The Amazon Fire TV Stick was launched in 2017, and is currently the top streaming stick in India. In October last year, Amazon had launched Fire Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote at a price of Rs 5,999. Today, the company has launched the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote bundle at a price of Rs 3,999. It is the same HDMI streaming dongle that was launched in 2017, but it now comes with the new Alexa Voice Remote.
With the original Fire TV Stick, users required a separate remote to control their TV. The new Alexa Voice Remote resembles the old one, but it comes with additional buttons for power, volume and mute which can be used for controlling your TV, soundbar or AV device by combining Bluetooth and multi-directional infrared technology.
Currently, the Amazon Fire TV Stick with the regular voice remote is priced at Rs 3,499, while the newly announced Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote bundle costs just Rs 500 more at Rs 3,999.
Existing Fire TV Stick users also have the option to purchase the Alexa Voice Remote separately by spending Rs 1,999. For a limited period, the Alexa Voice Remote can be purchased with a 50 percent discount at Rs 999.
Commenting on the launch, Amazon Devices Director, Jayshree Gururaj said, “Fire TV Stick has truly bought back entertainment into the living room. Today, we are delighted to make Alexa an integral part of this experience. The Alexa Voice Remote incorporates a significant customer feedback to include TV Controls and avoid fumbling for multiple remotes.”
Pre-orders of the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote begin today, and shipping is scheduled to start in the last week of this month.