Best Amazon Fire TV Remotes Thrifter 2020
The Amazon Fire TV streaming media players come with a remote control in the box that allow you to perform all of the basic functions on your Fire TV device with ease. If you want some more functionality from your remote, or yours has broken or mysteriously disappeared into the void down the back of the couch, then we have listed the best options available to make things easy for you.
- Best overall: Amazon Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen)
- Motion control: WeChip W1 Fly Mouse
- The original: Amazon Alexa Voice Remote (1st Gen)
- Control more: Sideclick Universal Remote Attachment
- Add keys: iPazzPort Mini Wireless Keyboard
- Affordable option: Allimity CV98LM Fire TV Remote Control
Going with Amazon's first-party remote guarantees you a solid experience. If you have the previous-gen remote or have lost your existing one, this will make for a great replacement with basic button controls as well as Alexa support.
This remote features the usual buttons, but also adds some other unique features like a built-in gyroscope for using it similarly to the Wii controller for navigation. It also has a QWERTY keyboard on the back for text entry. It requires USB so won't work with all Fire TV models, however.
The remote is essentially the same as the 2nd gen version but lacks the dedicated volume buttons. It still has all of Alexa's voice control smarts and works with the non-4K Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, and even the original Amazon Fire TV models.
Sideclick clips on to the side of your existing Fire TV remote and adds control for the basic functions of your TV, receiver, soundbar, Blu-ray player, and more. It saves you juggling multiple remotes while allowing you to continue using features of your original Fire TV remote like Alexa voice controls.
If you're happy with your current Alexa Voice Remote but wish text entry was just a little easier, this wireless keyboard attachment is for you. It provides a backlit QWERTY keyboard with handy media controls to the back of your remote and the silicone sleeve makes it easy to attach or detach.
This is a no-frills remote that does the basics well. It works with the Amazon Fire TV Stick and original Fire TV Box and offers simple navigation and playback controls. Note that there's no voice control and it does not support some of the newest Fire TV devices.
When you're kicking back about to binge your favorite shows, you don't want to think about how you're controlling your TV. You just want to get on with it. That's the reason we recommend Amazon's own Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen) as the best Fire TV remote. It's first-party so you know it's going to work great and it has the right amount of features while getting out of the way when it comes to finding your content quickly and getting your stream on.
One area where Amazon's option might leave you wanting is in the area of text input. If you want a dedicated QWERTY keyboard for searching or typing login details for apps, then you might want to consider adding iPazzPort Mini Wireless Keyboard to your existing Alexa Voice Remote or picking up something like the WeChip W1 Fly Mouse as a complete replacement. Both have decent-sized keyboards which make typing much easier than using the on-screen keyboard interface.
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