Bangalore, India, January 16, 2019 : Today, Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick, its most popular streaming media stick, with Alexa Voice Remote and TV Control. Customers can now find their favourite movies and TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video or launch their favourite apps by just asking Alexa. The Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is priced at ₹ 3,999.
Existing Fire TV Stick customers can also purchase the all-new Alexa Voice Remote (with TV control) separately for ₹ 1,999 to have the convenience of controlling TV functions from FTV remote itself. The Fire TV Stick with all-new Alexa Voice Remote is available for pre-order from today and will start shipping in the last week of January. For a limited period of time, the all-New Alexa Voice Remote will be available at a discount of 50%-for just ₹ 999.
The all-new Alexa Voice Remote on Fire TV Stick lets you control your complete entertainment experience and helps you quickly find the content you want, using your voice. Just say, ‘Alexa, find comedies’, or ‘Alexa, play Mirzapur.’. The Alexa experience on Fire TV is always getting smarter with new Alexa skills and voice functionality. View live camera feeds, check sports scores, order food, book a cab and stream millions of songs using your remote.
With far-field technology, customers can also pair any Echo device with Fire TV Stick to control their entertainment experience hands-free. Just ask Echo to play and search for movies and TV shows, launch apps (e.g. Netflix, Hotstar, Voot, SonyLiv, Zee5, and more), and control playback on your Fire TV without lifting a finger, for eg: ‘Alexa, forward 10 mins’ or ‘Alexa, Play ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ on Fire TV’.
With the Fire TV Stick, customer can continue to enjoy their favorites from Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Sony LIV, Zee5, Voot and others. The Firefox or Silk browsers help customers visit millions of websites like YouTube, Facebook and Reddit. Customers can also listen to songs, playlists, live radio stations, and podcasts through services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Gaana and TuneIn. Just ask, ‘Alexa, play Arijit Singh songs’ on your Alexa Voice Remote.
“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,” said Jayshree Gururaj, Director, Amazon Devices.
Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology and powered by our proprietary cloud-based service, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote allows you to power on and control volume on your compatible TV with a single remote. The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is compatible with all Fire TV devices available in India and can control power and volume on thousands of TVs.