Amazon has just placed the Fire TV Voice Remote on sale for $19.99. Down from its regular price of $29.99. This is the lowest price it has ever been, matching last month’s brief sale. With the next-gen remotes around the corner, Amazon likely wants to clear out existing stock. This is the standard remote that ships with Fire TVs that includes a built-in microphone for voice searches. The remote is fully compatible with the Fire TV Stick, so makes for a great upgrade to the Stick’s non-voice remote, which has been out of stock for months. You can also have multiple remotes connected imultaniously for two player games, and spousal remote dueling.
While a built in microphone is the only functional difference between the Fire TV’s voice remote and the Fire TV Stick’s non-voice remote, there are additional small cosmetic differences that make the voice remote better overall. For starters, the voice remote has a curved back that feels better in the hand than the flat back of the non-voice remote. The added length of the voice remote also adds to the premium feel, and makes the remote a bit harder to lose. Lastly, the voice remote is made of a rubbery “soft” plastic that has a nicer feel than the non-voice remote’s hard plastic.