes, it is also compatible with the new Fire TV Cube. The only devices it is not compatible with are the Fire TV Edition televisions. The last thing you should know is that the built-in headphone jack only works with the Fire TV 2, but other than that, all functionality works with all Fire TV devices, including the built-in Alexa microphone.
Amazon has decided to focus on improving video playback capabilities and affordability with the new Fire TV 3 by adding support for HDR and higher frame rate 4K video at a price that’s $30 less than the Fire TV 2 was when it first launched. Making improvements in certain areas while simultaneously lowering the cost means that something had to give and, in the case of the Fire TV 3, it’s gaming performance that suffers most, which is not as good as the Fire TV 2 it replaces. Thankfully, though, the Fire TV 3 is compatible with both the current Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and the previous generation Amazon Fire Game Controller as well as most Fire TV games. Read more ›
I would love to be wrong about this, but it appears as though Amazon’s 2nd generation Fire TV Game Controller and 2nd generation Fire TV Voice Remote are not compatible with Element’s Fire TV Edition televisions. Nothing I tried could get them to pair with the TV. It’s not too big of an issue that the voice remote doesn’t work, as long as you don’t lose the one that comes with the TV, since Amazon does not yet sell replacements. The bigger issue is the Fire TV Game Controller, since that is the only official game controller that Amazon makes anymore. Read more ›
Amazon is running a new promotion which gives you 550 Amazon Coins for free (a $5 value) when you purchase the Fire TV Game Controller. This is a great deal because the game controller is already on sale for $39.99, which is down from its regular price of $49.99. The combination of the sale price and free coins makes this the best deal ever for the official game controller. Unfortunately, click the terms and conditions link on the promotion page takes you to information about Amazon coins, and not this specific promotion, so there’s no way to know how long this deal will last. After purchasing the game controller, your 550 coins will automatically be added to your account’s coin balance within 48 hours.
The Amazon Fire TV Game Controller has just gone on sale for $39.99. This is only the third time Amazon’s official controller has ever gone on sale. The lowest it has ever been was $34.99, but it’s unlikely to go that low again anytime soon, considering how rarely it goes on sale to begin with. Amazon’s Fire TV Game Controller is compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, both 1st and 2nd generation devices. The only caveat is that the built-in headphone jack only works with the Fire TV 2, but all other features, including the Alexa voice mic, work with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. While there are many game controllers that work with Fire TV devices, nothing beats the perfect compatibility you get with the official game controller from Amazon.
You can currently buy the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller for $34.99 if you use promo code SAVE15 at checkout. This is the new lowest price that Amazon’s 2nd-gen game controller has ever been. This is only the second time Amazon’s official game controller has ever dropping below its regular price of $49.99, so act fast if you’ve been waiting for this very rare occasion. Amazon’s Fire TV Game Controller is compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, both 1st and 2nd generation devices. The only caveat is that the built-in headphone jack only works with the Fire TV 2, but all other features, including the Alexa voice mic, work with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. While there are many game controllers that work with Fire TV devices, nothing beats the perfect compatibility you get with the official game controller from Amazon.
The Nyko Cygnus game controller has been steadily dropping in price, by about $1 a day, all week and is currently at an all-time low of $11.79. I had high hopes for this controller when it first came out at the start of this year, but unfortunately it gave me Bluetooth connectivity issues with the Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick, as I explain in my review. It worked well with the Fire TV 2, so if you have that device or don’t mind using it as a wired controller through its USB port, it’s a good buy at this price. If you’re interested, be sure to act fast because the price will likely jump up as a result of this post.