For some reason our Amazon fire stick remote stopped working. I changed the batteries several times and tried troubleshooting before thinking of purchasing a remote replacement. Guess what? A remote replacement ($20) is almost the same price as purchasing a new Amazon fire stick with remote ($20-30).
After some research, I found out you could download the app Fire TV. Pair with your Amazon fire stick and use your app as a remote instead. Now I won't have to buy a new remote!
Source: Personal experience
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Does anyone have an Amazon fire and stick do you like it? Can Alexa be turned off?
My oldest son has the Amazon Firestick and loves it. He loves all kinds of shows, movies, old series and he has Firestick works great.
About Alexa - here is what I found:
"You can disable Alexa only in an Echo or Echo Dot device (that's not Firestick). There are no settings or ways to disable Alexa on an Amazon Firestick... If and when you let go of the button, Alexa automatically turns off and tells you on-screen that if you want to use Alexa, you must hold down the button while you talk."
Hope that explains it.
I have the regular Amazon Fire Stick and the Amazon Fire Stick 4G (for 2 separate tv's). Both work fine (does it's purpose) but for whatever reason my 4G one the remote control suddenly stopped working. But you can download the app as a way to turn off if you don't want to use the remote. Here is my post on it: www.thriftyfun.com/