Say hello to my little friends

Now that the Fire TV Stick has been released, the Amazon Appstore has become a bit more complex. Before, if you didn’t own a Game Controller, you just needed to check that an app supports the Fire TV remote before purchasing. Now you need to ensure an app is compatible with your type of Fire TV, regular or stick, in addition to checking remote compatibility. To help make your life easy, I’ll be including the above 4 icons in the main image whenever I write about an app. This way you’ll know at a glance whether the app is compatible with your hardware. From left to right is an icon for: the Fire TV, the Fire TV Stick, the remote control, and the game controller. If an app is compatible, the icon will be dark, and if it’s incompatible, the icon will be dim.

Check out the two free app deals I just wrote about to see the icons in action. And while you’re at it, please take note of the new “Shop Amazon” link in the main navigation menu. If you do all of your Amazon shopping through that link, it costs you nothing extra but tremendously helps keep this little site going. It truly is the #1 way you can support the site, so please try to keep it in mind as you take advantage of all the great Amazon deals this holiday season.

  1. robert says:

    Awesome! Excellent idea and much appreciated.

  2. JoeB says:

    Great addition. I’ll definitely make all of my Amazon purchases through your link to help out.

  3. Dave D says:

    Thank you for the compatibility guide icons as well as all the work you do keeping this site up to date with all the latest info. It’s my go to site for all things Fire TV, especially software update news and versions. Very much appreciated. I will use your link when buying on Amazon to help you out as well.

  4. hdmkv says:

    Is there a list anywhere of games that work with the remote only (not the controller)? Thanks.

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