The Fire TV Stick is getting a new Alexa Remote with volume controls

One less remote you have to keep track of

Fire TV Stick's remote can control volume

Roku devices have long had a small-yet-sweet feature that made streaming easier: A remote with volume and power controls. Meanwhile, those of us with Fire TV devices have had the mild annoyance of juggling multiple remotes to control basic TV functions.

The Fire TV Stick 4K fixed that with the all-new Alexa Remote, which included power and volume buttons. And now Amazon is updating the regular old Fire TV Stick by bundling it with the same new remote.

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The actual Fire TV Stick is still the same exact device that Amazon has been selling. You're still getting video quality up to 1080p with Dolby Audio support. Upgrading to the Fire TV Stick 4K gets you Dolby Atmos support and 4K video quality with support for HDR, HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

But that new remote is the real star here. It'll sync with your TV to allow you to turn it on/off and control the volume, while also using Alexa and navigating your Fire TV - all with one remote. If you already have a Fire TV Stick, you can also just buy the all-new Alexa Remote separately. It's regularly $29.99 but you can get it for half price at $14.99 for a temporary period.

The Fire TV Stick with all-new Alexa Remote is also going to be the first Fire TV device preloaded with IMDb's new Freedive service, which gives you access to free movies. You can pre-order it on Amazon for $39.99; it'll start shipping out 23 January globally.


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