Piggyback Remote for Fire TV voice remote released and on sale


The Piggyback Remote for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Voice Remote by Mission Cables is now available. The Piggyback Remote is a universal remote that attaches to the back of the Fire TV remote. Earlier this year I reviewed the Piggyback Remote for the Non-Voice Fire TV Stick Remote and was impressed by it. My biggest complaint was that it was not available for the voice remote, but now it is. The Piggyback remote has 5 programmable buttons that can be taught to replicate any button from an IR remote you already own. This new voice remote model works with all voice remotes except the 1st generation Fire TV’s remote. Basically, if your voice remote’s battery door slides on, as opposed to clips on, then this new Piggyback Remote will work for you. The Piggyback Remote is regularly priced at $19.99, but is currently on sale for $14.99.

  1. lori says:

    Do you think this is better than the Sideclick?

    • Neogeo71 says:

      I haven’t used this but my sideclick’s are of the highest quality and i just love them! have 3, one for each fireTV in the house.

    • AFTVnews says:

      No, I don’t. I personally prefer having the extra buttons on the side of the remote and not under the remote. Plus the Sideclick has more programmable buttons. But, the Sideclick is twice the price of this remote and currently sold out, so there are definitely reasons to buy the Piggyback remote instead of the Sideclick. Both are good products in their own ways.

  2. Scott says:

    I just purchased this, but we lost our Samsung remote – which is why I thought this may be a neat replacement. But I sounds like I need the remote to program or it’s useless. Is this correct?

    • AFTVnews says:

      Correct. You can’t enter a device code into this remote, like you can with some universal remotes, for it to emit the right signals to your TV.

      Most manufacturers use the same IR signals across all of their TV models, so if you know someone with a Samsung TV, you can program the Piggyback with their remote and it will likely work on your TV. Heck, you can probably go into a store that sells Samsung TVs during a slow time and just ask an employee if you can use their remote for a couple minutes.

  3. ttttubby says:

    FYI the piggyback remote for the non voice remote worked great for about six months and then it started to work super inconsistently. Lots of other amazon reviewers reflect the same experience I’ve had. Quality control is a real issue with this remote.

  4. Christopher Loughrey says:

    I wish they sold this in the UK as it’s what I badly need

  5. Carlos Arechiga says:

    Good thing my Vizio TV remote took over my Fire Stick remote. I can control my TV and my Fire Stick with it.

  6. ClamSlam says:

    Cool, I just bought one. I hope it works well. We are a cordcutter family with a bunch of fire tvs in the house and this would be great

  7. Robert Theed says:

    It would be nice if Amazon updated their remotes to be similar to these. We have three televisions with Fire TVs and not a one of them do we ever use it for anything other than the Fire TV. The only thing we ever use the TV remote for is to turn the TV off and on and for the volume. It would be a great convenience to us cord cutters that never take it off HDMI1.

    • Robert Theed says:

      Also, each of our Fire TVs is different (1st gen, Stick, and 2nd gen stick) and they each have a different remote with a different shape. So that’s kind of a pain.

  8. Robert Theed says:

    Does this need its own batteries? I initially thought that it being attached to the battery pack that it fed off the Fire TV remote’s batteries but after watching a video it looks like it needs its own batteries. If it does need its own batteries, does anyone that has one think it can be rigged easily to run fro the Fire TV batteries?

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