Fire TV Remote with TV Controls is available for $19.99 …with some extra junk

Woot is currently selling the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick for $19.99 in new condition with free shipping for Amazon Prime members. This is the older Fire TV Stick, originally released in 2016, that has now been replaced by the more powerful new 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick. If you’re in the market for a new Firestick, I DO NOT recommend buying this, since you’re much better off waiting for the latest model to go on sale again, like during Black Friday this fall where it might match its Prime Day price of $22.99. So, why am I posting about this? Woot’s deal includes the Alexa Voice Remote that comes with TV controls. This sells for $29.99 on its own and pretty much never goes on sale. If your existing remote is showing its age, or you lost your remote and have been using the mobile remote app to control your Fire TV, buying this older Firestick is the cheapest way to get a new remote. Keep in mind that this remote is not compatible with 1st & 2nd-gen Fire TV boxes, the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Smart TVs.

5 comments
  1. InIrons says:

    When you say Boxes you mean FireTV Cube,?

  2. TechyChris says:

    Having to purchase something you don’t want just to get something you do…

    Sad but the laws “Lean Manufacturing” come down to this.
    The reality is that having to retool production lines, renegotiate with suppliers for specific components, reallocate resources which would take away from other product lines = a component of one product (i.e. a remote to a Fire Stick) will never be profitable and will never retail on it’s own at at a reasonable price point.

    • You’re right, but Amazon is exceptionally bad with this.

      Both Roku and Google sell replacement voice remotes with TV controls for $19.99. The cheapest Fire TV voice remote Amazon sells is $27.99 and if you want TV controls you have to pay $29.99. For that same $29.99 price, Roku adds a headphone jack, rechargeable battery, and hands-free voice capabilities to its remote. It’s time for Amazon to drop the price of its replacement remote already.

      EDIT: I just checked and the old Fire TV voice remote that doesn’t have TV controls went UP in price and is now $29.99 also. That’s just downright stupid.

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