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Fire tv stick...is the voice remote with it?


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#1 d56nut  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 4:15 am

I see that Amazon has the fire stick for 24.99. I've been thinking about getting one and this seems like a pretty good price??? It co Es with a standard remote. They offer a voice remote for 10.00 more. For those of you that have it....is it really worth it? I currently run my Netflix through my Wii and it's a pain to search for things when "typing" as you have to use the up and down keys to get to each letter. How does the standard remote for the fire stick work? Thanks!!!
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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 4:34 am

no.  the model with the voice remote is $35...

 

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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 5:01 am

no.  the model with the voice remote is $35...
 
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Correct....my question is...is it worth the 10 bucks to have the voice remote? 24.99 for standard remote and 34.99 for voice remote. Thanks for any advice you can provide on this. Much appreciated!
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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 5:16 am

Good question I asked myself the same thing!! I ordered mine already though LOL! 25 was too good to pass up on
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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 6:41 am

I think you can use mobile app as a replacement for the voice remote.

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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 8:03 am

I would say it's not worth $10.  bribri25 is correct, you can download the app for free and use it if you need to use voice.



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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 8:43 am

Regardless, I still think you'll be looking strange to guests trying to tell your remote/smartphone what you want your tv to do. I can just imagine the kids catching on quick and then one day walking over to the TV remote and leaning over, "turn on".....then looking at the tv wondering why nothing happened... so in a louder tone "TURN ON"...."Dad!! The TV isn't listening."

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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 8:04 pm

I can't imagine it would be, plus I have found that most voice software doesn't work all that well.

 

I'm glad that they were still taking orders last night for the Fire stick, although it isn't to be shipped until 12/15.  Last night we tried to use our Prime on our LG smart tv to stream a movie.  Imagine our shock when we couldn't find Prime on the list.  Tried everything I knew to get it to come up.  Out of frustration I tried searching for a fix and found out that Amazon has stopped supporting Prime on certain TVs that use Google software.  Their feud has screwed a bunch of people whose smart TVs now don't get Prime unless you buy some sort of streaming device........like the Fire stick.  Doesn't matter if you have Prime or not, if your TV has Google software Amazon streaming doesn't run on it.



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Posted Nov 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Correct....my question is...is it worth the 10 bucks to have the voice remote? 24.99 for standard remote and 34.99 for voice remote. Thanks for any advice you can provide on this. Much appreciated!

 

Sorry.  Responded to the title and first couple lines without reading to the end.

 

I have never really gotten excited about voice control of anything.  I've only used Siri a couple times -- just to see if it worked like the commercials (it doesn't).  I have never used the voice remote that came with my two FTVs.

 

I am going to take a closer look at the voice remote when Amazon updates the FTV, though, as Alexa is coming and I want to play with that...

 

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  • Play music in your library by song, artist, album, or playlist.
  • Start and stop music playback (repeat, resume, previous/next track) by voice.
  • Play streaming radio from Prime Stations, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.
  • Purchase the currently playing song or album from the Amazon Digital Music Store.
  • Add Prime Music tracks to your library.
  • Listen to your audiobooks from Audible.
  • Pause and resume audiobook playback.
  • Hear pre-recorded news updates from popular broadcasters, the latest headlines from The Associated Press, and local weather.
  • Check local weather and traffic conditions.
  • Get answers to questions or have Alexa tell you a joke.
  • Ask Alexa to find and read information from Wikipedia.
  • Keep track of your Shopping and To-do Lists.
  • Get sports scores and information.
  • Calendar - Get information from your synced Google Calendar account. Set up your account in the Amazon Alexa App.
  • Local Search - Find information about nearby restaurants, shops, and other businesses. Alexa uses the ZIP code in your Fire TV settings ( Settings > System > Location) for local search.
  • Connected Home Devices - Use Alexa to control compatible home devices, like lights and switches, connected through a hub service (e.g. Wink, SmartThings, or Insteon). 

Might be worth $10 to play with all this.  






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