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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Amazon now sells the original Fire TV Stick 4K with the new 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote

The original Fire TV Stick 4K was first introduced in 2018 alongside the 2nd-gen Alexa Voice Remote, which brought TV power and volume controls to the Fire TV lineup for the first time. Since then, Amazon launched the 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote with the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Now, Amazon has also decided to bundle the 3rd-gen Alexa Voice Remote the original Fire TV Stick 4K. The new bundle costs the same as the old bundle and the old bundle is still available if you prefer to older remote. Read more ›

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New Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV is “on sale” for $22.99 — Includes a bunch of “free junk”

If you own a Fire TV Cube or Fire TV Stick 4K and are interested in swapping out your current remote for the new Alexa Voice Remote, which normally sells for $29.99, then you can currently get the new remote for just $22.99 and Amazon will throw in a pair of AAA batteries and a bunch of junk for free, like a paperweight in the shape of a 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick, a nearly useless micro USB cable, a slow USB charger, and the world’s shortest HDMI extension cable. I think you see where I’m going with this, but if not, then the cheapest way to buy the new remote is if you buy the 3rd-Gen Fire TV Stick on sale for $22.99. Read more ›

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Fire TV’s new Alexa Remote finally makes its way over to the UK

It looks like Amazon is finally bringing the new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote to the UK. The remote is listed as out of stock, but there is now a listing for it on Amazon’s UK site, as well as a new listing for the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick bundled with the new remote. Amazon introduced the new remote 2 months ago in numerous regions but did not include the UK at the time. While you can’t buy it in the UK just yet, it looks like it’s only a matter of time. Read more ›

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Fire TV Stick 3 & Stick Lite share the same model number and are the same size as the Fire TV Stick 2

If there was any doubt that the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick Lite share the exact same hardware, the fact that they both use the same model number of S3L46N and the same FCC ID of 2AUQI-7436 should put that to rest. The two are physically indistinguishable from one another on the outside. There is a slight chance that internal components like the memory chips differ, based on my benchmark findings, but components like that can actually vary slightly on the same device model depending on what was available during a particular manufacturing run. So, if they do differ inside, there’s no way to know if that is deliberate or just luck of the draw. 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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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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Amazon Fire TV Cube now ships with the new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has announced a new Fire TV Stick 4K that comes with an all-new Alexa Voice Remote which includes power, volume, and mute buttons. It’s unfortunate for Amazon Fire TV Cube owners that the new remote wasn’t ready in time for the release of the Fire TV Cube, but, starting today, anyone ordering the Fire TV Cube will receive the new Alexa Voice Remote included for the same price of $119.99. Read more ›

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Amazon announces new Alexa Voice Remote with universal remote capabilities that is backward compatible with older Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Along with the new Fire TV Stick 4K, Amazon has announced an all-new Alexa Voice Remote that includes universal remote capabilities. The new remote is included with the Fire TV Stick 4K, but it is also being sold separately for $29.99 because it is compatible with the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick, the 3rd-gen Fire TV (pendant), and the Fire TV Cube. This new remote includes power, volume, and mute buttons for controlling home theater equipment, but it also has the same Alexa equipment control capabilities as the Fire TV Cube to allow input switching and cable box channel changing via voice. Read more ›

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Alexa Voice Remote for Echo devices available used for $10.24 — Update: Now $9.84

The Alexa Voice Remote for Echo devices is currently available used in “very good” condition for $10.24 $9.84 from Amazon Warehouse. While this looks a lot like the Fire TV Alexa Remote, it’s made to be used with Echo devices so that you can remotely control media and talk to Alexa from a distance. The new remote sells for $29.99, so this is a significant discount if you’re okay with not buying a completely pristine remote. The remote works with all Echo models, including the 1st and 2nd gen Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, and Echo Show. It does not work with the Amazon Tap and does not work with any existing Fire TV device. It’s unknown if it will work with the Fire TV Cube, but I’d say it’s unlikely. The remote lets you talk to Alexa through the mic built into the remote, but there is no speaker in the remote, like there is on the Dash Wand. You can also control volume and media playback with the remote. I have one and find that it’s most useful to use for controlling music when I have the volume turned up so high that I would need to practically yell for Alexa to hear me over the music.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick now comes with new Bluetooth Alexa Voice Remote

If you purchase a new Amazon Fire TV Stick today, odds are it’ll come with a different remote than it would have if you purchased it a few months ago, even though the packaging and remote itself look exactly the same. Amazon has created a new remote for the Fire TV 3 and is now including it with the Fire TV Stick 2 as well. Read more ›

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Fire TV 3 includes a new Bluetooth-based Alexa Voice Remote

The new Amazon Fire TV 3 includes an Alexa Voice Remote that looks and functions exactly like the remote that’s included with the 2nd generation Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick, but it’s actually a completely new remote on the inside. The new remote is actually Amazon’s fourth voice remote designed for the Fire TV and this latest version forgoes using WiFi-direct connectivity in favor of a return to Bluetooth. Read more ›

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New Voice Remote for Amazon Fire TV is likely close to being released

It looks like the new Alexa voice remote for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that passed through FCC approval last month is getting close to being released. Amazon just updated their Fire TV Remote Software Update page with a third software version listing. The page used to only have version 352 and 217 listed, which are the software version numbers for the current Fire TV voice remote and the Fire TV Edition television voice remotes respectively. The page now has a third version number, 131, which is very likely the software version number for the new unreleased voice remote. Read more ›

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Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV Game Controller and Remote are not compatible with Fire TV Edition televisions

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 ›

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Alexa Voice Remote for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick is back in stock

The Alexa Voice Remote for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick has just come back in stock after being out of stock for about a month. If you’ve been needing to buy a new remote, it’s probably a better idea to spend just $10 more and buy a Fire TV Stick 2, which includes this exact remote, than to buy the remote alone. However, if you prefer to just buy the remote, here’s your chance. This remote has been out of stock and backordered for nearly this entire year, so it’ll be interesting if it remains in stock this time for more than a day. Read more ›

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Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick back in stock

The Alexa Voice Remote for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick has just come back in stock. This remote has notoriously been sold out for months. The last time it was in stock was January, but then it sold out again in about a day, so if you’ve been wanting to buy one, here’s your chance to get one without having to wait.

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