A new Alexa Voice Remote Lite, which is what Amazon calls the remote that comes with the Fire TV Stick Lite, has just gone through regulatory approval. This remote, which is the only Fire TV remote that does not have buttons to control TV power and volume, was released just over a year ago, yet it seems that Amazon is already gearing up to replace it with a newer version.
The Alexa Voice Remote Lite debuted in September 2020 alongside the announcement of the Fire TV Stick Lite, Amazon’s first sub-$30 Fire TV model. It was likely a crucial factor in reaching that new low price, since it lacks all the advanced equipment control capabilities of the full-fledged Alexa Voice Remote. Now, a new model has received Bluetooth regulatory approval and has passed through Brazil’s regulatory filing.
The new remote is listed in the regulatory filing as an “Alexa Voice Remote Lite,” so it will presumably replace the current remote. It appears to be codenamed “Eiger” and has a model number of “E4GE9R.” It does not appear as though this new remote has passed through the FCC in the US yet, so it may still be months away from release. Not much else is known about the new remote at this time.