List of all Fire TV Remotes that are compatible with the Amazon Echo Show 15

The Echo Show 15 can now double as a Fire TV. While the main Fire TV interface can be navigated with the touchscreen, many apps require a remote of some sort. You can certainly use the virtual on-screen remote built into the Echo Show 15’s Fire TV interface, but that quickly gets tedious. If you’re planning to use the Fire TV interface on the Echo Show 15 regularly, you should really consider pairing a physical Fire TV remote. Currently, the only fully-compatible remote is the 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote, but if you have older Fire TV remotes, you might be able to get by using them as long as you’re okay with some missing functionality. Here is a list of all the current and older Fire TV remotes that I have personally tested with the Echo Show 15, along with which remote buttons do and don’t work.

If you’re looking to buy a new remote for use with the Echo Show 15, be aware that there are many 3rd-party/clone Fire TV remotes for sale on Amazon, eBay, and other places. These look identical to real Fire TV remotes listed on this page and often use the same model numbers, but they are not made by Amazon. The 3rd-party/clone remotes will likely not work with the Echo Show 15, but I have not personally tested any of them to know for sure, so be warned. The remote purchase links below are all for the official remotes made by Amazon. You should consider any other Fire TV remotes for sale on Amazon that are not linked on this page to be 3rd-party/clone remotes.

3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote


Purchase: U.S., U.K., Germany & Austria, Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, India
Compatibility: Full Functionality
Buttons: All buttons work as expected.
Note: This is the only remote that is fully functional with the Echo Show 15. If you’re reading this because you’re going to buy a new remote, you should probably just get this one.

2nd-gen Alexa Voice Remote


Purchase: Amazon US
Compatibility: Partial Functionality
Buttons: The Alexa/voice button does not work. All other buttons work as expected.

Alexa Voice Remote Pro


Purchase: Amazon US
Compatibility: Partial Functionality
Buttons: The Alexa/voice button, headphone button, settings button, and custom (“1” and “2”) buttons do not work. The remote finder feature does not work. All other buttons work as expected.

2nd-gen Alexa Voice Remote Lite


Purchase: Not sold seperately in the US. Can only be purchased with a Fire TV Stick Lite.
Compatibility: Partial Functionality
Buttons: The Alexa/voice button does not work. All other buttons work as expected.
Note: This remote does not have volume buttons.

1st-gen Alexa Voice Remote Lite


Purchase: Not sold seperately in the US. Can only be purchased with a Fire TV Stick Lite.
Compatibility: Partial Functionality
Buttons: The Alexa/voice button does not work. All other buttons work as expected.
Note: This remote does not have volume buttons.

Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote


Purchase: Amazon US
Compatibility: Partial Functionality
Buttons: The Alexa/voice button, power button, channel up/down buttons, settings button, and recent button do not work. All other buttons work as expected.
Note: This is the remote that comes with the 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube and Amazon-branded Fire TV Smart TVs. Other Fire TV Smart TV Remotes, such as those from Toshiba, Insignia, and others, should have the same compatibility but I have not tested them.

1st-gen Alexa Voice Remote


Purchase: Amazon US
Compatibility: No Functionality. Does not connect.
Buttons: None of the buttons work.

Basic Fire TV Remote


Purchase: Amazon US
Compatibility: No Functionality. Does not connect.
Buttons: None of the buttons work.

Fire TV Remote App


Download: Google Play Store, Apple App Store, Amazon Appstore
Compatibility: No Functionality. Does not connect.
Buttons: None of the buttons work.

7 comments
  1. Brian says:

    Hi Elias,
    Just updated echo show 15 for fire TV , have a spare 1st generation voice remote, clicked on purchase remote option, unfortunately no price reduction offered for UK users like myself, bit disappointed.

  2. Matt says:

    Just connected to the Fire TV Remote App this morning. Seems to be working correctly.

    • Jay says:

      I’d sure like to know how you made this work.

      When I hold the HOME button in the app on my Android phone my Echo Show 15 does not detect it.

  3. SC says:

    I have a remote from an original FireTV box. Remote is discovered and I tap but nothing seems to happen afterwards. Comes up as Fire TV Remote. Looks like the 1st-gen Alexa Voice Remote above. Perhaps it’s one and the same?
    Anybody try and succeed?

  4. Marquet Mickaël says:

    Hi
    I bought a fire tv pro remote and it’s not working well with echo show 15 the remote is pausing randomly any videos.
    I paired this remote with my fire tv cube and use original fire tv cube remote with echo show 15 without problem

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