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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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.
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 ›
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 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 ›
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 ›
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.