While the new Fire TV Sticks and the new Luna Cloud Gaming Service were the stars of today’s Amazon devices event, Amazon did also announce a new first-party game controller that will work with both Fire TVs and the gaming service on other platforms. The Luna Controller is packed full of connectivity options. It can connect directly to the Luna service over WiFi to the lowest latency gameplay, can connect more conventionally over Bluetooth, and can even connect over a USB cable to PCs and Macs. It will be $49.99 for those accepted to the early access program and will run $69.99 when more generally available. Read more ›
Amazon’s Fire TV Game Controller is no longer available to purchase. A message on the product page states that the item is “under review” and the listing is “currently unavailable” due to customer feedback. This is very likely due to Amazon dropping support for their game controller on all newer generation Fire TV devices earlier this year. The product page states that the controller is only “compatible with Fire TV Stick,” but that doesn’t seem to be enough warning to avoid making numerous customers upset who purchased the controller thinking it would work with their newer Fire TV model. Read more ›
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Amazon has just dropped their Fire TV Game Controller to $14.99 for Black Friday. This is the first time that this controller has ever been priced this low. Amazon has been clearing out stock of this controller because it is not compatible with the newer Fire TV models, but it is a fantastic controller, so if you’re still using a compatible Fire TV, this price is an absolute steal. The Fire TV Game Controller is only compatible with the Fire TV 1 box, Fire TV 2 box, Fire TV Stick 1, and Fire TV Stick 2 (current model). It is not compatible with any Fire TV Edition televisions, the Fire TV 3 (pendant), the Fire TV Cube, the Fire TV Stick 4K, or any non-Fire TV device, like the NVIDIA Shield TV.
Get this Fire TV Game Controller Deal
The official Amazon Fire TV Game Controller has just gone back on sale for $19.99. This matches the lowest price it has ever been, which is $30 off the regular price. This could be considered a fire sale for the controller, since it is no longer compatible with new Fire TV models. This game controller currently only works with the Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, Fire TV Stick 1, and Fire TV Stick 2. Of those four devices, the Fire TV Stick 2 is the only one Amazon still sells. Amazon has hinted to me that they will possibly restore compatibility with some of the newer Fire TV models, but you should base your purchasing decision on its current compatibility. it’s a shame because the Fire TV Game Controller truly is a great gamepad. Despite Amazon dropping support for it with newer devices, I still highly recommend it to those of you with older models, especially the Fire TV 2 box, since that’s the only model that the built-in headphone jack works with.
Yup, the ridiculous headline you just read is sadly true. The Amazon Fire TV (pendant) is no longer compatible with Amazon’s own official Fire TV Game Controller. The latest 126.96.36.199 software update for the 3rd-generation Fire TV has removed support for Amazon’s 1st-party gamepad. The Amazon Fire TV Cube will very likely also soon drop support for the game controller. Read more ›
The official Amazon Fire TV Game Controller has just gone on sale for $19.99. This is the first time that this controller has ever been priced this low. At a regular price of $49.99, this sale saves you 60% off the list price. This controller is officially compatible with the Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, and both generations of Fire TV Sticks. As of the 188.8.131.52 software update, the Fire TV 3 (pendant) unfortunately no longer supports this game controller. Amazon is also listing that the Fire TV Cube does not support this game controller, but that is actually not correct since it is still working with the Cube as of the 184.108.40.206 software update. It’s likely that the Cube will lose support with a future update as well, so keep that in mind if you’re considering purchasing this controller. None of the Fire TV Edition televisions have ever supported this game controller.
The Amazon Fire TV Game Controller is on sale for $29.99 for Prime Day. This is the first time that the official Fire TV gamepad by Amazon has ever been priced this low. The lowest it has ever been before today was $34.99. It’s very rare for this game controller to go on sale, so don’t miss out on this deal if you’re interested because it’s unlikely that we’ll see it again anytime soon. Amazon’s Fire TV game Controller works with all Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Stick models, regardless of what generation you have. The only thing to keep in mind as far as compatibility goes is that it is not compatible with the Fire TV Edition televisions and that the headphone jack on the game controller only works with the 2nd-Gen Fire TV. All other functionality, including the Alexa button, work with all Fire TV models. The Fire TV Game Controller by Amazon is a great device and, in my opinion, equal in quality to the Xbox and PlayStation controllers.
This is actually not a Prime Day deal. It’s just a standard sale so you do not need to be a Prime member to receive the discount. Thanks Tango for the correction!
Look out the window because you might see pigs flying. That’s because the Fire TV Game Controller is on sale for $34.99. This is an extremely rare occurrence because Amazon’s first-party gamepad hardly ever goes on sale. The last time it was on sale was in 2016 for $39.99. Not only is this a rare sale, it’s also the new lowest price that it has ever been. One day you’ll tell your grandkids that you were around when the Fire TV Game Controller was on sale for $34.99 and they’ll call you a liar.
The Fire TV Game Controller is a fantastic and very well made gamepad that feels as good as the PlayStation and Xbox controllers, which is probably why it hardly ever goes on sale. It is compatible with all generation Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks. Before you ask, yes, it is also compatible with the new Fire TV Cube. The only devices it is not compatible with are the Fire TV Edition televisions. The last thing you should know is that the built-in headphone jack only works with the Fire TV 2, but other than that, all functionality works with all Fire TV devices, including the built-in Alexa microphone.
Amazon has decided to focus on improving video playback capabilities and affordability with the new Fire TV 3 by adding support for HDR and higher frame rate 4K video at a price that’s $30 less than the Fire TV 2 was when it first launched. Making improvements in certain areas while simultaneously lowering the cost means that something had to give and, in the case of the Fire TV 3, it’s gaming performance that suffers most, which is not as good as the Fire TV 2 it replaces. Thankfully, though, the Fire TV 3 is compatible with both the current Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and the previous generation Amazon Fire Game Controller as well as most Fire TV games. Read more ›
I would love to be wrong about this, but it appears as though Amazon’s 2nd generation Fire TV Game Controller and 2nd generation Fire TV Voice Remote are not compatible with Element’s Fire TV Edition televisions. Nothing I tried could get them to pair with the TV. It’s not too big of an issue that the voice remote doesn’t work, as long as you don’t lose the one that comes with the TV, since Amazon does not yet sell replacements. The bigger issue is the Fire TV Game Controller, since that is the only official game controller that Amazon makes anymore. Read more ›