Amazon has just placed the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Voice Remote on sale for the first time. The remote is usually $29.99 but can currently be purchased for $24.99. This is the standard remote that ships with Fire TVs that includes a built-in microphone for voice searches. The remote is fully compatible with the Fire TV Stick, so if you recently picked up a Fire TV Stick during the Prime Day sale or during Monday’s one-day sale, and want to go all Gary Busey on your new gadget, now you can for a little less money. You can also have multiple remotes connected to Fire TV devices simultaniously for two player games, or spousal remote dueling.
While a built in microphone is the only functional difference between the Fire TV’s voice remote and the Fire TV Stick’s non-voice remote, there are additional small cosmetic differences that make the voice remote better overall. For starters, the voice remote has a curved back that feels better in the hand than the flat back of the non-voice remote. The added length of the voice remote also adds to the premium feel, and makes the remote a bit harder to lose. Lastly, the voice remote is made of a rubbery “soft” plastic that has a nicer feel than the non-voice remote’s hard plastic. The recent Fire TV Stick sales have caused the non-voice remote to be backordered for at least 2 months, so this is your chance to pick up the better voice remote for not much more.