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    Amazon Fire Stick now bundled with expanded Alexa remote

    All-New Alexa remote includes dedicated power, volume and mute buttons for your TV.
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    Re: Amazon Fire Stick now bundled with expanded Alexa remote

    No AV/Source button makes this pretty pointless in my opinion. Sure its helpful but then when you do need the AV button the TV remote will be even harder to find. I guess its because Amazon believe the firestick is all you need entertainment wise. I do not agree (even though I like Prime video) as Android mobile games do not equal a console!
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    Re: Amazon Fire Stick now bundled with expanded Alexa remote

    isn't this the same old not "all new" remote that comes with the 4k firestick i already have?

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    Re: Amazon Fire Stick now bundled with expanded Alexa remote

    As far as I know you can just use the voice bit of the remote to change your inputs

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    Re: Amazon Fire Stick now bundled with expanded Alexa remote

    lol! I literally just returned a FireTV stick because 'the remote was defective; it doesn't turn volume up and down' as it lacked that functionality and Amazon didn't make it very clear that it did. I had previously bought a 4k version that has the great remote.

    We now have 3 FireTV 4Ks in thouse. Getting the first one was like a shot of crack; can't go back to media PCs!

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    Re: Amazon Fire Stick now bundled with expanded Alexa remote

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    No AV/Source button makes this pretty pointless in my opinion. Sure its helpful but then when you do need the AV button the TV remote will be even harder to find. I guess its because Amazon believe the firestick is all you need entertainment wise. I do not agree (even though I like Prime video) as Android mobile games do not equal a console!
    If you need advanced remote functionality maybe consider repurposing an old smart phone with an IR blaster (Like an S5) and use Peel, or perhaps get a Logitech Harmony. Expect shortcomings with a device built for a specific use and is free with the product.

    Since having my FireTV 4K, since before xmas, I've needed to change inputs on my receiver twice. Once was to try to watch a Blu-Ray, couldn't, switched it back to FireTV and streamed the movie. And the other was to the PS4.

    I really can't imagine anyone except someone trying to find things to complain about would find not having an 'Input' button a downside. Do you really change your inputs like a dozen times a day that you need a dedicated remote button?

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