Triggering the Remote Finder feature on the Fire TV Pro Remote using the Fire TV app is way too cumbersome — There is a much better way

The remote finder feature of the Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote Pro is great, especially if you have an Alexa device, like an Echo speaker, to just shout out “Alexa, find my remote.” If you don’t have an Alexa-enabled device, Amazon’s suggestion is to tap a button in the Fire TV Remote app on a phone or tablet. That sounds easy enough to do, but, in practice, it’s quite annoying and requires way too many steps. Thankfully, there is a much easier and quicker way to find your remote if you don’t have an Alexa-enabled smart speaker. Read more ›

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How to trigger the Remote Finder Alarm on the Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote Pro

The Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote Pro has a lot of great features, all of which you can read about here in my review. One of the best features is the built-in speaker that can be triggered to beep in order to find a lost remote. There are several ways to trigger the remote finder feature, so here they are in order of easiest to hardest. Read more ›

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Customizable buttons on the Fire TV Pro Remote cannot open Sideloaded Apps

The Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote Pro is easily the best Fire TV remote you can own and you can read all about everything it can do in my review. The one and only issue with the new Pro remote is that the two customizable buttons, which can be assigned to open any app or execute any Alexa command, cannot be assigned to open sideloaded apps. Read more ›

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Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote Pro Review — Everything there is to know about the best Fire TV remote

Amazon’s new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote Pro has arrived and it’s packed with features that Fire TV owners have been wanting for years. Here is an overview of how everything works and if it holds up to being called the best Fire TV remote available. Read more ›

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Older Fire TVs can now control Bluetooth Headphone Volume with the remote as well

About a year ago, Amazon pushed an update to newer Fire TV models that made it possible to control the volume of Bluetooth headphones and/or speakers paired to a Fire TV with the Fire TV remote’s volume buttons. At the time, it seemed like only Fire OS 7 devices, like the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube, received the new capability. Now it looks like Amazon is finally bringing it to older Fire TV devices running Fire OS 6. At the very least, the Fire TV Stick 4K can now control Bluetooth volume using the remote volume buttons, which was not possible a few weeks ago. Other Fire OS 6 Fire TV models may be gaining the capability as well, but I haven’t had a chance to check, so please let everyone know in the comments if it works for you and which Fire TV model you are using. Thanks to everyone that contacted me about this new update!

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List of Fire TV’s Alexa Voice Remote Pro App Shortcut Buttons by Country

Love them or hate them, app shortcut buttons at the bottom of Fire TV remotes are here to stay. Even the premium Alexa Voice Remote Pro announced this week has four of them along the bottom. While it’s safe to say that the first two app shortcut buttons will always be for Prime Video and Netflix, the other two buttons will likely change over time as different streaming services gain in popularity. These buttons also differ from country to country, depending on where the remote is purchased, so here is a list of which app buttons each country will have on its premium Fire TV remote. Read more ›

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Fire TV Cube 3 comes with Amazon’s Smart TV remote and bundling the Alexa Voice Remote Pro gets you two remotes

Amazon is throwing a curve ball into its remote lineup for Fire TV devices, and I’m not just talking about the introduction of the new introduction of the new Alexa Voice Remote Pro. Bundled with the new 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube is not the same 3rd-gen Alexa Voice remote that the previous Fire TV Cube came with, as I initially incorrectly stated in my coverage of the new flagship streaming device. Instead, Amazon is bundling in the same remote that has been included with all Fire TV Smart TVs, which is a first for a stand-alone Fire TV streamer. Read more ›

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New Premium Alexa Voice Remote Pro announced for Fire TV Sticks, Cube, and Smart TVs

In addition to the 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube, which was expected, Amazon has also announced a new premium remote, the Alexa Voice Remote Pro, for use with Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, and even Fire TV Smart TVs. The new optional remote retains all the capabilities of the 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote and adds several new capabilities to make life a little easier. Read more ›

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Ask Alexa to find your Fire TV remote and be able to use wired headphones with this new Fire TV gadget

The Remote Plus V2 by Third Reality is a new gadget that attaches to your Fire TV remote to add several handy capabilities. If you lose your remote a lot, the Remote Plus V2 has a built-in speaker that will beep when you say “Alexa, find my remote” to an Echo device. The gadget also has a headphone jack that allows you to use wired headphones to listen to your Fire TV’s audio. Lastly, there is an LED, which is pointed up at the Fire TV remote buttons, that can make using the remote in a dark room easier. Read more ›

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Amazon quietly swaps out the Fire TV’s Alexa Voice Remote with a new model

Amazon has released a new version of what it calls the “3rd-gen” Alexa Voice Remote. The new remote looks and functions identically to the one released in March 2021, which is likely why Amazon isn’t officially considering it a new remote, but this new remote actually has a new model number. The new remote also has a new FCC ID number, which suggests that the electrical components in the new remote are new as well. Read more ›

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