Existing Amazon Fire TV Cube owners get 50% off the new Alexa Voice Remote

The new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote announced yesterday, with its added power, volume, and mute buttons, is something that Fire TV customers have been asking for ever since the original Fire TV debuted in 2014. While those who purchase the Amazon Fire TV Cube now will get the new remote included at no extra charge, existing Fire TV Cube customers aren’t entirely out of luck because Amazon is offering all existing Fire TV Cube owners a 50% discount on the new Alexa Voice Remote, bring the price down to just $14.99. Read more ›

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New Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote does not have any hands-free capabilities

The newly announced Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote that is being sold separately and comes included with the new Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Cube has a lot of impressive tricks up its sleeve, but hands-free capabilities is not one of those tricks. The remote does not have always-listening microphones, like the Fire TV Cube, that can be activated with a wake word. It also cannot relay equipment control commands that are given to an Echo device paired to the Fire TV device. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Cube now ships with the new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has announced a new Fire TV Stick 4K that comes with an all-new Alexa Voice Remote which includes power, volume, and mute buttons. It’s unfortunate for Amazon Fire TV Cube owners that the new remote wasn’t ready in time for the release of the Fire TV Cube, but, starting today, anyone ordering the Fire TV Cube will receive the new Alexa Voice Remote included for the same price of $119.99. Read more ›

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Amazon announces new Alexa Voice Remote with universal remote capabilities that is backward compatible with older Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Along with the new Fire TV Stick 4K, Amazon has announced an all-new Alexa Voice Remote that includes universal remote capabilities. The new remote is included with the Fire TV Stick 4K, but it is also being sold separately for $29.99 because it is compatible with the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick, the 3rd-gen Fire TV (pendant), and the Fire TV Cube. This new remote includes power, volume, and mute buttons for controlling home theater equipment, but it also has the same Alexa equipment control capabilities as the Fire TV Cube to allow input switching and cable box channel changing via voice. Read more ›

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Alexa Voice Remote for Echo devices available used for $10.24 — Update: Now $9.84

The Alexa Voice Remote for Echo devices is currently available used in “very good” condition for $10.24 $9.84 from Amazon Warehouse. While this looks a lot like the Fire TV Alexa Remote, it’s made to be used with Echo devices so that you can remotely control media and talk to Alexa from a distance. The new remote sells for $29.99, so this is a significant discount if you’re okay with not buying a completely pristine remote. The remote works with all Echo models, including the 1st and 2nd gen Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, and Echo Show. It does not work with the Amazon Tap and does not work with any existing Fire TV device. It’s unknown if it will work with the Fire TV Cube, but I’d say it’s unlikely. The remote lets you talk to Alexa through the mic built into the remote, but there is no speaker in the remote, like there is on the Dash Wand. You can also control volume and media playback with the remote. I have one and find that it’s most useful to use for controlling music when I have the volume turned up so high that I would need to practically yell for Alexa to hear me over the music.

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2nd-Gen Fire TV Edition televisions to feature new Alexa Remote with additional buttons

The first bit of information about the next generation of Fire TV Edition televisions was announced this morning. Not much about the “more than 10” new TVs has been revealed, other than being made by Toshiba and Insignia, and that they’ll come in 4K and 1080p variants. The one high-resolution image of the first TV made by Toshiba being released does include a view of the remote which shows new buttons not found on the current Fire TV Edition televisions or any other Fire TV device. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Stick now comes with new Bluetooth Alexa Voice Remote

If you purchase a new Amazon Fire TV Stick today, odds are it’ll come with a different remote than it would have if you purchased it a few months ago, even though the packaging and remote itself look exactly the same. Amazon has created a new remote for the Fire TV 3 and is now including it with the Fire TV Stick 2 as well. Read more ›

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Fire TV 3 includes a new Bluetooth-based Alexa Voice Remote

The new Amazon Fire TV 3 includes an Alexa Voice Remote that looks and functions exactly like the remote that’s included with the 2nd generation Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick, but it’s actually a completely new remote on the inside. The new remote is actually Amazon’s fourth voice remote designed for the Fire TV and this latest version forgoes using WiFi-direct connectivity in favor of a return to Bluetooth. Read more ›

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New Voice Remote for Amazon Fire TV is likely close to being released

It looks like the new Alexa voice remote for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that passed through FCC approval last month is getting close to being released. Amazon just updated their Fire TV Remote Software Update page with a third software version listing. The page used to only have version 352 and 217 listed, which are the software version numbers for the current Fire TV voice remote and the Fire TV Edition television voice remotes respectively. The page now has a third version number, 131, which is very likely the software version number for the new unreleased voice remote. Read more ›

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Exclusive: New Fire TV Remote will ship with the existing Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Last week, a new Amazon Fire TV Remote passed through FCC approval. Due to its identical profile to the existing Fire TV Voice Remote, I speculated that it could be a replacement for the existing remote, which has been having availability issues for some time. Trusted sources familiar with the matter have confirmed to me that the new Fire TV remote will indeed be packaged with the existing 2nd-generation Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Read more ›

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