Sideclick Remote Attachment is compatible with the new 2020 Fire TV Edition remotes

Somebody asked me if the Sideclick Remote Attachment was compatible with the new 2020 Fire TV Edition remotes that are now included with Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV Edition televisions, as well as TCL and Nebula Fire TV Edition soundbars. Sure enough, the Sideclick fits perfectly. That was no surprise, since, unlike the old remote which is thicker, the newer Fire TV Edition remote is the exact same width, thickness, and shape as the Alexa Voice Remote which comes with Fire TV Sticks and Cubes. Read more ›

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Overview of the new Recent button on the 2020 Fire TV Edition Remote

The new line of 2020 Fire TV Edition televisions come with a new remote that is backwards compatible with all past and present Fire TV Edition televisions made by Toshiba and Insignia. Among several differences, compared to the old remote, is a new “Recent” button. Here’s an overview of how the button works and the hidden menu that it opens. Read more ›

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New 2020 Fire TV Edition Remote for Toshiba and Insignia TVs is Now Available to Order — Backwards compatible w/ 2018 & 2019 TVs

The new Fire TV Edition remote for Toshiba and Insignia televisions is now available to order for $29.99. While this is the new remote that you get with the new 2020 Fire TV Edition televisions, it is also compatible with all older 2018 and 2019 Fire TV Edition televisions made by Toshiba and Insignia, regardless of model, year, or screen size. If you have a TV made by either Toshiba or Insignia that runs the Fire TV OS, this remote will work with your TV and it comes with several advantages over the older remote. Read more ›

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Don’t miss out on the new Alexa Voice Remote sale for $14.99 — No, seriously

Get this Alexa Voice Remote Deal

Amazon is still offering the Alexa Voice Remote on sale for $14.99 (£14.99 UK) (€14,99 DE). If you’re at all interested in upgrading to the new remote for its power and volume buttons, or if you anticipate needing a second/replacement remote in the future, you should get in on this deal before it’s too late. The only reason this remote is on sale is to make up for the fact that so many people purchased the Fire TV Stick with the old remote during the holidays. Once this sale ends, it is very likely that you’ll never see this remote on sale again. Read more ›

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New Alexa Voice Remote w/ Power & Volume controls for Fire TVs is on sale for $14.99 — First Sale Ever!

Get this Alexa Voice Remote Deal

Amazon has just put the new Alexa Voice Remote on sale for $14.99 (£14.99 UK) (€14,99 DE). That is 50% off the regular price of $29.99 and this is the first time that it has ever been on sale. It’s very rare for Amazon to put their remotes on sale, so if you’ve been thinking of buying the new remote, this is your chance to get it at a hefty discount. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Stick now includes new Alexa Voice Remote w/ Power & Volume controls for the same price of $39.99

Amazon has just updated the standard Fire TV Stick to now include the new Alexa Voice Remote, which has power and volume buttons for TV and home theater equipment control. The ncie thing is that they’re maintaining the same $39.99 retail price for the new bundle as they had for the old bundle with the old remote. Read more ›

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New Alexa Voice Remote stores power and volume functionality internally

Despite only gaining a few more buttons, compared to the previous remote, the new Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV devices has quite a bit going on under the hood. I’ve started doing a bit of unconventional experimenting with the new remote and one of the things that I’ve learned is that the power and volume commands for the new buttons are stored internally on the remote, while other universal remote capabilities are transmitted through the Fire TV device. Read more ›

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Sideclick Universal Remote attachment fits the new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote

For anyone who is wondering, the Sideclick universal remote attachment fits the new Alexa Voice Remote perfectly. While the main purpose of buying the Sideclick for many people is to add power and volume buttons to your Fire TV remote, if those added buttons on the new Alexa Voice Remote still aren’t enough, you can still use a Sideclick to expand its capabilities. Even though the first three buttons on the Sideclick are meant to be used for power and volume controls, like all the buttons on the Sideclick, they can be programmed to do anything you want. So if you’re using the new Fire TV remote’s built-in power and volume buttons for your TV, you can use the Sideclick buttons to control your soundbar, AV receiver, or anything else. See my review of the Sideclick for more information.

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Existing Amazon Fire TV Cube owners get 50% off the new Alexa Voice Remote

The new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote announced yesterday, with its added power, volume, and mute buttons, is something that Fire TV customers have been asking for ever since the original Fire TV debuted in 2014. While those who purchase the Amazon Fire TV Cube now will get the new remote included at no extra charge, existing Fire TV Cube customers aren’t entirely out of luck because Amazon is offering all existing Fire TV Cube owners a 50% discount on the new Alexa Voice Remote, bring the price down to just $14.99. Read more ›

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New Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote does not have any hands-free capabilities

The newly announced Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote that is being sold separately and comes included with the new Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Cube has a lot of impressive tricks up its sleeve, but hands-free capabilities is not one of those tricks. The remote does not have always-listening microphones, like the Fire TV Cube, that can be activated with a wake word. It also cannot relay equipment control commands that are given to an Echo device paired to the Fire TV device. Read more ›

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